// CONCEPT //
Imaginary Homelands is a ten-part poetry and art feature that explores the concept of origins, everything we can consider home. The poems featured will challenge your sense of place, that will force you to reconsider who, what and where you identify with.
We are drawn to the idea of origins- be it ethnic, religious, sexual, etc- existing in new geographies but longing for, challenging and speaking to homelands, however distant.
This is slow, white-mouthed nostalgia. This is the pull of Oceania. This is the splintered weed fairy tales of the forest. These are the forgotten, the remembered, the baked bread, the french braids, the broken glass on a city street. This is what makes us comfortable and uncomfortable. This is the place, mood, state of mind that you call home.
Imaginary Homelands explores the complexity of voices inhabiting spaces which challenge stability and certainty. There are all sort of homelands, and they are all not necessarily physical.
// THE POETS //
Jerrold Yam Sheila McMullin Laura Kolbe Purvi Shah Samia Haque Darrel Alejandro Holnes Sara Maria Medina Safia Elhillo Michael Bazzett Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
// THE ARTISTS //
Louie Van Patten and Cara Thayer