Poetry Finalist for the home(body) project by Cid Pearlman Performance

Announcement from Cid Pearlman Performance

Cid Pearlman Performance is delighted to announce the four poets whose work will be featured in the upcoming dance/video/art installation (home)Body, which premieres at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History in January of 2022. This project is made possible by the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship at the Community Foundation Santa Cruz.

The (home)Body Poets are:
JJJJJerome Ellis
Willie X. Lin
Naomi Ortiz
Tanaya Winder

Full bios are here.

A poem by project lead artist Denise Leto will also be featured in (home)Body.

The call for submissions garnered over 250 poets which came to nearly 800 poems. The number of poets was amazing, yet made the decision-making incredibly challenging.

We have selected nine Semifinalists and nine Honorable Mentions whose poems will be published on cidpearlman.org in November of 2021:


Robyn Brooks
Dina El Dessouky
Meg Frances
Tse Hao Guang
Stephanie Heit
Petra Kuppers
Sarah Rosenthal
Michael Warr
Chun Yu

Honorable Mentions
Rukhsar Ali

Mrinalini Harchandrai
Elizabeth Hassler
Julia Lepe
Londeka Mduli
Ojo Taiye
Elizabeth Upshur
Patrice Vecchione
Tajinder Virdee

The (home)Body lead artists are: 
Cid Pearlman (Artistic Director/Choreographer)
Denise Leto (Poet/Dramaturge
Mara Milam (Video Artist/Director of Photography)

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