Naomi Ortiz – Border Narrative Grant Awardee

Ortiz is a 2021-2022 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Border Narrative Grant Awardee for her multidisciplinary project, Complicating Conversations. Complicating Conversations between Disability Justice and Eco-justice in the AZ Borderlands is a multidisciplinary project using poetry, prose and paintings to describe artist Naomi Ortiz’ personal struggle to bear witness to climate-change and […]

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 […]

To the Non-Disabled White Grrrl with the Frida Kahlo Altar in the Living Room, Zoeglossia Poem of the Week

To the Non-Disabled White Grrrl with the Frida Kahlo Altar in the Living Room Grrrl, if you’re going to gush to me about Frida, you better be prepared with an intimate knowledge of nightmares Those many things in life beyond your control and know them well enough to call their name You better have experience […]

Sustaining Spirit Book Discussion Guide

Free GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE for Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice Sustaining Spirit Discussion Guide_Author_Naomi Ortiz PDF SCREENREADER Accessible_Sustaining Spirit Discussion Guide_Author_Naomi Ortiz (For screen reader version, download the PDF) How to use this guide “Self-care is the practice of returning. Of remembering. Of noticing.” This guide is for social justice activists, book groups, social […]

Split This Rock Poems of Persistence, Solidarity, and Refuge – Naomi Ortiz

Seeker in the Borderlands By Naomi Ortiz Format: Written and Audio recording – https://blogthisrock.blogspot.com/2020/09/poems-of-persistence-solidarity-Naomi-ortiz.html?m=1 Content Notice: Migration, border crossing, PTSD, intergenerational/inherited trauma, state violence

Pace and place: disability politics at desert speeds

Pace and place: disability politics at desert speeds An interview with Naomi Ortiz by Jessica Suzanne Stokes “From belly button to umbilical cord to roots, Naomi Ortiz traces the relationships between body and place in her work. In the opening of Sustaining Spirit, Ortiz asks: “¿y donde esta tu ombligo? Where are you centered or rooted? […]