Title

Casa de Negro House of Black: Spiritual Cleansings in the Time of COVID

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

https://source2022.sched.com/

Start Date

18-5-2022

End Date

18-5-2022

Keywords

Poetry, Creative Writing, Performance, activism

Abstract

From rape in the fields, to racism in the workshop, from discrimination in the sex, to pollution in the lungs, from imperialism in the brain, to the body cut into borders—this performance will cleanse the anxieties developed from the physical and social illness that has peaked these past three years through traditional folk healing presented in the medium of poetry. Through the hybridity of oral and written forms implemented using caesura, couplets, and the rosary, these poems dissect today’s traumas and prophesize each cataclysm if left unchecked. From these poems rises an urgency for activism against imperialism and patriarchy, marking the revival of the Chicana spirit.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Christopher Schedler, Xavier Cavazos

Department/Program

English Language and Literature

Additional Mentoring Department

English Professional and Creative Writing

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Casa de Negro House of Black: Spiritual Cleansings in the Time of COVID

From rape in the fields, to racism in the workshop, from discrimination in the sex, to pollution in the lungs, from imperialism in the brain, to the body cut into borders—this performance will cleanse the anxieties developed from the physical and social illness that has peaked these past three years through traditional folk healing presented in the medium of poetry. Through the hybridity of oral and written forms implemented using caesura, couplets, and the rosary, these poems dissect today’s traumas and prophesize each cataclysm if left unchecked. From these poems rises an urgency for activism against imperialism and patriarchy, marking the revival of the Chicana spirit.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2022/CAH/12