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handholding: 5 kinds by Tracie Morris


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“As anyone who’s gone to the movies or a poetry reading or church in Black neighborhood or an Indian neighborhood knows we *talk back*. We have to in order to make our own space in the performance, our own space in the world. Morris is mighty in time and sound and this book is a score but also an instructional manual for the creation of similar art. Stein, Kubrick, Cage, Schwitters and Alomfrah may be her starting points–Mullen, Bernstein and the art of benshi her muses on the journey–but the power of Morris’ mind and poetry happen in the *moment* and it is entirely her own.” — Kazim Ali

7″x10”, 128 pgs, perfect bound with audio.

Tracie Morris

Tracie Morris is a poet, singer, critic, scholar, bandleader and actor. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Hunter College, has studied classical British acting technique at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, American acting technique at Michael Howard Studios, is an alum of Cave Canem’s prestigious summer residency as well as residencies at MacDowell, Millay and Yaddo.…

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