In this interview with Alexandra Baumgartner, I discuss the project of circumventing white settler time, the (im)possibilities of hope, and what the poetry of Natalie Diaz has taught me about the role of grief and its connection to our ability to “imagine otherwise,” among other things. My intervention begins at minute 23.
Visual anthropologist, filmmaker, poet
Social documentary practice, ethnographic poetry, co-creative storytelling
What does anthropology sound like: Poetry, October 27, 2020 – Society for Cultural Anthropology Anthropod podcast interview
Cory-Alice André-Johnson, contributing editor for the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s podcast Anthropod interviewed me about ethnographic poetry. Drawing from John Berger, Ocean Vuong, and Nathalie Diaz, I discuss my idea of poetry as a form of accompaniment for the storyteller/survivor/witness. In response to Cory-Alice’s questions about style and method, I focus on three of my…