Something Else

Hair grew up thru Soil
and Dreams Slid down
the twisted Briars

another word for living alone
Rose-Up, thick Scissor Swaths
Make up Robes, Ready,
Carried a Sign with
the Code to end the pro noun
In transit
Ok I'll wait, ok I'll steal
I'll cry After
without you

Do you smile in photos?
a Ghost Stole your ID
After some time,
it is just showing teeth

to Travel in wondered land
Realms as Schizo phrenetic shapes shift
A seven-point-plan to check and make
sure you did not wake up crazy

Trickster, do what you need to, amidst
Snake oil salesmen running the medicine show
Trickster always a wolf, the wolf in the woods,
the roman wolf of politic, she-wolf, showing teeth

Seductresses, invisible imposters
you were a
a siren or something else

NO LAND is an artist, poet, and photographer. She was born in New York City where she currently lives and works. As a poet & vocalist, she has performed in collaborative works at Jazzfest Berlin, LaMaMa Galleria, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Roulette Intermedium, the University of New Haven, & other venues throughout the east coast. In 2018, she released Authentic Artifice, an art-book of poetry and photographs, published by Newest York. Her photojournalistic work, archiving NYC artist & activist lineages, has been published by Levy Gorvy Gallery, The Brooklyn Rail, The Village Voice, The Indypendent, Bill Moyers, and others. She fled art school to learn from outrider poets, jazz musicians and hackers, first performing at Steve Cannon's Gathering of the Tribes Gallery on the LES. Her cinema work has been shown at Harvard University, Naropa University, The Entanglements Conference at Wake Forest University, and at Five Years Festival in London. In November 2018, her cinema-poem, Crepuscular, a collaboration with poet Anne Waldman, premiered at The Poetry Project alongside Fast Speaking Music, Thurston Moore, Janice Lowe, and others. She has been grateful to work closely with artists Daniel Carter, Heroes are Gang Leaders, Pat Steir, Joanna Mattrey, & other special spirits. You can find her work at or follow her on Instagram @nolandtapes. 

ERIKA HODGES is a poet and performance artist living and breathing Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of Naropa University and is an MFA candidate at Pratt Institute. Her work and her heart is concerned with the politics of intimacy, the possibilities of mourning in public, and the implications of her body moving through space. Her work can be found at Brooklyn Poets and is forthcoming at Flag + Void, among others, and most expressively in basements and gatherings around Brooklyn and elsewhere. Her collaborative noise project with Nathan Wheeler is called New Growth

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