Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Art. African American Studies. BOMBAY GIN is the literary journal of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. Emerging from the "outrider" lineage, which operates outside the cultural mainstream, BOMBAY GIN publishes poetry, prose, and hybrid texts as well as art, translations, interviews, and book reviews. Each issue includes a lecture transcribed from the Naropa Audio Archives, comprised of six thousand hours of tapes documenting classes, performances, workshops, and lectures conducted at Naropa since 1974 by many of the leading figures of the literary avant-garde.
This issue explores "flesh memory," a concept the late Akilah Oliver defines in her introduction to the she said dialogues. Grounded in dance and performance art, flesh memory becomes an embodied practice, an expression of culture and ancestral memory, as when Oliver writes, "This text is situated in the on-going work I've been doing in performance with the concept of flesh memory as it relates to a critical interrogation of the African American literary/performative tradition." The issue features work by Tisa Bryant, Rachel Levitsky, Tracie Morris, Harryette Mullen, Eleni Sikelianos, Anne Waldman, and Akilah Oliver.
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