Poetry. "In Brenda Iijima's SUBSISTENCE EQUIPMENT the mirror wraps around the body like a form fitting garment and exudes the idiosyncratic fractality of its rebellious inhabitants. Efflorescent pulsations interrogate steel. Angular feet seek mischievous nomads. Fearless assertions mute the violence of the bi-directional stare. Dancers reconstitute the molecular reservoir to counter the aimless drift of uniform particularities. Water cannot afford to identify itself by virtue of its sinusoidal undulation. Chemical hydration is not synonymous in relation to its moody visitors. The web metabolizes the spider as it weaves. Vigilant outsiders threaten to pierce the face of the geode"--Cecilia Wu.
Brenda Iijima is a poet, playwright, choreographer and visual artist. She is the author of nine books of poetry. Her recent work includes BIONIC COMMUNALITY (Roof Books, 2021), REMEMBERING ANIMALS (Nightboat Books, 2016), and UNTIMELY DEATH IS DRIVEN OUT BEYOND THE HORIZON (1913 Press, 2015). Her involvements occur at the intersections and mutations of genre, mode, receptivity, and field of study. Her current work engages submerged and occluded histories, other-than-human modes of expression and telluric awareness in all forms. Iijima is the founding editor-publisher of Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs. She lives in Brooklyn.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA