Poetry. LGBTQ Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. NEC(ROMANTIC) is the death of classic Romanticism, the notion of the way things should be and should have been, the death of the trope "hopeless romantic." From the first poem a transformation of the artist begins, the shedding of the old self in to a new beginning in which Cathleen knows the path, and illuminates a trail for the reader to follow.NEC(ROMANTIC) is the death of the ideal, the binary conventions between the American Dream fantasy and the fraction of its mentality of "only this one way." Using confessional styles mixed with classical poetry archetypes, Cathleen's true force is the power to forgive oneself while never forgetting how she, as the person and the artist, got to where she is; how a person can hold on to love while losing the one they love.
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Cathleen Chambless is from Miami, Florida. She graduated with her MFA in poetry from FIU. She is also a visual artist and activist. She facilitates popular education based anti- oppression workshops with Miami's grassroots organization Seed 305. Her work has appeared in MPC's 10 Cent Journal, the anthology A Touch of Saccharine, Storm Cycle 2014 & 2015, The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature, Jai-Alai, The Mind[Less] Muse, Fjords Review, Grief Diaries, Wussy Mag, and she was a poetry finalist for the Bellingham Review's 2014 Parallel Award for poetry. She co-authors a queer/feminist zine called Phallacies.Author City: MIAMI, FL USA