Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. ALL OUR FUTURES confronts a history of violence against bodies deemed disposable: sick and disabled queers and racialized people, who presently and historically faced state violence and genocide in the form of institutionalization, or incarceration, or forced sterilization. This poem refuses to turn away from the entanglements of race, class, disability, and environmental and reproductive injustice. It is an indictment of conversations about family and kinship that stop at the carbon footprint of raising children. It is a love letter to a future child. It is a reckoning with climate grief, and the worlds we build for each other, one decision at a time.
Jody Chan is a writer, drummer, organizer and therapist based in Toronto. They are the author of haunt (Damaged Goods Press, 2018), ALL OUR FUTUREs (PANK, 2020), and SICK (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), winner of the 2018 St. Lawrence Book Award. Their work has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, and has been published in Third Coast, BOAAT, Yes Poetry, Nat. Brut, The Shade Journal, and elsewhere. They have received fellowships from VONA and Tin House. They can be found in online or offline at bookstores or dog parks.Author City: PITTSBURGH, PA USA