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A Magic Helicopter Press a soft launch of QUAERERE with Jamondria Harris and Rex Leonowicz

// A MAGIC HELICOPTER EVENING AT BERLS FOR A SPECIAL NYC PRE-RELEASE OF THE DEBUT COLLECTION
******************************** QUAERERE! ******************************** ///

Come on out to Berls for a special Saturday night of Magic Helicopter poetry with Jamondria Marnice Harris, in town from Portland, OR, and local NYC MHP poet Rex Renee Leonowitch!

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What is the trust between hands? Where is the tenderness of sweat? In their full-length debut, Jamondria Harris moves to seek, to ask, to desire. “kill your teachers, name your lovers,” says quaerere. In poems and pictures that meditate through black queer afro-diaspora, quaerere searches for the outside of the ice in its mouth. These poems know that no one fits or stays, but they still want to know whose body they’re carrying.

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JAMONDRIA HARRIS is a poet & multimedia artist based in Portland. They use words, sounds, wires, instruments, textiles & what falls into their hands to engage with blackness, desire, decolonization, religion, spirituality, fairy tales, queerness, femme supremacy, & body horror. They are a VONA Workshop Fellow, among other things.

REX RENÉE LEONOWICZ is a multimedia artist, performer, writer, and activist from Queens, New York. As a poor/working class, trans/nonbinary femme, Rex’s art and performance work is grounded in a politics of radical resistance, healing, and witness. 

Rex is a gender-bending, genre-blending artist whose work critically responds to the relationships people on the margins have with our surroundings and each other.

S/he holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from Mills College and a B.A. in Gender & Women’s Studies & Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College.
 

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