An impossible moment for the Latinx and Queer community. How to articulate it? This weeks Burst is dedicated to the 49 brown, queer people that lost their lives last week in Orlando because of fear. Hate. Guns. It is dedicated to the survivors of the shooting, and each reader who has survived violence, systematic oppression, and trauma.
Written in the days following the loss; this is the writing that cuts through hate.
To them. Rest in Power. For you. Love in peace. In unrest. In courage.
-Cornelia Barber, Senior Editor
Tócame Con Las Palabras // Killing Fields Journal
Last Night I Went To A Gay Bar // Newsweek
How Can We Imagine Ourselves // Lit Hub
Glorious Brown Queer Radiant Bodies // Medium/Drunken Boat
Dancing More // Entropy
You Can-not Take Away Our Love // XO Jane
Queer Will Not Be Silent // BOMB ( For Bomb’s Three Part Series on Orlando click here )
Mourning Every Day // Wear Your Voice Mag
We Reek of Status Updates // Crab Fat Magazine
Poetry Can Do Real Work // Slate
They Have Multiplied Into Our Voices // WNYC
For more words here is another beautiful list from Weird Sister.
Submit Poetry here to support victims in Orlando.