shake what is / Emilie Kneifel


shake what is
close close
to shed gravity 
is forgiveness
to breathe the ground
land          +
hurl like a voice would
space pulls me
when i jump i am 
so close to being
the floor the
floor the air 
across the room 

artist’s statement: this poem was written as part of an embodied poetics workshop facilitated by Bára Hladík and Malek Robbana. 

Emilie Kneifel is a sick fish, goo fish, they fish, blue fish (critic, poet, editor, and co-creator of playd8s, a show for you if you need it). find ’em at, @emiliekneifel, and in Tiohtiáke, hopping and hoping.

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