Criticisms, Interviews, and More!

On Hunger and Silence: A Conversation Between Jessica Cuello
and Shanta Lee
Harbor Review

Architecture of Absence: An Exploration of What's Missing Across Culinary, Literary, and Visual Arts   Art New England

(Poems) Fever Dreams of a Feral (I), How to Reverse a Conjure (for Remus) and Poisonwell Diaries: Psalms of the Ossuary  ITERANT Literary Magazine   

The Breasts, The Spork & The Butterfly Woman  Carve Magazine

Museums: The 21st Century's Contact Zones  Art New England

Seeing...the Unseen and In-Between within Vermont's Landscape
Vermont Public * A series I created and produced for Vermont Public dedicated to the intersection of culture, place, people, and stories within Vermont.

Radicle: An Interview with Fred D’Aguiar  The Maine Review

Reflection: Not separate from, but a part of ... the world of John Cleaveland’s landscapes    Vermont Public Radio

A Room of Her Own: The Bounds of Desire and Human Capacity
with Shin Yu Pai
 Ms. Magazine

Reflection: On Dona Ann McAdams’ 'Performative Acts,' And How The Camera Can Create Intimacy  Vermont Public Radio

Reflection: On Kenny Rivero's Exhibition 'Palm Oil, Rum, Honey, Yellow Flowers' Vermont Public Radio

A Review of You Don’t Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves  Literary Mama

 To nurture our creatives, we need a diverse, equitable environment 
VT Digger Commentary  

How Intersectional Poetry Can Inspire Young Girls To Be Themselves:
An interview between Ms. Writer Shanta Lee Gander and poet, editor, and essayist Diana Whitney
 Ms. Magazine

Intersectional Voices for a New Generation: How A New Young Adult Anthology in Verse Continues a Conversation Started Decades Ago
The Massachusetts Review

What Must One Be Willing to Give In Order to Become?
Film Review forThe Brattleboro Reformer

Rooms Of Their Own: Working, Playing, And Creating During A Pandemic
Vermont Public Radio

How can we heal in a society when there is no time or place to rest?  PRISM

Trying to Speak Woman in My Own Tongue and Black Book of Creation 
ITERANT Literary Magazine

What Cuties, WAP  and 'Naked Athena' Really Say About Sexuality In American Culture   BLAVITY
We must explore the real ways in which bodies inevitably exist within constructed meanings of desire and danger.

(Poem) The place in another universe teaching us our lost adolescence in a new alphabet  Palette Poetry

August 19, 2010  Past Ten
Did you ever have a day in your life that turns out not to be as random as the rest, but you did not know it yet? This is a reflection piece about such a day in my life ten years ago.

Whitesplaining  BLAVITY
The Conversation About White Progressive Liberal Racism That We Aren’t Having  

Black Lives Matter...But For How Long?  DAME Magazine
While every industry is rushing to make a “solidarity” statement to acknowledge institutionalized racism, what kind of change will it take to ensure the value of Black lives forever?

PBS American Portrait: A National Storytelling Project  
Public Television* Network My audio and visual poem about bearing witness in this moment.

Rebels With a Cause: What History's Forgotten Black Women Teach Us About Ourselves   Ms. Magazine 

The Enduring Mythology of Public Space The Crisis Magazine

Insiders: Windham County at its heart Vermont Arts & Living
'Southern Vermont is like a matryoshka doll: there was always more to appreciate beneath the surface.’

Not a word, but an action  The Commons

Let’sShow Off Our Stuff:  Windham County Arts as an Invitation to Visitors  Editorial for Southern Vermont Arts & Living

TheSociety of Alice: You Are Your Own White Rabbit  Rebelle Society

A Name Is Just A Name? Broadening Our Understanding of Black Names The Commons

Remember When Everything Felt Like The End Of The World? Well, It’s Still Here, But Different  Rebelle Society

 My Hair, My Self  Ms. Magazine 

An Open Letter to My Former Younger Self  Rebelle Society

On Passing, the Performance of Blackness and the Rachel Dolezals I Know Ms.Magazine 

Investigative Journalism

Special Focus:  Flying Signs  The Commons
Brattleboro’s tensions over panhandling bring to the surface discussions about how to share the streets with people in need — and how to balance compassion, safety, and community in the process

Special Focus: Urban drug culture brings a host of ‘isolated incidents’  The Commons
"A steady stream of drugs comes from Hartford and New York to users along the I-91 corridor, thanks to the opioid crisis. A community was unprepared for the violence that moved in."

Special Focus: #ThemToo  The Commons
"Last December, more than 50 women weighed in on a Facebook discussion, and many claimed injury and inappropriate conduct by a Brattleboro yoga instructor. When #MeToo hits a small town, nobody is left unscathed."


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Trying to Speak Woman in My Own Tongue and Black Book of Creation featured on Jazz Ready, a podcast by award winning artist Magdalena Gomez

Woman Untitled  Performance at Sobo Studio in Brattleboro, VT

Dear Creative One  Created for a special project

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