We Want the Airwaves - Ryka Aoki

We Want the Airwaves - Ryka Aoki

Nia King

Chemist. Poet. Fifth-degree black belt. Meet Ryka Aoki, author of the new Lamba Literary Award-nominated book of poetry (and more), Seasonal Velocities. In this interview, we discuss her previous job doing weird science (really, really weird science), publishing her book with a brand-new DIY all-trans press, and her Lamba Literary Award nomination. Highlights include:

- how judo prepared her for a life in the social justice movement,

- how being an abuse victim helped prepare her for an MFA in poetry,

- why your "movement" work doesn't have to end in becoming jaded and burning out.

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49 minutes