beyond fences

Updated: Apr 10


Here is a sample of a collaborative dance work in progress where every dancer has a voice, based on poet laureate Jericho Brown's duplex poetry form.

We claim public space, choreograph together and create community one step at a time. Dancer/Choreographers include Haninah Abdullah, Sharon Coleman and Katherine Park.

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Below is my duplex poem:

beyond fences


this body called home

yank out fence posts honor 4 directions


what 4 walls bring security waves can't rush

feet in sand facing the ocean


sun, wind on face standing on the edge of a circle

I long for a duplex


duplicitous bidding got a million plus?

flip flap flop this building is my god


America's god from the onset

in the 90s there weren't any tent cities in the Bay Area


colonization recreates itself on city pavement

the Ellis acts to protect property at all costs


the cost of America's poisonous mythology

beyond fences this body called home



Copyright Alison Hart 2022

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