"Post Subject is a sweeping opera of a book, which might be an odd way of characterizing a book that wants to be, as we said earlier, a catalogue, but it is true nonetheless. Its scale is its strength but also its challenge. To help ground us in the text, de la Paz gives us the Artist and her son—two important characters that provide a counter-example to the Empire and its cronies—but, to be honest, I found the most meaning hidden away in the one poem about the stevedore: “Though she is lovely, she has the worth of poetry . . . She will flash a knife at you, pulled from her boot, as you try touch her red hair.” Poetry’s ability to affect change might be small, but it is always sharp and always dangerous." Click Here For More
In a group as small as the Portuguese-American community, it is difficult to advance arts and culture related to heritage. People are scattered throughout the US and efforts often go unnoticed.
For the past three years, Kale Soup for the Soul has been presenting free poetry readings and workshops to writers and students in Luso immigrant communities. From workshops at Rhode Island College (with local high school students from Shea) to readings at the Portuguese consulates inBoston and San Francisco, the 30 featured writers of Kale Soup for the Soul have been sharing stories about family, food, culture and more.
Without your support, the writers featured in the Kale Soup series would not be able to present these events. Please consider making a donation! We are seeking travel funds to Knoxville where we will give a reading and participate in a funded artist residency. No donation is too small! $5, $10. Thanks so very much! Click here for our Gofundme