Maryam Ivette Parhizkar and Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar’s chapbooks are Pull: a ballad (The Operating System, 2014) and As For the Future (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2016). Her recent writings have been published by Omniverse, Social Text Online, Amerarcana/Shuffle Boil, The Daily Gramma and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day. She is a doctoral candidate in American studies and African American studies at Yale University.
Her poetics circles around diasporic myth making, family histories, the sociopolitical entanglements that bring people together and the relationship between spirit(s), possession and American history and identity.
Born and raised in Houston by Iranian and Salvadoran immigrants, she lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle’s artwork and performances of experimental texts have been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Artforum, Huffington Post and The New York Times. Her writing has appeared in Not That But This, Obsidian Journal and Among Margins: Critical and Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics.
She is the author of an artist book, Kentifrications: Convergent Truth(s) and Realities (Occidental College/Sming Sming Books). SIR (Litmus Press), a reflection on naming as a tool for undefining the defined, is her first book of poetry.
Hinkle is assistant professor of painting at University of California, Berkeley.