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Complex experiences invite complex readings. Lived experience shapes and influences what we create and how we create it. We feel it is no longer viable to hold the artist separate from the work, and that the work is not bodiless. It is in the writing that the connection between body and language unfolds endlessly, and with variation. The Felt aims to undermine overwhelming whiteness and interrupt privilege through the creation and conservation of poetic spaces*—including and not limited to feminist, queer, POC, migratory, non-classist, non-ableist—in which revolutionary subjects can cultivate alternative realities.

We are carving a space for borderless, unconventional, and unruly language that plays between safe space and dangerous provocation, elbows genre in its gut, and makes way for unexpected poetics. While we seek to disrupt received systems of reading and writing, we acknowledge that there is a need for alternate routes of accessibility: for recognizable and identifiable narratives that both recount these histories of estrangement and create a space of survival. We welcome the personal, the political, and the personal as political.

* We acknowledge this list is not exhaustive, impossible to complete, and constantly in flux.

Editors

Stephon Lawrence is a Brooklyn born & based writer and artist. She is a graduate of the MFA in Writing at Pratt Institute and is an editor of The Felt, a journal of otherworldly poetics. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Gandy Dancer, Cosmonauts Avenue, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Glitter Mob, The Fem, and AADOREE. Her chapbook, NERVS, is available from Horse Less Press. Stephon spends her free time watching anime, yelling about white supremacy, and being real cute for the 'gram. You can find her on twitter @nnohpetss.
Phoebe Glick is interested in preserving queer intimacies under a State which endeavors to eradicate them. She is the author of the chapbook Period Appropriate (dancing girl press, 2016). Her prose can be found on The Feminist Wire, the Fanzine, Queen Mob's Teahouse, and elsewhere. She tweets @phoebeglick and her archive of iPhone photography can be found here.
Luke Degnan is a poet and a musician. His work has appeared in numerous publications and has been included in the collaborative chapbooks Radical and Blackforesthamsad. Previously an editor at BOMB magazine, Luke currently works at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. @phonedin
Assistant Editor: Maria G. Baker
Events Coordinator: Rijard Bergeron
Readers: Jared Hudson, Jamara Wakefield

Editorial Advisor

E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of five books, most recently ​Hell Figures (Nightboat Books) and portrait of a lesser subject (elis press). She lives in Brooklyn and is the editor and director of Litmus Press.

Former Editors

Marjua Estevez is a writer and poet from new york whose work largely focuses on the afrodominican experience. when she is not calling on the muses by candle light, she is keystroking up a storm at VIBE magazine, because rent is due every first of the month. She has a fondness for hip-hop, wine, and really great hair conditioner. You can find her on twitter @_MsEstevez.
THE FELT
Pratt MFA in Writing
Dekalb Hall
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

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