On this week’s episode of Bookish Radio, Charlotte Henay shares her profound work with us, talks ritual, mentors, some of her early influences, and holding each other up as BIPOC in community.
Bio: Charlotte Henay is a storyteller and researcher. She works with poetry, lyric and visual essays in writing about cultural memory to counter extinction myths. Her poem “for my sister” was featured in Turtle Island Responds, a series that gives writers the opportunity to respond to current events. Henay’s professional background in critical race theory and her personal experience of being exiled inform her work and journey through the interstices of blackness and indigeneity, imagining Afro-Indigenous futurities. Her writing has appeared in Demeter Press’s Mothers & Daughters, C-Magazine, No More Potlucks, Feral Feminisms, and Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education, and Society.