It means “people of this Earth”

a drawing of a very dignified deer with antlers and a crown of large red flowers, vegetation and peacock feathers

what I am the most is tired. Tired of reductionism, of pity, of milk of sorrow and separation from the Earth, of detachment from the surrounding and inner cosmos. Tired of a blind denial of the unknown, of pseudo-intellectual and social enlightenment leading to darkness. Tired of edgy postures and their thousand paper cuts. Of persistent trauma and drama, underlined so many times the original words have long ago faded and only liquid see-through highlighter remains. Of placing more stones on my chest rather than digging my way out. Digging my way through. Continue reading It means “people of this Earth”

Published on… Good Night Out Vancouver zine

cover of Good Night Out Vancouver's zine, made collage style, with a Black and White picture of a brown skinhead with a mohawk

Good Night Out Vancouver just released a zine about nightlife and safety from the perspective of Black, Indigenous and other People of Colour. It’s a wonderful collection of anecdotes and images, poetry, essays, thoughts, ideas. It’s available on print and digital, sliding scale prices. One of my poems, “Ottoman”, was published on this zine. Continue reading Published on… Good Night Out Vancouver zine

Nottingham Green Hustle and a poetry video

lineup from Green Hustle, including Gobs poetry

Writing this right after my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Feeling exhilirated and joyful at the moment. Still aware the storm isn’t gone yet and I need to wait some time for the defenses to get properly strong, but Continue reading Nottingham Green Hustle and a poetry video

TONIGHT: Gobs Collective Showcase on Notts TV

Gobs spoken word poetry showcase and Notts TV logos.

On the 27th of March, we had our Gobs poetry showcase, packed full of outstanding poetry films and performances. If you are more into watching television, then you are in for a treat today. Notts TV (Freeview channel 7, Virgin channel Continue reading TONIGHT: Gobs Collective Showcase on Notts TV

NEW INTERVIEW: Fourth Floor: Level A Poetry Series

Level A Fourth Floor Poetry Series: Cynthia Rodríguez Juárez.

Here’s a very deep interview I had with Bertie Gmaj from Fourth Floor, a London-based arts and culture platform. I also do a reading of my poem “Role Model Citizen” from my collection Meanwhile (Burning Eye Books, 2020). Go there, read and listen. Continue reading NEW INTERVIEW: Fourth Floor: Level A Poetry Series

NEW GIG: Gobs Collective Showcase ft. Casey Bailey

This is on Saturday and you should come. The films and performances are of such a high caliber. Art, passion, determination, so many different and valuable visions we can’t wait to share with you. Casey Bailey is a writer, performer Continue reading NEW GIG: Gobs Collective Showcase ft. Casey Bailey

NEW GIG: Raze Collective Poetry Performance Power

This Saturday 6th March 5pm GMT I’ll be reading some poetry on Raze Collective‘s Instagram account. A lot of lovely queers will be doing the same through the weekend, so watch out. Saturday Cynthia Rodríguez JuárezZain Baweja1990s ChrisMaz Hedgehog Sunday Continue reading NEW GIG: Raze Collective Poetry Performance Power