Doveglion is live.


Looking to advance conversation amongst political artists, promote quality literature, and respect the roots of orature, Barbara and I have set up a new imprint: Doveglion Press.

Barb’s first post Manifesto is already generating some nice discussion which is exactly what we’re looking for.  I hear so many opinions about the state of political art in the United States today but I don’t see enough of them posted in public forums. Maybe it’s because a lot of these forums mistake “public” for “completely open without regard to anyone’s feelings” and “free speech” as “you can say whatever hateful/ignorant thing comes to mind.”  Here is where curatorship is not just a CV line but an actually service to your community. However you define community.

Author: Oscar Bermeo

Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of the chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest, Heaven Below, and To the Break of Dawn. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.

2 thoughts on “Doveglion is live.”

  1. I remember what Sheryl Luna and Reb Livingston commented here a while back, re: gated e-communities, how a user can block people from reading and participating in discussions, which I think is kind of a lazy curatorial style. Also, what Reb said about the kinds of blogs which have made easy transition to gated e-spaces. Just some things I’m currently thinking.

    1. It’s definitely complicated in that I don’t like the idea of fully gated, closed off, restricted to some, please show your credentials at the door. No, that kind of gated is poison to poetry.

      I am thinking of architecture. How people know intuitively how to act in a library versus how to act in a cafeteria, where both places can foster exchange of open ideas but in different ways. Consider the moongate, a simple inviting way to enter a new space but just by passing through it we know we are no longer in a completely open space but a space where we are in the frame, where our word actions matter. Denver’s Botanical Garden has a more detailed explanation of the moongate as punctuation here.

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