AZIZA BARNES discusses their debut novel THE BLIND PIG, with YESIKA SALGADO

the blind pig (Not A Cult)

the blind pig is an afro surrealist excavation of a gender queer blk millennial’s formal introduction to their ancestral point of Mecca and No Return; the American South. In essayistic prose, this book weaves and unbraids the synapses of a blk American falling in and out of time.

Aziza Barnes is blk & alive. Aziza's first collection, i be but i ain't, was the 2015 winner of the Pament River Prize from YesYes Books. Barnes' play, BLKS, was produced in Chicago at the Steppenwolf Theater in 2017, and is to be produced at Wooly Mammoth Theater in DC and MCC Theater in New York in 2019. Barnes' is a cohost of the podcast, The Poetry Gods and is a Cave Canem fellow. 

Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city, and her brown body. She has shared her work in venues and campuses throughout the country. Salgado is a four time member of Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team and a 2017 and 2018 National Poetry Slam finalist. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Latina Magazine, Univision, Vibe Magazine, Huffington Post, NPR, TEDx and many digital platforms. She is the co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and an internationally recognized body positivity activist. Yesika is the author of the Amazon best-sellers Corazón and Tesoro, published with Not a Cult.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
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1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Blind Pig Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945649325
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Published: Not a Cult - October 14th, 2019

I Be, But I Ain't Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936919390
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Published: Yesyes Books - June 1st, 2016

Hermosa Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945649332
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Published: Not a Cult - September 9th, 2019

Corazón Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945649134
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Published: Not a Cult - March 1st, 2018

Tesoro Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945649233
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Published: Not a Cult - November 1st, 2018