Book launch, in conversation with Willie Perdomo author of Smoking Lovely: The Remix.
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A conversation with Taiyo Na, a Queens-based writer, educator, and musician.
As you read, you will ache with Angel and Hannah, love with them, feel your heart quiver with the rise and fall of their love story. Park’s meditation on the brutality of the world towards young, urban love, is uplifting and heart-breaking. She is one of the most brilliant and inventive writers I’ve ever had the pleasure to read.”
stare at the sun slipping into the sea
from the docks at South Street Seaport.
She loves his quiet, how deep & still he is;
his chiseled cheekbones show the sharpness
of his unspoken hungers, his eyes, deep pools
of the quiet sorrows he carries.
her fears, her insecurities, the lacunae,
but learns to Still, with him —to relax
into the moment. Breathe. He doesn’t say
much, mostly one-word answers. Never one for small talk,
grass blade by her ear, tickling her, chewing its ends,
picking her up & carrying her piggyback down salty blocks.
She lets her guard down, her petals unfurl;
lets her smile bring a spark of sunlit joy to his harsh world.
She feels safe & calmed by his quiet, lithe grace
as a candle cupped in two warm palms. She softly glows ~
Ay, mi Angelito.
Te quiero . . . te amo ~