A Conversation with Dakota Castro and Reza Clifton
@Got Poetry Live
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Blue State Coffee
300 Thayer Street
-> About Dakota Castro
Sometimes it seems like romantics never die.
Rather they (we) live forever
Haunted by the passions and desires
That sit alongside the could-have-beens and should-have-beens
It’s crazy how the heart beats –
Heartaches and all.
My name is Dakota Castro. I love. A lot. Sometimes this is used against me. Sometimes it is my secret weapon. These stories are not supposed to be told; they were supposed to stay classified. If you follow me, be careful.
About Reza Clifton
(Reza Rites / Venus Sings / Reza Wreckage)
Reza Clifton is an award-winning writer, producer, digital storyteller and cultural navigator from Providence, Rhode Island. Since 2007, she has been recognized for multimedia projects that appear on her flagship blog, RezaRitesRi.com; for written work and direction as health editor for She Shines, a regional women’s magazine; and for leadership as a young professional and community organizer in Providence. In 2011, two separate magazines named Reza “Most Musical” and a “Trender” due to her work bringing diverse styles of music, poetry and other mediums of art to the community.
In 2012 she organized a bilingual poetry festival in which a group of bilingual poets and performers “in-residence” performed at schools, cafes, and other community venues. Her own poetry, published work and multimedia projects have shed light on ways to examine and blend words, music, art, the Pan-African identity, feminism and love.