Aris Kian – “Ancestry Dot Com”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“I dig for the 12 million names of my people that could never fit in American mouths. I dig for the alphabet anglicized out of tune with the music they hid under their tongues. I dig for the names they carved out of English to sound like song again.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Aris Kian, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX

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