Kenyatta Garcia Answers the Questionnaire

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How do you take your coffee?

Black. Unforgivably black. Like a Jack Johnson punch in every sip.


Tell us a little about the experience of making the work you have featured in REALITY BEACH.

These pieces are a couple of years old. They came about when I was really digging into Spanish and Middle Eastern poetry. And especially poetry written in Spain while under Islamic rule. So, some of my imagery comes directly out of those pieces. But, I was also really into sampling and trying to stay close to an occurrence. I was really working on capturing my thought/sensations as fast as they were coming. These are my way of creating a fractured lyrical narrative out of a hyperreal aesthetic.


Tell us about the poems you’ve been writing.

I’ve been writing multivoiced poems which tend to be more prosaic and a bit more in line with a Zola or Maupassant sort of naturalism.


Where can we buy some?

You can buy my books/ebooks on Amazon. I have several available – most of which are long, epic poems.


What’s the last thing you burned?

Dinner. It was a dinner of bridges.

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Where is your beach?

I don’t have one. There is no escape. No respite. No place where the land ends and the water begins. All is one in the same. Unending. Unbeginning.

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What’s the best line on the fifth page of the poetry book closest to you?

“make me those promises you’ll break at dawn” Verlaine


What is your favorite dance move? Please Describe.

Whatever creates the most distance and disconnect from others.


What’s the ebb reveal?

Falsity.

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Make sure to check out Kanyatta’s poetry in Issue One!

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