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By Trevino L. Brings Plenty

To acknowledge so-
cietal micro-systems
as a poet means I
will continue to be
emerging within an on-
slaught of the macro-
system submergence


When you speak of
"space" as in making,
providing, or taking are
you leaning into your
Settler Colonialism?


The language
used and meaning
disconnect ram-
pantly grooms the
general discourse.
The parlance
double speak hides
issues in plain site.
The punditry obfus-
cation can make
the populace agree
with anything that
may be antithetical
to one's core




Listen as Rasha Abdulhadi reads "[Untitled]."

Added: Monday, January 27, 2020  /  Used with permission.
Trevino L. Brings Plenty
Photo by by Richard Darbonne.

Trevino L. Brings Plenty's work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Red Ink Magazine, World Literature Today, Plume, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Waxwing, Poetry, and New Poets of Native Nations. He received his MFA in Poetry from Institute of American Indian Arts. He has two poetry collections: Wakpá Wanáǧi, Ghost River, and Real Indian Junk Jewelry.

Brings Plenty is a Featured Poet for Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness (March 26-28, 2020) in Washington, DC. For more information, visit the Festival  web page.  

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