44 min

S1 Episode 4: Identity and Activism through poetry Poems From My Heart

    • Society & Culture

In today's episode, I speak with Julián Esteban Torres López, creator and culture architect of The Nasiona: a movement that centers, elevates, and amplifies the personal stories of those Othered by systems of oppression and dominant cultures. We discuss:


identity

activism and

Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins: A Micro-Poetry Collection


Before we jump into listening to Julián explore his new poetry book: Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins, we explore the social constructs of identity and how to shape our world.

You will get to hear Julián and I recite on themes of heritage and cultural identity. His poetry will give you a flavour of some of the poetic genius captured in 92 poems that live within his new micro-poetry collection. The 92 minimalist, at times surrealist and magical realist, pieces tackle the absurdity of what it means to be human and honour how moments, not plots, compose our lives. The collection is an attempt to capture these fleeting moments, while also trying to remember the intensity of the mundane and the abyss of the beautiful.

We also touch on current affairs, specifically the political situation of the Great Colombian Uprising of 2021, where Julián performs a passionate spoken-word piece on his hometown of Medellín.

Link to book: https://www.jetorreslopez.com/ninety-two-surgically-enhanced-mannequins/

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Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @JE_Torres_Lopez https://www.jetorreslopez.com/

Show some love for #92SEM and get a copy of the book. 

If you're interested in finding out about the work at The Nasiona, please follow The Nasiona on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for regular updates: @TheNasiona https://thenasiona.com/

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Poems From My Heart Podcast aims to connect, empower, celebrate and amplify the voices of writers, performers and activists. 

Hosted, edited, and produced by Angela Rideau.

Thank you for listening, and thank you for your support. 


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poemsfromyheart/message

In today's episode, I speak with Julián Esteban Torres López, creator and culture architect of The Nasiona: a movement that centers, elevates, and amplifies the personal stories of those Othered by systems of oppression and dominant cultures. We discuss:


identity

activism and

Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins: A Micro-Poetry Collection


Before we jump into listening to Julián explore his new poetry book: Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins, we explore the social constructs of identity and how to shape our world.

You will get to hear Julián and I recite on themes of heritage and cultural identity. His poetry will give you a flavour of some of the poetic genius captured in 92 poems that live within his new micro-poetry collection. The 92 minimalist, at times surrealist and magical realist, pieces tackle the absurdity of what it means to be human and honour how moments, not plots, compose our lives. The collection is an attempt to capture these fleeting moments, while also trying to remember the intensity of the mundane and the abyss of the beautiful.

We also touch on current affairs, specifically the political situation of the Great Colombian Uprising of 2021, where Julián performs a passionate spoken-word piece on his hometown of Medellín.

Link to book: https://www.jetorreslopez.com/ninety-two-surgically-enhanced-mannequins/

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Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @JE_Torres_Lopez https://www.jetorreslopez.com/

Show some love for #92SEM and get a copy of the book. 

If you're interested in finding out about the work at The Nasiona, please follow The Nasiona on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for regular updates: @TheNasiona https://thenasiona.com/

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Poems From My Heart Podcast aims to connect, empower, celebrate and amplify the voices of writers, performers and activists. 

Hosted, edited, and produced by Angela Rideau.

Thank you for listening, and thank you for your support. 


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poemsfromyheart/message

44 min

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