Con*cep*tion* – C.R. Glasgow

2021 Jack Straw writer C.R. Glasgow’s poetry project was born from the desire to be in communication with the stories of West Indies ancestors through an intersectional lens. In C.’s conversation with curator E.J. Koh, they discuss the link between sound and memory, the relationship of time to place and culture, and the transformative power of bearing witness to our stories. “I spent the formative parts of my life where you would just follow an elder around and do mundane things. My mom is from Trinidad, so they would all . . . give some philosophical metaphor of no more than seven words that was profound, about how to live your life, and what you were doing, and so I feel like I harvest that.”

Music by Andrew Weathers, produced in part through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.