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The Boukra Collective

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The Boukra Collective is a group of writers, scholars, and artists in the Monterey area with varying levels of affiliation with Old Capitol Books.

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“relearning how to breathe,” a poem by Chris Siders

Chris Siders’s new work explores two contemporary concerns: white supremacist violence and the horrors of covid. But rather than imagining that these function separately, Siders uses the poem as a net to connect them to the way capitalism, militarism, and the U.S. nation-state itself can violently structure our experiences and very lives.