KCMO Series #2 // Edited by Jordan Stempleman
holy celluloid poetic
“holy celluloid poetic” was written on the evening of April 20th following the guilty verdict in the killing of George Floyd. It addresses the cultural, psychological, and collective trauma rooted in our society and our DNA. It was filmed in front of the garage my landlord keeps their tools in.
Mercedes Lucero (she/they) is an Afro-Latinx writer and the author of Stereometry (Another New Calligraphy 2018). They are the winner of the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award for Poetry and a finalist for the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry. You can find them at www.mercedeslucero.com and on Twitter: @drloosearrow