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Tamiko Beyer’s collection reminds us of the many assemblages to which we belong -- which include us humans, but also birds and ancestors and maybe even the words shared between us -- as a way forward from the last days of empire and into a new way of being.
Last Days is a practice of radical imagination for our current political and environmental crises. It excavates the conditions that have brought us here "white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, corporate power, capitalism "and calls ancestors, birds, organizers, and lovers to conjure a new world. It explores how to transform our future to be more beautiful, more just, and more compassionate than we can imagine.
About the Author
Tamiko Beyer is the author of Last Days (Alice James Books, 2021), We Come Elemental (Alice James Books, 2013), and two chapbooks of poems. Her work has been published in Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, Idaho Review, Literary Hub, the Rumpus, Hyphen, Dusie, and elsewhere. She publishes Starlight & Strategy, a monthly newsletter for living life wide awake and shaping change. She has received awards, fellowships, and residencies from PEN America, Kundiman, Hedgebrook, VONA, and the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, among others. A social justice communications writer and strategist, she spends her days writing truth to power.