Poet and Open Border Radical/Abolitionist
Kim Sousa is a Brazilian American poet, open border radical and abolitionist. She was born in Goiânia, Goiás and immigrated to Austin, Texas with her family at age five. Her work is an indictment of The State, an exploration of immigrant identity,
mixed ethnicities and unbelonging/displacement. Her poems are ecocritical and political, containers for rage and disruption that interrogate every border. She asks what it means to be both implicated and complicit in whiteness while at the same time being othered by it—to be granted the ultimate privilege: erasure.
portraits copyright Emily Sousa
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PANK! Magazine's Latinx Lit Celebration
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HFR's Haunted Passages
Drunk Monkey's Rad-Ass Pop Culture Special Issue
Faceless Brown Masses
Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review (Issue 51)
Pirenópolis photo series copyright Emily Sousa