Emerson performed a piece called “Yellowness” on behalf of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics at the Poetry Project in NYC last week. The reading featured: Samuel Ace, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Ching-in Chen, Jaime Shearn Coan, Joy Ladin, Dawn Lundy Martin, Tim Trace Peterson, Trish Salah, Zoe Tuck, and Raymond Foye reading poems by John Wieners. Published in Spring 2013 by Nightboat Books, Troubling the Line is the first-ever anthology of poetry by trans and genderqueer writers.
Check out a video of his performance filmed by Christopher Gorski and helped along by fabulous fellow-poet, Jamila Cornick.
“Yellowness” is a poetic project about turbulent childhood occurrence as related to learning difference: the phantasmagoric experience of dyscalculia and synesthesia’s inherent vibrance.