Chicago Review of Books

 

Thank you to Chicago Review of Books and Ruben Quesada for this interview.

 
We can’t speak about writing poetry without also speaking about colonization, because the English language is a colonizer language, just like Spanish. I myself claim Spanish as my heart language over English— maybe because I’ve experienced more violence within English. I like looking for Yorùbá or Taíno words that survive within Spanish. They try to say that Taínos are dead and that our language is too, but neither are true.
— Medina, Chicago Review of Books
 

Read the full interview on February’s edition of “Dear Poetry Editor” at the Chicago Review of Books.

 Photo by Cisco Dietz

Photo by Cisco Dietz