If a Tree Falls in the Woods … Narrow an eye to a blade of scrutiny. See in a flash how a thing can cut. Imagine the heartwood without splitting the tree; the fallout splicing the atoms in everybody. Sitting at table with you, I watch your eyes track the objects there — the knife, the glass, the peaches on the plate — and feel the movements of your eyes in the … [Read more...]
About María DeGuzmán
María DeGuzmán is Professor of English & Comparative Literature and founding Director of Latina/o Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Author of two books, Spain’s Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off-Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) and Buenas Noches, American Culture: Latina/o Aesthetics of Night (Indiana University Press, 2012), she has a third book, on writer John Rechy, in production with the University of South Carolina Press.
She has published many essays and articles on Latina/o cultural production. She writes short stories and poetry. She is also a conceptual photographer who has shown in exhibitions locally, nationally, and internationally as well as a music composer and sound designer. See soundcloud.com/mariadeguzman.