the boy next to you is sleeping
crosses his hands in front
the sun beams
the road curves yellow

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danilo machado(he/they) is a poet, curator, and critic living on occupied land interested in language’s potential for revealing tenderness, erasure, and relationships to power. A 2020-2021 Poetry Project Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow, their writing has been featured in Hyperallergic, Poem-A-Day, The Recluse, GenderFail, No, Dear, ArtCritical, Art Papers, Long River Review, TAYO Literary Magazine, among others. danilo is the co-founder and co-curator of the reading series Maracuyá Peach and the chapbook/broadside fundraiser Already Felt: poems in revolt & bounty. danilo is Producer of Public Programs at the Brooklyn Museum and curator of the exhibitions Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text (Franklin Street Works, 2019), support structures (Virtual/8th Floor Gallery, 2020), and We turn (EFA Project Space, 2021). They are working to show up with care for their communities.

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