“I am committed to doing the work of my obsessions. I am obsessed with beauty, with the political and social status quo, with dialogue, and black radical exploration. I am obsessed with friendship, and camaraderie, and how to love myself amidst interruption. I am obsessed with The Block, with what happens outside of it, my little sisters, and Nicki Minaj’s performative genius. I am obsessed with you, and representing you, and being represented by you. I am obsessed with preservation. My art is just trying to figure out how to contend with all of that.”
Camonghne Felix is an MFA Candidate at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, a 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, the 2013 recipient of the Cora Craig Award for Young Women and was featured on the HBO Documentary Brave New Voices, and other television projects. You can find her work in various spaces,including Youtube, and publications like Pank Magazine, Specter Magazine, Bayou Magazine with work forthcoming in Union Station and Callalloo Journal. She is also the author of the chapbook Yolk, set to release in Spring 2015 via Penmanship Books.