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Works In Progress
Poetry
Commissions & Editorial
Archive
Works In Progress
Poetry
Commissions & Editorial
Archive

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Short Bio

Golden (they/them) is a Black gender-nonconforming photographer, poet, curator, & community organizer raised in Hampton, VA (Kikotan land), currently residing in Boston, MA (Massachusett people land) and Brooklyn, NY (Lenapehoking land). They currently hold a BFA in Photography from New York University (2018). (Full Bio Here)

WHAT AM I UP TO?

Work In Progress

Golden is currently working on their self-portraiture series On Learning How to Live, splitting their time between their hometown of Hampton, VA, Boston, MA, and New York City, NY. They're also curating their first solo exhibition A DEAD NAME THAT LEARNED HOW TO LIVE supported by the Collective Futures Fund & Tufts University Art Galleries.

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Author Signed Copies |  Game Over Books | SPD Books

"An honest lyric, a mighty harpoon straight from the heart, Golden’s debut full-length, A DEAD NAME THAT LEARNED HOW TO LIVE weaves poems, family photographs, & self-portraits to share a journey of survival & living in the American south. Exploring themes of loss & legacy, nation & love language, forgiveness & fortitude, Blackness & being, Golden continually asks: What shifts within & around us when we choose to name ourselves & our kin here—our tragedy & triumphs, our human failures & feelings, our desires to be free? 

Released on their parent’s 30th wedding anniversary (August 29th, 2022) as a dedicated love letter & living archive, this debut is an awe & ode towards southern Virginia & Eastern Shore Maryland, Black family pasts, presents, & futures, to Black queer beginnings & belongings outside and within the family home."




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Goodreads

“A DEAD NAME THAT LEARNED HOW TO LIVE is a testimony of life ripe with weaponry and dire witness. These formally diverse poems and beautiful photographs incant spit and blood into and beyond ceremony, where “home is north & south, southern & city/ skull, bone & breast milk from// the most marvelous magicians/ this world done’ever called mother.”  This is a time capsule in honor of immortality if to be immortal is “How God might be/ another word for family in the south,” if forever is the nation of a self prevailing.”  – Phillip B. Williams



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