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Sean Avery MedlinSean Avery Medlin<div class="ExternalClass842824F3F6F04AA1B0FF03A28BE40BB7"><h2><em>808s & Otherworlds: Memories, Remixes, and Mythologies</em> by Sean Avery Medlin</h2><p> <a href="" target="_blank">eBook</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">eAudiobook</a></p><p> Sean Avery Medlin (they/them) is a gamer and Hip-Hop nerd, whose only wish in this world is to watch an unproblematic, Black sci-fi T.V. show. Till then, Medlin teaches creative writing and guides cultural work across the state of Arizona, while also creating rap, poetry, prose and performance. Their music, literature, and theater all question the limits of Black masculinity, media (mis)representation, and personal narrative.</p><p> Medlin's work has been featured in <em>Phoenix New Times</em>, <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, <em>Afropunk</em>, <em>Blavity</em>, and at the '2020 Tucson Poetry Festival'. Their Hip-Hop play and album, <em>skinnyblk</em>, along with all their previous work, is available online at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"></a>. <em>808s & Otherworlds: Memories, Remixes, & Mythologies</em> is Medlin's debut collection of essays and poetry, available in audio and print.</p><h3>Q + A</h3><h4> What inspired you to write this book?</h4><p> My lived experiences, and the lack of art reflecting that, is what inspired me to write <em>808s & Otherworlds</em>. Stepping into my voice to examine my life, where I was raised, and the conditions of my trauma, helped me realize that I was not alone but still needing to be heard.</p><h4> What attracted you to this genre?</h4><p> I've written poetry since I was about 10 or 12; it's mostly a mythology at this point. Rap music was my first poetry teacher, slam poetry my second. As an adult pursuing my childhood passion, I feel that poetry best actualizes my imagination. Though, <em>808s</em> is so many genres. </p><h4> What book are you currently reading?</h4><p> I'm currently reading many books: <em>Clay's Ark </em>by Octavia Butler, <em>the blind pig</em> by Aziza Barnes, and<em> The Tradition</em> by Jericho Brown. </p><h4> Are you writing anything now? If so, when will it come out?</h4><p> I'm working on my second manuscript. No news on a release date yet; I'm in the lab!</p><h4> If you weren't a writer, what would you do?</h4><p> If I were not a writer, I imagine that I'd be more miserable. </p><h4> Do you use your local library? If so, which library is it and what do you do there? </h4><p> I do use the local library! I go to <a href="/locations/burton-barr">Burton Barr</a> to check out poetry and novels, as well as do whatever work I need to on my laptop. It's an awesome place, I've been going since I was 15!</p> ​​<br></div>





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