Poet's Playlist: Jam to the Soundtrack for Silent Antomies!

What music inspired me during the writing process for Silent Anatomies? Go to the Poet's Playlist hosted by Sharon Suzuki-Martinez to hear. And yes there is a Spotify link to my playlist so you can go head and jam at your desk to these sonic spaces that range from the orishas of Ibeyi to Swedish folk singer Sophie Zelmani, the brooding milongas of Piazzolla to the rise of Asian hip-hop artists like Awkwafina and George Yamazawa Jr.

 From left: George Yamazawa Jr., Susana Baca, and Ibeyi are among the artists featured on Monica Ong's playlist for  Silent Anatomies .

From left: George Yamazawa Jr., Susana Baca, and Ibeyi are among the artists featured on Monica Ong's playlist for Silent Anatomies.

"This playlist outlines the spaces I go to turn my silences into expression, movement, visibility, pride. I think I’ve spent my life searching for these places, out in the world, in the company of poets and artists, in the footsteps of family, and in the darkness within. It’s music that reminds me that everyone’s path winds long and beautiful, that we are making it all up as we go along, but in the effort to uncover a voice that is truly our own, we will eventually be able to come home."

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