the relational elations of ORPHANED ALGEBRA
By Eileen R. Tabios and j/j hastain
Published by Marsh Hawk Press, 2012
the relational elations of ORPHANED ALGEBRA is a ground-breaking collaboration of poems and poetics essays. Began by Eileen R. Tabios who crafted poems melding algebra and orphans, this unique project was finished by j/j hastain who echoed the poems first musically and then by way of meditations on Trans identity(ies). The collaboration presents several text approaches including essays addressing Tabios' international adoption experience and hastain's suggestion for more natural and less violent pronouns that transcend gender binaries.