be wind

by jess X chen & beyon

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recorded on a cross-continental tour across north america in summer/fall of 2013. jess's poems were written between 2011-2013 in providence, RI and halifax, NS, and performed across the country. beyon's songs were written in providence, RI and southern oregon. "perfect house" "constellate" and "dandelion/recycled starlight" are excerpts from loveholdletgo's first play, "SILENCE & THE EARTH".

BE WIND is one side of the split tape called STILL BORN ∆ BE WIND which was released with beyon.

1. i think constantly about last words and the things i would say to the earth if there is no time left, and the things the earth would say back, and what would happen if our voices became one. this is the beginning of a lifelong journey to find those words and to be a more connected and understanding human.

2. these poems are also an attempt to understand my ancestry & what it means to be an 2nd generation immigrant from a country whose govenment takes fire on it's own scholars in the heart of it's own capital, and how if such injustices never happened, my family wouldn't be here. i'm trying to come to terms with my own priviledge on this side of the world and tell the stories that sometimes we have no words for.

jess' website: www.jessxchen.com
beyon's website: www.beyon.org

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released November 14, 2013

poems by jess x chen
songs by beyon

acknowledgements

books of Jess's poetry can be ordered here: www.etsy.com/shop/JessXChen

an older version of "dandelion" the poem in the last track, exists in "The Listening and the Letting Go" an album that Jess released with Noel'le Longhaul earlier in 2013. tellyrstory.bandcamp.com/album/the-listening-and-the-letting-go

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