Self is found in the transformation to Body.”
Artist Soapbox begins the year with Hokis, poet and deep thinker. Listen in and find encouragement and support, practical tips to guide your creative process, great vulnerability, and a generous…
OnBecoming is a heroic story of rising from political trauma. The collection holds readers by the gripped fist, navigating the only way out of a dark place; taking on the tedious task of unwinding mindsets and patterns, digging deep into the resilience of ancestral blood, and fighting gravity to rise from grief.
Hokis is Armenian for “my soul,” or “my beloved.” It is the name my Armenian birth mother gave to me when we met in 1992. I chose it for my…
Cloud shapes of giant wings and lizard feet hover,
Shadowing the game of tag below.
Godzilla vs Mothra
COVID vs Convenience
“We believe to not stand is the meaning of life?”
“I can remember him asking me questions about what I meant by certain things so he could understand the poem. Looking back it was pretty wonderful for him to take an interest, but I felt (can still feel as I write this) a bit in my stomach. Like he was asking me to reveal some secret that I wasn’t sure I even wanted to know just yet. “
Full title: OnBecoming (Aesthetic Evolution of the Rising Ancestor) A poetic memoir by Hokis. Imagine being a child (a young girl) adopted, unsure about yourself Because you don’t have all…
By Jessica Colleen McDermott Hokis’ first poetry collection, On Unbecoming: Aesthetic Evolution of this Rising Ancestor, blends memoir and poetry to produce a narrative that feels at once both familiar…
“Carry it around by day.
Keet it somewhere safe at night.”