Ep. 151 heidi andrea restrepo rhodes

This episode features the poetry and musical choices of heidi andrea restrepo rhodes!


heidi andrea restrepo rhodes (she/her) is a queer, disabled, Colombian/Latinx, poet, scholar, educator, and cultural worker. Her poetry collection, The Inheritance of Haunting (University of Notre Dame Press, 2019) won the 2018 Letras Latinas Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. The collection is a meditation on themes of inter-generational and collective inheritances of historical memory and post-colonial trauma, the responses they elicit, the forms of refusal, life, and love, that emerge in their wake. Her poetry has been published in Poetry, Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Split This Rock’s Quarry, Nat.Brut, and Foglifter, among other places. Born in Arizona, and raised in California, she currently lives in Cambridge, MA. Find her on Instagram @vessels.we.are 


  1. Author intro to songs
  2. INTRO: Las Cafeteras “La Bamba Rebelde”
  3. LIT: “Prayer for the Children”
  4. Bomba Estereo “Déjame Respirar
  5. LIT: “Onomasticon”
  6. The El-Funoun Palestinian Dance Troupe “The Lovers Hymn” 
  7. LIT: “Amidst the Riots”
  8. Nina Simone “I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
  9. Author interview
  10. OUTRO: Violeta Parra “Gracias a La Vida”


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