Creating a performance space where the self is all that it is and more.
Before reading a letter, take time to review the envelope that comes with it.
— “Take her back! Take her back!” I yelled at my mother. She was holding my sister in her arms and had just brought her home from the hospital after giving birth. We were in the kitchen of a wood-framed house. I was standing next to a white fridge and was having a tantrum. I…
Ota Benga was kidnapped from the Congo, Africa, and put on display in a cage at the Bronx Zoo, New York City, in 1906. This poem pays homage to him in the hope of keeping his memory alive and that others would not experience the same fate.
Elvis Alves reflects on darker aspects of human nature in this ekphrastic (based on a piece of visual art) poem.
It’s time to talk the right talk when it comes to combating poverty in America.
Gentrification is a concern in cities around the world. Elvis Alves wants to see what it looks like in one section of Brooklyn, NY.
The poem “Determination” is from Elvis Alves book Bitter Melon. The video is directed by Georgina Bobb.
Elvis Alves talks about conflict in Jamaican dancehall space, which both reflects and dismisses cultural ideas of gender norms.
Elvis Alves is learning to love his brother despite his troubled past.
Riffing on classic Biblical stories, Elvis Alves gives us music, rivalry, sex, and the devil…everything you need for a good blues song.