Current Projects 2019
Finca La Lluvia
In 1951, my young parents, Rosario Morales and Richard Levins, bought an abandoned coffee farm in Barrio Indiera Baja, Maricao, Puerto Rico. This fall I will be returning, with my tiny house, to live there. Finca La Lluvia will be my home, but also a base from which to cultivate agriculture, energetic and cultural sovereignty. I plan to be there (knock on wood) by December, and to broadcast numerous web based talks and readings, and continue writing from the land I love most on earth.
New Books to Promote
In the fall and winter of 2018 I wrote Silt, a poetic prose collection mapping the natural and social landscapes of the Mississippi River system and the Caribbean Sea, weaving ecology, history and visions for the future. I expect it to be in print by late summer, and I'll begin giving readings.
Medicine Stories: Essays for Radicals
I am pleased to announce the publication of a revised and expanded edition of my book Medicine Stories: Essays for Radicals (Duke University Press), which weaves together the insights and lessons learned over a lifetime of activism to offer a new theory of social justice, bringing clarity and hope to tangled, emotionally charged social issues in beautiful and accessible language. With 21 new or extensively revised essays.
New or Reborn Projects
Rimonim is a collectively supported poetic residency for me to write new Jewish liturgy that centers Indigenous Jews and Jews of Color and global (diasporic) Jewish cultures. You can learn a lot more about it here.
Unruly is the blog of the Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Caucus (JOCSM) working in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace. We feature a wide range of material and are developing big plans for the near future. I'm currently working on a series about Zionism and Israeli agricultural imperialism in Latin America. Check us out here.