About Me

Sherese FRancis


Official Bio:

Sherese Francis is an Alkymist of the I-Magination and expresses her(e)self through poetry, interdisciplinary arts, workshop facilitation, editing and literary curation. Her(e) work takes inspiration from her(e) Afro-Caribbean heritage (Barbados and Dominica), and studies in Afrofuturism and Black Speculative Arts, mythology and etymology. Some of her(e) work has been published in Furious Flower, Obsidian, Apex Magazine, Bone Bouquet, African Voices, and Newtown Literary. Additionally, Sherese has published three chapbooks, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls (Three Legged Elephant), Variations on Sett/ling Seed/ling (Harlequin Creature), and Recycling a Why That Rules Over My Sacred Sight (DoubleCross Press).

Artist Statement:

As a poet & interdisciplinary artist, my body of work involves experimenting with the fluidity of languages, forms and meanings. I employ wordplay and formplay for a polysemic, fully embodied understanding of text within itself and as a social practice. My work excavates and incorporates various etymologies, histories and myths, including from my background as a Afro-Caribbean-American writer, to create an environment for multilayered interpretation and interrogation of the self as a singular, static entity. Additionally, I use visual, mixed media and book arts to provide alternative expressions for this exploration. The purpose of my work is to create my own sacred text as a person in a black body.



The SunKWholic (K)Nub: RK/V-V/KR (Reimagining The Past (+Sense) Manifesting The Future)

You might be wondering what the above phrase means. Well…It’s represents a plurality of being. It is my iteration of the true essence of being.

SunKWholic: The Syncopating Syncretic. The Alter Of Sankofa. The Changing Same. The I’s Berg Beneath The SurFace Of The Ocean. The Ever Evolving Dynamism Within Creation. The Polyphonic Code. Put The Key, The Question, The Kinetic Into the Whole & Watch It All COME Together.

(K)Nub: The Wave & Particle. The Knob Of The Door & Its Turning. The Constant Revolving In-Between. The Portal. The Entering Of Space. As Within So Without. The Collective Breath of Time Organizing Into a Clou(n)d of Space. X Marks The Phantom Extension Where The Gold Is Found — InnerNeT.

RK/V-V/KR: To Be Both aRKiVe & Its ViKaR, The Incarnation of X-Change. The DuBuTy. To Truly See Is To Be Crossing Over. To Intersect. Guardian Of The SunKWholic (K)Nub. To Be aKeRV — The Horizon NeTting the Past, Present & Future — & VKR — The MaKing It VRK VRK VRK VRK Who Holds The Vision & Records It For All to See.

(Reimagining The Past (+Sense) Manifesting The Future): The Cyclical Time. The Plural Sense of Being. Present & Presence As A Plural Tense. Its Constant Ebb & Flow Between Past & Future That Makes the (K)NubSense — The Accumulation of All Knowing — The InnerNeT.

This is Has Been. Is. Will Continue To Be. A Futuristically Ancient Formula…Tune Yourself Into The Revelations of A (K)Nub.

Photo Credit: Rosalyn Fernandez