by Aerik Francis

BODYELECTRONIC is an innovative dance with feelings and systems.” – Oliver Baez Bendorf, author of Advantages of Being Evergreen

BODYELECTRONIC is Francis’s debut poetry chapbook, forthcoming in late April of 2022 by small Colorado press, Trouble Department. In this compact collection of poems, lived experiences become embodied with technology, and the body itself becomes digitized. Every time there is an imagined physical realm, a politicized digitality coalesces among the possibilities, and vise-versa in their mutual composition. These poems are interested in the sensual intimacies of technologic relationships and their political and poetic consequences. 

Paperback | 50 pages | Trouble Department | 2022

Aerik Francis is a Queer Black & Latinx poet born & based in Denver, Colorado, USA. Aerik is the recipient of poetry fellowships from CantoMundo and The Watering Hole. Aerik is also the recipient of the Amiri Baraka Scholarship for Naropa University’s 2019 Summer Writing Program and the Robert Hayden Scholarship for Stockton University’s 2021 Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway. Aerik is a poetry reader for Underblong poetry journal, and is event coordinator for Slam Nuba. With poetry published widely in print and on the net, find out more about their work at or via social media @phaentompoet.

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