Oil and Candle

Gabriel Ojeda-Sague
Oil and Candle


Audio Recording
20 min 10 sec
Recording Date: 11 Apr 2016

Read by:
Gabriel Ojeda-Sague

Recorded at:
The Wexler Studio


Oil and Candle traces imagined rituals, failed rituals, and magical objects of Santería in confronting issues of race, warfare, and the precarity of Latino lives. Object-oriented, Oil and Candle localizes biographical, theoretical, and imagined content in a Limpias oil and an Abrecaminos prayer candle (or velón). It is as much a confrontation of racism in poetry as it is a torch-song to cultures inherited and not necessarily lived.

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