Jessica Mehta

Tribe: Cherokee
Based In: Hillsboro, OR
Social Media: @ndns4vage

About the Art
Red/Act is a movement for the antipode poem. I created the antipode form of poetry in 2015. It is inspired by both the palindrome and reverse poetry. However, instead of being read forward and backward line-by-line, it can be read forward and backward word-by-word. The background image is of Ned Christie (Nede Wade), my great-great uncle who was dubbed the ‘most dangerous outlaw in Indian country’ in the late 1880s.