Archives with Delali Ayivor

Archives with Delali Ayivor

Lex Brown

About this episode

Delali Ayivor brings fun to the archive! In this conversation, we talk about her practice in information technology; family history and recipes in iPhone notes; creative tips for free writing; and her current project, Consideration, which mines her Facebook for 8th grade conversations. To top it all off, she reads one of her poems, IBID.

Delali is a poet writing for Black women and those who hope to love them. Delali has been a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and was a member of the second cohort of Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal residency. A 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop Scholar, and a resident at Atlantic Center for the Arts with Tracie Morris and at the STONELEAF Retreat.

Her new book, She is this, is available from King's Leap Editions. Also check out her two new poems in The Iowa Review

Delali’s work is online at and on Instagram @_laney.boggs


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1-800-POWERS is written and produced by artist, writer, and performer Lex Brown.

Visit her website or Instagram at @lex_brown_

Animations by Nora Rodriguez

Music by Ben Babbitt