Author of The High Alive: An Epic Hoodoo Diptych
Carlos Sirah is a native of the Mississippi Delta. He is a writer, performer, cultural worker, and U.S. military veteran who opposes U.S. militarism, both at home and abroad. Sirah creates formal structures rooted in Black expressions of possibility, taking the shape of concert, lyric prose, procession, as well as screen and stage plays. Sirah’s interdisciplinary practice thinks with multiple aesthetic traditions: Black Arts Movement, Theatrical Jazz, Free Jazz, Blues, Queer Studies, and Black Spiritual practices. Sirah is a member of the Remember2019 collective and the emerging Veterans Art Movement. Sirah holds an MFA in Writing for Performance from Brown University.