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Escaramuza, the Poetics of Home will debut at the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX, in March 2024, as one half of a larger exhibition on the escaramuza tradition. Installed in the museum’s second gallery, the show comprises thirty photographs, as well as mixed media works, by the award-winning photographer Constance Jaeggi, together with the ekphrastic poetry of 2023 Texas Poet Laureate Ire’ne Lara Silva, and Angelina Sáenz, award-winning educator, poet, and writing project fellow at UCLA. The poets’ collaboration with Jaeggi contextualizes themes of identity, family, and gender within the escaramuza community, while the collaborative endeavor as a whole delves deeply into the rich Mexican tradition of escaramuza, examining the intricate threads that bind this tradition with the identities of its dedicated female practitioners throughout the US. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog.