Monday, 21 September 2015

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

SoundEye and new pamphlet - [of sirens / body & faultlines]

recent pamphlet/zine '[of sirens / body & faultlines]' is now available as a pdf - click here to download it. physical copies also available at readings and through me.

the pamphlet corresponds with 'radio / threat'. it was mostly written between summer 2014 and spring 2015 (with a few exceptions). trying to excavate and map sensations, discordances, the transformations of police reality and capital / canary wharf lookouts, moments of rupture in the locale of New Cross / Deptford in South London and beyond, of collectivity and protest, of what we are now calling radical transfeminism, of the constellations of violence that pivot around a government department known as the Home Office between the future and over 200 years before it was founded, of vague histories need to be reclaimed and understood in the sense of understanding as a necessary synonym of decolonialisation.

I'm working on the next sequence, that takes forward some of this further - there's limits of what this pamphlet achieves which have become evident while sitting on my floor photocopying it and reading from it extensively since April. I'm not sure where it will go but it must necessarily be more taxing to produce than sirens was.

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I'll be reading at the SoundEye international festival of the arts this weekend, in Cork, Ireland, taking place at The Guest House, Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork. Super excited to return, as reading there in 2010 was a fairly pivotal moment in my relationship to poetry. A full timetable and list of readers is here.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

[from an untitled sequence]

                                escalate [£¤fibres shook toned in
                                               -auguration of decimate
                                                                                    future nightmares for the poor
                                                                                    : of the form blasted / fracture
                                                                                    physicality fishhooked work/
                                                                                    day & its
                                                                                    opposite, grip muscular / teeth
                                                                                    tearing into heads, bleach
                                                   our governing suitors
                                                   executions & their savaging commonplace /
                                                   sick in the daily dreamt &
                                                                                           organised deletion
                                                in swing / thought infect &
                                                          rose each image child
                                                   general purged  §∆ consciousness,,
                                                   all rhetoric / outrage will be eclipsed
                                                   by the immediacy of five years sociomaterial violence
                                 [¿ react acid of black blood
                                                                           & bones private diets
                                 taxcuff bedrooms securitised
                                 / percentile market untapped

                                                          all future chasms &
                                                                                        scripture (( the
                                                          tower of london / archaic
                                                          corpse automation / office sense
                                                          re-enactments for the present
                                                          \\ of our extrication, street & future fetters
                                                                                        / alchemic bliss out futures trade
                                                                                        based for skin sung as liberal no
                                                                                        life or starve opt

                            // our idea of possibility negative until
                            its encounter & latency extended to
                            every hour housed slumish
             in the gut
                            of hunger & desperation ,,

                                                                       throatfumes advocate
                                                                       of the epoch
                                                                       warfare &
                                                                       street cleansing
                                       // set our rentscares
                                       & every figuration of barricades \
                                                                                            frackture debt claim the
                                                                                            setting of clocks naming
                                                                                            each day & night
                                                                                            aspects \\ bx14 ldn screaming
                                       6.31pm craned babylon glistening
                                       corpse & working week glassed
                                                                                        life chute
                                       dreaming us deadwork or flayed
                                                                                         , disinvested what they
                                                                                   repeat commissions &
                                                                                   circuits, newsprint, executioners, riot vans
                                                                                   , absolute heist
                                                                                  [may 2015]

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Reading - NYC on Saturday, London (Goldsmiths) next Wednesday with DarkMatter

two super exciting readings

:: really pleased to be reading in NYC again, in the company of some of the poets whose work has kept my writing alive in the past year. Will have copies of my new pamphlet '[of sirens / body & faultlines]', which I'll try to get online in a few weeks.
:: then back home to New Cross for the company of DarkMatter & some vicious trans poc critique.

Saturday 6th June
Alan Bernheimer / Nat Raha / Oki Sogumi / Jackie Wang

Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brookyln, NY 11238


Thursday 11th June 
DarkMatter, #ItGetsBitter, Goldsmiths College, London 
Darkmatter + Nat Raha

#TBT back to when we were told as queer youth that it was supposed to “get better.” What they forgot to tell us is that gay rights are often only for gay whites! With an increase in racist and queerphobic violence and a state that uses our bodies to advance its imperialist agenda at home and abroad, what’s become apparent is that LGBT rights have become co-opted. JOIN DarkMatter for a night of poetry, polemic, and healing as we not only critique -- but also imagine new queer futures. Show followed by Q&A.

Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 venue is wheelchair accessible.


Sunday, 26 April 2015

from '[of sirens / body & faultines]'

                                             negative constellations of
                              the home
                              office \ collateral to terror abuse
                                                                    & refuse
                                                                    & profit
                                                       captures of freedom by the non-designation
                                                       bodies blacknd as
                                                                                  / imminent critique of the colonies
                                                                                  the 2015 General Resignation / grey
                                                                                  breaking grey our reckoning old
                                                                                  kent frozen spring budget day with
                                                                                                -drawal of qualitative life means &
                                                                                  syllables sung economic optimism / growth
                                  of violence / fortifications of discourse &
                                  right & the false universal  ¿£ pits
                                                                            kingdom & its armours detonation east /
                                                         remnants unified
                                                                                   ```constricts & detains
                                          have been refusing food
                                         demonstrates movement / from
                                         will to necessity //
                                                         police ode contain
                                                         expend / govern subject
                                                         / negative cells for extinction by origin or psychosis
                                                        stop & search standardised street order
                                                                                          kept / deserving
                                                                                          nation / public
                                                        deaths slow as the sector contracts w/ the profit rate
                                                        barricade antifund wash smog westmoreland
                                                                     fortress campsfield, yarls
                                                                     wood, harmondsworth/ the
                         total institution / ten o’clock
                         fear & circulations tend to
                         plunder & syria / fasttrack & paracetamol, nail
                         your hunger to the gut of theresa may//

Saturday, 25 April 2015

from '[of sirens / body & faultines]'

Gay Rights Demo, Albany NY, 1971 [S.T.A.R. members visible]
- Davies, Diana - NYPL Digital Collection

                                      after rituals :
                                                          yur assertions of good living

                                                           over sim
                                                           -plicity atomic of
                                                                            a name / unknown.
       that we might approach the dead
                                            to know,

       week Leslie Feinberg, much of our
       deaths & of comrades
       needed ‘gainst greying / culture
                           casual, drawn structured to suffer
                           slight & exacerbate
                                                        from health, pharmaceuticals, textbooks &
                                                        limit narration break
                                                        temporary, frayed clothes to
                                                        ward possible
                                                                 the plural sic ‘tween awards
                                                                 crowdsourced rent as vitality
                                                                 severs w/ governance
                  of friends of the dead
                     turning existence to art, projections
                                                   from which to speak, from the
                                                   piercing freeze
                                                                         of safety, from
                                                                         patrols folding us out
                     the trust of whiteness socio-material, executes of the
                        black sister/ black sister/ black sister/ black sister/ black sister/ black sister &
                      yur response of raceless reform//
                  from the violence & threat institutional held against us in youth,
                      from the labour that keeps circulating pathological,
                  from the epistemic violence of identity based history
                  [november ‘14]

                                                            later weeks & light by snow
                                                            the love to pull up our herstory. failed
                                                                    versions heard in hearsay
                                                                                                           from our falseplural
                                                                    to capture / endure of the daily
                                                                    in violence
                                that we must understand in 'fought back', in Sylvia's
                                'to do every violent thing I
                                could think of', in raw revolutionary foundations hussled
                                                 as a basis of political organising,
                                                       the ceasura of norms disintegrating
                                                       momentarily gender as liberation,
                    & its banner to oppose
                    the liberal contemporary ::
                                                              conformation & limit point
                                                              on the concept of sexism
                              / screamed to reify as we witness the
                                                                                       failures of such lines &
                                                       ;; if we could
                                                                           bare the dust
                                                                           reflect non-identity in history our,
                                                                           marcations glossed in
                                                                                                            speech claiming
                                                                                                            new heirs , once
                                                       wanting to forge a new concept of generation, familial,
                                                                           that we will continue
                                           choke inembodiment
                                           their social remaining intact