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.

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