We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Paperback)

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By Andrea Abi-Karam (Editor), Kay Gabriel (Editor)
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Description


Who is writing formally exciting, explicitly political poetry right now? Editors, Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel bring together contributions by an intergenerational constellation of radical trans writers to both answer this question and enable writing in these modes. Writing in dialogue with emancipatory political movements, against capital, racism, empire, borders, prisons, ecological devastation; the writers here imagine an altogether different, overturned world in poems that pursue the particular and multiple trans relationships to desire, embodiment, housing, sex, ecology, history, pop culture and the working day. The editors offer this anthology as an experiment: how far can literature written and/or collected from an identitarian standpoint go as a fellow traveler with social movements and revolutionary demands?

About the Author


Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist. She's the author of Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets 1 (BOAAT Press, 2017), the recipient of fellowships from Lambda Literary and the Poetry Project, and recently completed her PhD at Princeton University. Andrea Abi-Karam is an arab-american genderqueer punk poet-performer cyborg, writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. Their chapbook, THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions), attempts to queer Fanon's vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. Andrea's first book, EXTRATRANSMISSION (Kelsey Street Press, 2019), is a poetic critique of the U.S. military's role in the War on Terror.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643620336
ISBN-10: 1643620339
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publication Date: October 13th, 2020
Pages: 296
Language: English