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Wilderness: New Queer Writing

Saturday 28 April 2018, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

An afternoon of new and experimental work from queer poets.

So raw it’s still bleeding. Bring us the unpalatable, the noncompliant, the vulnerable, the uncertain. Bring us that one poem you’re afraid of reading aloud. Howl with us, and find solidarity in the Wilderness.

Open mic signup from 13:30, performance from 14:00.

FEATURING:

Jay Bernard inter-disciplinary artist whose practice focuses on the body, the archive, technology and history

Reunion brand-new queer poetry collective summoning ghosts from the archive and our pasts

Hannah Chutzpah Knucklebones: dice, divination tool, and childhood game. Show about the astragalus bone, folklore, chance and wisdom. Witchy as hell.

Katherine McMahon poems about our relationships with landscapes, magic, and the future

The Repeat Beat Poet

DOWN (Deconstructing Overarching Whiteness Now), poems unpicking the ways whiteness affects British identity.

Anna Kahn new poems around the ways in which we bend/flex rather than break

Carlos Maurizio Rojas poems centering intersectional queer and latinx identity

Jessie Holder dragons, golems, lesbians and other mythical creatures – old stories and new poems

Hel Robin Gurney your host, spinner of myths and fairytales

Bring us your joy, pain, and fury. Bring us work We cannot guarantee there will be no explicit or sensitive material but do not wish to ban under-18s out of hand, as we would like this event to be accessible to queer teenagers. Audience discretion advised.