19:30 - 20:30
Nat Raha & Harry Josephine Giles
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Come join two hugely innovative, inspiring poets - Harry Josephine Giles & Nat Raha for the release their latest poetry collections!
Giles’ The Games is a book of play with language. In Scots and English, it mucks about with sound poetry, found poetry, computer-generated poetry, dirty poetry and others ways to blur and bust the borders of genre. Its themes are ecology, power and sex: how can you have fun in a system that’s trying to take power away from you? The Games makes and breaks rules in an effort to live a full life in a full world.
Raha’s of sirens / body & faultlines is a book of prophecy against this Brexit era, rising from a post-2008 London, where crisis and austerity meet the vanity projects of the super-rich. Committed to the immediacy of a present that is precarious and under surveillance, of sirens attends to queer, transfeminist and people of colour counter-memories and histories. It seeks new expressions of desire and modes of breath, pushing against the gravities that would rather these lives and worlds disappear. Raha’s exceptional, experimental, queer lyric mobilises all aspects of language to reveal contradictions of capitalism and defuse populist rhetoric.
Harry Josephine Giles is an Orkney raised, Leith based poet, performer and game-maker, they co-direct the live art platform ANATOMY and help out at the Forest Café. Their first collection Tonguit was shortlisted for both the Edward Morgan Poetry Award (2014) and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection (2016).
Nat Raha is a poet, queer / trans* activist and co-editor of the Radical Transfeminism zine. She is the author of three collections and numerous pamphlets of poetry as well as - and she’s with us to launch her third book, of sirens / body & faultlines from Boiler House Press.
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