New poems at Capitalism Nature Socialism— synbio & the Alpha-Gal tick & some robo-bees happening 🤖🐝💥
I read this stanza from a long poem series at the Wooden Shoe on Saturday & then this scene was just on the new season of Orange is the New Black, so when I said they were love poems written as postcards of doom, sent from the near future to the near past, I also meant they are tools of divination & prophesy:
🔥❤️🔥 TRIPWIRE 14 : THE RED ISSUE is hot off the press & features over 375 pages of new poetry & translations, essays, reviews, radical poetries from the archive, as well as a special section on Greek Poetry of the Crisis & more— am pleased as Punch / happy as a clam / chuffed to bits to have new work in this issue w so many fine folk/x 🔥❤️🔥
I’ve been thinking about Lucie Brock-Broido a lot this week, about seeing her read & speak at a conference at Barnard in the late 90s. About how she joked about being a hair poet & about how she could only write during hunting season. The first line of this, the first section of a longer poem, is stolen from an interview with her, speaking to that hunting season of writing. Reading it tonight at Alexis Granwell’s excellent poetry event, surrounded by lovely people & a very cool art installation at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, I thought of her again, Queen of the Hair Poets.
Saturday, February 3rd, 7pm
Orchid Tierney is from New Zealand-Aotearoa, currently residing in Philadelphia. Her chapbooks include Brachiation (Dunedin: GumTree Press, 2012) and The World in Small Parts (Chicago: Dancing Girl Press, 2012), and a full length sound translation of the Book of Margery Kempe, Earsay (TrollThread, 2016). Other work has appeared in Bathhouse Journal, Pacific Literary Review, Empty Mirror and elsewhere. She co-edits Supplement, an annual anthology on Philadelphia writing.
Amanda Silberling will graduate from the University of Pennsylvania this spring and is generally nervous about that. An interdisciplinary text-based artist, her poems and not-poems have appeared in The Rumpus, Paper Magazine, Consequence of Sound, Reality Beach, decomP, and others. Her first film “We’re Here, We’re Present: Women in Punk” debuted this summer on VICE.
Like most things, this is about many things, but mostly this is about how this autumn I lost my poet voice, & about how I began to find it again, creating erasure poems from vintage psychopharmaceutical ads illustrating other women gone quiet.
Thank you FANZINE & for giving Better Living Through Chemistry, a safe space, & my enormous gratitude to the inimitable Sarah Rose Etter or the infinite gentle care she wrapped around the veritable nakedness of my project 💙