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A pink and mauve background with black text reads The Poetics of Abolition
10 August 2020
Online

Poetry is Not a Luxury: The Poetics of Abolition

Canisia Lubrin Christina Sharpe Nat Raha Saidiya Hartman Nydia A. Swaby

A panel exploring the poetics of abolition. “Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change.”

Revolution is not a one-time event
Jackie Wang and Alexander Moll are on dark stage spotlit with a yellow and blue
22 November 2019
Tramway

Cottonmouth Liturgy

Alexander Moll Jackie Wang

A multi-media harp and spoken word tribute to the incalculable, the in-deducible, the suspicious static noise that accompanies the voice of truth, and the attempted aberrations in the domain of emergence.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Nat Raha speaks into a microphone while she reads
24 November 2019
Tramway

apparitions

Nat Raha

Transfeminist, communist, revolutionary poetry that refuses to flinch. Nat Raha presents new work in the nine.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Nate is shown from the waist up, leaning against a fence, wearing a navy t-shirt
24 November 2019
Tramway

Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey

“Mackey composes realist-mythic layering of lyrical prose unlike anything being written today.” — New York Times. “Our greatest living epic poet…Mackey’s poetry and criticism have reinvented modernism for our time.”— LitHub

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Silhouette of a person in front of a blue background overlaid with blurry light
24 November 2019
Tramway

Something Said

Jay Bernard

Haunted by the archive of the New Cross Fire, Jay Bernard presents a film and poetry reading that undertakes a queer exploration of black British history, reconstructed from archives and apparent debris.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Nisha on stage with glowing screen of a yellow circle with a blue figure drawing
22 November 2019
Tramway

States of the Body Produced by Love

Nisha Ramayya

In Ramayya’s visionary poetry, the body assumes as many forms as love produces states: attraction and repulsion, excitement and exhaustion, selfishness and the dissolution of self.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Someone hands are bound in maybe 15 different, irregularly knotted ropes
21 November 2019
Tramway

Gravitational Feel: Opening Performance

Fred Moten Wu Tsang

Gravitational Feel is an engine for intensifying the differentiation of our entanglement, which you continually reprogramme in the mutual rub, shift and lap of its sonic, wooden, steel, textile and human material.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Keiji Haino playing a saz onstage in CCA Glasgow 05
23 May 2005
CCA

CCA Glasgow 05

Jandek Keiji Haino My Cat Is An Alien Taurpis Tula

Performances at CCA Glasgow by Keiji Haino, My Cat Is An Alien, Taurpis Tula, Jandek with Richard Youngs and Alex Neilson.

Samuel R. Delany white hair and beard reading on stage at EPISODE 9
19 November 2017
Tramway

Beyond Transgression

Samuel R. Delany

Chip will read some of his great literary pornography, which pushes sexuality to the point of extremity and exhaustion.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
A design with a yellow background featuring a bottle of Chubz poppers
19 November 2017
Tramway

Chubz

Huw Lemmey

Politicised fan-fiction chronicling working class gay urban space and fantasy.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
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