The Tower by Ainslie Templeton

he thinks we’re walking the path
but we’re not walking buddies
that’s not my damp-sand path
and not my dream of the lighthouse
I am not your lobster, your little
bug robe guide that takes what feels like walkies….

Described as “an automaton’s burn book” and “a collection of anti-psalms,” The Tower is a collection of 38 poems from Ainslie Templeton. The poetry interrogates sex magic, networked life, and public speech acts, interspersed with images gleaned from the poems’ development in the artist’s Instagram pages.

Electric Lotus by Manisha Anjali
Electric Lotus is an inquiry into the ‘ecstatic’–is it synthetic, manic or electric? It blooms in the naked recitations of the wandering mystic Lal Ded, in the animal and flower companions of the saint Akka Mahadevi, in the throat of the playback singer Asha Bhosle, in the indigo devotion of the cult star Ma Anand Sheela. This is an interactive text for play and performance.

Electric Lotus was written during Manish’s recidency at Incendium Radical Library. 

Liquidation by Autumn Royal

Liquidation is a collection of anti-elegies exploring how love & loss generate experiences of ecstatic awareness & the uncanny sensation of being both inside & outside the body. With shifts, spills & soaks, Liquidation interrogates the representational qualities of language in relation to how varying forms of value are placed on normative expectations relating to emotions & identities.

I occupy space, which is to say i am always grieving by Chi Tran

As part of the 2017 Summer writer’s residency we published Chi Tran’s chapbook, I occupy space, which is to say, i am always grieving.

Someone  writes  the  word  controversial but I think they might mean cruel. Then blood and pleasure are, once again, made normal, and I remember what I had been told to forget.

Chi’s chapbook is available
to buy... here.

A review from Autumn Royal of “I occupy space, which is to say, i am always grieving,” can be found in Overland... here

Transformative Justice Camp Notes and Resources

As part of the Transformative Justice Camp, held in 2017, the library published notes and resources from the discussions shared. The full pdf is available... here.