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 controversialbut I think they might mean cruel.Then blood and pleasure are, once again,made normal, and I remember what I hadbeen told to forget.