Honour Thy Books.
Honour Thy Books.
Walked in #Berlin. #googlefit
The Wall is not about Art.
My second chapbook is officially available for PRE-ORDER from YesYes Bøøks. A special limited edition run of 150 copies. I’m so happy and grateful they believed in my little sentences. My day is made. Also, Jericho Brown said some things:
“What this poet sees on the street, in a blizzard, or even while studying an apple reminds me of those dreams we have in common: dreams in which we are falling but never touch ground, dreams in which we are naked in the presence of men suited for our ruin.”
All pre-orders come with FREE shipping: http://yesyesbooks.com/store/book/0100018/
Since I bought the current issue of Dossier Journal when I was in Berlin last weekend mainly because of Ocean Vuong’s contribution “My Father Writes From Prison”, I had to pre-order the new chapbook. Shipping is even for free for European customers, so it was even affordable. My day is made.
Saturday I participated in the 5 Year Mädchenmannschaft birthday celebration at Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin. It was the first time I took the stage with my texts without the band. You can see a ‘setlist’ of the texts I read at my poetry page. The other two spoken word performers during my session Anne Prinsregentenheim and Jayrome C. Robinet were amazing and it was a great honor to share the stage with them.
It was great meeting so many people at the party and I for the most part had a good time, but not everything was great: A panel on activism and internet, the penultimate part of the program, turned into a discussion of different criticisms of the Slutwalk Berlin. When confronted with the (absolutely correct!) criticism especially re: the reproduction of racist sentiments and the lack of inclusion of PoC, the representatives of the Slutwalk organisation team – both on the podium and in the audience – reacted in a manner that only confirmed the criticism.
@accalmie wrote a better text about the incident and the problems of Slutwalk in general than I ever could, so I highly recommend you all go read it now: You Walk Alone. I can also recommend these “Four Brief Critiques of Slutwalk’s Whiteness, Privilege and Unexamined Power Dynamics.” (h/t to zweisatz on fb for that.)
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is a documentary about the public and personal side of the Naked Lunch author and legend. Looks interesting. Zebra Kino Konstanz will show the film Febuary 9/10/12/13.
Also check out this interview the director Yony Leyser gave Stil in Berlin. His next project sounds even more intriguing than this one: A documentary about queercore!
This is my favorite of all the great street art I saw this weekend in Berlin. “I love this wall but ruined it by writing this.” The green text on the lower right cover reads: “Geht mir genau so” (I feel the same)
It’s on Manteuffelstraße between Paul-Lincke-Ufer and Reichenberger Straße.
"The border runs not between the top and bottom but between you and me.“