ONE Archives at the USC Libraries: Book Launch: We Want it All
Book Launch: We Want it All
Sunday, December 6, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm PT
Please join us for a reading to celebrate the lives and work of contributors Sylvia Rivera, Leslie Feinberg, Bryn Kelly, and Lou Sullivan to "We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics." This event will include readings by Gaines Parker, Ellis Martin & Zach Ozma, Sasha Wortzel's film "This is an Address," Robert Giard's photos of Leslie Feinberg & Minnie Bruce Pratt, and editor reading of Leslie Feinberg's "Letter To Theresa." Register here for the event.
Editors Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel offer "We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics" as an experiment into how far literature, written from an identitarian standpoint, can go as a fellow traveler with social movements and revolutionary demands. Writing in dialogue with emancipatory political movements, the intergenerational writers assembled here imagine an altogether overturned world in poems that pursue the particular and multiple trans relationships to desire, embodiment, housing, sex, ecology, history, pop culture, and the working day.