This month(ish) I got to interview Nat Raha! Nat Raha is a poet and trans / queer activist, living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her poetry includes two collections countersonnets (Contraband Books, 2013) and Octet (Veer Books, 2010); and numerous pamphlets including ‘de/compositions’ (Enjoy Your Homes Press, 2017), '£/€xtinctions' (sociopathetic distro, 2017), '[of sirens / body & faultlines]' (Veer Books, 2015), 'radio / threat' (sociopathetic distro, 2014) and 'mute exterior intimate' (Oystercatcher Press, 2013). She's performed and published her work internationally. Nat co-edited the Radical Transfeminism zine, and is currently finishing PhD in on queer Marxism and contemporary poetry at the University of Sussex.
Ideas and writers discussed in this episode:
- Guy Debord
- Ivan Chtcheglov
- Sonic Youth
- My Bloody Valentine
- early Austerity 2011 England
- The New York School
- Sean Bonney "The Commons"
- Nat Raha's essay "Transfeminine Brokenness, Radical Transfeminism"
- Lauren Berlant's idea of "slow death" found in her book "Cruel Optimism"
- Verity Spott, "Click Away Close Door Say"
- Linus Slug, Mendoza, Tommy Peeps, Insect Librarian,: "ninerrors"
- Jay Bernard
- Nisha Ramayya
- Frances Kruk
- Vahni Capildeo, "Measures of Expatriation"
This episode was edited and social media managed by Mitchel Davidovitz
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