Category Archives: Poiesis

The Politics of Women’s Blues

We share two texts on women’s blues as a radical questioning of sex, gender and race in the racist and hetero-patriarchal social relations of the United States. In the first, which provides the title to our post, Hazel V. Carby … Continue reading

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For Edward Bond (1934-2024)

SAGA I asked the man at the crossroads why are you waitingHe said I have no shoes on my feetMy stomach is emptyMy dwelling is repossessedA man In a nice suit with heraldic cufflinks stole my walletAnd my coat is … Continue reading

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The anarchy of dance/the dance of anarchism

A little wisdom is no doubt possible; but I have found this happy certainty in all things: that they prefer—to dance on the feet of chance. Friedrich Nietzsche, This Spoke Zarathustra [Contact improvisation] came out of Grand Union. We were in … Continue reading

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For Steve Paxton (1939-2024)

Five years ago, we wrote a short piece lauding Steve Paxton’s work as a dancer and his vision of dance, which we entitled: “Anarchic movement: Ambulations in thought after Steve Paxton”. This week (21/02/2024), we learned of his death. In … Continue reading

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Palestine: The attempt to erase a people’s arts

We want to thank +972 Magazine for the generous permission to publish an article on the Israeli authority’s assault against Jenin’s (West Bank) Freedom Theatre and the broader Israeli war on Palestinian artistic expression. +972 Magazine is unquestionably one of the most … Continue reading

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For Gaza: Ghassan Kanafani in the voice of John Berger

In an address to the inaugural Palestine Festival of Literature (2008) John Berger gave a moving reading of Palestinian writer, Ghassan Kanafani’s “Letter from Gaza”. Kanafani was assassinated by the Israeli Mossad in 1972.

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The “Deaths” of Poet Writers: Nour El-Din Haggag and Refaat Alareer

From lundimatin, #407, December 11, 2023 … The young Palestinian writer and poet Nour El-Din Haggag has just died on December 5, followed on December 7 by the poet Refaat Alareer, after the bombing of their house in Gaza. One … Continue reading

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For Benjamin Zephaniah (1958-2023)

“Certainly, a lot of people in Britain, when you say ‘anarchists,’ they just think of riots. And the news will say, ‘Today, twenty anarchists went on a rampage.’ They don’t understand anarchism,” he said. “Politically, I’m a revolutionary. I believe … Continue reading

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KAPT’AL

From lundimatin, #406, December 4, 2023. KAPT’AL is not a GodIt is a principleIt spreads like light or water or windAnd it expandsImperturbably ***

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June Jordan: Poetry for Palestine

I am saying that the ultimate connection cannot be the enemy. The ultimate connection must be the need that we find between us … I must make the connection real between these strangers and me everywhere before those other clouds … Continue reading

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