Justice Piece // Transmission (Paperback)

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Just after Trump got elected, Levin toured across the country with poet Eric Sneathen reading the same essay condemning Reaganism night after night. Their latest book emerged out of a set of questions the poet JT Jennifer Tamayo posed: "What does it mean to you to be a white? How does that show up or not in your work? What is justice?" Levin's self-critical response takes the form of fragmentary notes, giving voice to the complex interplay of learning and everyday life.

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Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. JUSTICE PIECE // TRANSMISSION is a perverse and anxious attack on the concept of justice, asking If I am the symptom, what is the cause? Ranging from The Rocky Horror Picture Show to feminist sci-fi, white supremacy to the Berkeley Parents Network, gendered violence to Led Zeppelin, disciplinary heterosexuality to hypochondria, these twin poems tackle questions of how personal history and pop culture both build us up and tear us to shreds. Levin's writing lives in a space of contradiction, a call to Make everything ugly / No aesthetics left / no mysteries / only problems.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781937421250
ISBN-10: 1937421252
Publisher: Timeless, Infinite Light
Publication Date: September 21st, 2018
Pages: 128
Language: English