Abi-Karam, Andrea & Kay Gabriel (eds.): We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics
We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics Edited by Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel (Nightboat Books, paperback)
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Publisher Marketing: Who is writing formally exciting, explicitly political poetry right now? Editors, Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel bring together contributions by an intergenerational constellation of radical trans writers to both answer this question and enable writing in these modes. Writing in dialogue with emancipatory political movements, against capital, racism, empire, borders, prisons, ecological devastation; the writers here imagine an altogether different, 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. The editors offer this anthology as an experiment: how far can literature written and/or collected from an identitarian standpoint go as a fellow traveler with social movements and revolutionary demands?