A collection of formally inventive writing by trans poets against capital and empire.
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.
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Andrea Abi-Karam is a trans, arab-american punk poet-performer cyborg. They are the author of EXTRATRANSMISSION (Kelsey Street Press, 2019) and with Kay Gabriel, they co-edited We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2020). They are a leo obsessed with queer terror and convertibles.
Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist. With Liam O’Brien and Stephen Ira she co-founded Vetch, a poetry magazine by and for trans writers; she’s currently part of the editorial collective for the Poetry Project Newsletter. She recently completed her PhD in Classics at Princeton University.