112th: An evening of poetry with Lonely Christopher and Shiv Kotecha
Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. "THE RESIGNATION meditates on the fraught relation between multitudes such as: sonnets, sexy lakes, sestinas, psychoanalysis, realistic nightgowns, Bert & Ernie's slutty leather gear, the childhood fantasy of the mother-vulture, and Puritan speech. Magnetic fields of explanation nervously masturbate in a public portal of joyously reappropriated repression. How do you know this is for real? Because there is power and vast broken light. There is nothing but pleasure. And there is this clear place within care."--Rachel Zolf.
Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. THE SWITCH compiles three books in one:
1. an extended apology, in verse, for friendship and desire
2. a fictional "obedience residency manual"
3. a poem by the unlovable Lord fucking Shiva
Lonely Christopher is the author of the poetry collections Death & Disaster Series (Monk, 2014) and The Resignation (Roof, 2018), the short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse (Akashic, 2011), and the novel THERE (Kristiania, 2017). His plays, including Voyages and Endymion Dreams the Moon, have been presented in Canada, China, & the United States. His film credits include several international shorts & the feature MOM, which he wrote & directed. Learn more at lonelychristopher.com.
Shiv Kotecha is the author of The Switch (Wonder, 2018) and EXTRIGUE (Make Now, 2015). Writing can also be found in frieze, Art in America, The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere.