In JUST LIKE I LIKE IT, Danielle LaFrance combines poetry and autotheory as a means of targeting ideological infatuation, spilling into an obsession with ideological abolishment. JUST LIKE I LIKE IT searches for ways to kill and abolish "it," seeking means to get it done right, even when attempted slowly and stupidly, even if the only way out is death. LaFrance draws on stupidity, sadomasochism, pretend power, parasitism, and violent revolutionary desubjectification to shape a felt experience, not so much asking as inhabiting a series of questions, including: "What are the implications of abolishing the self as it is racialized, gendered, and classed?" and "Can a theoretical framework hold every contradiction in tandem when every contradiction is substantial and felt?" Each page of JUST LIKE I LIKE IT pokes "it" awake all over again, culminating in a number of accomplished failures, including "It Makes Me Iliad," a reworking of Homer’s Iliad. Poetry, it seems, is the best weapon for wiping it out with fewer casualties – which is why it is never enough.
Danielle LaFrance lives on occupied and stolen x?m??k??y??m, S?wx_wú7mesh Úxwumixw, and s?l?ilw?ta?? lands. She is a poet, community librarian, and independent scholar, amongst other things, venusian, anarcha-feminist, stupid. She is the author of species branding (CUE, 2010), Friendly + Fire (Talonbooks, 2016), and the chapbook Pink Slip (SIC, 2013). Her more recent poetry project is titled #postdildo, which thinks and acts through fucking, fantasy, rape culture, and modes of communication. She is committed to listening, addressing, and responding to the radical root of things. Also: Her favourite colour is purple. Her favourite word is “no.”