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Poetry Canadian

still

by (author) Anahita Jamali Rad

Publisher
Talonbooks
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Category
Canadian, Women Authors, Places
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772012859
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $16.95

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still is about alienated interiority. It begins with a body, with materiality that slowly morphs, extends, spills, and oozes non-linearity. A self-withdrawn, hidden presence: silent inactivity, affective and extractive capitalism, surveillance and commodification of behaviour, non-participation, withdrawn complicity, non-subjectivity and refusing a gaze, paralysis in time of crisis, what non-doing does. still proposes an alternative to action, a way to un-be or to cease, a way to be the wrench in the cogs of the machine, a way to jam the signal by refusing receptivity. This book disclaims language, writes without writing, divests in itself, is non-living for unlife. This book begins and ends in emptiness.

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Contributor Notes

Anahita Jamali Rad is a text-forward artist born in Iran and currently based in Tiohtià:ke on the Traditional Territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. Informed by anti-imperialist materialist theory, Jamali Rad’s work is founded on materiality, history, affect, ideology, violence, class, collectivity, desire, place, displacement, and silence. She published her first poetry book, for love and autonomy, in 2016.

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