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Exaggerated Claims:
Power and Pleasure in Poetry
Institute of Contemporary Arts
October 2022
Courtesy of Paige Murphy


Decriminalised Futures presents an evening of poetry with six contemporary writers: Paige Murphy, Cassandra Troyan, Aisha Mirza, Mercedes Eng, Irene Silt and Maya Martinez. Each poet’s work directly resists the carceral state, boldly imagining new ways of relation, self-organisation and – through refusal – spaces for hope and possibility. Disinterested in respectability and self-censorship, the readings in this event embrace experimental irreverence: sometimes playfully erotic, sometimes taut with tension, each concerned with power and pleasure.
London-based poet Paige Murphy’s previous work has been published in Salvage, Datableed and Ludd Gang. Their pamphlet Ich is forthcoming this year from Veer2.

Suzanna Slack is the author of the memory trilogy Is This It?, The Poor Children and The Shedding (VF Press), as well as Luxury Profile, Happy Birthday Story and the forthcoming White Spirit Videotelephony. They are an amateur and disabled queer memory worker.
 
06:30 pm
Wed, 13 Apr 2022
Cinema 1
£10 Full, £7.50 Concessions, £5 Green/Blue Members

The poet contributions are pre-recorded and captioned, and will be screened in the Cinema after a live introduction by Paige Murphy. 

After the screening, Murphy will be joined by Poet Suzanna Slack for a live in-conversation (BSL interpreted).

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