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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Paris Lit Up no. 4

A new poem with title 'Lady Liberty with a deaths head visage...' is included in Paris Lit Up no. 4, nominally published in 2016 but out just last month.

This fourth edition of Paris Lit Up magazine - published by the Paris-based umbrella organisation of the same name that maintains an emphasis on transnational writers, artists and musicians - arrives, as the editors write in their foreword, at a crossroads: "as the world darkens with increasingly rigid identities, we ask ourselves how our creative endeavours can contest this narrowing vision". An answer appears in the notion of trans- ("transnational, transgressive, transitional, translational") which is the overall theme and title of the issue.

My piece is included in one of two specially curated sections: Malik Crumpler & Pansy Maurer-Alvarez (Poets Live) and Jennifer K Dick (Ivy Writers Paris) invited a small selection of participants in their respective series to contribute to the issue. I'm very happy to be part of the Poets Live section alongside Freke Räihä, Edmund Hardy, Fiona Sze-Lorrain, David Ishaya Osu, Kimberly Campanello, Nina Zivancevic, Christophe Lamiot Enos, and Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr.

My thanks to Pansy and Malik for asking, and for publishing my work.

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