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Episode 34 in English: Punk Poet-Performer Cyborg Andrea!

We are so excited for this episode!  We guarantee you’ll love getting to know Andrea through this.  We’ll give you all a heads up when their book is available (set to come out Jan. 2019)!

Andrea Abi-Karam is an arab-american genderqueer punk poet-performer cyborg,
writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed
healing. Their chapbook, THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions, 2016), attempts to
queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. Simone White selected
Andrea’s second assemblage Villainy for forthcoming publication with Les Figues. They
toured with Sister Spit March 2018 & are hype to live in New York.
EXTRATRANSMISSION (Kelsey Street Press, Jan. 2019) is their first book.

Website: andreaak.com
Instagram: @wolf_hour
Twitter: @wolf_hour [extra_TRANS_mission]

photo credit: Lix Z

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Episode 33 in English: Her Name is Samya

Samya Abu-Orf, Palestinian-American poet, joined us today for an epic episode.  Prepare yourself – the strength, the boldness, the directness, the humor, and the validation of our shared realities will leave you stunned in the best of ways.  We had a great conversation, and she was also generous in sharing several pieces during this episode.  We are thrilled to have this amazing woman on this podcast, and we can’t wait for you all to hear her power.


To connect with and/or follow Samya:

Instagram: samyaabuorf
Facebook: Samya Abu-Orf
Email: [email protected]

Samya referenced some poets she loves; here is the link to a piece by one of the poets she mentioned (Crystal Valentine – “Tempest”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPdS6HfuTAI

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