Strangers with Rebecca Tamás and Maria Sledmere | 7th August @7pm
Join us for a night of readings and discussion with Rebecca Tamás fresh of the heels of her PoliNations event. In Strangers, Rebecca Tamás explores where the human and nonhuman meet, and why this delicate connection just might be the most important relationship of our times. From ‘On Watermelon’ to ‘On Grief’, Tamás’s essays are exhilarating to read in their radical and original exploration of the links between the environmental, the political, the folkloric and the historical. From thinking stones, to fairgrounds, from colliding planets to transformative cockroaches, Tamás’ lyrical perspective takes the reader on a journey between body, land and spirit—exploring a new ecological vision for our fractured, fragile world.
Rebecca will be in conversation with Maria Sledmere, a poet, artist and critic based in Glasgow, where she also teaches. She is editor-in-chief of SPAM Press and a member of the art and ecology collective, A+E. Her debut collection, The Luna Erratum, is out now with Dostoyevsky Wannabe. Recent publications include Sans Soleil, a collaboration with fred spoliar (Face Press/Mermaid Motel, 2022), and String Feeling (Erotoplasty Editions, 2022). She is co-editor of the weird folds: everyday poems from the anthropocene (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2020).