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Join an evening of readings by poets Lotte L.S., Mira Mattar, Lotta Thießen and Dom Hale to celebrate the launch of THIS ENERGY WASTED BY FLIGHT – a new publication of poetry and prose by Lotte L.S. published by Pamenar Press, and accompanied by a German translation by Lotta Thießen.
Drawing on a range of influences including Anna Mendelssohn, the book attempts to both unravel and complicate the she that speaks: gendered experience and its relationship to fragmented memory and the violence of narrative time; to sexual violence; to surveillance and grief; to solitude and collectivity; to song and dissent.
Oscillating between the gestures of daily experience, and the political and social conditions that shape it, both unflinchingly utopian and wildly sceptical in its outlook, THIS ENERGY WASTED BY FLIGHT— attempts to write through the continual negotiation between the desire to speak and the desire to keep your mouth shut, all the time chasing what it means to live out one’s political convictions through poetry, and through life.
Lotte L.S. is a poet living in the town of Great Yarmouth, England. Her writing includes a pamphlet with Tripwire, titled, A town, three cities, a fig, a riot, two blue hyacinths, three beginnings, five letters, a “death”, two solitudes, façades, four loose dogs, a doppelgänger, a likeness, three airport floors, thirty-six weeks…; translations of the Moroccan poet and Marxist feminist Saïda Menebhi, who died on hunger strike in prison in 1977, with See Red Press; and shorter self-published pamphlets of poetry such as untitled (Iceland), and TWELVE DAYS OF 21st CENTURY RAIN. From 2020, she ran the poetry reading series no relevance in Great Yarmouth, and founded red herring press, to print, publish and distribute local writing in the town.
Lotta Thießen grew up in Portugal and now lives in Berlin. Between 2015 and 2022 she co-organized the reading and publication series artiCHOKE for which she translated contemporary poetry from Portuguese, German and English into German and English and wrote critical texts contextualising the works. She is a founding member of Gegensatz Translation Collective. Her latest chapbook “Fragments of Baby” was published by Materialien (Munich) in 2019.
Mira Mattar writes fiction and poetry. She wrote Yes, I Am A Destroyer (2020), Affiliation (2021) and The Bow (2021). A new chapbook, And most of all I would miss the shadows of the tree’s own leaves cast upon its trunk by the orange streetlight in the sweet blue darks of spring, is forthcoming from Veer2. She has had work published in Granta, The Chicago Review, Berfrois and elsewhere. She regularly reads her work in the UK and abroad. Mira lives and works in London.
Dom Hale’s most recent book of poetry is called Faint Portal (out from Distance No Object). He is currently co-editing the magazine Ludd Gang and helping to organise a hardship fund for poets in the U.K., and he co-runs the occasional poetry press and reading series Just Not.