Interview with Andrea Abi-Karam
Release Date: 02/04/2019
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I'm back! Hello! I got to talk with Andrea Abi-Karam this time, and I had a blast catching up with them about their latest book "EXTRATRANSMISSION."
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 their 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, 2019] is their first book.
- Andrea's Website
- Andrea's Twitter
- Spray Tan's bandcamp
- Rob Halpern's Music for Porn
- Jennifer Terry's "Significant Injury:War, Medicine, and Empire in Claudia's Case" (Andrea didn't specifically name this paper, but I felt it was relevant).
- Jasbir Puar's Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times
- Sister Spit Tour 2018
- Equine Therapy for Military Veterans
- Nightboat Books
- Jasmin Gibson Don't Let Them See Me Like This
- Wendy Travino's Cruel Fiction
- Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's Sketchtasy
This episode's editor and social media manager was Mitchel Davidovitz.
The "Sound of Waves Breaking" was Spray Tan's "SOLOSLUT."