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Dear all,

For our forthcoming issue (publication date November 2018), we invited 27 international poets, artists, & a scientist to reflect on today’s realities.

What they offer is a groundbreaking Narrative for the Now. A narrative that enriches our conception of the present, and claims space for empathy, awareness, and beauty.

Realities and the Rituals of the Upside Down features
• poetry by Jay Besemer, Theodoros Chiotis, Maria Damon, Helen Dimos, Universal Jenny, Donna Fleischer, Clive Gresswel, Ray McKenzie, C. Kubasta, Iulia Militaru, John Morgan, Alice Notley, Christina Ntanovasili, Nat Raha, Sandra Simonds, Tom Snarsky, and Alan Sondheim
• artworks by Antonis Donef, Lito Kattou and Anna Lascari
• a conversation with the poet CAConrad
• critical ideas by the environmental scientist Giorgos Kallis
• Narratives in Progress by Amy McCauley (on consolatory art), by Eva Moreda (on translation) and Rebecca Wilcox (on affective sound)
• columns by Louisa Doloksa (on literature and bowels), Kyriaki Goni (on urban rituals) and D.I. (Hot Athens).

Editor: Dimitra Ioannou, Assistant editor: Dora Vasilakou, Editor-at-large: Antonis Katsouris, Design: Marianna Vouza.

This is a limited edition (17X24 cm, 82 pages) in english; some works will be translated into Greek and uploaded on the site. Realities and the Rituals of the Upside Down has a front and back cover detail from an original work by Lito Kattou. The cover is dedicated to the color yellow, a color that reminds and encourages.

Thank you for all the pre-orders! They will cover printing costs. Please share far and wide!

Dimitra Ioannou
editor

POLITICS ISSUE

Instead of republishing a source text in the beginning of this issue, as we usually do, we republished some links to interviews, news, images and articles that reflect the political becoming of our times.

Contributors found their words-links in an Angela Davis interview, the discussion between Bjarke Skærlund Risager and David Harvey on the political nature of neoliberalism, the articles Political Vernaculars: Freedom and Love by Keguro Macharia, Sisters Uncut ‘Reclaim’ Empty Council Home And Transform It Into Community Centre and The art of war: Deleuze, Guattari, Debord and the Israeli defence force by Eyal Weizman which was added to the list by Joey Frances, and the video Refugee crisis: Sea Cemetery which pays tribute to the Syrians who drowned trying to reach Europe. The following image found on Twitter was also a source of inspiration:

Death to Capitalism

The Politics Issue features works by the poets, and artists Maria Andreou, Vahni Capildeo, Anargyros Drolapas, Joey Frances, Antonis Katsouris, Iordanis Papadopoulos, Tom Snarsky.

MARIA ANDREOU

Opportunities

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words-links: “dominant political vernaculars,” “announce a conversation about politics,” “the plan was to saturate as many spaces as possible with that vernacular” from “Political Vernaculars: Freedom and Love.” & “I’ve always treated neoliberalism as a political project carried out by the corporate capitalist class as they felt intensely threatened,” “counterrevolutionary project” from “Neoliberalism is a political project.”


I was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1989. I moved to Paris in 2007 where I studied Design and Applied Arts and then to London in 2010 to focus on a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts. My practice is of a multidisciplinary nature that evolved with the use of drawing, performance, print, time based media and language. www.mariaandreou.com, www.twitter.com/conceptualsens

Vahni Capildeo

SINCERE

From Etymology for British Voters

lit up with it:
sincere: sin wax
hot strips applied
rip out: without
wax or harvest:
sincere: counting
prived of zeroes:
since when since year
zero: limits
drip and take form:
face it: sincere:
pareidolia
scalding water-
fall: as if sinc-
is compounding
saxon before
this time rings break
for giving out:
he who gives out
must be in charge:
sincere: not these
romance roots: clean
unlike a lung



aglimpseof_politics_capildeo_visual



A NATIONAL LITERATURE

Poltergeist in the flat of the page,
s/he may be laughing & crying
as they write this.
You have no means of knowing.
Their oily fingers
burn like wicks; what they wear is white;
cloud conditions
appear sewn & sown; grey aircraft
could be stitching
your sampler house to the sky
you have no means
of knowing.
        You have been sticking
postage stamps to trees;
would that go somewhere if you could
wait – your cult is
the messenger as message; you
hope to interest
the forest in a system of rebuke,
as they write this
in rooms where corners resemble
handbells; emulsion
came out of tins like mid-air milk,
staying hanging
till you notice between the lines
someone weeping,
weeping & being beaten;
there is always,
even between the lines that speak
of breaks & brakes,
always someone
else who was present in writing –
when you thought you
knew – who you thought you were reading –
no means – in the garden singing



word-link: “in” from Sisters Uncut.



Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian-British writer whose five books and two pamphlets include Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet, 2016) (shortlisted for the Forward Prizes Best Collection), Simple Complex Shapes (Shearsman, 2015) and Utter (Peepal Tree, 2013). She holds a DPhil in Old Norse and is interested in multilingualism, creative reworkings, and the boundaries between the human and the natural. Her collaborative work on performance and installation includes responses to Euripides’ Bacchae, ‘Radical Shakespeare’, and Martin Carter’s revolutionary writings from Guyana. The Harper-Wood Studentship (St John’s College, Cambridge) supported her travel for research during 2015-16.

Joey Frances

smooth space

in verse geo metry on nablus ~ tri angul ate directional fo rce w regard to control again st trails o f missiles launched to seek ffreedom for who & to what power flows interpretation also is fire mountain force a reorgan isation of the ur ban syntax masks latent arithmetic explosives not so latent not so arithmetic now but you have to adm it was a powerful argument GO SMOOTH OUT YOUR OWN SPACE colony no wait, your out own go space smoothly as humans inter mingle with worms and your quaint honour turn to dust can order disrupt itself in its favour? when refusal to obey is operative as command ruthless critique in service of coercion all manoeuvres are fascist poetry “this building is under occupation” we yelled it penetrating new boundaries in people's homes not inherently not not divisive fall into traps not to be abstract violence but concretely abstract ion of the living world is violence already travel through crumbling walls of bodies only tenderly with your theories


words-links: “reorganisation of the urban syntax” from “The art of war: Deleuze, Guattari, Debord and the Israeli defence force” by Eyal Weizman.



Joey Frances is based in Manchester. He is a member of Generic Greeting, a multi-disciplinary arts collective with whom he has collaborated on zines, posters, exhibitions and other events. He also co-organises the reading series Peter Barlow’s Cigarette. His first full collection, a l’instar de, was published this year with Knives Fork and Spoons Press. He will shortly begin a PhD on contemporary innovative poetry and ideological resistance. Find him at bubblethesedatasets.tumblr.com // genericgreeting.co.uk // twitter @JoeyFrances