Taking Lisa Robertson’s provocation that our speech is “always already political”, taken from her untitled essay of 2012, in NILLING: Prose essays on noise, pornography, the codex, melancholy, Lucretius, folds, cities and related aporias as a starting point, Quinn Latimer, Sohpie Collins, Hana Noorali, and Lynton Talbot consider poetry as a means of resistance to social and political domination in our current moment. The conversation and readings will consider ideas of the vernacular and translation in relation to poetry, distribution, publishing and exhibition practices.
Both Quinn Latimer and Sophie Collins’ works appear in Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot’s book Intertitles: An Anthology at the Intersection of Writing and Visual Art (Prototype Press, 2021). They have worked with Hana and Lynton across various platforms including Parrhesiades and TRANSMISSIONS that in different ways aim to problematise conventional forms of distribution and publishing. Quinn and Sophie will be invited to present some of this work, and Hana and Lynton will attempt to further unfold some of the central assertions of their practice that occupies an intersection of language, poetry, visual arts and more distributive models of delivery.