18 May at 18:30–22:00. May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet St, London, EC4Y 1DH.
Four poets will read from their new books of anti-capitalist poetry. Helen Dimos’s No Realtor Was Compensated for This Sale takes readers out of socially controlled time into real time. Stephen Mooney’s Ratzinger Solo mixes the voices of Trump, Pope Benedict XVI, and Han Solo in order to investigate crossovers of how they present themselves as characters immune to criticism. William Rowe’s Collected Poems assert resistance against oppression as a necessary form of art. Verity Spott’s forthcoming Click Way Close Door Say exposes ways in which the language of institutional care traps us.