Episode 021

Queer Poetry. Love, Fury, (In)Justice (cu Ileana) w/ Ileana [EN]

Queer Poetry. Love, Fury, (In)Justice (cu Ileana) w/ Ileana

In which we talk with Ileana about queer poetry and her new book Jumătate din viața mea de acum [Half of My Life So Far].

Description

In today's (Romanian only) episode we talk with poet and queer and mad activist Ileana Negrea about queer literature and her recently published poetry book, Jumătate din viața mea de acum [Half of My Life So Far]. The episode begins with a general discussion on poetry and about the differences between queer and canonical poetry. We talk about the notion of queer gaze, the term crip and how it relates to queerness, as well as about autobiographism. In the second part we look at the local queer literature scene. Ileana describes her creative process and talks about poetry as a therapeutic act, about community and belonging, about the X Literary Circle, and about moving between niche and mainstream. The discussion is spliced with Ileana reciting a selection of poems and fragments by artists frin the local queer scene.

(Re)Sources

Ileana Negrea, Jumătate din viața mea de acum [Half of My Life So Far], ed. frACTalia (2021).
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58556379-jum-tate-din-via-a-mea-de-acum
https://carturesti.ro/carte/jumatate-din-viata-mea-de-acum-1181833093
https://www.facebook.com/jumatatedinviatameadeacum/
https://www.instagram.com/jumatatedinviatameadeacum

Cenaclul X [Literary Cirlce X]
https://www.facebook.com/cenaclulx/
https://www.instagram.com/cenaclulx

Medeea Iancu (coord.), Arta revendicării. Antologie de poezie queer [The Art of Claiming. Queer Poetry Anthology]. ed. frACTalia (2019).
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50722055-arta-revendic-rii-antologie-de-poezie-feminist
https://carturesti.ro/carte/arta-revendicarii-778964740

Carolina Vozian (coord.), Lumile noastre posibile [Our Possible Worlds], ed. Hecate (2020).
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53254722-lumile-noastre-posibile
https://carturesti.ro/carte/lumile-noastre-posibile-1146176719

Tudor Pop, softboi mimosa, ed. OMG (2019).
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50362078-softboi-mimosa
https://carturesti.ro/carte/softboi-mimosa-694670660

Răzvan Andrei, Jazz pentru iguane [Jazz for Iguanas], ed. Brumar (2018).
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40612870-jazz-pentru-iguane
https://carturesti.ro/carte/jazz-pentru-iguane-355412696

Angela Chen, Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex, Beacon Press (2020)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52128695-ace

Cameron Akward-Rich - A Prude's Manifesto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nInAqWF0tt4
https://www.cawkwardrich.com/

Episode art by Alex Horghidan

Intro/outro song: "Coming of Agency" by Sofia Zadar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sx-haHHG8s
https://www.facebook.com/sofiazadar/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3F4Ec4iFdVp4Pmzhw2Zrd1
"Divination" by Zimbru
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGOufvyuzgk
https://www.facebook.com/zimbrumusic/
https://www.instagram.com/zimbrumusic/
Saturnegru
https://soundcloud.com/user-68695176

Translation

Leneshex Radio