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  • Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta
    The Easy Body

  • $ 20.00

  • Description

    Perfect Bound
    120 pages Trade Edition
    228 pages Artist Edition
    5.25" x 7.75"

    Publication Date: 19 June 2017
    ISBN: 978-1-937421-22-9
    Distribution: SPD 

    The Easy Body is a love letter from hell. In these poems, a fiery account of loss combines with a multi-lingual prophecy of stained, stunning beauty. In deep suffering and impure solidarity, the Latinx, matrilineal, colonized body of this text will never be ‘easy.’ Get ready for the birth of a riot and the death of the world.

    The artist edition is printed on translucent vellum paper and signed by the author. 

    ***Pre-order to get The Easy Body for $5.00/off the trade and special editions***

    ***If you're local you can use the discount code "<3oakland" to waive shipping and pick up your copy the book release on May 20th***

     

     

    Praise for The Easy Body

    In their incendiary debut, Luboviski-Acosta explores a vision of freedom which looks like apocalypse: Dismantled states, destroyed selves, and dismayed gods all watch in awe as a bony witch consorts with demons and blood-filled succulents to envision the hedonic chaos of our time not as contemporary, but as immemorial. In a voice oscillating between decolonial rage and post-colonial melancholia, The Easy Body teaches us that if recovery is possible, it's only as a political horizon, an ongoing creative destruction against the white forces of linearity that have been trying to decimate island people for 524 years."

    manuel arturo abreu

     

    The Easy Body is written in letters of fire. The so-called sleep of the just (or "the sleep of white girls") will be ruined forever for those who learn what Luboviski-Acosta's poetry knows in its brilliant, brutalized, resurgent bones. It's beautiful. Also terrifying. And necessary--if you're holding this book in your hands, don't let it go.

    Lauren Levin

     

     

     

    Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta is an artist and doula living in California. They work sometimes with the visual, sometimes with movement, sometimes with language, sometimes all three at once. Along with Elana Chavez, they’re a founding curator of The Cantíl Reading Series, and with Chavez and Angel Dominguez, a member of La Vidx Locx, a collective of queer Latinx poets. They’ve taught movement and filmmaking to children and adults alike. Work has been exhibited and performed in Los Angeles and the Bay Area: writing has been published in a chapbook, PDF, by Solar Luxuriance; appeared in Esferas; and featured on the SBSM album JOY/RAGE. A split poetry cassette with Elaine Kahn is due out from Practical Records in 2017. The Easy Body is their first book.