120 pages Trade Edition
228 pages Artist Edition
5.25" x 7.75"
Publication Date: 19 June 2017
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.
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.
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.