Irene Silt & Syd Staiti

In the writing of Irene Silt and Syd Staiti, time doesn’t make sense, like poems don’t make money, like being a person with a body in the world doesn’t make a set and static self. This begs the question, what else is there we can make? How does anyone make anything? Staiti offers, “​​The body / of work holds its previous versions inside — invisible and present — building its aura out of them”

Featuring a guest introduction by Nora Treatbaby.

Irene Silt is the author of My Pleasure and The Tricking Hour (Deluge Books 2022). They write about power, anti-work feeling, joy, and deviance. Their essays and poems have been published in Mask MagazineANTIGRAVITYSpoilLESTETrou NoirPoiesis Journal and in the Tripwire pamphlet series. They live in New York.

Syd Staiti is author of Seldom Approaches (The Elephants, 2023) and The Undying Present (Krupskaya, 2015). Work is published or forthcoming in BaestTripwireSocial Text, and A Perfect Vacuum. Staiti is director of Small Press Traffic and a collective member of Light Field.

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