Rachel James & Aristilde Kirby

What do you want? Do you want to be happy? How do you keep going? Did you hear that song? Rachel James and Aristilde Kirby explore desire and longing both in hedonism and in austerity, kaleidoscopic and cosmic, comic and hot.

Rachel James (b. Toronto, Canada) is a poet and artist with a background in experimental ethnography. She is the author of An Eros Encyclopedia (Wendy's Subway, 2022), and her poems have been published by The Recluse and Form IV. As an audio documentarian, she has worked with The Organist, BBC Radio, WNYC, and others. She lives in New York City, Lenapehoking.

Aristilde Kirby is a dakini from the charnel grounds of the Bronx, New York. She has published chapbooks with Best American Experimental Writing 2020, Belladonna, & Black Warrior Review. Her book, [Daisy & Catherine²] from auric press will be back with a reissue in the spring. Her work, currently covering the bases of writing, art, & performance, has been featured in Miguel Abreu Gallery, the Haus der Kulturen der WeltEntranceSmack Mellon, & as a part of Texte Zur Kunst's Velvet Voice Club, at the Roter Salon, Volksbühne. You can call her Aris, like Paris without the P.

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