Andrea Abi-Karam | COMPLEX DESIRE

COMPLEX DESIRE

like the white couch in a room full of mirrors

COMPLEX DESIRE

like saying i love u in a red pleather jumpsuit

COMPLEX DESIRE

like fucking the enemy in a basement in bed-stuy under a crooked photo of kathy acker

COMPLEX DESIRE

like dry cunts in the desert

COMPLEX DESIRE

like dancers who are already dead

COMPLEX DESIRE

like sleeping in a pile of sags in a windowless room

COMPLEX DESIRE

like that one friend that one night after a bike ride over the bridge

COMPLEX DESIRE

like that person should def not be in my bed right now

COMPLEX DESIRE

like drag kings in london

COMPLEX DESIRE

like las vegas vampires

COMPLEX DESIRE

like sticky mud after too many sunrises

COMPLEX DESIRE

like microphone static shocks on my lips

COMPLEX DESIRE

like the perfect fire sign team always awake & always wild

COMPLEX DESIRE

like just too manic for anything slow

like falling asleep just feels so bad

COMPLEX DESIRE

like wanting to go back but knowing she was right

COMPLEX DESIRE

back doesn’t exist only through

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Andrea Abi-Karam is a mixed race genderqueer punk poet writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. They recently completed the manuscript EXTRATRANSMISSION a book length piece against how patriarchy and US militarism produce the hypergendered subject. Andrea’s most recent piece THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions, September 2016) attempts to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. With Drea Marina, Andrea co-hosts Words of Resistance a monthly radical queer open floor poetry night aimed at creating space for folks to share their work, especially if unpolished and messy. Andrea is both a writer, printer, & publisher whose founding small press project Mess Editions seeks to publish emerging writing from queers, people of color, and those involved in social movements yet uninvolved in poetry & art scenes.

2017-05-06T16:55:24+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|