antilang. no. 9 theme & guest editor

We are very excited to announce the theme for antilang. no. 9—the first in a cycle of three special issues for 2021—Labour!

Joining our editorial team for this topic is special guest editor Anahita Jamali Rad.

Anahita Jamali Rad is a text-forward artist born in Iran and currently based in Tiohtià꞉ke on the Traditional Territory of the Kanien’kehá꞉ka. Informed by anti-imperialist materialist theory, Jamali Rad’s work is founded on materialist histories, affect, ideology, violence, class, collectivity, desire, place, displacement, and silence.

Jamali Rad has exhibited and performed across Canada and the US, and in the UK and Turkey. They’ve written two books of poetry, for love and autonomy (Talonbooks 2016) and still (Talonbooks 2021), and co-run House House Press with David Bradford.

A detailed editors’ note on what we’re looking for is forthcoming, but start thinking about Labour and how it can be captured in Good Short Writing.

antilang. no. 8 can be read here, and submissions for issue no. 9 open December 1st.

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