Sunday 26 April 2020 (23:00 CEST)
Broadcast of 'Neighbor/ Treatment'
Last month Rachel Levitsky came by rile*. We ended up recording a reading from the new reprint of her poetry collection Neighbor (2020, 2009 - Ugly Duckling Press). In the meantime, things have changed. The second part of the show is a remote recording by Adrian Bridget around his self-published novel Treatment (2019). The novel consists of around 40 Treatments as chapters. Here's a few of them. Disclaimer: some parts near the end of the show have visual descriptions of gore. Music clips by O Yuki Conjugate, hosted by Sven Dehens for rile* and MPR.
Link to Montez Press Radio and original broadcast: https://radio.montezpress.com
Rachel Levitsky came out as a Lesbian in 1984 and as a poet in 1994. In between those two events, she wrote fact sheets and polemic for street actions demonstrating for LGBT and Women’s Liberation, Women’s Health, and against the state negligence of the AIDS epidemic. Since becoming a poet, she’s published three book length collections, Under the Sun (Futurepoem, 2003), NEIGHBOR (UDP, 2009) and the poetic novella, The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013). In 1999, she founded Belladonna* which is now Belladonna Collaborative, a matrix of literary action promoting the writers and writing of the contemporary feminist avant-garde. Our books by Belladonna you can find here. More info on Neighbor here.
Adrian Bridget is a writer and publisher. He is the author of the collection TEXTS THAT SHOULDN’T BE READ OUT LOUD. His first novel—Treatment—was published in 2019. He lives and works in London. More info on the book on our website here.
rile* is a bookshop and project space for publication and performance. rile* is into poetry, theory, choreography, artist writing and various other text based experiments. rile* organizes performances, meetings, launches, readings... rile* is the base word for silence in Láadan, a feminist constructed language developed by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982. The language was included in her science fiction Native Tongue series. Láadan contains a number of words that are used to make unambiguous statements that include how one feels about what one is saying. According to Elgin, this is designed to counter language's limitations to those who are forced to respond I know I said that, but I meant this.
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