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Strangers: Rebecca Tamás in Conversation with Katherine Angel

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October 14, 2020 @ 19:30 21:00 BST

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Join us when we welcome Rebecca Tamás to discuss her new essay collection, Strangers, with Katherine Angel. The conversation will be streaming via Instagram Live.

In Strangers, Rebecca Tamás explores where the human and nonhuman meet, and why this delicate connection just might be the most important relationship of our times. From ‘On Watermelon’ to ‘On Grief’, Tamás’s essays are exhilarating to read in their radical and original exploration of the links between the environmental, the political, the folkloric and the historical. From thinking stones, to fairgrounds, from colliding planets to transformative cockroaches, Tamás’s lyrical perspective takes the reader on a journey between body, land and spirit—exploring a new ecological vision for our fractured, fragile world.

Rebecca Tamás’s poetry and criticism has been published widely. She is the co-editor of Spells: Occult Poetry for the 21st Century, with Sarah Shin, published by Ignota Books and her first poetry collection, WITCH was published by Penned in the Margins in 2019; to praise from the Poetry Book Society, the Guardian, Telegraph, Irish Times, TLS, White Review and The Paris Review. Rebecca is a lecturer in Creative Writing at York St John University, where she co-curates The York Centre for Writing Poetry Series. She is represented by Emma Paterson, at Aitken and Alexander.

Katherine Angel is the author of the forthcoming Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again (Verso, March 2021), as well as Daddy Issues (Peninsula Press) and Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell (Penguin). She directs the MA in Creative and Critical Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, and her writing has appeared in Granta, The White Review, Aeon, The New Statesman, and Prospect.