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3 years ago
Neighbor / Treatment - with Rachel Levitsky and Adrian Bridget

Sometime before all closed down last year, Rachel Levitsky came by rile*. We ended up recording a reading from her poetry collection Neighbor (2020, 2009 - Ugly Duckling Press). The second part of the show is a remote recording by Adrian Bridget from his self-published novel Treatment (2019). The novel consists of around 40 Treatments as chapters. Here's a few of them.

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, 2020) 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.

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.

Music clips by O Yuki Conjugate. Edited by Sven Dehens.

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