Pleasure and Provocation: Kay Gabriel Interview with Jordy Rosenberg

  by Jordy Rosenberg & Kay Gabriel. Jordy Rosenberg: Can you speak a bit about your formation as a poet and a Marxist?  You’ve founded (at least) two different poetry collectives – Negative Press, “a gay Marxist poetry collective,” and Vetch, a magazine of “trans poetry and poetics.”  How does your own work relate to the work of collectives-forming and the practice and labor of being part of a collective?

Kay Gabriel

Kay Gabriel is the author of the chapbooks Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets 1 (BOAAT Press, 2017) and, with David W. Pritchard, Impropria Persona (Damask Press, 2017). She’s writing her dissertation at Princeton University on adaptations of Euripides in modernism and the avant-garde. Find her recent and forthcoming writing in the New Inquiry, Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight, TSQ, Tripwire, the Believer, and elsewhere. Twitter: @unit01barbie

Alex Alvarez Taylor

Alex Alvarez Taylor holds an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, University of London. He lives and works in Spain, and is interested in the political aesthetics of the Frankfurt School.

John Chalcraft

John Chalcraft is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His publications include The Invisible Cage: Syrian Workers in Lebanon (2009), Counterhegemony in the Colony and Postcolony (co-edited with Yaseen Noorani, 2007), and Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East.

Geoff Eley

Geoff Eley is Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History at the University of Michigan. Some of his works include Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany 1930-1945 (2014), A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society(2005), and Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000 (2002).

Gareth Dale

Gareth Dale is senior lecturer in politics and international relations at Brunel University, London. His books include Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left (2016), Karl Polanyi: The Limits of the Market (2010), Reconstructing Karl Polanyi (2016), and Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy, and the Alternatives (2016). Please give us your email address and we’ll keep you up-to-date with all Salvage news.

Dilar Dirik

Dilar Dirik is from northern Kurdistan (Turkey). She is an activist of the Kurdish women’s movement and writes on the Kurdish freedom struggle for an international audience. She is currently working on her PhD at the Sociology Department of Cambridge University.

Open letter to the picket-line crossers

by Alberto Toscano. Dear colleague, Over the past few weeks of the UCU strike to defend pensions, you have repeatedly crossed picket lines of lecturers and students from your institution. Many of us have asked you to support an action aimed at preventing the imposition of pension poverty on thousands of academics present and future, and to challenge the plunder of a collective resource, a process which is being driven by faulty economics and engineered by managers who have massively increased their own pay at the same time as they have squandered our deferred salary.

Cinzia Arruzza

Cinzia Arruzza is an assistant professor of philosophy at the New School.