Please join Carleton University Art Gallery and Venus Envy for a virtual reading and conversation with Kama La Mackerel, in celebration of the publication of their debut poetry collection, ZOM-FAM.
ZOM-FAM emerges from a creative process in spoken word and live performance, mythologizing a queer/trans narrative of and for Kama La Mackerel’s home island, Mauritius.
Composed of expansive lyric poems, ZOM-FAM (meaning “man-woman” or “transgender” in Mauritian Kreol) is a voyage into the coming of age of a gender-creative child growing up in the 80s and 90s on the plantation island, as they seek vocabularies for loving and honouring their queer/trans self amidst the legacy of colonial silences.
Anna Shah Hoque will introduce the event, La Mackerel will read from ZOM-FAM and Cara Tierney will moderate a Q&A.
This event is co-presented with Venus Envy, where you can purchase ZOM-FAM. It can also be purchased through Metonymy Press.