The queerfemme-inist performance poet Alexander Alvina Chamberland reads poetry from their collection “The revolutionary audacious fruition of the strength, knowledge and broader empathy gained from swimming through quicksand not sinking or taking the straight road to status quo. Do not fear the abyss. Do not fear bliss” an audio-collection of 21 of their poems available on itunes, amazon.com, spotify etc.:http://open.spotify.com/
Alexander Alvina will also be singing cover versions of songs by Fiona Apple.
Originally hailing from Northern California Chamberland is now based in Sweden and has performed in cities like New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Copenhagen, San Francisco and Stockholm. “The revolutionary audacious fruition…” is the first release of their poetry. The recording explores a vast variety of themes such as capitalism, money, beauty standards, ”The Queer Art of Failure” (Questioning the heteronormative, capitalist and lookist definition of success, as well as emotional honesty about failures and negative experiences to make people feel less alone with their failures and to not buy into the capitalist notion of hiding failures and flaunting successes), objectification, “too-muchness”, suicide, apocalypse, femme-activism, homo and transphobia, US Imperialism, the capitalist ego/
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