A searing examination of the tender violence that pools in all our states of wanting; from our intimacies to our uprisings. It examines longing as a type of grief – in politics, family, romance and mortality.

Using powerful imagery, narrative, the dinner table and the gods, the poems in this collection follow a lesbian love affair as revolution erupts around and within her.

Set in the 2019 Lebanese revolution, luxx considers the responsibility of mixed heritage diaspora in times of insurrection. Meanwhile, drawing on old tales such as Majnun Layla, the poet re-imagines her gender and capacity for love amid gentleness and fury. Fetch Your Mother’s Heart ultimately grasps for what is beyond our reach.

This will be a live reading from the poet with Q&A hosted by editor Joelle Taylor, plus a a live musical performance from oud player Kareem Samara.

fearless and fierce, universal and unique
Lemn Sissay
tender, political, simultaneously exuberant and mournful, and lovingly populated with family of every definition
Safia Elhillo
luxx writes beautifully and with heart about hope and unease, ancestry and the future
Zeina Hashem Beck

The poet is also raising money for Ete Mete, a free daycare set up by luxx and her circle of feminist, anti-racism activists in Lebanon, specifically for migrant women single mother victims of the kafala system. The funds will go towards the wages of the migrant women now employed in the daycare.

This event is suitable for audiences aged 16 and above.

In partnership with Out-spoken Press.

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