• Last Days

    by Tamiko Beyer
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April 14, 2021

Tamiko Beyer

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes acclaimed poet and activist TAMIKO BEYER for an evening of readings and discussion celebrating the release of her latest poetry collection, Last Days. She will be joined by celebrated performance artist, poet, and educator GABRIELLE CIVIL.

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Last Days is a practice of radical imagination for our current political and environmental crises. It excavates the conditions that have brought us here—white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, corporate power, capitalism—and calls ancestors, birds, organizers, and lovers to conjure a new world. It explores how to transform our future to be more beautiful, more just, and more compassionate than we can imagine.

About Author(s)

Tamiko Beyer is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection Last Days, from Alice James Books. Her other books and chapbooks are We Come ElementalDovetail (co-authored with Kimiko Hahn) and bough breaks. Her poetry and articles have been published widely, including by Denver QuarterlyIdaho Review (forthcoming), Lit Hub, and the Rumpus. She publishes Starlight and Strategy, a monthly newsletter for living life wide awake and shaping change. She is a queer, mixed race (Japanese and white), cisgender woman and femme, living in on Masssachusett, Wampanoag, and Pawtucket land.

Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, poet, and writer, originally from Detroit MI. She has premiered fifty performance works around the world and her performance memoirs include Swallow the FishExperiments in Joy, and ( ghost gestures ) (2021), winner of the Gold Line Nonfiction Chapbook contest selected by Bhanu Kapil. Her writing has also appeared in Experiments in Joy: a WorkbookDancing While BlackSmall AxeObsidianBone Bouquet and the anthologies Black in the MiddleKitchen Table Translation, and New Daughters of Africa. A 2019 Rema Hort Mann LA Emerging Artist, she teaches creative writing and critical studies at the California Institute of the Arts. The aim of her work is to open up space.