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Book Launch: Aurelia Guo – World of Interiors
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Photo credit: Hagar Tenenbaum

Join for readings from Charlie Markbreiter and Aurelia Guo to celebrate the launch of World of Interiors, Guo’s book of poetry and essays, published April 2022 by Divided Publishing

‘In World of Interiors I use collage and appropriation to destabilise the first-person “I”. I also write directly about the inescapable condition of being perceived and positioned by other people. Our lives take place in time and space, meaning in history and geography, as well as in relation to one another – not just interpersonally, but intergenerationally, with all the baggage of race, class, gender and nation that this implies. I write about economic cycles of wealth and poverty at the levels of the individual, group and state. The book is about travel and immigration: migrants, tourists and refugees. It is about the work of survival and the cost of survival. It is also a hopeful book – about how strong and indomitable the will can be.’

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Aurelia Guo is a writer and researcher based in London. She is the author of the book of poetry and essays World of Interiors (Divided, 2022), and of the poetry chapbooks 2016 (After Hours Ltd, 2016) and NYT (Gauss PDF, 2018). She is a lecturer in law at London South Bank University.

Charlie Markbreiter is The New Inquiry’s Managing Editor, and a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. His first fiction book Gossip Girl Fanfic Novella is out from Kenning Editions, autumn 2022. Charlie also helps run the Death Panel Discord.
Free, booking recommended.

The Upper Bar has access by stairs only. All readings and audio elements will also be amplified across the Lower Bar spaces.

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