What is Queer Writing?

@Queer Ink [Jun 2019]

In collaboration with the publishing initiative Queer Ink and Mochi Georgiou, in 2019, FYTA organised an international poetry conference. The titular question invited the participants to reflect on the history, contemporary meaning and political significance of queer writing and queerness more broadly. The event took place in central Athens and during its two days more than 50 participants gave theoretical presentations, participated in discussions, and presented their work at a big poetry slam. Some of the topics of the event were: autobiography as a research method, the politics of poetry and the poetics of political action, post-coloniality and intersectionality in writing, interdisciplinarity / intermediality in poetry (mixed media, performance art, interactivity), embodiment in text, historical queer avant-gardes and their contemporary resonance, and more.