Bergþórugata 20, 101, Reykjavik

“What if loving you wasn’t about me?” // Poetry Performance and Open Mic

29th May 2022 @ 19:00 – 21:00
On Sunday May 29th, Andrými will host Edie Roberts and Chelsea Tadeyeske, two queer performance poets from the United States.
Edie and Chelsea recently spent a month-long residency at Gamli Skóli on Hrísey island where they completed a collaborative project titled “what if loving you wasn’t about me?”.
They will perform sections of this project as well as some of their own work.
“What if loving you wasn’t about me?” is an investigation of the ways we love each other. The project traces connections between scarcity mindsets and confessional modalities imported from capitalism and private property into our ideas of romance and pair-bonding. The performance utilizes two voices, to bring the tension of the the text to life then ultimately reaches for a joyous queer vision of something radically different.
There will also be an open mic at the start of the evening – you are encouraged to bring your own poems or short stories about relating, unconventional love or joyous queer sex to share.
Doors at 19:00
1000 kr suggested donation
Roberts and Tadeyeske are seasoned performers who have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe.
Chelsea Tadeyeske is a poet, performer, and bookmaker from Milwaukee, WI. She is the founding editor of pitymilk press, publishing short-run chapbooks and journals both online and in physical form. She has released many chapbooks including, the floor of a cage floating above the floor of a house (bathmatics, 2019), if you bend it backwards nothing really happens (Rabbit Catastrophe, 2016) and we were all born with the right to be angry (bathmatics, 2016), as well as the short story collection Princess Diana, (bathmatics, 2019). By tracing comedic edges around uncomfortable and private tragic experiences both on the page and in performance, Chelsea teases out the feels and makes a soft weapon of vulnerability. Her work can be found online at Hobart, Landfill, DEAR Poetry, Leopardskin & Limes, among others. She is a Virgo sun/Libra rising/Aquarius moon born in the year of the snake.,, IG @pity_milk, @pitymilk_press
Edie Roberts is a rabbit with a hat: a genderqueer mouthpiece ponied up to bat, cheeks fat with american anxiety and morale relay. They reside in Detroit, Michigan and would love to dance with you in the skeletons of capitalism. They believe in self-publishing and owning the means of production. Titles include The Roof is On Fire pt.1&2 (2012/2016), The Heel and The Face (2016), Little Book of Shit (2016), Everywhere You Go (2019) and Ain’t Life Grand (2020). They lend hands, eyes and heart at pitymilk press and run a hapdash production site called bathmatics when there is time and purpose bubbling. More than summarized here at: or on IG @squabtastic.

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