“In for love and autonomy, [Anahita Jamali Rad] performs a sustained critique of the self-evident and self-determining quality of the lyric subject… With the poems in this collection she asks after what subject and what speech is possible from within a lyric grounded firmly in the material conditions and ‘clumsy ideologies’ framing its lived reality, a reality firmly circumscribed by the systemic oppressions of capitalism — what love, what autonomy, what poetry is possible under the conditions of late capitalism?”

Read the full review by Alan Reed here.

for love and autonomy was released in 2016 through Talonbooks and is available for purchase through your local bookstore or amazon.

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