PS Guelph presents its latest book of poetry – Marginal Equity by Kade L. Twist – with a launch and a performance by the author on Friday, December 8, 7:00 PM, at Silence (46 Essex Street).
Marginal Equity is a book-length poem that parodies the form of a corporate/governmental prospectus—complete with opportunity statement, deliverables, and budget—all while exposing their smooth rhetoric, exploitative intentions, and empty promises. Kade L. Twist’s critique of and unavoidable complicity with capital (in the form of suburbia, beer cans, and minivans) sits powerfully in relation to his knowledge of the land, his Cherokee elders, and all that comes from his own ethical desires. The last line of the poem sums it up beautifully: “this is what / i must do / it is my / ceremony.”
The book is available for purchase at publicationstudio.biz for $15 CAD / $13 USD.
Kade L. Twist is a poet and interdisciplinary artist working with video, sound, interactive media, text and installation environments. He is a co-founder of Postcommodity, an interdisciplinary collective that was in residence with Musagetes in 2015-16 during which they developed the People of Good Will project at the Guelph Black Heritage Society. With his individual work and Postcommodity, Twist has exhibited work nationally and internationally. Postcommodity was included in both the 2017 Whitney Biennial and documenta 14.
Throughout his artistic practice, Kade L. Twist combines re‑imagined tribal stories with geopolitical narratives to examine the unresolved tensions between market-driven systems, consumerism and American Indian cultural self‑determination.