Being Numerous Discussion Group
July - August 2020
We held three 90 minute meeting and discussions and an additional one hour meeting with the author Natasha Lennard. In the process, we learned a lot, had some great discussions about ghosts, punching fascists and being vulnerable. New ideas were discovered and new friends were made from all over the world.
For the final meeting, we presented Natasha with this spontaneous group Exquisite Corpse poem.
Antidote to the Fascogenic
kill the cop in your head
crawling towards empathic
through the mire of the present terrain
silence, violence and compliance
antifasco antipasta scenic geni
“You don’t look fat, but do you feel fat,”
said my 6 y.o. son, trying to be human-genic
in search of the non-hierarchical parfait
so that we do not slide towards perpetual war
puppeteered into our desires
beware the lower archy
(the aint iety
(the non passaran
(the fear of what isn’t
we make love to the earth our motherbody
and her ten thousands things
ardour and arduous desire
fractal emergence from an anti-fascist unknowing
(to) a future imagined
– Being Numerous Reading Group sponsored by Incite Seminars, La Terre Insitute for Community and Ecology, and Yes We Cannibal (August 2020)
These images are impressionistic doodles — made with great fondness — of some of the meeting participants by an anonymous gtroup member.
Thursday Evenings July 16, July 23, July 30, August 7 (6:30-8 pm Central US)
BEING NUMEROUS: Essays on Non Fascist Life (Verso 2019)
July 16: Intro and Chapters 1-3
July 23: Chapters 4-7
July 30: Chapters 8-11
August 6: Natasha will join us for a follow-up Q/A.