Dolly Rae Star – Quest)ion)
Veer2 Publication 021 [ISBN: 978-1-911567-43-1] 6.3x8.27"s size. 106 pages. July 2022.
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Dolly Rae Star – Quest)ion)

"Charged particles flit between networks, islands, interdimensional realms. The sound of these flights softens and amplifies from poem to poem, sometimes we hear a faint buzz, at other times the battlefield overwhelms, the ongoing struggle against violence, oppression, and rigidity. What never ceases is the inquiry itself, the questioning of self and other, home and movement, or rather, of self’s others and other selves, the tumults of home (especially in the UK and SA) and the transformations that create belonging (especially when magicked collectively).

This poetry never stops asking, never stops moving, never stops holding on dearly with love. Dolly Rae Star lights sparklers in the desert to reveal our connectedness, the ancestral trials and queer futures of our connectedness. The revelation is treated with care – as what snares some releases others – and Dolly tumbles close to the precipice, always. What music rises from the edge! Rattling, gonging, and keening, Quest)ion) seeks again and again to perceive patterns in the chaos, to throw spores into structural cracks, to blast open the world for our restlessly spanning dreams."

- Nisha Ramayya

"Quest)ion) speaks about so many things: all our interwoven stories, specific secret memories, the possibilities of both belonging and transcending. The solemnity is punctuated by moments of laughter and giddy joy. This is a true journey, a reaching for, and of, the heart.”

- Ben Graham

This is part of a series of works organised by Robert Kiely for Veer2, produced and published jointly in the University of Surrey and the CPRC, Birkbeck College.

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