"Very Authentic Person" by Kat Sinclair (English Edition)
“Very Authentic Person announces itself as a treatise on alienation: here we have spirals of self-regard and negation, all narrated by a voice that gives each object it uses or doesn’t use a shot at taking itself over. Each poem moves the self across a world of sensual particulars and geographical specificities by way of inadequate British transport infrastructure. But each journey and each dissolution of the self is made to be there for a comrade or a loved one. It’s rare to read digressive verse that has such a strong sense of rhythm and purpose. This book is a love song that can outlast the rail replacement bus journey.”
– Samuel Solomon, author of Special Subcommittee
Kat Sinclair is a doctoral student at the University of Sussex, researching the political economy of feminised robots. She is the author of The Very Real Prospect (Face Press and Earthbound Press, 2019) and a number of poorly stapled pamphlets printed in her bedroom. She is also a member of the Devil’s Dyke Network, a queer feminist arts collective in Brighton.