OF COURSE by Catherine Wagner
150x200mm, 104 pages, black and white printing, Perfect bound, 2020
A lot gets in the way of the revolution. Plants for president. Catherine Wagner is trying to figure out how to be in good relation when the revolution isn't come. OF COURSE is about burnout, and loneliness in a crowd: The lonely is a white middle-aged cis-het woman academic and the crowd is crickets. Power makes sex hurt. Harm is embedded in English. Cricket-sound is absent from concrete. The author burns out alongside world burnout, happening unevenly and much harder/hotter for many than for the author—fires and rising waters, fascism, the race-track, slowburn genocide, species death. Wagner is a single mom and academic with a tenured job, which means she has the same employment protections that every single worker should have.