Anahita Jamali Rad was born in Iran and now lives on the traditional territory of the
Kanien’kehá:ka peoples. Informed by anti-imperialist marxist-feminist theory, her work is primarily textual and explores materiality, history, affect, ideology, violence, class, collectivity, desire, place, and displacement. She has published many chapbooks including Patterns, History, Heart/Felt/Poems, and say what you want about my glasses, but i never get drunk and drank confused when i’m out with the working classes. She has also published one full-length book of poetry, for love and autonomy (Talonbooks 2016).
Together with Danielle LaFrance, she organized the materialist-feminist reading and discussion series for self-identified women called About a Bicycle, which took place on unceded Coast Salish territories. They co-edited the art and poetry journal of the same name, of which there were 5 issues.
Her work has most recently appeared in Text Means Tissue, Literatura 2, and Tripwire.
She has performed in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco,Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Tijuana, and London, England.
Her most recent project, Fear of Intimacy, is a text(tile)-based small press, which explores the aesthetics of marginality, labour, and negative affect.