‘Amy Key writes with rare integrity, courage and style.’ – Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent)
‘[Rosa is] a clarion voice from a new generation of British feminists.’ – Sophie Lewis (Abolish the Family)
In far-reaching and emotionally rich studies, poet Amy Key and writer Sophie K Rosa explore how to transcend traditions of love and sex in a capitalist society. With sharp wit and candour, two writers take the stage to ditch the get-married-and-have-babies expectation in favour of living and loving more equitably and authentically.
Using Joni Mitchell’s seminal album Blue – which shaped Key’s expectations of love – as an anchor, Arrangements in Blue elegantly honours a life lived completely by, and for, oneself. Rosa’s Radical Intimacy likewise challenges these same capitalist demands for (re)productivity: what connections are we denied when all our time is spent fenced off from those closest to us?
Key and Rosa will be in conversation with author and journalist Caelainn Hogan.
Amy Key is a poet and writer based in London. She is the author of two collections of poetry, and her essays have appeared in At the Pond, Granta, the Poetry Review and elsewhere.
Sophie K Rosa is a writer and freelance journalist. She has written for Novara Media, Guardian, Buzzfeed, VICE, Al Jazeera, Aeon and CNN. In 2018, she was openDemocracy’s feminist investigative journalism fellow.