After a carnal encounter with garbage, some space emerged for Danielle LaFrance to air her dildos. In #postdildo they think and write through the limitlessness and limitations of sexuality, communication, and desire. Focusing on the dildo as sexual object and social relation, ... Read more
After a carnal encounter with garbage, some space emerged for Danielle LaFrance to air her dildos. In #postdildo they think and write through the limitlessness and limitations of sexuality, communication, and desire. Focusing on the dildo as sexual object and social relation, LaFrance asks, “How shall You fuck without causing harm?” What came before #postdildo if not internet porn, the confession booth, colonial capitalism, settler sexuality, patriarchy, and feminism, all providing a blueprint for how inadequately to be touched and fucked? What comes after delights? #postdildo is a mass of contradictions that more often than not finds a lot of dis/pleasure in a lot of refusal.
DANIELLE LAFRANCE LIVES ON OCCUPIED AND STOLEN LANDS CARED FOR BY THE XʷMƏΘKʷƏY̓ƏM, SḴWX̱WÚ7MESH, AND SELILWITULH peoples. LAFRANCE COMES FROM GREEK AND DUTCH ANCESTRY, AND IS LEARNING WHERE THE FRENCH CANADIAN RELATIVES CAME FROM. FOLLOWING THE WOULD-BE POETICS MAPPED IN JUST LIKE I LIKE IT (TALONBOOKS 2019), LAFRANCE ARRIVES AT READING AND WRITING FROM A POSITION KNOWING ILLUSIONS ARE DESTROYED. LAFRANCE’S RECENT POETRY PROJECT #POSTDILDO THINKS AND ACTS THROUGH FANTASY, RAPE CULTURE, MODES OF COMMUNICATION, YEARNINGS, AFTERMATHS, AND LOST IDEAS. MUCH ANIMAL LOVE. LAFRANCE MAKES MONEY AS A COMMUNITY LIBRARIAN AND FROM SIDE HUSTLES. WITH ANAHITA JAMALI RAD, LAFRANCE CO-EDITED THE JOURNAL AND DISCUSSION SERIES ABOUT A BICYCLE, OF WHICH THERE WERE 5 ISSUES. LAFRANCE AUTHORS FRIENDLY + FIRE (TALONBOOKS 2016) AND SPECIES BRANDING (CAPILANO UNIVERSITY EDITIONS 2010). LAFRANCE INVESTS IN LISTENING AND/OR ADDRESSING AND/OR RESPONDING TO THE RADICAL ROOT OF THINGS.