Quinn Latimer

Poet, Critic, Editor, Kollaborateur*in

What books is on your bedside table?
How to Wash a Heart by Bhanu Kapil, Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck, and Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick.

Which idea you stay devoted to?
Love, language, and justice, that trio of an idea.

Are you a) too soft b) too harsh c) too good for this world?
Too soft and too harsh both.

Quinn Latimer is a California-born poet, critic, and editor whose work often explores feminist economies of writing, reading, and image production. She is the author of Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (2017), Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance ( 2013), Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari(2013), and Rumored Animals (2012). Her writings and readings have been featured widely, including at REDCAT, Los Angeles; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Radio Athènes, Athens; the Poetry Project, New York; the Venice Architecture Biennale; and Sharjah Biennial 13. She is a lecturer in the Masters program at Institut Kunst, in Basel, where, with Chus Martínez, she also organizes a biannual series of symposia on questions of gender, power, language, and artistic practice. Latimer was editor-in-chief of publications for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel.