Places Babes are five poems which are inspired by video meetings with the artists Malin Arnell, Mar Fjell, Jon/Ming Aagard Gao, Indra Linderoth, Charlotta Öberg, and Del LaGrace Volcano. We employed various writing and vocal techniques to make the virtual meetings more tangible. In doing so, I asked the question: How can a virtual space become a point of departure for a shared corporeal journey to places of longing, queer memory and for wanderings along resistant body parts and openings?

These poems were performed alongside Nina Kränsel (bass) and Marlen Pelny (guitar) at Montagehalle, Braunschweig, July 2021.