More Bite Than Bark Since 2005
Monthly archive September, 2006

One step closer to the hum…a woman after my heart

Jane Siberry is divesting herself of the administrative nightmare that making art can become. Talk about getting closer to the source, my fantasy, let it all go, just slip into the hum...go girl.

heading to the library, haverford

Edward Burtynsky

One Canadian artist who needs little introduction these days is Edward Burtynsky, whose work tracing commodities, the reversal of production on a global scale, was an instant classic. Now there is a new documentary film about Burtynsky. There is something thoroughly modernist about Burtynsky's work, the grand scale, the glorious detail, a kind of unwieldy...

Meanwhile back in the “duh” category of news

IRAQ WAR FUELS TERROR--US REPORTThe Iraq conflict has become a "cause celebre" for Islamic militants worldwide, declassified parts of a US intelligence report say.The war has helped recruit "supporters for the global jihadist movement," the National Intelligence Estimate says.

The trouble with fiction

Is actually folks like Jonathan Franzen, not the other way around buddy...A thoughtful essay on the whole bruhaha.Thinking lately of the top ten American novels in the past 50 years and it occurs to me that the problem is novels...American's seem to do the short story better.

Places I wish I were now

Always pining for something I am. How about Venice for the architecture bienalle?Or soaking here, thinking about nothing other than perhaps distant ancestors.Or back home on the west coast, but the westest of the west, here, not so much as a scrap of paper, or a word in sight...Or in the landscape of some favorite...

Quotes of the week, problematic and otherwise

You decide:What I want--when all is said and done--is a poem which acts as a palpable coffin...--Lucie Brock-BroidoI wish I could tenderly lift from the dark side of history, voices that are anonymous, slighted—inarticulate.--Susan Howe

siecle 21 no 9

Hot off the press: a feature on both the Anglo and Francophone literatures of Canada in Siecle 21, a journal of literature out of Paris. This dossier was selected by Marilyn Hacker, Marie-Claudette Kirpalani and Florence Trocme. Translations by a variety of individuals. It's always difficult to provide a snapshot of a people's literature, particularly...

Interesting, but it’s not literature

Call for submissions from KSW. Is that a fabulous list below or what? Also check out the new issue of W Magazine which you can download here. Great piece by Aaron Peck, who is now in NYC and whom I intend to meet shortly, as well as work by Fred Wah, Lisa Robertson, Jeff Derksen,...

Lisa Robertson, NY 2006