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Monthly archive July, 2007

Bits and bobs

The Hound is having trouble locating texts…meanwhile an intriguing and lucid interview with Christian Bok in postmodern culture (thanks for the link Mairead). By the way, the Hound is NOT a fan of polls that suggest Trudeau was the worst Canadian…come on…here is a shot of the smooth one with the Hound’s equally smooth and...

The Hound is having trouble locating texts…meanwhile an intriguing and lucid interview with Christian Bok in postmodern culture (thanks for the link Mairead). By the way, the Hound is not a fan of polls that suggest Trudeau was the worst Canadian…come on…here is a shot of the smooth one with the Hound’s equally smooth uncle,...

Two poems from Margaret Christakos

Crisp Edge Nothing softer more blunt than edges. I want clarity or consternation. I require finity if we’ve hit a single brick. Earth spherical and rotative what do you know about anything human us so brittle, each, delineated by skin. I’m edging toward a calculation. Clues show you in the candlelight. Wait—your iris shines a...

Woolf to Sackville-West

[52 Tavistock Square, W.C.1]: Monday [4 February 1929]: A woman writes that she has to stop and kiss the page when she reads O:—Your race I imagine. The percentage of Lesbians is rising in the States, all because of you. And did you yield to the red haired woman? Please be explicit and honest. I...

Random posts & thoughts

Anne Carson translates a poem from the French for Gulf Coast Review…which will also publish a lengthy piece by the Hound on contemporary Canadian poetry. Still musing about Juliana Spahr. Because someone steps forward. Lyric breaks out of description, out of dialogue, conflict even, Lyric brings a voice to the front of the poem and...

Estrellita Karsh with Yousuf Karsh Portrait of Barbara Ann Scott

Estrellita Karsh with Yousuf Karsh Portrait of Barbara Ann Scott, originally uploaded by johnwmacdonald. Another great portrait from Ottawa photographer John McDonald.

Two poems from Eugene Ostashevsky

Now the Lord said to DJ Spinoza Now the Lord said to DJ Spinoza,Get out of your country! And DJ Spinoza said to the Lord,What country are you talking about, Lord? And the Lord said to DJ Spinoza,Good start, good start, for I shall make you lost among nations. And DJ Spinoza said to the...

Darwish back in Haifa.

“The world’s most recognized Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, delivered a stinging tirade against Palestinian infighting on Sunday in his first public appearance in decades in the Israeli city of Haifa.”

Can’t seem to get to Calgary fast enough…

The CBC takes a look at Winnipeg’s Royal Art Lodge drawing collective–which some of you New Yorkers might remember from their show at The Drawing Center a while back. Love these guys.

Sharon Harris, Avatar

There are a number of younger Canadian poets who are doing exciting, innovative work: Sonnet L’Abbe, Elizabeth Bachinksy, Sarah Dowling, a.rawlings and Sandra Alland spring to mind, but few poets–actually not just in Canada but anywhere–few female poets are doing concrete/visual work. Enter Sharon Harris who recently published Avatar, a pataphysical exploration of I Love...

In conversation with Stephanie Fysh

(all photographs by Stephanie Fysh) SQ: You recently had your first juried show at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto in conjunction with Contact 2007. Can you tell me how that came about? SF: I hadn’t planned to show at all this year – I had other things I wanted to focus on, including financially –...

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