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Monthly archive December, 2007

New Years Post

Stuart Ross, Canadian Icon

LH: The cover of your new book is fabulous, can you tell me about it? SR: I’ve been very fortunate in that all of my book covers were created by artist friends of mine. My publishers have been accommodating. The cover for I Cut My Finger is by Gary Clement, who I knew way back...

THE LATIN MYSTERY Her father is in town after a season of injuries and no work, no money, still, she knows there are ice skates under the tree they cut down from the riverbank. All night it has snowed, soft, forgiving flakes. He cracks walnuts, and her mother smokes. At midnight he puts on his...

Love it!

Photo courtesy NY Times You have to mix it up where you can. I wholly applaud these subversive shopdroppers…making them think twice whether they are naughty or nice…more on NY Times.

Why commercial photographers should stay commercial photographers…

Here on LH we try not to post what we don’t care for…but this is too awful not to point out. The man has a pool, he has money, he has the best camera equipment he can get his hands on, he has access–clearly too much access–to all the props in the world, and this...

Art Break, Visual Poetry

Visual poetry, visual art? Conceptual art, conceptual poetry? Where is the line? What makes for an interesting piece? Over at the Poetry Foundation Christian Bok has been chronicling visual poetry for us over the past few weeks. And while it is intriguing–and while there are some poets who create work that intrigues (derek beaulieu, Donato...

3 Poems by Shanna Compton

Urges in Regard to Which Girls Should Receive Especial Instruction Regretfully I cannot letanother chapter passwithout mentionof the secret bad habitsI will be as plain as I mayTouchingfingeringhandling &playingin a manner not necessaryfor cleanlinessrob the complexionof rosy bloodby calling it downtoward lustier cheeksWhen you notice girlsgoing about dead palewith dark purplish ringswhat other mattercan be...

2 Poems by Jennifer L. Knox

Yowl of the Obese Spaniel I ran away for three days once so don’t think sleepingon sheets or eating the fat off steaks has kept me soft.This ol’ boy knows what’s out there: broken glass,bigger dogs with hair like weeds, bugs that pinch. Eesh.But it’s not sharp stuff that keeps me off the babyteetering by,...

Richard Serra, Time, Poetics

Lisa Robertson in Richard Serra, Gagosian I originally posted this photograph along with a response to that Serra show at the Gagosian in 2006, and somehow, it’s fitting to see Lisa Robertson here among the sculptures. While the materials, and impulse couldn’t be more different, the attention and weight of achievement, is not dissimilar. In...

Art Alert: Random Ideas

Sonnabend just might be my favorite Chelsea gallery. And I’m a big fan of Robbins & Becher as is evident in this previous post. I’m hoping to catch this one over the holidays. Before leaving Calgary I stopped by the Nickle Art Museum to see the faculty show: not stellar interesting moments. In particular Kim...

The book, the sheets, the net, and the illusion of choice

So what are we making with all of this effort to connect? Aside from pooling ourselves to be sold as pods of advertisement interests I mean, aside from trading off a certain exchange of information in a format that can be sold? Have you been keeping your Facebook one-liners? Have you thought of saving them...

Women In Art

Poem by Elizabeth Bachinsky

HANGING CAPS Venus and Adonis, she read backwards and upside down, so that she could not see the pattern of his stanzas all at once. Instead, she placed it line by line, letter by letter, mid by mid by em by en by oh-boy stood-for-weeks-on-end. In the bindery, she could hear her teachers reading out...