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Monthly archive April, 2008

Ken Belford & Alison Calder

seens is a chapbook from ken belford, a poet I met last year at UBC but had heard about him over the years. We share a love of British Columbia, and not just the obvious spots, but places like the Nass Valley, the Skeena, Hazelton and so on. I’m heading north for the first two...

Ah, spring! Finally!

, originally uploaded by gadl.

the shark is always attracted by a bit of bloodletting

Ah, biography. There are those who offer painstaking illumination of their subject, those who fall into the pit of awe, the quick sand of over-reverence, and there are those, such as Janet Malcolm, who like to give their subjects a good lashing. This seems to give the author much pleasure, and well, perhaps her readers...

Liz Willis

Audio files on Liz Willis now available through Penn Sound. Here’s an earlier post on her two recent books last summer. Another in the genre of Avant Lyric one might argue. If one wanted to make an argument for such a category, a category that might include… Terrible tease…

Marie-Helene Poitras

Marie-Helene Poitras, originally uploaded by Ludovic Fremaux. Marie-Helen Poitras, one of the Quebec writers Ludovic Fremaux has photographed. Very much looking forward to learning more about Quebec literature in the coming year not to mention what people are describing as a “new wave of thinkers” such as Joceyln Létourneau author of A History for the...

Avant-lyric

Yes, of course there is avant-lyric, a category of luxury, unreasonable and succulent. It remembers poetry but yearns for architecture. Its prose furls, disjunctively connects, refuses all manner of numbing faux realism, unconscious confession, myopic perspective, it provokes more than soothes. It has sniffed out the underbelly of lyric and though it admires the rigging,...

Avant-lyric

Yes, of course there is avant-lyric, a category of luxury, unreasonable and succulent. It remembers poetry but yearns for architecture. Its prose furls, disjunctively connects, refuses all manners of numbing faux realism. It has sniffed out the underbelly of lyric and though it admires the rigging, wants more than a polite, contained cocktail laden jaunt...

Catherine Kidd

Spoken Word going on at the Banff Center. We’ve had two nights of performance and more scheduled for Calgary and Vancouver. More on Montreal performer/writer Catherine Kidd here, her new novel here, and listen to “Blue Orb” here on Drunken Boat. She’s a wonderful writer and a talented performer, one who uses her body extremely...

Marcella Durand, Anatomy of Oil

*Marcella DurandYou can find other work on Bigbridge.Marcella Durand is the author of The Anatomy of Oil (Belladonna,2005), Western Capital Rhapsodies (Faux Press, 2001), City of Ports(Situations, 1999), and Lapsus Linguae (Situations, 1995). She livesin the East Village. Juliana Spahr includes Durand in her ecopoetics course list over at Swoonrocket. Its major flaw is a...

Autoportraits: Conversation with Stacy Szymaszek

LH: You left Milwaukee and a job as literary program director of Woodland Pattern, for a job as program coordinator at the Poetry Project a few years ago. Recently you took over the helm of the Project from Anselm Berrigan. Was this something you had imagined? SS: I wouldn’t say I imagined it, some days...

a little light reading before snack time…

maya_with_books, originally uploaded by brian lincoln.

The novel sentence: fictions of experiment

Dies: A Sentence, Vanessa PlaceAugustino and the Choir of Destruction, Marie-Claire Blais The sentence going on, without end…don’t we dream of it? Unbridled. The comma, such a nuisance! Inserting itself, demanding. The patriarchal period, the severe splice; what affect do these traffic lights have on our language? On our telling? In the third of her...

Put your grow on…

We all need something to grow, originally uploaded by Pablo Barra. The latest offering from the Books & Portraits pool.

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