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Monthly archive July, 2008

Inukshuk Barbie

Inukshuk Barbie, originally uploaded by lemon hound. Absolute silliness.

Good Morning Poetry lovers

Coconut is now online with poems from Rae Armantrout among others. Get it while it’s fresh. Here’s a snippet: So much happinessis cagedin language, readyto burst outanytime and fade and a snippet from Laynie Browne: What is benathe this cacauphonyis an unknown carraige’s depthso stepping in, you’ve gone belowthe level of the horse’s hoof. and...

Of matters pedagogical eco-critical and lyrical…

For those eco-poets out there, those of you who think of nature as a one-way concern, please check out How2‘s folio on eco-criticism. And if there is a woman, or man, or mouse out there who has yet to read Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto, get at it. No, you don’t have to love it. Yes...

Jacques Derrida, Fear of Writing

Portrait of Susan Howe by Charles Bernstein

From Susan Howe’s My Emily Dickinson: In the college library I use there are two writers whose work refuses to conform to the Anglo-American literary traditions these institutions perpetuate. Emily Dickinson and Gertrude Stein are clearly among the most innovative precursors of modernist poetry and prose, yet to this day canonical criticism from Harold Bloom...

Sina Queyras and Carol Mirakove

Sina Queyras and Carol Mirakove, originally uploaded by amyhappens. The Hound is a big fan of Carol Mirakove as well, though you can’t tell from the photo–thanks Amy. I think this is after the group reading of Messages from History at Cornelia Street. You can find 5 poems from Mirakove in a recent issue of...

Poetry is generally very dull…Bukowski


jwcurry, originally uploaded by johnwmacdonald.

Vancouver Photography

Bill Jeffries, Glen Lowry & Jerry Zaslove, eds., Unfinished Business:Photographing Vancouver Streets 1955 to 1985 (Burnaby: West Coast Line, 2005) In June I walked into the Monte Clark Gallery on Granville Street and experienced an odd disconnect. I was seeing a densely populated urban illumination that was obviously an unfamiliar landscape, but it seemed very...

The Bookshelf.

The Bookshelf., originally uploaded by Charlie Jennings. Hm, in the spirit of Shawna Lemay’s Purse Project I would love to see photos of people’s bookshelves…with commentary of course. Any interest?

Virgil, Georgics

Georgic I What makes the cornfield smile; beneath what star Maecenas, it is meet to turn the sod Or marry elm with vine; how tend the steer; What pains for cattle-keeping, or what proof Of patient trial serves for thrifty bees;- Such are my themes. * Not being a classics scholar I can’t give accurate...

More on lyric nature and the unexpected

Joshua Corey posted the procedings from an AWP Conference (the one in Vancouver to be precise), a while back and I’m still musing on some of his succinct observations (three or four levels removed from the daily thinking but one has satellites…). While I agree that there is “barely any distance to travel between Wordsworth’s...

Jean-Luc Nancy, the real outside is inside

At bottom, the body is has never been diminished, repressed, or denied in philosophy except to the very degree of the account [exposition] that it has seemed to be ever since the gods ceased to inhabit the world. The body is the outside itself: the “inside” as outside. I said “a house that opens onto...

Insights over at the G&M

Better today. But what about all those non-white faces peering into the all-seeing G&M? No reflection? Nada. Commentary Latest Blog Posts ANTHONY REINHARTPolice recover stolen bikes by the hundreds Jeffrey SimpsonClimate brinkmanship in Alberta, Saskatchewan Margaret WenteWatch out! Here comes the sun John DoyleDegrassi star is learning her way around a new zip code MATHEW...

Leonard Cohen, London 17-7-08

Leonard Cohen, London 17-7-08, originally uploaded by Martin Beek.

DPS Book Depository Interior HDR

DPS Book Depository Interior HDR, originally uploaded by Patrick Austin.

Doesn’t that make you want to run out and buy it?

Is Canada really the land of white men with opinions? Does no one else have them? I’m sure they are all very lovely, very insightful men, don’t get me wrong. It’s nothing personal, it’s just how many days do I click on the G&M and see that? Do they really think only white men over...

Kyle in the book booth

Kyle in the book booth, originally uploaded by squiddity of toronto. The Scream rocks. Kyle rocks. Summer rocks.

Because it’s been that kind of day

We come into the world.We come into the world and there it is.The sun is there.The brown of the river leading to the blue and thebrown of the ocean is there.Salmon and eels are there moving between the brownand the brown and the blue.The green of the land is there.Elders and youngers are there.Fighting and...

Kenny’s pink suit

Kenny’s pink suit, originally uploaded by squiddity of toronto. Hey Kenny! Missed you in TO but the pink is still hovering over the city. Yrs, Hound.

Scream, Toronto

Check out The Scream line up. July 14th, 7-11pmOur annual Scream in High Park! This year’s lineup features:Host:Misha GloubermanReaders:Wayde Compton with Jason de CoutoDani CoutureClaudia DeyRon GiiiDavid W. McFaddenMotionSina QueyrasRay RobertsonMariko TamakiCarl WilsonJacob Wren

Vanessa Place, Round One

I first heard of Vanessa Place and Les Figues in a cab going from JFK to midtown. I was with fellow poet Christan Bok who had much to say about Place, the press, and the upcoming n/oulipo publication (a compendium of the noulipo conference). Then I saw the novel and was smitten. You’ll find a...

Gay Rodeo! Calgary

I guess all rodeos are a little gay…