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Monthly archive February, 2009

Susannah M. Smith reads Walter Benjamin’s Archive

Walter Benjamin’s Archive: Images, Texts, Sign, Verso 2007 I don’t know you, WB.I don’t know you at all. I’m thinking of the way people seem to hear about you serendipitously, repeatedly.I’m thinking of the leather suitcase that disappeared after you died,its contents alleged but never located: postcards, a manuscript, a pipe, morphine.You are gone but...

Erin Wunker reads Sachiko Murakami

The Invisibility Exhibit, Talon 2008Sachiko Murakami In our post 9/11 world even (especially?) pronouns are risky. The difference between the already complex markers of me and you, us and them is increasingly great. It seems to me that as a woman, and academic, and a citizen of the world it is my responsibility to take...

Quotes of the week

“I like the sort of lesbians one doesn’t know are lesbians.”–anonymous “I can’t help but dream about a criticism that would not try to judge but to bring an oeuvre, a book, a sentence, an idea to life…It would multiply not judgments but signs of life.”–Michel Foucault Meanwhile in the Persian Gulf, girls will be...

“I can’t help but dream about a criticism that would not try to judge but to bring an oeuvre, a book, a sentence, an idea to life…It would multiply not judgments but signs of life.”–Michel Foucault

Oh that Jonny

This is a very funny book.

Michael Bryson: Fiction is Mystery

When I was younger, I thought that good reading leads to knowledge and that knowledge led to a deeper understanding of life, the world, the opposite sex, everything important. It can, of course, I still believe that, but it does something much grander – it leads to a more sustained sense of life’s mysteries. It...

Influency 6: Christakos is at it again!

INFLUENCY 6: A TORONTO POETRY SALON LARSON • QUEYRAS • PHILIP • DOWNIE • SOL • NICKERSON • SINCLAIR • HALL APRIL 1 to June 10, 2009 Wednesday evenings, 7 to 9:30 pm April 1: Introductory Talk by Margaret Christakos April 8: Billeh NICKERSON on Jacqueline LARSON’s Salt Physic (Pedlar) April 15: Jacqueline LARSON on...

AWP and Canadian poetry

Just back from a panel at AWP in Chicago that featured 5 Canadian poets: Carolyn Smart, Adam Sol, Chris Hutchinson, Alessandro Porco and myself. But, as one audience member noted, it was a decidedly unCanadian event. Or was it? My work and Adam Sol’s work is set on the roadways of northeastern USA, Smart read...

Expressway’s first review

Apparently the link to Expressway‘s first review wasn’t working yesterday, so I offer it again, shameless hussy that I am. Partly because it’s friendly, but also because it’s smart.

Expressway is on the move

Thanks Coach House publicist Evan Munday for the fun little promo tool for Expressway, which arrived in the world last week at a weighty 98 pages. For the record, this isn’t AC/DC, but a cover. A good one at that. Oh, and Expressway gets its very first review. And it’s friendly. Thanks Vanessa.