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Monthly archive November, 2009

Beatbox Boy

Giving Mr. Bok a run for his money…Follow @christianbok for more such affirmations of the human creative spirit.

Who is afraid of thinking?

A.O. Scott says And, indeed, “Examined Life” is less a tour of present-day philosophy than a study in academic celebrity. Ms. Taylor has offered each of her subjects the chance to show off a little, and they find different ways of rising to the opportunity of subverting it. Some, like Mr. Zizek, Mr. Hardt and...

Open Wide

An email from Nancy Holmes regarding her anthology, Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems: Sina:  Thanks for a thoughtful commentary on OWW.  I have been expecting a response about the post-1960 representation.  Just a few words about intention:  I intended the anthology to be one that provided a foundation for a study of Canadian...

Duras

Duras,

She’s a bitch

If you’re a bitch, you are at least in good company historically and otherwise.And the stranger the better, no?I want your shoes, baby. And then to be able to pull them off, of course. But poets don’t really “do” shoes do they? (Warning I have some very candid poet shoe shots…)

Recent Tweets

via Lemon Hound    Poetry has never tried a thong 9:31 PM Nov 25th from web Poetry bends even the most rigid constraints, adds a little fur, some tooth, several consonants and a Stella McCartney boustier11:03 PM Nov 24th from web Thinking of scrolls, miniatures, over-sized books such as those in the Morgan: there has...

Bending Perception

Richard Serra, Blind Spot, Gagosian to December 23 I always enjoy interacting with Richard Serra’s work. This latest is by far the most intense and startling. I didn’t look at the photos above before confronting the work in the gallery, though the entire time I was wondering how I could get on the gallery roof...

In A Gadda Da Vida

A note from Gary BarwinThought you might these two amazing Tuvan appropriations of Western kitch-hits. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Tuvan band Yat Kha and (see below)  “In a Gadda da Vida,” replete with the haunting overtone singing typical of Tuvan throat singing. Amazing how they have a totally different conception of vocalization. To...

Malahat Review, September 2009

Three good things from the issue: I am not that familiar with Ross Leckie’s poems, but I really loved the ones here grouped as “Wetlands of Pure Reason.” Very nice. These poems, with titles like “The Brain of a Cauliflower,” “Addition and Subtraction and All the Gorgeous Functions” have real energy, directness. They are conversational...

Quote of the week

Karen Solie describes what an “Anansi Girl” is or has:  “a certain undefinable quality. In fact, it is impossible to determine simultaneously both the position and velocity of one or another of us with any degree of accuracy or certainty. An Anansi Girl might be the basis for the initial realization of fundamental uncertainties in...

Roni Horn encore

Roni Horn–I missed this while in NY, but I found this footage and feel a little less disappointed.Here is part of what I missed…Watch Roni Horn, Louise Bourgeois / Hauser & Wirth Zurich in Entertainment  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.comNot quite the same, but…wanted to see the Blake exhibit at the Morgan and that...

Part 2, Women of the Avant Garde

Is now up on Poetry Foundation. You heard it here. You have to get it there. Thanks for the tip, Don.

The Malady of Modernism

It’s true, you put stuff out there and you get lovely surprises. Some of them good. This from Kenny Goldsmith: The Malady of Writing: Modernism You Can Dance To (MP3) In collaboration with MACBA in Barcelona, UbuWeb is pleased to present a podcast accompanying their new exhibition entitled The Malady of Writing, a project imagines...

Rock On

Grey sky. Flash back.

Louise Bourgeois

Un refugeA total giant, indeed. Missed Tracey Emin’s show…but I saw an incrdible piece by Bourgeois in a group show. Took details of it and my entire card corrupted before I could upload. 120 photos vanished.I am my own house…

Holding out for a hero

Bien surThanks VP. My favourite moment is the few seconds before they start dancing. What I’m hoping for is a gaggle of singing and dancing poetry reviewers. I’m not sure Toronto is ready for it, but perhaps, perhaps, wait? Where in Canada could I imagine that? Winnipeg. That’s it. That’s where the future of Canadian...

Trouble Soon Be Over

This one from Gary Barwin

We got a shake down…

Another Vanessa find…

Trouble

Vanessa finds the best things

Altnernate blurb entry

If you read the description on back of the book you will not only find out what is happening in the book, but how it happens and how you should feel about it too. –Boy with bowl cut and very swish boots waving his library book at his nanny

blurb

So what do you think? Will you write me a blurb for my new book? Um, I don’t know. Who else is writing one? We’re not sure yet. There has been a lot of interest. Oh really? Interest in the blurb writing? It’s the kind of book that blurbs well. People are kind of excited....

TABLE MUSIC: William S. Burroughs, from “A Review of the Reviewers”

TABLE MUSIC: William S. Burroughs, from “A Review of the Reviewers”

Interiors

If I were to put together one figure from my many girls and from fragments of Joan of Arc, Charlotte Corday, and Anna Katharina Emmerich—just to touch on one possible combination—then I too could sing the praises of a heroine who would be happily and hospitably welcomed into the houses of the small towns if...

Bullet in the Brain

It happens we are discussing this story in my workshop next week. It’s from Tobias Wolff, not in general a favorite author of the Hound’s, but it’s a great story, and among other things, it always reminds me to think about what, and how, I am thinking. You can hear it on the New Yorker...

Congrats

You have heard by now, and congrats are in order. To all the winners and nominees for the GG, bravo. Now, really, a wee celebration is also in order. And also, I believe, a well-earned break.