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Monthly archive May, 2010

Feminist Boot Camp #98

Know how to age. Never stop working.Never stop exploring. Never lose your sense of humour. Where feathers when you can. Oh, and yeah, nothing wrong with carrying a big stick. By: The Associated Press NEW YORK, N.Y. – Her studio’s managing director says artist Louise Bourgeois has died in New York City, after a lengthy...

Leslie Scalapino, 1944 – 2010

03/24/2009Compendium of Scalapino’s works, by KPH. Leslie Scalapino passed away on May 28, 2010 in Berkeley, California. She was born in Santa Barbara in 1944 and raised in Berkeley, California. An experimental writer associated with the West Coast Language poets, Leslie Scalapino attended Reed College and received an MA in English from the University of...

No, it isn’t good till the last drop

A shout out to the folks up in Kitimaat this week as they walk to remind us of the dangers of losing the last clean salmon runs on the west coast should Enbridge be allowed to build their pipeline… And here’s a very handy little graphic along with a concise update of the BP disaster....

Abramovic on the Body

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Feminist Boot Camp #22

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The Second Coming

A new translation of de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. Preview in the NY Times starts with this statement: In 1946, when Simone de Beauvoir began to write her landmark study of women, “The Second Sex,” legislation allowing French women to vote was little more than a year old. A sharp reminder gals. My mother’s generation...

English? Français? Magyarul?

Linguistically, Hungary posed very few problems. I could read signs, menus, and descriptions of items in museums. Communicating with others was also fairly simple—either I could conduct a conversation on my own, or my sister would cover the more complicated stuff, like figuring out how to retrieve our delayed luggage after we arrived from Frankfurt....

Actually, it was easy to quit you Facebook

But will you stay quit? I hear stories of people who have deleted accounts only to receive emails welcoming them back months after the fact. Sort of like those newspaper subscriptions that will never leave you alone after you’ve decided to move on, or non-profits that haunt you after you’ve been generous once. The matter...

Feminist Boot Camp #44

See, support, directShirin Neshat’s Women Without Men is a must see:This was perhaps the only way to end a day in which I spent much of the afternoon mixing with the work of Marina Abramovic, and a coffee with poet Marilyn Hacker, briefly in New York from Paris where she is busy learning Arabic. We...

Internet Poetry Roundup

One of the beautiful things about unemployment is that one can spend hours upon hours on the interweb. And one does, because the related poverty of unemployment has lead to certain Austerity Measures in which real-time social interactions are foregone (too expensive) for the social interactions to be had online (we’re paying for internet anyway)....

North America’s Grumpiest Poet

I’m thinking it would be a good topic of conversation. Dude’s can be pretty dug in with their opinions of things. The one thing they seem to have in common is that their version of the world is the right one and all else are wallowing in delusion and despair. Sound like something you want...

Prose Poem Winner (redux)

DEATHLESS NUCLEAR FAMILY OF THE SPANGLED MIND Michael Nardone Judge’s Statement: There’s something about punctuation – not points on a page but the way words cut and slip through other words, the way it sounds to be alive and seeing. Prose steps in where lyric can’t, here, poemwise; it’s less like looking through a microscope,...

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