LEMON HOUND

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Monthly archive September, 2010

Eileen Myles

Coming soon to a reading series near youEileen Myles from Monofonus Press on Vimeo. More on Myles from Emily Gould. There was a sense of permission implicit in Myles’s writing; it might have been just the idea that your stories didn’t have to contain large frilly descriptive passages about how everything in a room looked...

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down & Wept

Jack Gilbert once told me only a fool writes first of love, or directly of love, though first love is often fuel for all writing. I was going to say, what else compels us to write? Then I thought about constraint. I think conceptual tactics can be a bit like engaging with a lover. Desire...

A Brief Conversation with Michael Nardone

LH: Michael, thanks for the post on the Gulf this summer, and part two earlier this week. MN: My pleasure, Sina. I am just starting to sift through the materials–notes, maps and recordings–from the Gulf trip, and am planning to return should a storm hit the coast. There’s a spot in the bayou I am...

Kenneth Goldsmith on Saturday

Shedding Light on the Obscure. A conversation with a charismatic visionary, looking at archiving the known and unknown arts, and the role that avant-garde culture plays in popular cultural creation. With an introduction by Darren Wershler-Henry. via Matrix & LitPop 175 avenue du Président-KennedyMontreal, QCCanada Brilliant:  Goldsmith’s Avant Garde All the Time Podcast Recommended in Particular: 07/23/2010...

Solie & Seymour @ The Atwater

Pulled off my shelves #1: Alison Turnbull’s Spring Snow—A Translation (London: Book Works, 2002)

Thank you Sina for bringing me aboard lemonhound— I’m excited to be involved. This “pulled from my shelves” series will be my weekly exploration of concrete and conceptual books which I think have been overlooked or under-discussed; a chance to bring some texts out “from the vault”, dust them off and see where they lead…I...

Gaga for Gaga or Is the Lady Conceptual?

Vanessa Place on the wunderkind over at Gaga Stigmata What Gaga does is force a confrontation with our lack of theoretical apparatus for making sense out of our current no-nonsense. Postmodernism will not do, as it rests upon the gap for existence, and there’s no neo- for this confounding to return to. A kind of...

derek beaulieu on How to Write

In my last post I shared a video of derek beaulieu reading from his book of conceptual fiction How to Write. Using the power of the interwebs, I was also able to ask beaulieu some questions about his new book…Helen: You’ve called How to Write a work of conceptual fiction. Why do you think of...

Ah the Peg, oh the Forks

I love you Geist, and thanks for the newsletter with its variousness.But are you really saying Winnipeg is this boring?The Hound will be reading in her old, old, old stomping grounds this Friday for the first time ever. In fact, I believe I will be staying somewhere either behind the lens, or to the right....

The more things digitize the more we return to the printed page.

I’m fumigating at the moment (fleas, sowbugs, clothing moths). Akin to moving, only you move right back in to the same apartment. This is why I missed Lisa Robertson and Eileen Myles read at the charles h. scott gallery on Saturday, which I’m certain was all kinds of woman rock star writer awesomeness. Over the...

The city is my studio…

Having a lot of fun putting together resources for my Conceptual Writing class. Here’s a short video on Zhang Huan. I’ve posted this video before. And posted on him several times including this one, and this one on a larger strand of conceptual/writing art.

Proof that people confuse negative with intelligently, or amusingly, critical

Not that I need open the whole debate again (nuff said on that I think), but here’s a little piece by Michael Robbins that appeared in Poetry Magazine. Back when I was posting about reviews, Robbins and I were having a back and forth about what people were thinking of when they used the word “negative”...

Baby swim

Baby swim, originally uploaded by Eythor.

What’s in a reading: on hearing Gwendolyn Brooks

I’ve heard several recordings of Brooks reading “We Real Cool” over the years. Yesterday, in class, I played her again. This after having a student read the poem out loud. The student did a great job of reading, but when I played the Brooks there was silence, and then a visceral, pre-linguistic reaction. This is...

Canada’s GDP = The GDP of the State of Texas

See more at the BigThink.

Fun times, we’re living in fun times

You probably don’t need the whole video.Thanks Ms. Place.

Nikki Reimer: nostalgia is a digital sickness and we are all infected

In case you haven’t seen this, which has made the internet rounds this past week. (Works in Google Chrome or Firefox only.) It’s the first instance I’ve seen of the internet’s full utility deployed in the service of art. Kudos to filmmaker Chris Milk and Arcade Fire. When I worked at the nation’s broadcaster I...

A hand, a mourning

Barthes’ Hand from the New Yorker. As readers will know the Hound has been thinking of elegy and of mourning for some time now. Have encountered Anne Carson’s Nox–lots to say about that text, but little of it to do with either of those notions. Better to encounter Nathalie Stephens, or Roland Barthes. I came...

Cultural Fuel or Irritant

Apparently all I need to become one is a turquoise one speed (thanks Sean Dixon). I’m not convinced. That tells you something. I had no idea the hipster had become such a cultural irritant though. I was kind of grooving on the thin-jeaned, foppy haired lads and ladettes this summer in London. Love this ongoing spoof: Unhappy...

Read my Poetry

That’s the point. Read it.Flux Film 001 | Morse from Proper Medium on Vimeo.

If you had a money tree?

It’s true. Things are sometimes difficult to see.

I love Théâtre de Complicité

Why did they change their name to Complicite? Too difficult for the Anglos to pronounce? Never mind. More importantly, when can I see A Disappearing Number?or another why reason the distance between poetry and theatre is so much shorter than the distance between poetry and painting…“A Disappearing Number” Teaser from Sven Ortel on Vimeo.

Show Us The Money

Grey Square Logo via Stop BC Arts Cuts (This post is a bit long, and might be boring if you’re not in/from BC, but it’s important.) Seems appropriate on Labour Day to post about the recent developments to arts funding here in good old British Columbia, also variously known as the Left Coast, Lotusland, LaLaLand,...

Random London

From my 4.5 mile Looking for Art in London Walk. Lots to report if I ever find time again…

Atwood & Parton

No idea where they found this, but thanks to the people here for posting it…couldn’t resist. Are they sharing performance tips? Talking about the connection between 9 to 5 and Handmaid’s Tale? Treatment of small furry animals? How to tease out a fro? Make up tips? There is an essay from 1976 posted on line...