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Monthly archive October, 2010

Kate Greenstreet on the tiniest feckles of rain

I have blogged about Greenstreet on several occasions which you can find here. Things get complicated with Greenstreet. Her poems lay flat, then suddenly do a 360, as if the poet has seen her tail out of the corner of the poem and can’t resist. Of course why resist the flicker of one’s own thought?...

I’m not pretty.

Posted by Lizy Mostowski.

Pulled off my shelves #6: “O, though I love what others do abhor”

Last week I discussed authors who craft their work entirely through erasure—erasing the majority of another writer’s oeuvre, leaving select words in place which form a new poetry. Those poets allowed a residual marker of the original poem in the placement of the remaining words—every word was located where the original author had places it;...

The Question of Appropriation or the Anxiety of Influence, in Either Case, Merely Scratching the Surface

On August 31, 2010 at 12:44 am New Orleanian wrote: In New Orleans we say We ain’t studyin’ about you On August 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm Sheera Talpaz wrote: For someone so self-righteously interested in equitability, Abe Young’s piece is wholly unjust to Ray McDaniel. In her piece, Young calls out McDaniel as a...

On Reviewing: Sonnet L’Abbé

LH: What do you think the purpose of a review is? If you also write about books on a blog, why? What does blogging let you do differently? SL: Ideally, a review condenses one knowledgeable and generous reader’s full experience of a book. By knowledgeable I mean having a sense of what constitutes quality across...

Lisa Robertson on Ari

The Slits’ bassist and lead vocalist Ari Up died of cancer on October 20 in LA, at the age of 48. The Slits blew open poetics for me in 1990. My only regret then was that I did not discover them when I was 14. This video was released the day after her death: also:...

Pulled off my shelves #5: “Compose the Holes”

In my 3rd “pulled off my shelves” column I discussed authors who produce work which consists of nothing but punctuation marks. These authors—typified by Goldsmith, Reuterswärd, Boglione and others—isolate the punctuation marks from other authors and orchestrate a new novel which consists of potentialities. Allowing slightly more text that than these minimalist gestures are the...

Quickly: Less than Tweets with George Murray

A whole lot of blogging goodness, originally uploaded by lemon hound. LH: What is the shortest aphorism in your collection? GM: (Gosh, I don’t know.) Known to man? Jesus wept? LH: What is the first aphorism you ever wrote? GM: I can’t even begin to tell you, because I kind of slid into it all....

Last Letter, Last Word

On October 11th the New Statesman printed a previously unpublished poem by Ted Hughes which discusses the last time he saw his then estranged wife Sylvia Plath alive. While poking around on the internet trying to track down the full text of the poem, I read the comments following a news article which discussed the...

Sina Queyras talks to Jeff Thompson

LH: Tell me about the idea for this project, Jeff. How did it come about? JT: The Artforum Ad Project started in 2007, inspired by the Million Dollar Homepage and similar projects. The idea was to create both a singular artwork (a random conglomeration of lots of tiny pieces) and a way for lots of people...

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