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Monthly archive May, 2011

Music for Writers 4: The Sound of One Face Flapping and the Slow Unfolding of Prisoner Time

flababble 1 from Jaap Blonk on Vimeo. The remarkable Dutch vocalist, writer, composer, and sound poet, Jaap Blonk, has recently began exploring video. The little piece posted above is a funny and fascinating exploration of the secret performances of the face. Much of what happens in the world and in our bodies is invisible or...

I was not far enough out, and simply waving, not drowning

Is poetry a domesticated art? Are we drowning in it? Or are we in fact not drowning enough? This is what I’m thinking as I peer out into a green ravine in the Druid Hills area of Atlanta. There is all this writing, but it seems very little gets said. And then we have the...

Music for Writers 3: The Music of Speech

Leonard Cohen has his Tower of Song, and there’s that other famous tower, the one that didn’t contain Hank Williams: the Tower of Babel. Two towers: one of speech and one of song. But speech and song aren’t two towers, or two solitudes. Like two lungs, they are connected and sustained by the mouth. Try...

Conversation with Steph Colburn and Lizy Mostowski on Sheryda Warrener’s “Hard Feelings”.

SC: I feel that this book should have been prefaced with no hard feelings, eh? –an expression to put these pieces into a perfect picture- slightly hurting, slightly funny, always sincere in its sentiment. Sheryda Warrener’s Hard Feelings explores connection between people, place, and objects seamlessly throughout four very distinguishable sections, though some more humorous...

Matthew Hollett Translates bpNichol’s “The Complete Works”

As a visual artist who is interested in poetry and experimental literature, bpNichol has long been a source of inspiration. “The Complete Works” from “An H In the Heart” is one of my favourite poems; I love the way it epitomizes bp’s playful exploration of combinatorics, meta-literature, typography, and visual systems. In “The Complete Works...

Bhanu Kapil Introduces Kristen Stone

Although there is a non-Marxist vibe to selecting the work of one particular student to showcase, I have selected the Domestication Handbook of a current grad student, Kristen Stone, for where it is written: at the intersection of social justice, agricultural and lyric aims. What would a training manual for “pets and other animals,” as...