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Monthly archive May, 2012

Feminist Boot Camp #7

One of the dirty little secrets about the whole women complaining about lack of representation in the book reviewing business is the fact that many women won’t review. Why won’t they? The generous response I give often has to do with a fear of confrontation, a fear of mastery, an unwillingness to take a fixed...

Feminist Boot Camp #39

Lisa Robertson signs books at Pages, Calgary You are not alone. You need not limit your poetry to the kitchen, or the bedroom, or the garden, or the relational, or to the singular, or to the daily. Look around you. Look outside of your life. Look next door. Look in your books. These are not...

he sensed parts of himself elsewhere

he sensed parts of himself elsewhere, originally uploaded by lemon hound. Posting some of these images from my archives. This piece, titled, Inasmuch As It Is Always Already Taking Place by American artist, Gary Hill, is a sixteen-channel video (black and white, sound), sixteen black and white TV tubes and wires. When I saw it, it was...
Mummified Barbies: Toward an Essay on Feminine Exteriority

Mummified Barbies: Toward an Essay on Feminine Exteriority

We cut their hair off. Chew on the breasts. Paint their bodies. Slip a condom over their heads and dip them in Spaghettios. We are never quite so inventive in imagining our own bodies as when we encounter this sterile, unreal version of femininity. Our first canvas. Our first manifestation. Our first bout of hostility...

The red patch smelled like clover

The red patch smelled like clover, originally uploaded by lemon hound. One of a series from an old group of photos added to a Six Word Stories pool. Not sure that the title is enough to gesture toward a narrative, but it does give a motivation for the movement,  I suppose, and knits together the...

UB40 – Food for Thought (1980)

On Reviewing: Jan Zwicky

LH: What do you think the purpose of a review is? JZ: To inform people who might be interested in reading the book that it exists, and to offer an imaginatively and intellectually engaged appreciation of it. LH: If you write reviews, how would you describe your approach, or method? JZ: I do review, but...

The Lady Poets & All Their Lady Parts

Thanks to Don Share these are, respectively,  Edna St. Vincent Millay, Aline Kilmer, Sara Teasdale, Zoe Akins, Lola Ridge, Amy Lowell…for more see Poetry’s Tumblr. I get it. Getting called Critic Bitch, referred to as a smelly Margaret Wente, minimized, undermined (that’s the most popular form): Ladies, when the assholes start calling you names and...

Lyric Conceptualism: A Manifesto In Progresss

BY SINA QUEYRAS The Lyric Conceptualist has moved beyond the indigestible and the unreadable, in fact, beyond all gestures that have made pleasure the enemy of reading. The Lyric Conceptualist remains true to her politics of inclusion, appreciating the thinkership of conceptual poetry, the revelations in mass assemblages that concretize the ephemeral textuality of daily life.  Still,...

Quebec Students Reminding Canada of the Possibility of Canada

The Charest government should have learned from Gilles Duceppe. I live in his riding. I saw him several times during his last election, slipping in and out of his car, looking very smug indeed. Not a bad man, Duceppe, but a man who had become completely out of touch with his riding, with the moment…...

Massive Support

Hoping the student movement will take this massive burst of support and find ways of protesting that aren’t going to fall into a trap.

Under Rich Earth

Thinking of this in relation to all the Occupy movements…and in particular the northern pipeline opponents. Wish this was screened in every town along the Skeena.

Poetry is your bitch

DONNA SUMMER – I feel love (1977) HD and HQ

Ah, the late 70s…not a better time, or more simple, but I did have time to wear down a few LPs. Donna Summer’s double album was one.

How about a little applause?

For the bloggers out there in Canada who keep posting, often to a very limited audience…who are sometimes the only ones to pay attention to a book that falls through the formidable mainstream cracks. These are blogs that focus on content. Not comment. They are about the books, fancy that, not the posturing in the...

Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain (1978)

For your pleasure, and because I long to give a reading in any one of these outfits, which proves you can take a girl out of the 70s but…

When the Hound met Ms. Place

A little bell rang in the center of her mind. It is the only time such a bell has rung. Another one of Darboven’s maxims: “I write with numbers, I count with words.” What do numbers write? Dates, yes, but dates as equations, as representations broken down into other signs, other representations. What do words...

Marina Abramović: An Artist’s Life Manifesto | MOCA Gala 2011

Abrovomic 101. Happy Mother’s Day to all the artists who chose their Art. Complicated little decision.

Mots du plateau

Conversation Vito /David Byrne

I do not possess that limitless brain that she has…

My new favourite thing is women appreciating other women. I would like to see women discuss other women with half of the enthusiasm my male peers exhibit discussing their male peers…even if they aren’t, as above, incredibly articulate.

Yoko Ono – Cut Piece 1965 – Music Yoko Ono Darkness Georgia Stone.avi

Sur les ombré

A few more questions regarding women, reviewing and power structures

Here are the original four questions: 8mLemon Hound ‏ @lemonhound  Reply   Delete   Favorite  · Open Does the lack of women broadly accepted as intellectual/critical forces influence women’s creative relationships? #women&power #womenmentor 9mLemon Hound ‏ @lemonhound  Reply   Delete   Favorite  · Open Does the idea of success evoke a gendered constellation? #womenmentor #womenandpower 10mLemon Hound ‏ @lemonhound  Reply   Delete   Favorite  · Open Is that (successful) woman seen as a peer...

John Cage about silence