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Monthly archive October, 2012
On the Matter of Pen and Processing

On the Matter of Pen and Processing

Recently I gave a talk to Catherine Bush’s Plenary Class at Humber in Toronto. One of the things I talked about was the way in which my own writing has changed given the methods of composition–and I mean technology. Having worked in a newsroom at fifteen, seen the way the old composition rooms worked, and...
Gertrude Stein: Poetry & Grammar

Gertrude Stein: Poetry & Grammar

What is poetry and if you know what poetry is what is prose. There is no use in telling more than you know, no not even if you do not know it. But do you do you know what prose is and do you know what poetry is. I have said that the words in...
Writing As Performance: An Interview with Chris Kraus

Writing As Performance: An Interview with Chris Kraus

Writer, filmmaker, and professor of film, Chris Kraus’ books include I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, and Torpor. Her films include Gravity & Grace, How to Shoot a Crime, and The Golden Bowl, or, Repression. Kraus is the author of two books of art essays, and a frequent contributor to Artforum and Art in America....
From the Archive: Refus Global Manifesto

From the Archive: Refus Global Manifesto

We are the offspring of modest French-Canadian families, working class or lower middle class, who, ever since their arrival from the Old Country, have always remained French and Catholic through resistance to the conqueror, through strong attachment to the past, by choice and sentimental pride and out of sheer necessity. We are the settlers who,...
The Men Around Here

The Men Around Here

The men around here huddle still and sudden as mountains. Their hands dangle like wrenches. Thumbs of sandpaper. Use me, they say. I’m ready. Hours gather, hard in stomachs. Overalls stiff,  scarred as the skin of elephants. There where the sparks landed, a hole, there where he dropped the blowtorch, a swath soft as the...

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