Two from Derek Beaulieu’s “No Press”

If you aren’t aware, Derek Beaulieu is a prolific artist who is extremely active within multiple art communities. No surprise then that his newest chapbook imprint No Press is just…

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Candice Maddy en conversation avec / with Steve Giasson

J’aurais envie de répondre comme Warhol : « …I realized that everything I was doing must have been Death. » La mort m’obsède, mais je ne peux pas dire qu’elle « m’intéresse ». J’aime cette histoire de Freud qui raconte qu’il y a longtemps, un roi britannique, atterré par la mort de sa femme, la fit transportée dans tout le royaume. Chaque fois que le cercueil fut déposé au sol, on éleva un monument à cet endroit. Certains de ces monuments existent encore aujourd’hui. Imaginons, poursuit Freud, une femme allant pleurer chaque jour devant l’un d’eux. Cette femme serait une névrosée. Je me trompe peut-être, mais il me semble que ça a quelque chose à voir avec l’art. Beaucoup d’œuvres sont des monuments qui se cachent.

Josef Kaplan: From Democracy Is Not For The People

Josef Kaplan looks right into the contradictory combustions of our Occupy/Poetry Renaissance moment and sits in the difficult questions. The ones poetry, for all it’s general puffery around speaking truths,…

Panning for Gold: The Fate of Short Fiction in a Novelistic World

I was recently sent a self-published collection of stories. The author of this collection had published previously, and been reviewed favourably. The new collection had been submitted to numerous publishers,…

Helen Guri’s “Match”

Robert Brand is no Superstar Ken doll, but rather an emotionally challenged middle-ager who buys into the lyrics of the “Barbie Girl” song that when “life is plastic, it’s fantastic.”…

Daniel Zomparelli: Ermahgerd Perertry or How to Build a Language Overnight

I’ve been a longtime proponent of pop-culture and memes. This gets me into a lot of debates that a poet shouldn’t get into. Debating Ludacris’ lyrics as sound poetry may…

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