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Vol. 9 Contents

Vol. 9 Contents

DEAREST READER, With the dog days just beyond the horizon, we are getting sirius and heating up our own brand of caniculārēs: introducing a new slate of content so bright you’re gonna want to wear shades! Volume 9 features poetry by Laura Broadbent and Rachael Katz to name only a couple; interviews with Erín Moure and Chus...
In Conversation: Buckley, Kerouac, Yablonsky & Sanders

In Conversation: Buckley, Kerouac, Yablonsky & Sanders

Firing Line with William F. Buckley, 1968 Guests: Jack Kerouac, Lewis Yablonsky, and Ed Sanders transcribed by Jason Grimmer A 1968 episode of William F. Buckley’s Firing Line, featuring a drunken Jack Kerouac, the Fug’s Ed Sanders and a clueless academic, Lewis Yablonsky, discussing the “Hippie” movement. BUCKLEY: The topic tonight is the hippies. An...
Entretien: Pierre Dumayet et Michèle Bernstein

Entretien: Pierre Dumayet et Michèle Bernstein

Entretien entre Pierre Dumayet et Michèle Berstein au sujet de Tous les chevaux du roi. Source: YouTube Durée : 8 min 9 sec. Pierre Dumayet (PD): C’est un premier roman. C’est un livre très brillant, très narquois. On ne voit pas pourquoi il n’aurait pas de succès, je lui en souhaite. Il a tout pour plaire ou...
In Conversation: Pierre Dumayet & Michèle Bernstein (English)

In Conversation: Pierre Dumayet & Michèle Bernstein (English)

Pierre Dumayet in Conversation with Michèle Bernstein on All the King’s Horses Source: YouTube Duration: 8 min 9 sec. Pierre Dumayet (PD): This is a first novel. This is a brilliant book, very sardonic. I can’t see why it wouldn’t be successful; at least I hope it will be. It has everything or almost everything to...

Synapse: Guillaume Morrissette

the last time I saw you I was so angry at the most unnegotiable parts of yourself that I thought “black hole lobbed around twice‟. my thoughts were distorted, this is how angry I was. it felt like I meant the anger and was afraid to lose the anger. now I miss the anger. my...
Lisa Robertson & Catriona Strang

Lisa Robertson & Catriona Strang

Here, we find an archival gem that illuminates the pinnacle of an exceptional moment for women’s writing in Canada, in Vancouver in particular. Here, in the thrum of the Giantess (a chapbook series I am trying hard to bring to you) at the birth of Debbie, of Debbie: An Epic, in a moment of Raddle...

Friday Dance Break: Gangam Wha?

Friday Dance Break: Janelle Monáe

Reciting Poetry at 101

Reciting Poetry at 101

from the Office for Soft Architecture’s Department of Appliance Lore, meet Bel.
Chris Kraus: On The Matter of Grad School

Chris Kraus: On The Matter of Grad School

Throughout my 20s I lived in New York and never once thought about applying to grad school. Grad school, at the time, seemed to be for people who were not really intending to become artists. I knew all the artists. I even studied with some. But the tuition–sometimes cash money, more often intangible–never passed through...
Friday Dance Break: A Private Dancer

Friday Dance Break: A Private Dancer

Why don’t more people dance alone, on the subway, in the street? I keep waiting for someone to catch me at this because I am shameless…I don’t care where I am if I need to dance, I need to dance. Hope you get your groove on. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy new volume of Lemon Hound....
Friday Dance Break: Seapunk

Friday Dance Break: Seapunk

…the progenitors of the seapunk aesthetic style — all yin-yangs, aquatic imagery, and 3-D renderings cribbed from ’90s fashion and early web memes — appear for all the world to be deathly slighted anytime the mainstream jacks their flipper-fueled swagger. The seapunk story has two chapters so far: the Chicago Reader piece declaring the movement,...
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...
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,...
Virginia Woolf: Why?

Virginia Woolf: Why?

When the first number of LYSISTRATA appeared, I confess that I was deeply disappointed. It was so well printed, on such good paper. It looked established, prosperous. As I turned the pages it seemed to me that wealth must have descended upon Somerville, and I was about to answer the request of the editor for...

Essays & Fragments: Barbara Godard

Reading: “Excentriques, Ex-centric, Avant-Garde: Women and Modernism in the Literatures of Canada” by Barbara Godard. In 1984 Barbara Godard posited that the creation of a thorough literary history in Canada would require understanding women. Well, guess what? That still holds true. Specifically, in this article Godard calls for a rearticulation of literary history that takes...
Lucy Lippard: Conceptualism, Feminism, Activism

Lucy Lippard: Conceptualism, Feminism, Activism

Lucy R. Lippard from Artforum on Vimeo.

Squid Skin Cells Dance

Yekaterina Samutsevich: Closing Statement at the Pussy Riot Trial

Yekaterina Samutsevich: Closing Statement at the Pussy Riot Trial

by hecksinductionhour | August 8, 2012 · 7:40 pm Yekaterina Samutsevich: Closing Statement at the Pussy Riot Trial Yekaterina Samutsevich, defendant in the criminal case against the feminist punk group Pussy Riot: In the closing statement, the defendant is expected to repent, express regret for their deeds or enumerate attenuating circumstances. In my case, as...
Betty White Says...

Betty White Says…

 

Adrienne Rich on “Easy Poetry”

Career-minded poets, expending thought and energy on producing a “publishable manuscript,” on marketing their wares and their reputations, as young poets are now urged (and even trained) to do, may have little time left over for thinking about the art itself, ancient and contemporary, and why it matters — the state of the art itself...

Steven Price reads from Omens in the Year of the Ox (Brick Books)

The Allen Ginsberg Project: Mind Mouth & Page – 23 (Pound and the Vernacular)

So Pound, being a great scholar, went to find all the parallels in history where there was a transition from an official, or archaic, or classical, prosody and tongue and language to a popular language. There are other times in history when this has happened, and those have been times of great growth and creation...

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...