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David Antin: A List of the Delusions of the Insane

David Antin A List of the Delusions of the Insane: What They Are Afraid Of The list reproduced here from David Antin’s Code of Flag Behavior (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1969) is an expansion of the catalog originally compiled by Thomas Smith Clouston of “actual examples of delusions of about 100 female melancholic patients” (“and...
Longlist for Lemon Hound's first Poetry Prize

Longlist for Lemon Hound’s first Poetry Prize

After more deliberation than we thought humanly possible we have a long list and will shortly announce the short list for the first Lemon Hound Prize for Poetry judged by the amazing Rae Armantrout. I am publishing this list with a good deal of excitement at the range and general fantasticness of the poems and...
Peter Gizzi: In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011

Peter Gizzi: In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011

– from the book: So the bird’s in the hand and now what? The penny shiny in the dark belly of mr. piggy. The day dawns and dawns and may be in trouble of actually going anywhere. Trees migrate secretly up- ward. They might be saying all we need to be here if we would...
Vol. 7 Contents

Vol. 7 Contents

Get cozy Lemon Hounders, this issue is brimming with FABULOUS content: including an interview with David O’Meara, poetry by Lisa Cattrone, an excerpt from Shelagh Plunkett’s memoir, as well as critical writing on Margaret Christakos, Marianne Boruch and Masha Tupitsyn. And so much MORE!!! Also stay tuned: we’ll be adding tones of HOT new content...
Gary Barwin: The Hand

Gary Barwin: The Hand

Books Received

May-June 2013 Vsevolod Nekrasov, I Live I See, 2013, Ugly Duckling Presse Cecilia Vicuna, Spit Temple, edited by Rosa Alcala, 2012, Ugly Duckling Presse John Reibetanz, Afloat, 2013, Library ad Archives Canada Catalouing Publication jay Ruzesky, In Antarctica : An Amundsen pilgrimage, 2013, Nightwood Editions Mark Callanan/James Langer, The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry, 2013, Breakwater Books Jowita Bydlowska, Drunk Mom a Memoir, 2013, Doubleday  Canada Bill Bissett, Hungree...
A Guy on the Rack, Falling in Love: An Anti-Interview with Jim Smith

A Guy on the Rack, Falling in Love: An Anti-Interview with Jim Smith

JIM SMITH’s many books include the recent Back Off, Assassin! New and Selected Poems (Mansfield Press, 2009) and Happy Birthday, Nicanor Parra (Mansfield Press, 2012). His magazine, The Front, lasted from about 1972 to 1980, and the spinoff Front Press published books and pamphlets in the ’80s by writers like David McFadden, bpNichol, Wayne Clifford and Stuart Ross. Between 1979 and...

Between Page & Screen

You’ve never seen any book like this. I promise. The extremely talented Amaranth Borsuk has really re-imagined the book here. Follow her on Twitter. ‏@amaranthborsuk  
Laura Broadbent reads Erin Moure

Laura Broadbent reads Erin Moure

  Document 29 (French thinking)  from O Cidadan     To enable a language (returning) is also to allow intrusions, and to enable intrusions or their possibility as part of the cultural order. An overlap (micro) into a zone. Sometimes only the “overlap” makes borders of a zone visible. (A horse that is also red,...
Not Otherwise Specified: Enter Before September 30th

Not Otherwise Specified: Enter Before September 30th

Let me be the judge of that. You should enter this contest because I’m harsh and Les Figues rocks. We are now accepting submissions for the Second Annual Les Figues NOS Book Contest. All entrants receive a TrenchArt Series title of choice. Deadline: September 15, 2012. 2012 Les Figues Press NOS Book Contest— (NOS = not...

And rarely was heard, an encouraging word, still the women don’t go away

Is this still the case? I don’t think so, but I love this cover. 

Prince performs his original poetry

The Allen Ginsberg Project: Mind, Mouth and Page (Gertrude Stein)

AG: Yeah, I think we were talking about that at the end of the last sitting here, when somebody asked me – since Williams, what was done, since Williams, what has been accomplished in poetics? – or, what new thing has been added? – and I was talking about the practice of some poets working...

We Want Reviews: Introducing Laura Broadbent & Call For Work

“The great review is one that approaches the corpus curiously and dissectively, determining if it works and what makes it tick.” -Vanessa Place Who wants a dull review? A good reviewer is a skilled host: ensure your guests’ enjoyment, present the fare slowly, artfully, and with flourish so it speaks for itself. Make your guests...

If it walks like apocalypse: Dennis Lee’s Testament

This morning I awoke to some heavy rhymes. I caught only the last two lines: And we plan about snacks and not washing our hands/ And the letter J. and he understands. The he, in this instance, is a worm: my partner was reading Dennis Lee’s Garbage Delight to our 8 month-old twins. I did not grow up...

2012: Lemon Hound Anoints HorseE

Stolid Lemon Hound in praise of the radical HorseE.BY lemon Hound If I were driven to name one individual who, in the English language, by means of his own examples of creative art in poetry, has done most of living men to incite new impulses in poetry, the chances are I would name HorseE. This statement...

Feminist Boot Camp #94: Think Before You Write

Believe in content. Behave like you invented it. Surface is surface. Your emotion is not interesting in and of itself. The shape of feeling is a useful outpouring. What is a vessel but a line with wheels? The letters piled up and the men began talking. No one could agree who came first. There was...

Feminist Boot Camp #71: Know When To Leave

No, your Daddy doesn’t want you to move on.

Feminist Boot Camp #77: Stick With Your Sisters

Particularly if they can rock out and change rhythms on a dime…

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...

UB40 – Food for Thought (1980)

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.