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Emily Dickinson & Jen Bervin: Gorgeous Somethings

Emily Dickinson & Jen Bervin: Gorgeous Somethings

Far, far outside of MFA circles there is a poet whose poetic practice has breached the confines of the blank page to be etched on every available surface. The Far Outside poet famously left her poems--largely unread by hungry eyes of the 19th Century, other than a lucky editor of a literary magazine--tied in little...
David Buuck & Juliana Spahr: The Side Effect

David Buuck & Juliana Spahr: The Side Effect

She had done what she usually did. Upon arrival at her office, she turned on all her machines, the lights and the computer and the recording devices and the printer, and then proceeded to go through the new stack of forms, along with the student papers, the administrative emails, the healthcare forms, the websites, blogs,...

Christine Shan Shan Hou: Three Poems

Sugar On Fruit is an Untidy Wish If only I could grow upward, I would never drown. A kite rich, penny-pinch. Some salad to suck it all in tremendously. A sinking belly turned upside down is a rising whale. There are allergies in all tree pollen and wanting. My disguise sat with me closely that...

Jon Paul Fiorentino: The Unfriending

You did a real stupid thing there for your career when you unfriended me. A real stupid thing. I’m establishing a movement. I recently exceeded 5000 friends. 5000. Real. Friends. Your lack of civility when it comes to open discourse astounds me. I can end you. I once made a quip that amused a very...
Shane Rhodes On Beauty

Shane Rhodes On Beauty

Welcome back to “On Beauty,” a series of interviews with poets about their relations to beauty.  For an introduction to the project, see poets on beauty. This month I invited Shane Rhodes to think about beauty.  At a reading from his new poetry book, X, which interrogates documents outlining Canada’s “Indian Policy,” he mentioned that...

Jake Kennedy on Claire Donato & David Wolach: Burial + Hospitalogy

Burial, Claire Donato. Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013. Hospitalogy, David Wolach. Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013. by Jake Kennedy Out of Lispector (possibilities/impossibilities of form)… out of Woolf (some kind of ruthless charting of suffering)… out of Waldrop (a crystalline philosophy of images)… here comes—with power—CD and her debut poemnovel Burial, particularly: a narrator’s lush, extended interior...

Colin Fulton on Roger Farr’s IKMQ

IKMQ, Roger Farr. New Star Books, 2012 By Colin Fulton I may be repeating myself here, but everybody loves Ludwig Wittgenstein. Between Johanna Drucker and Jan Zwicky (and that’s quite the between), there have been hundreds of works of poetry and poetry criticism that find their substance in direct reference to or mediations on the ideas...
Geneviève Robichaud in Conversation with Benjamin Klein: "Fabrications" a Pop-Up Show

Geneviève Robichaud in Conversation with Benjamin Klein: “Fabrications” a Pop-Up Show

Geneviève Robichaud (GR): You’re curating a Pop-up group show with Margot Ross. What is the show’s intention? What was the curatorial frame/aim? How did you choose the work? Benjamin Klein (BK): The artists in the show titled ‘Fabrications’ are Laura Anderson, David Arseneau, Pierre Julien, Mathieu Levesque, Simone Rochon and Jonathan Schouela. The space (a warehouse...
Justin Herrmann: The Brothel War

Justin Herrmann: The Brothel War

I was taken to a brothel a few times when I was thirteen and lived in a small town in Texas near the Mexican border. I had a friend, Bill Howard, whose dad was somehow or another involved in the Mexican radio industry and would meet business associates across the border at a place called...
Alex Porco in Conversation with David O'Meara

Alex Porco in Conversation with David O’Meara

Stitched Songs (7 Sept 2013 – 6 Nov 2013)   Alex Porco (AP): David, in your new book, A Pretty Sight (Coach House, 2013), the classical rhapsode is a central, recurring figure. The rhapsode is a figure of transport: he has the expressive power to move— or “possess”— his audience; at the same time, the rhapsode...
Elee Kraljii Gardiner: A Poem

Elee Kraljii Gardiner: A Poem

Elee Kraljii Gardiner directs Thursdays Writing Collective and is coeditor with John Asfour of V6A: Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside(Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012), which was shortlisted for the 2012 City of Vancouver Book Award. She is also the editor of six books from the Collective, most recently The Stanza Project (Otter Press, 2013), an investigation of the intersection of architectural...

Max Bledstein on Omari Newton’s Sal Capone

Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of, a play by Omari Newton. MAI Centre, Montreal, 2013. By Max Bledstein The history of racial relations in North America has certainly been a topic of interest amongst filmmakers and playwrights in recent years, and one in which audiences have been happy to engage them. One need look no further...