Blackout, Revisited | Enpipe Line, Enacted

The current issue of Vancouver lit magazine Subterrain has published essays by writers Elizabeth Bachinsky and Alex Leslie on their BLACKOUT AT THE CANDAHAR project, an erasure-as-intervention experimental poetry response…

The Weekend Read: The Device

Fragment of Lisa Robertson The Deviceby Benjamin Spencer I left Lisa Robertson’s December reading at the Atwater in Montreal feeling conflicted. At first listen, her work seemed tight, complex – even cold.…

Correspondences: fifth in a series of posts from Michael Turner

With the Are Curators Unprofessional? symposium behind us, I would like to turn to the question of the visual art curator in relation to other media. Are there equivalents? And…

Pulled from my shelves #13: “A library is print in its gaseous state.”

Last week I confessed to having an oneiric bookstore compulsion. I am also (predictably) drawn to libraries. Small and large, a collection of books will no doubt attract my eye.…

A Conversation with Lisa Robertson

Michael Nardone: A lot of your work draws from an immediate environment, both landscape and peers. Thinking about where we are now—Open Space, an artist-run centre—and perhaps trying to locate…

Pulled off my shelves #9: “Have you studied the soft toes of geckoes?”

With each of these columns, I’ve attempted to interrogate an aspect of writing by exploring a series of books I’ve pulled from my bookshelves. The question has repeatedly been: what…

Pulled off my Shelves #8: “All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy”

In All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy, Phil Buehler attempts to document, assemble and continue Jack Torrance’s manuscript from Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film The Shining. Conceptually,…

Two Poems and a Conversation With J.R. Carpenter

I’ve Died and Gone to Devon England is a small country, unless you’re driving across it. From the M3/A303 you’d think the whole country was countryside. The deeper into Devon…

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