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On Plant and Animal Extinctions

On Plant and Animal Extinctions

by Alan Sondheim

  Panel notes on plant and animal extinctions, revised: Notes for a panel talk at the Hastac Conference in Toronto, at the end of April; my proposal was as follows – “I’d like to do a full talk, dealing with What is to be Done, with issues of animal and plant extinctions, with degrees of […]

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WRI(GH)TE [ING] PUNCTUATION: READING LESLIE SCALAPINO

WRI(GH)TE [ING] PUNCTUATION: READING LESLIE SCALAPINO

by Jordan Antonucci

by Jordan Antonucci Scalapino’s The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom is remarkable in its physical and lyrical layers. It takes its readers to an imaginative space that lives at the bottom of the psyche and provides characters that continue to leave a space open for interpretation. She creates a deep dream state from which the reader surfaces […]

 Susan M. Schultz

In the Absence of Words

In the Absence of Words

by Beatriz Terrazas   Words used to come easily to me. Words to speak, words to write.   But now they do not come – or will not come – when I want them. When I reach for them, they move into the quiet corners of my mind, their architecture hugging the walls of thought […]

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Lucy Church, Amiably

Lucy Church, Amiably

by Michael D. Snediker Those who do not know that to say so is this. Please pay pray and relieve which is might and butter with it ordered as before near a station a station can be known as a depot it can be known as a fruit and a fruiterer it can be known […]

 Susan M. Schultz

Home (Un)founded: Introduction

Home (Un)founded: Introduction

Editorial Statement for “If I didn’t write it down, it’s shhhhh”: On Writing Dementia By Susan M. Schultz   Homeward directly, I wish –Patricia Rose Straub, “Anastrophe” This notion that home can operate as a foundation of identity allows that identity (since we seem to need it) might function as some kind of “soul,” part […]

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“Frances” (from The Trebus Project)

“Frances” (from The Trebus Project)

from The Trebus Project by David Clegg Edited by Susan M. Schultz from a rough transcript   Frances / Room 21   I can remember 3 or 4, when I was 3 or 4.   I stayed in a home with a lot of other children… my mother had a… so much… too much… of […]

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The Practice of Worlds: Will Alexander’s “Compression and Purity”

The Practice of Worlds: Will Alexander’s “Compression and Purity”

by Gary Sloboda I first encountered Will Alexander’s poetry after enduring (almost willingly) a six-year lapse in my own writing.  To a recovering non-writer, the amplitude of Alexander’s poetry exploded and reinvigorated what had degenerated into the shorn lingual sphere I had come to inhabit.  Since reading Alexander’s works, such as Asia & Haiti, Above […]

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Alice Notley: Sheets of Time in Contemporary Lyric Practice

Alice Notley: Sheets of Time in Contemporary Lyric Practice

by Chris Tysh   I don’t fuck much with the past but I fuck plenty with the future –Patti Smith [1] ●  “One day, I awoke” “& found myself on”  “a subway” (3) ●  Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita[2] mi ritrovai per una selva obsura for the straight way was lost ●  A […]

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A Berth in the Haven

A Berth in the Haven

by Martha King

An Excerpt from Outside Inside, a Memoir     A berth at Grand Haven had been dead Paul Blackburn’s gift to us. A teaching position at Thomas Jefferson College of Grand Valley State Colleges in Annandale, Michigan. TJC. I thought it was weirdly ironic. Baz and Paul had spent a long evening together when Paul […]

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Experimental Prose and the Reconfiguration of Incestuous Bonds: from the Grasmere Journal to Tender Buttons

Experimental Prose and the Reconfiguration of Incestuous Bonds: from the Grasmere Journal to Tender Buttons

by Joshua Wilner

Suppose one were to approach Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journal as a radical complement to William’s efforts to demonstrate that “there is no essential difference between the language of poetry and the language of prose.” Suppose, that is, one were to view the pages of her journal as participating in a history of experimental prose that […]

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Trans Verse (or, Traver’s Tranifesto)

Trans Verse (or, Traver’s Tranifesto)

by Traver Pam Dick   1   Then one moment it dawned on me, I turned into Traver. 2   Crossroads like of philosophy and lit.  Poetry and fiction. 3   Prose poem qua transverse.  Lines as stanzas, steps in weird proofs, notes.  Traver got blue shoulders. 4   Forms are aspect shifts.  Facing different directions.  Two faces, hourglass.  […]

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The Black Hole Between Science and Art

The Black Hole Between Science and Art

by Charles Borkhuis

In a famous 1959 essay entitled “The Two Cultures,” C.P Snow argued that the sciences and humanities were at a serious impasse, suffering from “mutual incomprehension.” The lack of common ground made communication between the two cultures difficult if not impossible. Due to accelerated overspecialization, suspicion ran high in both camps. To illustrate the climate […]

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To the End of Ezra Pound

To the End of Ezra Pound

by Nicholas A. DeBoer I. Biographical/Introductory Who is he to be evil?  A toppled man. people don’t change.  They only stand more revealed.” (Olson, Maximus to Gloucester: Letter 2) Within the infinite losses of sixteen million humans in the Great War, including T.E. Hulme & Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Ezra Pound felt a loss that echoed throughout […]

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All About Praxis

All About Praxis

by Rob Faunce

Part 1: Queer Rhetoric and the Therapy of Watching Movies   Judith Halberstam, in “Shame and White Gay Masculinity,” her response to the University of Michigan’s 2003 conference at the University of Michigan on Gay Shame, worried about the potentiality for projecting that shame in other, identity-based ways (her article particularly concerned around race).  Certainly […]

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Taking Its Pulse: Poetry in the Context of Narrative Medicine

Taking Its Pulse: Poetry in the Context of Narrative Medicine

by Jeff Encke

Since its introduction to US medical schools in the early 1970s, interest in literature and medicine has steadily gathered steam, blossoming into a full-fledged academic field featuring a broad range of theories, sub-disciplines, and competing methodologies. Literature & Medicine, launched in 1982, has served as the principal forum for growth and serious conversation around the […]

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Toward a Definition of Collaboration: Collaborative Authorship in the Arts

Toward a Definition of Collaboration: Collaborative Authorship in the Arts

by Rachel Lehrman

Over the last three decades art-theorists and critics have begun to pay more attention to both collaborative teams and collaboration as subjects of enquiry. Around the time this study formally began in 2003, ‘collaboration’ emerged at the forefront of artistic trends and debates: In 2003, the Chapman Brothers were nominated for the Turner Prize as […]

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Olson Meets Web 2.0

Olson Meets Web 2.0

by Thomas Fink

Let’s say that Charles Olson, who fretted about the short life-spans of his male ancestors as an indicator of his early death in “The K” (Olson, Selected 159), does not die in 1970 at the age of 59. Worn out, he goes underground and just observes the culture for a very long time. In full […]