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An Interview with Harry Mathews

An Interview with Harry Mathews

by Barbara Henning

  Harry Mathews and I have corresponded for a number of years, and in the back of my mind I always keep a list of writers who I’d like to interview and Harry is up there at the top. I admire his writing and his ideas and inventions for writing. When I sent him my […]

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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

“If I didn’t write it down, it’s shhhhh”: On Writing Dementia.

“If I didn’t write it down, it’s shhhhh”: On Writing Dementia.

Edited by Susan M. Schultz

“If I didn’t write it down, it’s shhhhh”: On Writing Dementia Edited by Susan M. Schultz   Table of Contents:   Introduction: Home (Un)founded Susan M Schultz Seven Poems by Barbara Moore Vincent (transcribed by her son, Stephen Vincent) “Frances” (from The Trebus Project) David Clegg and Susan M. Schultz, eds Interview with David Clegg […]

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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 […]

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Interview with David Clegg of the Trebus Project

Interview with David Clegg of the Trebus Project

by Susan M. Schultz

Please say something about how you got involved with The Trebus project and how this work relates to your earlier life as a sculptor. The Trebus Project grew directly out of the work I was already doing as a sculptor. The Trebus Project is just a name I gave to the work I do as […]

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This can be it or the starting point: Lonely Christopher in conversation with Gregory Laynor

This can be it or the starting point: Lonely Christopher in conversation with Gregory Laynor

Gregory Laynor: What’s your favorite color? Lonely Christopher: My favorite color is red. Gregory Laynor: I want to ask you about a few of my favorite things, like the clichés in your story “Burning Church”: “Always look on the bright side. It’s always the darkest before dawn. Every cloud has a silver lining. Pink sky […]

 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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An Interview with Leslie Scalapino

An Interview with Leslie Scalapino

by Maggie Golston

‘standing’ ‘walking’ as present — huge crows loaded a tree (past) by me — at night sleeping — yet the half-cracked black bud (night: only) and thin blue sky, but as being oneself only, aren’t existing either single thin wall, waves thousands in the freezing sky and empty fields — and loaded on tree by […]

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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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Interview with Robert Glück

Interview with Robert Glück

by Tony Leuzzi

  Part I For a voice level, say something. My heart aches and a drowsy numbness pains my sense. Keats? The first line of “Ode to a Nightingale.” Wow. I would not have expected you to quote one of the Romantics! Keats is where I got my start. He’s my guide in a sense: his […]

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Conversation with Harryette Mullen: From B to D

Conversation with Harryette Mullen: From B to D

by Barbara Henning With Harryette Mullen’s dense, layered and playful poems in Sleeping with the Dictionary, there is often a subtle question, almost present but not quite present, a riddle-like structure that leaves the reader wondering: How did she make this poem? As a prep for an MFA course I was teaching at Long Island […]

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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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Memory Cards: Clark Coolidge Series, by Susan M. Schultz

Memory Cards: Clark Coolidge Series, by Susan M. Schultz

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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 […]