Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fiona Templeton's MEDEAD

"I've been listening to Fiona Templeton and her collaborators read this choric poem/drama for over a decade. In it I hear all of contemporary English open to a force of collective enunciation (nation language, idiolect) against 'standard' English and the economic and gender-based violence it has facilitated from its inception into our present. Superseding all instrumental violence in this long poem/drama is a sustained attention to language not so much as nonsensical or semiotic as widening into larger ambivalences, potential, and subtle vocalizations (phonemics, neologism, homophony)--an anti-epic border song marking the shifting and thus precarious territorial claims of an Anglophone geopolitical unconscious."

Nick Sturm on "the critical performance of translation" in The Sonnets

Friday, April 25, 2014

Interview with Brazil, Frost, and Kennedy at BOMB

From October 2013 until February 2014 I conducted this interview with David Brazil, Jackqueline Frost, and Evan Kennedy for BOMB. There are so many highlights I don't really know where to begin excerpting. It is pretty much all excerptible, in fact. Too sublime to excerpt. I feel so honored to have been able to suss out  how their 2012 books came about in relation to Occupy Oakland, the East Bay poetry community, and their friendships with one another.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

6 Morning Talks @ The Kitchen

Andy Fitch edited this great book of interviews, 60 Morning Talks, which I will be reading from with Shanna Compton, Dorothea Lasky, Tan Lin, Christopher Schmidt, and Jenny Zhang this Wednesday at The Kitchen.

The Sensation Feelings Journal

A poem that I wrote after Michael Clark's incredible dance film, Hail the New Puritan, is up at the inaugural issue of Connie Mae Oliver's web zine, The Sensation Feelings Journal, which includes work from CAConrad, Christina Drill, Sarah Feeley, Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, Gracie Leavitt, and others.