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On Institutional Garbage

Anne K. Yoder

12.13.18

“Is it information fatigue? Do we all suffer from it?” Anne Yoder explores the anxiety of embodiment in the face of our increasingly digital existence, in response to the online archive for Lara Schoorl’s Institutional Garbage exhibition, Adrian Piper, Daniel Borzutzky, and more.

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Five Poems

Jesse Prado

12.12.18

“My last reading was okay” + “This guy working here hits the head of every doorway he walks through” + “Hella fell off this week seems like” + “Found myself” + “Have a goodnight” = Five new poems by Jesse Prado.

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Fate-Touched

Brianna Albers

12.10.18

“To be fate-touched is not to die, but to live while dying.” Brianna Albers on the experience with living in the presence of death, and finding relief in role-playing and myth.

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Book Album Book: You Aren’t Here

Jeff T. Johnson

12.06.18

“If albums are literature, what sort of literature are they?” Jeff T. Johnson returns with a James Baldwin-inspired meditation on affect and emotion as delivered through song.

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Billie Rankin

12.05.18

“for what returns and / for what is sore and / for what was saw: / purpose, control, management, unseeing , rubric.” Poetry by Billie Rankin.

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Did Not Shave Our Legs For This: A Conversation with Kristin Sanders’ Cuntry in Ten Line Dances

Carrie Chappell

12.03.18

“This text is about a woman trying to fit her body into any market, into any genre. Whether pop object, blues object, rap object. This text is about America, is about the body in America.” Carrie Chappell with a deeply personal look into Kristin Sanders’ exquisite Cuntry.

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Is Publishing a Purgatory? A Conversation with Robert Kloss

Amber Sparks

11.29.18

Robert Kloss and Amber Sparks in conversation on influence, the difficulty of writing experimental fiction and trying to sell experimental fiction in a traditional way, and the hazards of publishing in any format or medium.

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Death Called Comfort

Natalie Casagran Lopez

11.28.18

“She starts a blog where she posts recipes that can be filed as both stew and edible face mask. A rash bubbles up, her cheek a pink ripped vellum.” New work by Natalie Casagran Lopez.

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We See No More Than He: Schluter’s Schwob

Dylan Byron

11.26.18

Why does Marcel Schwob remain an obscure literary presence? Dylan Byron argues for the greatness of the anti-idealist’s darkness.

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I Love You In the Grocery Store: An Interview with Caitlin Pasko

Claire Donato

11.20.18

Claire Donato in conversation with singer-songwriter Caitlin Pasko about the process of collaboration, literary art, loss, and Pasko’s stunning new album Glass Period.