The Toxic & the Lyric II: Hearing and Hell; Inversion as Subversion; Everyone, or, The Dead; the Child-MigrantJoyelle McSweeney
The second installment in Joyelle McSweeney’s ongoing column on The Toxic and The Lyric, this week turning to the notion that “The Map of the Ear is the Map of Hell,” and including consideration of the work of Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi, William Blake, and more.
The Toxic and the Lyric I: On Losing My Hearing; The Infernal; The Sublime and the Virtual; Tuberculosis bacilliJoyelle McSweeney
The first in Joyelle McSweeney’s ongoing series, The Toxic and the Lyric, which begins with a question: “Where is Art going and where has it been?”
What do Julian Assange, The Rust Belt, Art-crime, obscenity, Katrina, Chelsea Manning, and Dick Cheney have in common? They all rear their heads in the world of Joyelle McSweeney, whose plays-in-verse search for what language and theater can uncover about the present day nature of power, control, and revolt. Photos by Lifan Li.
On the publication of his GIF-novel, Zac’s Haunted House, Joyelle McSweeney interviews Dennis Cooper on violence, politics, porn, style, and collaboration.
Freely Frayed takes a look at how the work of Korean poets such as Don Mee Choi and Kim Hyesoon grapple with the US’s manipulation of their home country as a military toy. Joyelle McSweeney reviews.
Warhol, the occult, and money-logic swarm together in Joyelle McSweeney’s exploration of Lonely Christopher’s latest.