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Vestigial

By Aja Couchois Duncan “In Vestigial, I am exploring evolution, biomedicine, gender, lust, climate change and loneliness through characters that inhabit multiple places in time. In this way, I am seeking to thread past, present and alternative futures in an effort to understand our current circumstances and envision their likely consequences...”
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Isabelle Garron

Isabelle Garron (b. 1968) is a younger generation French poet who teaches in Paris. She is the author of Qu’il faille (Editions Flammarion, 2007), Face devant contre (Editions Flammarion, 2002), Déferlage II (Editions Les Cahiers de la Seine, 2002), and Le corps échéant (Editions Les Cahiers de la Seine, 2000).
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ALTA #ReadTheWorld Bookfair Bundle

Our 4 most recent works in translation, for the amazing price of $11 each (that’s 40% off the cover price!). Available for a limited time only…
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Memnoir
By Joan Retallack
Clamor
By Hocine Tandjaoui
Translated by Olivia C. Harrison, Teresa Villa-Ignacio
Hearing
By Lyn Hejinian, Leslie Scalapino

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Posted February 10, 2021

Experimental Writing and Beyond — Joan Retallack Interviewed at Place

The following is an excerpt from Jan Baetens' interview with Joan Retallack, "Experimental Writing and Beyond An interview with Joan Retallack," in the January 2021 issue of Place magazine. Baetens:  ...[Y]ou repeatedly draw attention to a certain analogy between scientific experimentation and poetic writing. The scope of this analogy seems ...

Posted December 09, 2020

BOSCH'D - A Dialogue in the Swamp w/ Retallack, Moten, de la Torre, and Gander

Joan Retallack’s poetry collection, BOSCH’D—fables, moral tales & other awkward constructions, reminds us of the beauty that can be found when relinquishing what we can’t control and of the rejuvenation that comes from realizing the possibility of our own actions. My journey through the ...

Posted November 23, 2020

COVID Reading: States of Confinement in Danielle Collobert’s It Then

With the last gasp of summer behind us, the outlook for winter 2021 is grim. As COVID cases surge, states are imposing new restrictions on interactions in public and private spaces. The isolation necessitated by the virus was difficult enough during the first wave; now, after having experienced ...

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