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Sweet Land, an opera, with libretto co-written by Aja Couchois Duncan & Douglas Kearney

The Arrivals wash up on the shore. They make contact with another civilization they call “the Hosts.” And from there, the story splinters, following diverging perspectives. Starting as a procession through the LA State Historic Park, Sweet Land becomes an opera that erases itself. The company that created Invisible Cities and Hopscotch, now brings you a grotesque historical pageant […]

Michael Sells and Simone Fattal contributor photo, sitting at a metal table outside reading from a printer paper packet in front of hedge

Bewildered by Love and Longing: An Interview

Jane Clark and Cecilia Twinch talk to translator Michael A. Sells and to artist and publisher Simone Fattal, who has produced the book Bewildered for The Post Apollo Press. Originally published in Beshara Magazine, Issue 10 2018.     Cecilia: Michael, these English versions of poems from Translation of Desires have been a work in […]

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LAMENT; Or, The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well @ Digital Trash

            On show until DEC. 7, Digital Trash raises questions about what counts as “trash” and how digital technology is impacting the environment. Jennifer Scappettone  and collaborators Abraham Avnisan and Judd Morrissey have an immersive installation in this show called LAMENT; Or, The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well. LAMENT is […]

Cover for Aufgabe10_2011. Mosaic pattern with a rainbow of many small squares.

Aufgabe, 2001–2014 (ed. E. Tracy Grinnell et al.) | Jacket2

Aufgabe, 2001–2014 (ed. E. Tracy Grinnell et al.) The task of recounting the work of Aufgabe is formidable. Founding editor E. Tracy Grinnell initiated the magazine in the Bay Area in 1999. Over the next fifteen years, Aufgabe has featured seventy editors, roughly 700 writers, nearly 150 translators, and twenty artists from twenty-three countries. The […]

cover Then Go On by Mary Burger; dark blue lines like spray paint stretch vertically across a green background. large red textured paint splotches across the middle with dark blue shapes like flower silhouettes along the top.

Nicole Trigg reviews Mary Burger’s Then Go On for Jacket2

In her new book Then Go On, Mary Burger explores how to occupy space and time with language and thought, how to expand the self, transgressing its borders, how to exhaust thought, how to suspend time and the self, and how to exceed language with itself.     Read Review on Jacket2

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