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“To Miniaturize is also to Conceal”: the recent work of Vik Shirley, Jessica Sequeira, Christina Tudor-Sideri, and Kyle Coma-Thompson & Tristan Foster (Sublunary Editions)

To bid farewell to a difficult 2020 and welcome a more hopeful 2021, David Vichnar of Equus Press has penned a series of mini-reviews covering the best of contemporary independent small-press production, each instalment dedicated to three of their most recent & interesting titles. In the third instalment, the focus is on Seattle-based Sublunary Editions & its … Continue reading

kintsugi of the soul – phillip o’neil’s mental shrapnel (by hilbert david)

The forms we know, on each scale level, have collected into themselves by accretion, from the debris of previous forms. Earth and Sun are stardust, while we ourselves are comprised of fragment proteins, endocrines, and other factors which have joined electrostatically, having found each other within soups of bioplasm… Our lives are arranged from fragments … Continue reading

"Modernity today is not in the hands of the poets, but in the hands of the cops" // Louis Aragon
"It is the business of the future to be dangerous" // A.N. Whitehead

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"Poetism is the crown of life; Constructivism is its basis" // Karel Teige


“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?…we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us” // Franz Kafka, letter to Oskar Pollack, 27 January 1904
January 2021