:: about ::
a semiannual online literary journal focusing on the poetic apprehension of the physical world
"poetic" also including poetic prose, experimental essay, experimental prose, visual art representing text/medium
perception, seeing, sensation, object/subject, medium, mediation, image, corporeality, body, tissue, the tactile, materiality, the concrete, things, objects, portrait, still-life, mimesis, translation, representation, non-representational language, distortion, memory, blurring, anthropomorphism, naming, otherness
Canadian imagism and after
Gertrude Stein's cubist sense of 'not the thing, but thought on the thing'
Robert Kroetsch's "Sketches of a Lemon"
Charles Olson's "proprioception"
bp Nichol's Selected Organs
Fred Wah's "heterocellular recovery" and the kitchen door in Diamond Grill
Roy Kiyooka's stone glove
Judith Butler, Bodies That Matter
Li-Young Lee's "The Room and Everything in It"
Erin Mouré's Search Procedures
Roland Barthes' Writing Degree Zero: "Writing on the contrary is always rooted in something beyond language, it develops like a seed, not like a line, it manifests an essence and holds the threat of a secret, it is an anticommunication, it is intimidating. All writing will therefore contain the ambiguity of an object which is both language and coercion: there exists fundamentally in writing a 'circumstance' foreign to language . . ."
Nicole Brossard's "Intercepting What's Real"
Donna Haraway's "Situated Knowledge"
René Magritte/Michel Foucault's "This Is Not a Pipe"