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Canvases Pale: A Minstrelsy So Easily Absorbed May 22, 2015: And so I would like to make it clear that I am going to talk about race. Again. I would like to make it clear that my writing about race, like myself, is a collection of incomplete moments in time. [...] by

The Whitest Boy Alive: Witnessing Kenneth Goldsmith May 18, 2015: “There are times when scandal feels like the sun that race revolves around.” –The Racial Imaginary “The white writer feels injured in this moment—misunderstood and wounded—and believes it [...] by

MARFITA: An Interview with Artist Josh Franco, Part 2 May 7, 2015: Part 1 of the interview can be found here. LB: I love this idea of Anzaldúa appearing in Marfa in her textual form. It makes me think of that project you did, copying the letters and putting them on [...] by

MARFITA: An Interview with Artist Josh Franco, Part 1 May 5, 2015: I’ve known Josh Franco for about a year now. He teaches in the Art History department at Ithaca College, and I teach in the Writing Department. We both came to IC under the auspices of the [...] by

Spitting Venom: An Interview with Elana Chavez & Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Part 2 May 1, 2015: I interviewed Elana Chavez and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta on March 28th in Oakland, California about their new Cantíl Reading Series, which features only poets of color. We met at “Books for Days” [...] by

MCAG Presents… the MONGREL DREAM LIBRARY May 1, 2015: Happy to bookend my  posts with another message from the Mongrel Coalition Against Gringpo: Some of these books have been published under different titles, but we understand it’s hard to read [...] by

Associations, Four May 1, 2015: 10. Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy And Its Consequences- John Allen Paulos I think I borrowed this book from my Dad in the 80s. There are roughly 7 billion people living today, every person has [...] by

riffs on Paris graff : 9 May 1, 2015: Street art in Paris is increasingly approachable, if not palatable—even potable. Someone had left a can of Dr. Pepper in front of Ender’s brooding angel (in my previous post), as a votive without [...] by

THIS IS MESSY, WE’RE NOT SORRY: Elegant Mire with Carrie Lorig, v. 4 May 1, 2015: Carrie: i’m reading your piece on tract – trace “The ground is like a bad omen. You can drag a stone back to the place of departure and still be stuck in the temporary undercurrent [...] by

Akhmatova’s ‘Requiem’ in the Age of Terror May 1, 2015: “If we are not ready to shoot a saboteur and White Guardist, what sort of revolution is that?” (Vladamir Lenin, qtd. in Fitzpatrick, Sheila. The Russian Revolution. Oxford University Press. [...] by