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Vanessa Place Considers the Poetic & Fetishistic Qualities of Heimrad Bäcker’s Seascape January 8, 2014: Vanessa Place reviews Heimrad Bäcker's Seascape (Ugly Duckling Presse 2013) for Constant Critic. We wrote about the text not too long ago. Bäcker was a teenage member of the Nazi Party, and spent his life examining Nazism and the Holocaust, and "[f]or his part," Place writes, "[Bäcker] deemed [Seascape] a piece of concrete poetry." [...] by

‘There is an abyss’: Emmanuel Hocquard’s The Invention of Glass September 5, 2013: At Constant Critic, Karla Kelsey reviews Emmanual Hocquard's The Invention of Glass (translated by Cole Swensen and Rod Smith, Canarium Books 2012). Kelsey is as direct as Hocquard, it seems: "Within and against the opacities of the abyss structure and naming order and clarify. Transparent aspects of The Invention of Glass are due in large [...] by

Vanessa Place Reviews Goldsmith’s Seven Disasters, Adds to Conv. on Affect August 22, 2013: Now we have a clear-eyed review from Vanessa Place on Kenny Goldsmith's Seven American Deaths and Disasters for the Constant Critic; in it, she responds to both Marjorie Perloff's recent thinking on Conceptualism and the Cal Bedient piece on affect: "Contrary to Bedient’s charge that conceptualism is feeling-less work, conceptual poetry, or [...] by