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Fernandez and Carrington April 10, 2014: Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco opened a show this week for the local artist Ana Teresa Fernandez, and in a smaller side room here are a variety of works in several media by the late Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington (1917-2011). Fernandez’ work (in sculpture, video, paint and good old fashioned “installation”) is pretty [...] by

How to Read Very Old Books August 1, 2013: In a recent post at The Appendix, a new journal of narrative and experimental history, Benjamin Breen walks us through the extraordinary practice of reading antique texts. Breen, a PhD candidate in history at the University of Texas at Austin and a co-founder and editor of The Appendix, includes the minutes of a 1704 record book from the Royal [...] by

Highways in Hiding April 9, 2013: I’ve always been preoccupied with process, tracking the origin of poems along with their lineage of composition. We all have sources, subliminal and otherwise, but how do we monitor their stay in the bloodstream? We shouldn’t have to, but it’s a good idea to know who’s bruising the vein. The trick is to be of the atmosphere while [...] by

Baroqueness: Gertrude Stein, C.K. Williams, John Donne, Peter Paul Rubens, John Milton, Frank O’Hara April 20, 2012: "Where's SARDINES?" All that's left is just letters, "It was too much," Mike says. --Frank O’Hara, from “Why I am Not a Painter.” O’Hara and Goldberg talk about composition. What to put where in the picture and how much. Poems have compositions too, distinct or semi-distinct from their subjects. What to put in the beginning so as [...] by