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Of Allyssa Wolf’s Vaudeville or My Altamont Blues, part I April 22, 2015: Ever. Ways time is demarcated, its temporal forensics—the rights reserved. pages we share. or thieve. Or maybe in sequence, other texts and tests which appear nearby. Chronological, comparative. [...] by

Time February 27, 2014: In a recent diary entry, I made a brief note I don’t entirely understand. It is as follows: Desire counterfeits time, is the voice of narration, of narrative (=promised emancipation). Here I might [...] by

Email February 24, 2014: I have been traveling for the past week, and during this week I happened to have a conversation that made me consider something that I had previously not considered. I am used to thinking that the [...] by

Misrecognition February 21, 2014: Sometimes I misread. And sometimes: words. When I was seven, in school, once a girl ran up to me and pulled me into a neighboring room, saying, “Someone wrote your name on the board.” Why, she [...] by

Novelty February 17, 2014: Having so far posted three (very) short essays in this space, I have come to a juncture at which—as I remarked in a cab that was hurtling up the BQE at 1am last night—I don’t know what I have [...] by

Pleasure February 13, 2014: I have never known what to do with it. I have never known what to say about it. I once said to someone (who was my academic advisor at the time) that it is one thing that is different for everyone. [...] by

History February 10, 2014: I now think of celebrity in America as a form of historical painting. One of the reasons we have traditionally needed the famous is so that their acts (a.k.a., “deeds”) might become events. The [...] by

How I Write Now February 4, 2014: I learned how to write in the following way: I was taught to select the most accurate word to describe a given action, object. I was taught to value precision, to seek out accuracy. It is for want [...] by

Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd : The Hypermeter of collaboration December 9, 2013: It was shortly after the poet Sabah As-Sabah passed.  I did not know the man personally but for those who knew him and his work, his departure touched everyone.  He was a Black man. A Gay man.  He [...] by

The Text Festival (Part 2) April 27, 2011: The Text Festival begins on Apr 29 at the Bury Art Gallery, just outside of Manchester. The festival features artworks produced by poets, in an effort to showcase a potential encounter between the [...] by