Paper Clip #26 by Tyler Curtis

Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Part of the Paper Clip series.

Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

Peggy Ahwesh

Still from Philosophy in the Bedroom, Part 2. Peggy Ahwesh.

1. In 1993, Peggy Ahwesh filmed her Super 8mm tribute to Marquis de Sade, Philosophy in the Bedroom, Part 1, and Part 2.

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Still from Attenberg, directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010. Photo by the Match Factory.

2. cléo’s Kiva Reardon spoke with director Athina Rachel Tsangari about her sophomore film, Attenberg (2010), bastardizing genre, and the gendered expectations of filmmakers.

Bridget Riley 1964

Bridget Riley posing in front of one of her works, 1964. Photo by David Newell Smith.

3. Op-Art exponent Bridget Riley illustrated the volition of her art in her essay, “At the End of My Pencil,” for The London Review of Books in 2009.

​Walter Abish and William H. Gass

Walter Abish and William H. Gass in Graz, Austria.

4. In 2004,Tablet interviewed Walter Abish about writing his PEN Faulker Award-winning novel, How German It Is, despite never having been to Germany before its inception, and his subsequent promotional tour to the country.

5. WJZ-FM’s Mary McBride had William Carlos Williams on her show in 1950, where he waxed poetic about the compulsion to create, beginning writing after an illness, and his first poem, which he read on air.

William H. Gass  by Jan Garden Castro
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Vi Khi Nao by Louis Elliott
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From personal ads compiled as narrative to a frame-by-frame retelling of a short film on grazing sheep, Nao’s poems and stories are acrobatic experiments in form.

Portfolio by Eve Fowler
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More than.

One Poem by Ben Pelhan
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a surgeon takes / a shirt off. / a struggle. / a shrug. / a shrinking /    blinking quiet. / give him his bottle / so he can suck on it.