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Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisited by Zack Friedman
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An editor of creative translation journal Telephone and the EFA Project Space’s curator discuss hybrid translations of Brazilian concrete poet Augusto de Campos.

Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisited by Zack Friedman
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An editor of creative translation journal Telephone and the EFA Project Space’s curator discuss hybrid translations of Brazilian concrete poet Augusto de Campos.

Reanimation Library by Zack Friedman
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The man behind the Reanimation Library, an assemblage of discarded texts and cultural detritus, talks to BOMBlog about how to put life back into works ranging from taxidermy to a million random numbers to a 19th-century dentist’s rewriting of the Bible.

Language and Landscape: Renee Gladman by Zack Friedman
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Renee Gladman’s novels, set in the yellow-skied, unraveling city-country Ravicka, link language and deep disorientation. She talks to BOMB about cities, sentences and the alterities therein.

Blake Butler & Lily Hoang by Zack Friedman
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Magic, maggots, and the lack of conflict between tradition and innovation.

Jane Sprague by Zack Friedman
Imaginary Syllabi

The volume Imaginary Syllabi “includes writings which dream up, concoct and explore Utopian, fabulist, fantasy syllabi for potential imagined and real classroom endeavors.” Editor Jane Sprague discusses feral sites, mongrel schools, and the all-too-real labor conditions of American education.

Mixtape: Eleanor Friedberger by Zack Friedman
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Fiery Furnace Eleanor Friedberger has a lovely solo album that’s pretty much ultimate aestival. She talks to BOMB about feeling lost in your own city, sibling rivalry, and sentimentality.

Know the Past, Find the Future: The NYPL at 100 by Zack Friedman & Frances Corry
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On May 23, 1911, the New York Public Library opened on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Today, the institution kicked off their Centennial celebration by giving away free copies of Know the Past, Find the Future, an anthology of New York icons, each writing on his or her favorite item from the NYPL’s collections. Zack Friedman and Frances Corry braved the dangerous territory of the city’s busiest subway stations to get their hands on a copy.

Perfect Depth by Zack Friedman
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Filmmaker Ken Jacobs wants to get moviegoers out of Flatland. He’s been making 3-D films for decades—but not the kind James Cameron makes, or even Werner Herzog. Zack Friedman spoke to Jacobs before the start of Anthology Film Archives’ new retrospective of his work.

Kaneto Shindo by Zack Friedman
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The films of Kaneto Shindo, including the now tragically relevant Children of Hiroshima, tell stark tales of life at the margins of society. Zack Friedman considers the ways in which Shindo’s characters manage to survive.

Vertiginous Vertov by Zack Friedman
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Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov, whose works are now being shown at MoMA as part of a major retrospective, spent the 1920s developing many of the techniques of avant-garde cinema—in the belief that the new technology of film would help the working class transform reality.

Blake Butler’s Marathon by Zack Friedman
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A marathon reading of There Is No Year, household objects, and the cowardly act of terrorism that is writing.

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