Lying on the couch all day glass of water a highly disgusting smoothie four coloring books, / a myriad of psychiatric and “anti-inflammatory” medication / anti-inflammatory Jewish history books / anti-inflammatory pretzel sticks / anti-inflammatory medicinal cannabis
The poet on the politics of the gaze, the migratory act of reading, the anxiety of bilingualism, and the universality of shame.
Disfiguring the hegemony of standard English.
Writer and vocalist Keckler performs impersonations of obscure larger-than-life personalities he meets. In her first novel, Laing impersonates Kathy Acker.
The writer on his short story collection, Hybrid Creatures, and using mathematical equations, HTML code, music symbols, and propositional logic to build narratives.
The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.
The imagined city from Gladman’s Ravicka series is as elusive as human self-hood.
“To a small village, at the end of winter, comes a mysterious package addressed to no one.” Thus begins Damnation, Janice’s Lee’s new novella.
Althoff engages multiple art modes—from painting to making music, as a band member of Workshop and under the pseudonym Fanal.
Lingering with a moment, operating in the dark, and moving through membranes.
Emily Hoffman on the broken patterns in William Forsythe’s Sider, a work that conjures and contends with Elizabethan tragedy.
Ten Ways to Mourn a Dead Language
1. Intersperse words from the dead language into your speech. When asked the meaning of the dead words say, I never said that.
Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.
Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska of Nature Theater of Oklahoma on their series Life & Times, new episodes of which will be presented this September by FIAF as a part of its Crossing the Line festival.
An Obstacle to Empathy
I am conducting an interview with a general who is in the process of authorizing an invasion of a country that borders both his and mine.
The artist discusses abstract games, the dangers of Relational Aesthetics and Portnoy’s recent participatory work 27 Gnosis.
Poet Jena Osman on the influence of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets and the modes of looking in her poetry.
Choreographer Tere O’Connor’s work is grounded in multiplicity. Cassie Peterson explores its implications.
Chris Andrews and fellow translator Will Heyward discuss Roberto Bolaño, César Aira, Oulipo, and the peculiar challenges faced by the translator.