Linda Lynch & Heller Levinson: “Empty Drawings”

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Joseph Mulligan: “One Sentence of Tungsten: Translating Vallejo’s Prose”

The opening sentence of César Vallejo’s social realist novel El tungsteno reads: “Dueña, por fin, la empresa norteamericana “Mining Society”, de las minas de tungsteno de Quivilca, en el departamento del Cuzco, la gerencia de Nueva York dispuso dar comienzo inmediatamente a la extracción del mineral.” The precariousness of rendering these lines in English may… Continue reading Joseph Mulligan: “One Sentence of Tungsten: Translating Vallejo’s Prose”

Interview: Heller Levinson, Round 2

 Heller Levinson's just-released from stone this running contains little stone, but much running. Readers will observe a poetry that runs, marathons, leaps, surges, and pirouettes across the page. The poems seem to squiggle and transform before one's very eyes. It's the latest manifestation of Levinson's Hinge project, a fascinating approach to the arts: Bug: You previously described… Continue reading Interview: Heller Levinson, Round 2

Interview: Wayne Marshall

In our fast-paced globalizing, loco translocal world, new musics are birthing themselves at an astonishing rate: reggaeton, bhangra, jungle, bubbling, tribal guarachero, funk carioca, etc. And these musics aren’t staying put either. They’re circulating around the planet, both following the geographic paths of their diasporic creators and spreading through social media networks. We’re not dealing… Continue reading Interview: Wayne Marshall

Neil Ellman: “Suprematism. Soccer Player in the Fourth Dimension”

(after the painting by Kazimir Malevich) in the second then third nothing of a star //nobody//    //no one// keeping goal for a minor team in a minor constellation deep black holes swallow themselves becoming squares       rectangles angular flight intent on its own simplicity in the fourth then     fifth     sixth     seventh chaos redeems itself shapes flatten… Continue reading Neil Ellman: “Suprematism. Soccer Player in the Fourth Dimension”

Clayton Eshleman: “A Yuan Master”

University of Michigan Museum   Rocks rounded, lozenge- contoured, coiled as if roped, dropped out of paradise’s asshole, huddling, caterpillar-lank loops, plop of a rock, thrasher-alive, fist-sure, as if shit could swell with pride * Is that spirit, or inscape’s abscess? Traces of the god whose eyes are testicles in the coiling whips of rivers?… Continue reading Clayton Eshleman: “A Yuan Master”

Felino Soriano: Verified Renditions

Verified Renditions 6 Occultation resistant window open -mouthed verbs connotation motive toward explanatory anger, —aged fulcrum against morbid gravity’s aggregated light phrased as feathered interpretations gamut held riches realizing poverty of tongue dictates passive assembly of covering death of day’s organic species’ analytical anxiety. Verified Renditions 7 Cloaked by degradation by demise of hope on… Continue reading Felino Soriano: Verified Renditions

The Bug: Far Out Lunfardo Terms

Lunfardo is an Argentinian slang that was born in the Buenos Aires ghettos in the late 19th century, but soon spread across the entire Rio de la Plata region. The product of Argentina's highly stratified society, Lunfardo was an expressive vehicle for the lower classes that served a variety of purposes: 1.) Some speakers used it as a cryptolect to obscure meanings from… Continue reading The Bug: Far Out Lunfardo Terms