- 108: DEDICATIONwith L Patterson & L Garcia-Dolnik 107: LIMINALwith B Li 106: OPENwith C SLowe & J Langdon 105: NO THEME 11with E Grills & E Stewart 104: KINwith E Shiosaki 103: AMBLEwith E Gomez and S Gory 102: GAMEwith R Green and J Maxwell 101: NO THEME 10with J Kinsella and J Leanne 100: BROWNFACE with W S Dunn 99: SINGAPOREwith J Ip and A Pang 97 & 98: PROPAGANDAwith M Breeze and S Groth 96: NO THEME IXwith M Gill and J Thayil 95: EARTHwith M Takolander 94: BAYTwith Z Hashem Beck 93: PEACHwith L Van, G Mouratidis, L Toong 92: NO THEME VIIIwith C Gaskin 91: MONSTERwith N Curnow 90: AFRICAN DIASPORAwith S Umar 89: DOMESTICwith N Harkin 88: TRANSQUEERwith S Barnes and Q Eades 87: DIFFICULTwith O Schwartz & H Isemonger 86: NO THEME VIIwith L Gorton 85: PHILIPPINESwith Mookie L and S Lua 84: SUBURBIAwith L Brown and N O'Reilly 83: MATHEMATICSwith F Hile 82: LANDwith J Stuart and J Gibian 81: NEW CARIBBEANwith V Lucien 80: NO THEME VIwith J Beveridge 57.1: EKPHRASTICwith C Atherton and P Hetherington 57: CONFESSIONwith K Glastonbury 56: EXPLODE with D Disney 55.1: DALIT / INDIGENOUSwith M Chakraborty and K MacCarter 55: FUTURE MACHINES with Bella Li 54: NO THEME V with F Wright and O Sakr 53.0: THE END with P Brown 52.0: TOIL with C Jenkins 51.1: UMAMI with L Davies and Lifted Brow 51.0: TRANSTASMAN with B Cassidy 50.0: NO THEME IV with J Tranter 49.1: A BRITISH / IRISH with M Hall and S Seita 49.0: OBSOLETE with T Ryan 48.1: CANADA with K MacCarter and S Rhodes 48.0: CONSTRAINT with C Wakeling 47.0: COLLABORATION with L Armand and H Lambert 46.1: MELBOURNE with M Farrell 46.0: NO THEME III with F Plunkett 45.0: SILENCE with J Owen 44.0: GONDWANALAND with D Motion 43.1: PUMPKIN with K MacCarter 43.0: MASQUE with A Vickery 42.0: NO THEME II with G Ryan 41.1: RATBAGGERY with D Hose 41.0: TRANSPACIFIC with J Rowe and M Nardone 40.1: INDONESIA with K MacCarter 40.0: INTERLOCUTOR with L Hart 39.1: GIBBERBIRD with S Gory 39.0: JACKPOT! with S Wagan Watson 38.0: SYDNEY with A Lorange 37.1: NEBRASKA with S Whalen 37.0: NO THEME! with A Wearne 36.0: ELECTRONICA with J Jones
A J Carruthers
Introduction to A J Carruthers’s AXIS Z Book 3
In a j carruthers’s new collection, verse stanzas, running vertically from top to bottom rather than left to right, challenge the dominant linear mode of thinking and writing in the West.
Posted in INTRODUCTIONS Tagged A J Carruthers, Wang Guanglin, Zoë Sadokierski
Let Liboteur do the work of Prophet who is NOT ACCEPTED YET. Let Huitzilopochti Gerzil Rongo Set Hachiman Inanna almighty Indra Junda Jiutian Xuannü Nemain Laran & the Kydoimos Neit Idis Ullr Jarovit Sekhmet & Ogoun & Resheph & Enyo …
Posted in 107: LIMINAL Tagged A J Carruthers
Shovel | 一把铁锹
Translated by a j carruthers and Cui Yuwei noon after snow Kirin Bay Park there where there’s a far corner in this patch of wood a shovel I see stuck up a tree two print-foot-trails snake along here from the …
Posted in HOMINGS & DEPARTURES Tagged A J Carruthers, Cui Yuwei, Mai Fei
Posted in SOUND Tagged A J Carruthers
The Pavanne for Hanne Darboven
Posted in 83: MATHEMATICS Tagged A J Carruthers
The Blazar Axes
Posted in 75: FUTURE MACHINES Tagged A J Carruthers
The Organising Mind: Discipline and Austerity in Jackson Mac Low and Art After 1960
It was the question of the quality of the ‘organising mind’ (in the above epigraph of Retallack) that began this little inquiry, an inquiry that, as Retallack puts it, is certainly based around ‘procedurally eventuated nonintentionality,’ but will go beyond that.
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged A J Carruthers, Hanne Darboven, Jackson Mac Low, On Kawara
Axis 37: Bend
Memento Vivere Channa Horwitz . . . glitterpink new giftbox office greenery . ends jamming . alpine . . . greenery . glassy lunisolar glacier non- webbing jerk . orbit . . . glassy lunisolar glisten tubular . water knot …
Posted in 72: THE END Tagged A J Carruthers
Review Short: Laurie Duggan’s East & Under the Weather
It’s possible to say now, I think, that Laurie Duggan’s massive, monumental and documentarian long poem entitled The Ash Range (collected in 1987) has done for Australian expansive poetics what William Carlos Williams did with Paterson, and Charles Reznikoff with Testimony. Duggan is a practitioner of the serial and modular long poem par excellence. The long poem, in its weighty transfer from the epic, inaugurates a new kind of impure capaciousness, an ability to include modes, styles, citation and quotation, to document change, compromise, the whole mess of culture, all the rich materials that define the modern and contemporary long poem. A recent example of a modular long poem of the kind Duggan has engaged since the 1970s is Kate Middleton’s disjunctive, difficult and sprawling Ephemeral Waters (2013).
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged A J Carruthers, Charles Reznikoff, Laurrie Duggan
A J Carruthers Reviews Holly Childs
What Walter Benjamin identified as ‘aura’ finds curious analogies to the ‘post-medium’ present. Tan Lin writes of how for Andy Warhol ‘Language is a means of exchanging who we are (our product) for someone we aren’t (our aura).’ Similar to a psychotheoretical split between our Symbolic and Real personae, the contemporary ‘aura’ is something like the sheer secondary quality of everyday life; the curious, removed, if symbolic fascination of what might be happening when nothing is happening: the generic publicity and ‘intermundane’ privacy of relaxation (if we can here call ‘intermundane’ the vacuous yet binding, commodified space between earthly bodies).
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged A J Carruthers, Holly Childs
Review Short: Nicholas Walton-Healey’s Land before Lines
What Nicholas Walton-Healey’s photograph collection Land before Lines emphasises is not difference (the notion that every poet is completely individual, different, unique, special), but sameness (the complex social bind of community). The notion of the poet as ‘genius’ or ‘original’ is broken. In place of the genius is the obscurity of the face, what I would like to call the inidentity of the poet, the poet (re)framed, without identity, and most importantly, without centre.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged A J Carruthers, Nicholas Walton-Healey
Royal baby has first play date
Posted in 63: COLLABORATION Tagged A J Carruthers, Kate Middleton
Cantone 5a. ‘Core’
music book for the study of voice, piano & choral word chor a Dickinson Family Library copy. EDR 469. copy mss Houghton Library. Harvard University (Cambridge, MS). — Pianoforte; Renaissance revival square piano; floral and scroll carved legs and apron. …
Posted in 61: NO THEME III Tagged A J Carruthers
Silénzio / Scienza: Registering 5 in Joan Retallack’s Errata 5uite
Joan Retallack describes her second major book, Errata 5uite, published with Edge Books (Washington, D.C.) in 1993, as a ‘silent suite.’
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged Andrew Carruthers, ann vickery, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Joan Retallack, John Cage
Descort for Riotous Orchestra
(after Langston Hughes’s Chant for May Day) to be read by a Worker with, for background, the pulsating waves of a Mass Orchestra, multiplying its sounds like the roar of a mighty Cascade. WORKER: 10 …
Posted in 57: MASQUE Tagged Andrew Carruthers
Review Short: Fiona Hile’s Novelties
In Lacanian theory, ‘matheme’ and ‘patheme’ share an interesting correlation. While the matheme is, obviously, on the side of science, the patheme is part of the ‘logics’ of affect, whereby the body is an effect of language. Matheme and patheme don’t immediately have anything to do with sexual difference or ‘mechanistic’ versus ‘organicist’ understandings of the universe. There is nothing mysterious about the patheme. Rather, the patheme could be thought of as what the poem does to the poet’s body analogously to what a matheme does to a mathematician’s body: force it to work and, in some cases, give it pain.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Andrew Carruthers, Fiona Hile
Andrew Carruthers Reviews Jessica Wilkinson
In an intriguing vispo ‘Free Music,’ published here in Cordite in 2011, Jessica L. Wilkinson hangs a score. Hung, literally: for what is it about the musical score that gets hung up on text? What was the final sentence? No: hang the score, hang it, Wilkinson writes! Wilkinson’s visible labor is at work in the lower half of the piece, where letters are strung along lines: alphabetic versus diastemmatic (or neumic) notation.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Andrew Carruthers, Jessica L. Wilkinson, Marion Davies, Susan Howe
‘Xerographesis’: On Poetic Art and the Object in Amanda Stewart and Anne Tardos
Realism seems very S and M in its desires – Amanda Stewart, ‘Poetry Ideas’ What I write, as I have said before, could only be called poetry because there is no other category in which to put it. – Marianne …
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged Amanda Stewart, Andrew Carruthers, Anne Tardos, sydney