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.

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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 …

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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 …

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Contemporary Chinese Poetry in Translation: The Homings and Departures Project

Image by Wang Yin Homings & Departures is a poetry translation project of the China Australia Writing Centre (CAWC) at Curtin and Fudan Universities, and the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) at the University of Canberra. As worldwide borders close …

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Body of Sound

I’m excited to curate these artists to celebrate the communicative complexities of the body-sonic sphere. In an environment that is increasingly negotiated through algorithmic and predictive technology, this work allows us to re-examine orality.

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The Pavanne for Hanne Darboven

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The Blazar Axes

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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.

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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 …

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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).

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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).

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Simon Eales Reviews A J Carruthers and Jessica L Wilkinson

In 2013, Jessica L. Wilkinson and A J Carruthers collaborated directly on The On-Going March Box (Stale Objects dePress), a poetic object collection consisting of words and alphabet arrangements printed on oddly shaped sight cards contained in an aged box. Startlingly bold affirmations like ‘HORNS’ or ‘SHORN’ or ‘S-HORN-S’ in black and white, and ‘TO THE FORE,’ quivering with seismic formatting, behave as unapologetic provocations to the reader. Their affect is confirmed by the project’s extension of craft beyond the word: to the physical object and to the website documenting their existence.

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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.

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Royal baby has first play date

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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. …

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