Pascalle Burton

I’ve only known things that you’ve known better

do you know how to get satisfyingly clean glass? press your palms together and feel the heat it generates imagine the heat moving right through the palm, through the wall and into the river acupuncturists, they used to use fishbones …

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Chewing on a Ruby Passport

2020 Arts Queensland (Digital) Poets in Residence: Featuring Amina Atiq (UK), Ivan Coyote (Canada), Kate Durbin (USA), Nick Makoha (UK) and Jackie Ryan (AUS).

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Folio: Brisbane

I first spent time in Brisbane as Poet in Residence for QPF back in 2015. I came up with the following poetic exercises for my 2020 residency, as a way of being there again, if only in my mind. I …

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then is now is then and here is there — a forecast

this morning I feed the neighbour’s cat I’ve done it for the past few days and nights it feels like we’re pretending that this is our life now the first time I fed her, her fur bristled at my touch …

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There’s a boom up there (after Scott Morrison)

There’s a boom up there (after Scott Morrison) This slider puzzle poem is a comment on how recording equipment can be increasingly used to reveal people’s racist attitudes, actions or complicity. ‘There’s a boom up there’ is what Scott Morrison …

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you are turned a someone

(an internet performance of Paul Celan’s Streak) This is a safe space for your cat-eye troubles: if you are having strange experiences you cannot explain, it is possible you are having a psychotic episode a fish comprehending water for the …

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Pascalle Burton Reviews Jackson’s A Coat of Ashes

Jackson’s third book, A Coat of Ashes, published by Canberra’s Recent Work Press, is a contemplation about how the discourses of Daoism (or Taoism), physics and systems theory might be fused through the methodology of poetry.

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patterns of abuse

Source texts: Sheridan, D.J. and Nash, K.R., 2007, ‘Acute Injury Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence Victims’, Trauma Violence Abuse, vol.8, pp.281–289, and Simplicity pattern 9219, 1970.

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Introduction to Pascalle Burton’s About the Author Is Dead

Pascalle Burton’s About the Author is Dead refers to, and opens with an epigraph from, Roland Barthes’s seminal essay, ‘The Death of the Author’. Inside the collection, we find not one author but many: David Byrne and Grace Jones, Miranda July and Jacques Derrida; authors who are filmmakers, authors who are poets, philosophers and musicians.

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After Michael Winkler’s Where Signs Resemble Thoughts

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Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier)

‘Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier)’ is a response to Alvin Lucier’s 1969 work I am sitting in a room, in which the artist’s speech is recorded, played back and recorded again until the iterations become unrecognisable and incorporate the frequencies …

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Bella Li Reviews Pascalle Burton and Nathan Shepherdson

Experimental filmmaker, choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer, Maya Deren was a seminal figure in twentieth-century avant-garde art and theory. To begin with Deren’s words is to follow in the footsteps of Pascalle Burton’s and Nathan Shepherdson’s UN/SPOOL and A gram of ideas on art, form and film – twinned works that are simultaneously homages to, and dialogues with, Deren’s own work and ideas, and entirely new and original pieces of art.

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The future is but the obsolete in reverse

the future is but the obsolete in reverse∼Vladimir Nabokov hens-teeth tooth sooth-seer futile soul-fever suture terrible-host horrible visitors onset teen believer tree root soil obvious bovril herbivore stub-toe hurt error reversible hubris revolutionist refuses reefer oo uu ee ii truth …

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machine made out of words

(William Carlos Williams + N +) so much depends upon a red whelp basin glazed with ram wax beside the white childminders upon a red whim-wham basque glazed with ramjet wealth beside the white chimeras upon a red whip bastard …

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Presence: A Chapbook Curated by Graham Nunn

When I was invited by Cordite to curate this chapbook, my mind filled with one word … presence.

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Archive Fever (after Jacques Derrida)

Do not ask who I am or ask me to remain the same.— Foucault a measure of flame and oxygen, a white heat degree in shame searing pain, unquantifiable pleasure that’s the key to a really good secret a secret …

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Electronica Spoken Word Mix

[audio:,,,,,,,,,,,,,|titles=Yes I Dream of Electric Sheep,I do want it,Collective Hypnosis,Trouble Shooter,Dream Machines,bio,We Are Here,The Fire That Baba Threw,The Need Feed,My Autopsy,Gathering the Pieces of Your Shattered Palace,Recipes for the Disaster,My Old Amish Grampa,The Simple Life|artists=Philip Norton,Emilie Collyer & Tim Redmond,David …

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Trouble Shooter

[audio:|titles=Trouble Shooter – Pascalle Burton] Trouble Shooter (3:08) Written and produced by Pascalle Burton and featuring Justin Leegwater and David Stavanger

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Agent Orange (에이젼트 오렌지)

it is six years gone that automatic expressline divorce operation walking shellshocked from the wreckage making no changes to diet or exercise his head still stuck in the book of trees the book of flowers on occasion, the kama sutra …

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A survey of bearded men (수염 기른 남자들에 대한 조사)

I grow a beard because I hate constant shaving I grow a beard to look distinguished I grow a beard because it is the natural thing to do I grow a beard because it is manly I grow a beard …

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Particulunar (Eye and Spoon)

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Flarfing Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg Academic articles, collected poems Cancer-related heart attack, intelligent bridge-player The most reliable source: corduroy, synthetic biology, rare foot Howl, Howl, Hello, my name is blog! Whitman, Ginsberg, Washington DC Zombie Hamster obscenity trial Longtime spokesperson Forthrightly gay, freedom …

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[audio:] Gilbarco (1:05)

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