Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Action, Yes

is up.

It is very big. Some figures and frameworks will be familiar (but hopefully not too familiar) to readers of this blog.

It includes two "automanias" by Swedish poet/performer/novelist Sara Tuss Efrik.

It includes several pieces addressing "the gurlesque", including texts by Lara Glenum, Dodie Bellamy and Aaron Kunin.

It includes work by Tina Darragh and P.Inman, whose work Mark and I have talked about on this blog.

It includes poems by James Pate as well as his essay on Clayton Eshleman.

It includes two poems by Clayton Eshleman, including one dedicated to Laura Solorzano (who is about to give a reading here on the Notre Dame campus).

And a whole bunch more,including work by such participants of this blog as Angela Genusa, Christian Peet, Ron Klassnik and Evan Willner.

3 Comments:

Blogger Angela G. said...

OK, now I "get" the gurlesque and the association between cuteness and the grotesque. Lara's essay is wonderful.

I'm reminded, too, of classics, such as Alice in Wonderland (Alice and her animals are as grotesque as they are cute), as well as anime and manga. Also the "injured doll" fetish.

"Cuteness, then, far from being a harmless aesthetic category, reveals a state of acute deformity."

Bravo!

5:04 PM  
Blogger françois said...

Oh, that reminds me I need to send you Rémi's bio and photo.

5:14 PM  
Blogger mark wallace said...

Very exciting, Johannes. An intriguingly hybrid lineup, in the good sense of hybrid.

6:00 PM  

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