Monthly Archives: June 2011

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KEETJE KUIPERS, REVISITED

By Keetje Kuipers: THE OPEN SPACES She said it was a place that held nothing but sadness for her. Still, I think I could lie down in it forever, head resting in the sagebrush flats. I told her I once … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KEETJE KUIPERS

4TH OF JULY by KEETJE KUIPERS If I have any romantic notions left, please let me abandon them here on the dashboard of your Subaru beside this container of gas station potato salad and bottle of sunscreen. Otherwise, my heart … Continue reading

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Consider the Rant: A Book Review

Consider the Rant by Okla Elliott On Pain of Speech: Fantasies of the First Order and the Literary Rant Dina Al-Kassim University of California Press ISBN 978-0-520-25925-6 $34.95 Paperback $28.00 E-Book In Dina Al-Kassim’s new book On Pain of Speech: … Continue reading

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Art Review Series

The Disappearing Artist by David Gibbs Andrea Rosen Gallery’s Katy Moran exhibition attempts, conceptually, to eliminate Moran from the work. Society at large, terrain, and the objects that have filled the subject matter of still-life are some of the ways … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JARED RANDALL

STATIONS OF THE CROSS (UNTRANSUBSTANTIATED) by Jared Randall I. Jesus is condemned to death No one suspects our empty stomachs when shaking hands over polished oak pews, our smiles averting dark stains we hide in skin creases, the body ache … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: PAUL CELAN

SPEECH-GRILLE by PAUL CELAN Eye-orb between the bars. Ciliary lid rows upwards, releases a gaze. Iris, swimmer, dreamless and dim: the sky, heart-gray, must be near. Skew, in the iron socket, the smoldering splinter. By the sense of light you … Continue reading

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The Surreal Sex of Beauty: Jean Cocteau and Man Ray’s “Le Numéro Barbette”

In 1923, the American acrobat Vander Clyde better known by his stage name “Barbette” made his theater debut in Paris at the famed Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère and captivated the French artistic community with his show. Yet, his … Continue reading

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