Parents keep child's gender secret →
Certainly a very interesting article, though I am still trying to suss out my own feelings about the issue. While attempting to raise a child free of any societally instilled gender norms is laudable, something about the valuation of “gender” - as a amorphous and abstract concept - above and beyond, while somehow subsuming, the physical factuality of “sex” seems a little...
Zoned In: Holy Other: With U →
The lovely folks over at Altered Zones have posted Holy Other’s new EP With U for streaming on their website ahead of its release on 7th June. Their write up is more eloquent than anything I could say about the band and their sound, so I’ll just say that this sort of music that combines elements of R&B and darker electronic musics really hits a sweet spot for me in terms of my...
What garment is adequate? Did we dream that the red pigment from the cloth...– Lisa Robertson from “The Value Village Lyric” in Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture.
Electric Kool-Aid Catharsis: Sufjan Stevens Live →
The Quietus give a good review of one of Sufjan’s recent live shows with a lot of thought about how his music and stage persona have evolved in time: from his ostensibly folksy roots to his current Tron-esque electronic psychedelia, from earnestly low-fi to neon day-glow.
– I am like a slip of comet, Scarce worth discovery, in some corner seen...– Gerard Manley Hopkins, “I am like a slip of comet” (from Selected Poetry)
The Death of the Text: Kenneth Goldsmith at the... →
A piece by Vanessa Place on the Harriet blog on whether or not the recent White House poetry reading was a significant aesthetic event and what one can take away from Kenneth Goldsmith’s reading at the event: the institutionalization of conceptualism, the death of the text, its reincarnation (or revelation) as machine of radical mimesis, and more. A little too harsh on the Lyric to my mind,...
Poetry is consciousness dreaming of domicile at the core of the foreign world,...– Tim Lilburn from “How to Be Here?” in Living In the World As If It Were Home.