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Floating the Bridge

“[...] it is in the gap between mother-tongue/other-tongue that I am written. This gap, this emptiness is liable to take my breath away [...] that interface between language and the world”Pierre Joris, from “The Case of the Missing “M,”” A Nomad Poetics Unlike Pierre — the translator most notably of four seminal volumes of Paul … Continue reading Floating the Bridge

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Eliot Cardinaux – “Suicide is Painless”: Mal Waldron & the Difficult Poetry of the Title

“It hurts to play this music.” —Wadada Leo Smith At the bottom of a well, when you see the night sky, that’s your only perspective. I feel like this thing about cynicism, we take for granted. Suicide is painless. Why then write these words? Why not just kill myself? Why title a song after something … Continue reading Eliot Cardinaux – “Suicide is Painless”: Mal Waldron & the Difficult Poetry of the Title