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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

Thanks to Caleb Schmale for the vital conversation that helped shape these thoughts. With apologies to Ocean Vuong. I’ll fail better “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 … Continue reading Eliot Cardinaux – “Suicide is Painless”: Mal Waldron & the Difficult Poetry of the Title