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Gertrude Stein and the iterations of the book

My new post on Jacket2 begins: In our digital age, the printed book is often seen as resisting the immateriality and inauthenticity of the digital text through its “aura,” “singularity,” “authenticity,” “materiality,” and “bookness”––to cite some key terms from a … Continue reading

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Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence

Here is a video of a talk I gave recently on copying, copyright, and contemporary poetry with reference to Kim Dotcom, Socrates, Plato, print culture, Hegel, Mitt Romney, J.D. Salinger, Monty Python, Charles Dickens, Richard Prince, Kenneth Goldsmith, Simon Morris, … Continue reading

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Vanessa Place’s Replacements

I’ve added a new post to my Jacket2 “Iterations” commentary. This one is on Vanessa Place and her “Boycott Project,” which involves taking various feminist texts and replacing all female-gendered words with their male counterparts. I first came across the … Continue reading

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Revolutions per Minute: Charles Bernstein

I have a new post on my Jacket2 “Iterations” commentary. This post focuses on Charles Bernstein and draws on and augments material from A Common Strangeness. In the essay “The Conspiracy of Us” (first published in 1979, in L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E), Charles … Continue reading

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Revolution with a Twist: Kamau Brathwaite

I have begun what will be a series of posts on the poetics of iteration for Jacket2 under four broad headings: revolution, copyright, translation, and the book. My first post is on “Revolution with a Twist” and draws on the … Continue reading

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