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Call for Submissions: FEMMECRAFT (issue of GUEST)

G U E S T Guest editors: Kate Siklosi and Dani Spinosa Theme: Femmecraft We are currently seeking submissions for an issue of G U E S T, a literary journal of guest editors, that focuses on experimental and visual poetry that is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and/or interested in the domestic arts. In today’s literary arts […]

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Give Us the Black Prometheus: Canisia Lubrin’s Voodoo Hypothesis and the Anthropocene

This paper was originally presented as part of the Text/Sound/Performance conference at University College Dublin on Saturday, 27 April 2019.  This is my first attempt at writing a conference paper on a book of poems that have been written with words that have meanings and are meant to be read. I am trying something new. My primary […]

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Priscila Uppal’s Greatest Hits

You can read this if you want. I am, after all, writing it in a place where you can find it. But know that I am writing this for me, and for the lucky few people out there who knew this woman like I did. Who still know this woman. One of my favourite things […]

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LAUNCH THANK YOUS

So, I think I am officially over my weekend-long love hangover following the launch on Thursday of Anarchists in the Academy. Honestly, you guys were the best friends and family I could have ever hoped for. This book took a really long time. A really long time. And you guys helped me through all of it: […]

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Launch of Anarchists in the Academy

I’ll be launching the book that this blog birthed, Anarchists in the Academy: Machines and Free Readers in Experimental Poetry (University of Alberta Press) on Thursday, 21 June, 2018 at Unlovable in Toronto. Starts at 8:00pm. There will be snacks and drinks and books for sale, and the lovely Matthew Godfrey (DJ name TBA) will be […]

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Does your poem contain enough references to famous poets?

Today, a poem as I think about John Ashbery, after a poem by Johanna Drucker. Name dropping and copious quotation are both good methods of being taken seriously as a woman in the avant-garde. That’s my advice.

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Anarchists in the Academy: Machines and Free Readers in Experimental Poetry

My first scholarly manuscript, Anarchists in the Academy, is coming soon (May 2018). You can see the cover and read the catalog copy right here. AA is the heavily revised version of my doctoral thesis, so much of it had it’s birth right on this website, and now it’s going to printed into a silly little book […]

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Official Launch of Gap Riot Press

Kate Siklosi and I are proud mamas of the newly-birthed Gap Riot Press, a Toronto-based, feminist, women-run micropress publishing chapbooks of the best new experimental, visual, and political poetry focusing on marginalized writers. You can find out more by visiting our website, http://www.gapriotpress.com, or by following us on Twitter, @gapriotpress. The fabulous logo on this […]

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A Purely Financial Collaboration: Joyce as Computer in John Cage’s Writing Through Finnegans Wake

This paper was written to be presented to the North American James Joyce Association’s 2017 Conference: Diasporic Joyce on the panel “Joycean Diaspores in Contemporary Poetry and Writing” (chaired by Sean Braune). The panel will be presented tomorrow, 22 June 2017, from 1:30-3:30pm Victoria College Room 212.  While much has been made of the collaborative […]

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New Chapbook: Glosas for Tired Eyes (no press, 2017)

I’ve published a chapbook of vispo typewriter glosas with Derek Beaulieu’s no press. Copies are available online through Beaulieu’s website here or by emailing me. Limited edition run like a bootleg record or an expensive action figure. From Beaulieu’s site:  Taking inspiration from 8 different prominent visual poets, Spinosa has created a series of feminist and […]