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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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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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Oversharing: Canadian E-Lit and the Lyric Subject

This paper has been written in contribution to the ACQL Roundtable: “TrashCan: An Anti-Canon Manifesto,” presented as a part of the ACCUTE Congress, Sunday, 28 May, 2017.  My contribution to this anti-canon manifesto is a two-fold response to the general sidelining of new media poetics and digital literatures in CanLit. Canadian E-lit should, I wager, […]

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CFP Reminder: Decoding Canadian Digital Poetics

For a long time now, Canadian poets have been credited with making significant initiatory experiments in the fields of electronic literature and digital poetics, but there has been relatively little work done examining what constitutes a Canadian digital poetics, what kinds of writing constitute the genre, and what new reading practices are invited by digital […]

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Mean Mean Mean

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On Mark Sutherland’s Code X (Part Two)

The material of technology—the hardware—that each performer uses to engage with Code X becomes emblematic of the variant and variable reading practices provoked by the work. Obviously, there is a marked difference between Code X’s appearance in the Scratch exhibit and the way that I use it with my personal computer at home. But, there […]