Still reading Prismatic Publics. The book is set up with long, in-depth, in-person interviews, followed by short selections of poems by the author. Actually, the selections of poems are about as long, pages-wise, as the interviews are, but poems just have fewer words per page.

During M. NourbeSe Philip's interview, she mentions a reading she gave at the Scream -- a reading that I was at. How is it possible that I was at a reading in Toronto that is now being talked about in a, you know, proper, published book? Have I been here that long?

The interview, by the way, is terrific, and her takes on constraint writing, "freedom", the erotics of grammar/language, and the foreignness of language are all very compelling and not yet part of the mainstream discussion of these issues. Go read it.



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