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Attention Span 2010 – Elizabeth Treadwell

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Vine Deloria, Jr. | Spirit & Reason | Fulcrum | 1999

“We should be making a determined effort to move forward in the creation of a continental culture that understands itself as a totality and a novelty whose only concern is developing forms of existence that provide everyone involved with a sense of integrity and identity.”

Stephanie Rioux | My Beautiful Beds | Parrot 1/Insert | 2010

“each eye ajar upon the animalised blot”

Christine Wertheim, ed. | Feminaissance | Les Figues | 2010

“…in the grass green skin of one’s humanness…”
—Caroline Bergvall

Lara Glenum & Arielle Greenberg, eds. | Gurlesque | Saturnalia | 2010

“These boobs are real”—Dorothea Lasky

Carrie Etter, ed. | Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets | Shearsman | 2010

“Yet none have hard real edges, since each one
is rightly spilled over, from the start of her life.”
—Denise Riley

Jane Campion | Bright Star | Pathe International | 2009

Who would not go for sweet skinny Keats all in his word dream? Although I haven’t loved her films equally (“Portrait of a Lady,” “In the Cut”), I am so grateful for Campion’s very particular, and particularly female, comprehension and sensibility. I appreciate the ways she portrays kids and families, and the varied ways my three favorites of hers — “An Angel at My Table” and “Holy Smoke” in addition to this new one — portray young women’s individuality and seeking as very much an outgrowth of and supported, however imperfectly, by family love. Kerry Fox, who once played Janet Frame in “An Angel” is here the mom, which leaves me happily aging.

Sara Larsen | Novus | Earthworm | 2009

In this bright orange chapbook and in the film above, I really appreciated the centrality of a young woman’s brave, pleased, idiosyncratic, non-monetized sexual loving. As we attempt to live despite each day & ages synthetic limitations, we could use a fuck of a lot more of this.

Nella Larsen | Passing | Knopf/Penguin | 1929/2003

10x finer than Melanctha.

Louise Erdrich | Books & Islands in Ojibwe Country | National Geographic | 2003

“Sometimes I look at men, at the way most of them move so freely in the world, without a baby attached, and it seems to me very strange. Sometimes it is enviable. Mostly, it is not. For at night, as she curls up or sprawls next to me and as I fall asleep, I hold onto her foot. This is as much for my comfort as to make sure that she doesn’t fall off the bed. As I’m drifting away, I feel sorry for anyone else who is not falling asleep this way. The world is calm and clear. I wish for nothing. I am not nervous about the future. Her toes curl around my fingers. I could even stop writing books.”

Rebecca Skloot | The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | Crown | 2010

“If you pretty up how people spoke and change the things they said, that’s dishonest. It’s taking away their lives, their experiences, and their selves.”
—an unnamed relative of Henrietta Lacks, as quoted by Rebecca Skloot

More Elizabeth Treadwell here. Treadwell’s Attention Span for 2009, 2008. Back to 2010 directory

Attention Span 2009 – Harold Abramowitz

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Allison Carter | A Fixed, Formal Arrangement | Les Figues Press | 2009

Ara Shirinyan | Handsome Fish Offices | Insert Press | 2008

Carlos Blackburn | Selected Poems of Hamster | Ugly Duckling Presse | 2008

C.J. Martin | Lo, Bittern | Atticus Finch | 2008

Deborah Meadows | Goodbye Tissues | Shearsman | 2009

Dolores Dorantes | SEXOPUROSEXOVELOZ And SEPTIEMBRE | Kenning Editions-Counterpath Press | 2008

Jane Sprague, ed. | Palm Press | 2008-2009

K. Lorraine Graham | Terminal Humming | Edge Books | 2009

Kim Rosenfield | re: evolution | Les Figues Press | 2009

Kyle Schlesinger, Thom Donovan and Michael Cross, eds. | ON Contemporary Practice 1 | Cuneiform Press | 2008

Mairéad Byrne | Example As Figure | Ubu Editions – Publishing The Unpublishable | 2008

Mathew Timmons | Lip Service | Slack Buddha Press | 2009

Matthew Klane | Sons and Followers | Matthew Klane | 2009

Rosa Alcalá, Ash Smith, Sasha Steensen | UNDOCUMENTARY, Water Shed, The Future Of An Illusion | Dos Press | 2009

Stan Apps | Grover Fuel | Scantily Clad Press | 2009

Stephanie Rioux | Sticks | Mindmade Books | 2009

The Pines | “Peek thru the pines” | thepines.blogspot.com | 2008-2009

More Harold Abramowitz here.

The Scorch of It

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lipstickMaggie Nelson – from Bluets, sects. 52-59 (5’11”). Recorded on March 11, 2007 for LA-Lit, co-hosted and co-produced by Stephanie Rioux and Mathew Timmons; sponsored by Superbunker; recorded at Betalevel. LA-Lit on PennSound. Nelson according to Wikipedia. Her bio at CalArts. Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions. Bluets is due out in October 2009 from Wave.

Written by Steve Evans

July 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm