Prismatic Publics : Innovative Canadian Women's Poetry and Poetics

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-28
  • Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
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These fifteen women are some of the best writers currently engaged in avant-garde literary production, defining the contours of new movements and schools of writing. By showcasing their work alongside extensive interviews, Prismatic Publics stages intimate encounters with these key figures as they work in and against feminist, Language, conceptual, investigative and other poetic traditions-often across, between and at the interstices of genres.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Nicole Brossard
Interviewp. 18
'Igneous Woman, Integral Woman'p. 29
from After Wordsp. 34
from Downstage Vertigop. 36
from Notebook of Roses and Civilizationp. 38
Susan Holbrook
Interviewp. 42
'misling the laureate'p. 53
'Insert'p. 58
'News Sudolcu#i9, Level: Lowest'p. 59
from 'Nursery'p. 60
Nathalie Stephens
Interviewp. 64
'Paper City'p. 76
'Scatalogue'p. 77
'A Fuckable Text'p. 78
from The Sorrow and the Fast of Itp. 79
from Absence Where Asp. 82
Gail Scott
Interviewp. 86
from 'Everyday Grammar'p. 99
Margaret Christakos
Interviewp. 112
from Not Egyptp. 124
'Mother's Journal Notes'p. 125
'M1 UK Breast Milk Toxic: 13 July 99'p. 126
'M2 Ada and Eva'p. 127
'M3 Milk was recently lethal agent her twin will run across'p. 128
'Grounds 20A'p. 129
'An Open Erotics of Gzowski'p. 130
'My Attaché Case'p. 131
M. Nourbese Philip
Interviewp. 138
'Discourse on the Logic of Language'p. 149
from Looking for Livingstonep. 153
From Zong!p. 155
karen mac cormack
Interviewp. 166
'Approach'p. 174
from Quirks & Quilletsp. 175
'At Issue IX: Diminish'p. 177
'Otherwise: 'p. 179
from Impkxurtsp. 181
Rachel Zolf
Interviewp. 186
from Masquep. 197
from Human Resourcesp. 199
from The Neighbour Procedurep. 206
Erín Moure
Interviewp. 214
'Memory Pentitence/ContaminationEgltse'p. 225
from 'Calor'p. 230
from 'vigo papers'p. 235
Daphne Marlatt
Interviewp. 243
'Rings, iii.'p. 253
'Ghost'p. 255
'The Difference Three Makes: A Narrative'p. 257
'booking passage'p. 259
'Short Circuits'p. 262
Catriona Strang
Interviewp. 268
'Hand'p. 278
from Busted (with Nancy Shaw)p. 279
'Song for the Silenced'p. 285
'Vows to Carry On' (with Nancy Shaw)p. 286
'Notes for appearing compassionate' (with Nancy Shaw)p. 290
Dorothy Trujillo Lusk
Interviewp. 292
'First'p. 302
'Vulgar Marxism'p. 304
from Decorump. 308
Sina Queyras
Interviewp. 316
from 'Scrabbling'p. 329
Untitled Film Still#35'p. 333
'Roadside Memory#I'p. 334
from 'A River by the Moment'p. 336
from 'On the Scent'p. 338
from 'Virginia, Vanessa, the Strands'p. 341
from 'The Waves, An Unmaking'p. 342
Rita Wong
Interviewp. 344
'write around the absence'p. 354
'meaning implies purpose'p. 355
'canola queasy'p. 357
'the girl who ate rice almost every day'p. 358
'ricochet'p. 361
from sybil unrest, part 2(with Larissa Lai)p. 363
Lisa Robertson
Interviewp. 368
'Liberty'p. 383
'She Has Smoothed her Pants to No End'p. 385
'In My Heart as Drooping Pith'p. 388
'For Girls, Grapes and Snow'p. 389
from 'Tuesday'p. 391
'A Hotel'p. 393
About the Authorsp. 396
Acknowledgementsp. 401
Permissionsp. 402
Indexp. 405
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