At one point, I counted how many more-or-less feminine-looking people there were at the Wolf Eyes show last night in Madison and, including the bartender, there were 4 out of about 40. This wasn’t true all night, but the ratio didn’t change too dramatically. And even if it had, something of the masculinity that […]Read more "Wolf Eyes, Madison, WI, May 12"
two blue white swath cotton candy pink scrim purple knot light bendRead more "colors"
photograph by Shylah-Beth PetkusRead more "Striped Tights, Ann Arbor, MI, circa 1996"
I had a dream last night that I didn’t know who my family was. In fact, everyone’s families were confused, overlapping, misdirected, misidentified. I introduced Pascal’s parents to my parents. His parents were French-speaking Canadians from Montreal. My parents were Chinese, yet French-speaking. In another version, both sets of parents belonged to him, and I […]Read more "I had a dream last night that I didn’t know who my family was"
It seems like your work is trying to take a stand, yet it fails to the extent that what it aims to stand on has not been successfully excluded anywhere. If you imagine yourself standing here, then it’s because you think this is the place to be. I want to ask you why or […]Read more "It seems like your work is trying to take a stand"
Anna Vitale (Steevie Sigmond Freud Nics) got tagged by Jan St Eustache for The Next Big Thing, and I was able to track down A. Vitale and ask her to conduct this interview. Thanks Monsieur Jan St Eustache. It’s hard not to like being tagged. What is the working title of the book? Different Worlds […]Read more "The Next Big Thing: A. Vitale"
I’m supposed to be writing a book called Dreams, so today I searched my computer for “dream.” I typed out the names of all the files that apparently have something to do with “dream” and then I read the whole list. It took 18 min 59 sec to read the list and took a long […]Read more "Dream Come True"
Below is a letter I wrote to political activist and poet, Marie Buck. It is is in response to her response, “Organization and Aesthetics,” to Josef Kaplan’s piece, “Theses on an Aesthetics of Violence.” She’d sent me an email asking for my thoughts, but since I was in Harpers Ferry , WV, I couldn’t reply […]Read more "Teaching/ Reading"