By New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement
New Museum R&D Seasons: Voice
July 14 2014
In this edition of VOICE Registers, New Museum R&D (Research & Development) Season Fellow Kaegan Sparks speaks with poet & critic Jordan Scott about speech disfluencies, state interrogation procedures, glottal stops, Blert and stuttering in 90s R&B.
Spencer Gordon reads an excerpt from 'Transcript: Appeal Of The Sentence,' in which an admirer of Miley Cyrus performs a three-thousand word sentence in defence of his passion. This story appears in Spencer's debut short fiction collection, Cosmo.
December 14, 2012 — Cordelia Strube talked with CBC's Russell Bowers on Daybreak Alberta a few months ago about her new novel Milosz, and the interview is included in the program's annual Christmas Book Show. Cordelia talks about finding new ways to describe the gamut of emotions her characters experience and that we all have: 'Everybody's fractured underneath. Yes, there are blasts of jubilation, but so much of life is just putting your head down and butting your way through it.
Author Jonathan Ball (Clockfire) recently talked with popular genre-fiction website The Genre Traveler to discuss the intersection of his poetry / impossible plays and the genres of horror and fantasy.
The Sustainability Network made an audio recording of The Edible City food panel that took place on December 2, 2009. Moderator Nicola Ross (Alternatives Journal) spoke with contributors Lorraine Johnson, Shawn Micallef and Wayne Roberts about the issues surrounding food in the city.
You can listen to a slightly edited recording of the discussion, available on the Sustainability Network's site.
Literary blogger Julie Wilson (Seen Reading) has started a fantastic project for National Poetry Month: '30 in 30.'
In Wilson's own words, '30 in 30 was created to celebrate National Poetry Month. Thirty Canadian poets were asked to submit two readings: one poem of his/her own, and one cover/tribute. That audio will appear over the course of April.'
Everyone has heard the news and it’s inspired the same bookish panic in all of us. A strike is brewing in the hearts, minds and on contract negotiation tables of Canadian postal workers. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, the town criers have been using words like ‘looming,’ which has us a little worried. But we’re forging on the only way we know how – a massive ebook sale! For the month of July, all of our ebooks will be 25% off.
We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post.
Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.
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