Posts Tagged ‘ body ’

A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim – BOMB Magazine

It’s a revolutionary act, to experience and portray the fat body as something you can live in and sit inside without working toward another form. – Samantha Zighelboim

The poet on confronting societal limitations about the body, navigating the language of fatness, and celebrating friendships that embrace the joy of food.

Source: A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim – BOMB Magazine

Hunting for a Lesbian Canon | The Paris Review

To work toward accessing one’s own body is also to pursue one’s own body of work. I want words and stories that provide not just lesbian visibility (though that’s a start) but language and structure for its stratified invisibility, ambiguity, and obscurity. Books that confirm the act of being.  –Yelena Moskovich

Source: Hunting for a Lesbian Canon

“BODY AND SOUL”: CECILE McLORIN SALVANT SINGS TORCH SONGS at WHITLEY BAY 2013 – YouTube

Poem of the Week: Stephen Collis from Once in Blockadia – LEMON HOUND 3.0

 

Come the Revolution

Come the revolution / we will the revolution / we will return to the revolution / return to the sensuous body of language / come the revolution / we will return to the / sensuous body and / sound will propel us / through the barricades of others the revolution / through the barricades of otherness / and come as mere sparks will / spark us come the revolution anew / and we will the revolution come anew / and irony will no longer bind us / the sensuous body of language lift us / fringe to feather to fold us / the sensuous body of our methods / singletogetherness / and come the revolution / we will have time / the revolutionary time / to live the silent lives of animals / the revolutionary animals we have lost / that is animals we have killed / the extinctions corrupt economies / come the revolution throwing / throwing off sparks and new economies and / sound will propel us through the revolution sensuous / the animals we are sensuous as climates / as producers and consumers / as time and sound and / the sensuous body of language / will come the revolution when / banks will have shaken / banks shaken to shivers / shivers come the revolution / all fossils fuel for their own revolution / will come and walking as sound / through sensuous bodies formed we will walk / through an endless park / sensuous a park will walk from each of our abilities / to each of our needs / through sound the revolution / come sensuous come stroll / come the revolution we will / roll through bird song and / singular birches come / the transformations of home and together / the revolution this ecos will echo the /sensuous body I speak of / as system as living fabric come / together the revolution through this other’s / effulgence so others / other species climates come the revolution / we will echo new limits we will / wrap self-governance in limits in species in webs / wrap the sensuous body in webs / of human tongue and animal revolution / self-governance in bios in animal / wrap sound all lifted to be level / to small habitations and habits to be level / as animal and sound and sensuous bodies / small hearths of animals own / all of us all animals not owning joining / come the revolution we will / come to be animal to be sound / sing the revolution we will / sing the swords out of songs / sing swords into songs / songs through flowers through fields / sing bees through these fields / sing carbon out of atmospheres / sing chemicals out of oceans / sing economies incapacities even / sing balance sing home sustainable / sing sustainable come sound / sensuous bodies sustainable / sing songs of the absence of oil and death in the oceans // unsustainable // of tanks and guns and airstrikes // unsustainable // of endless colonial occupations // unsustainable // profit motive and equity investments // unsustainable // sing come the revolution / sing a jubilee for all the revolution / sing come hammer come storm / the revolution will come and we will / as animals as sensuous bodies / begin to be bornCome the revolution / shit will no longer be fucked up and bullshit / and that which is loving in our hands / will touch that which is loving in each and every others’ hands / and while reading this poem / still won’t be the same / as storming a bank oil refinery or a parliament / you may yet be reading this poem / to a group of people with whom you will presently / be storming a bank oil refinery or a parliament Come the Revolution can be found in Stephen Collis’ Once in Blockadia, published in 2010 by Talon Books.

Source: Poem of the Week: Stephen Collis from Once in Blockadia – LEMON HOUND 3.0

On Alejandra Pizarnik’s poetry – The Volatile I by Johannes Göransson | Boston Review

THE HEART OF WHAT DOES EXIST

do not hand me over,

oh saddest of midnights,

to the impure whiteness of noon.

– Alejandra Pizarnik
from Works and Nights (1965)

LOVERS

a flower

not far from the night

my mute body

opens

to the dew and its fragile urgency

– Alejandra Pizarnik
from Works and Nights (1965)

 

VERTIGO, OR A CONTEMPLATION
OF THINGS THAT COME TO AN END

This lilac unlaces.

It falls from itself

and hides its ancient shadow.

I will die of such things.

– Alejandra Pizarnik
from Extracting the Stone of Madness (1968)

 

DEAF LANTERN

The absent figures are sighing and the night is thick. The night is

the color of the eyelids of the dead.

All night long I make the night. All night long I write. Word by word

I am writing the night.

– Alejandra Pizarnik
from Extracting the Stone of Madness (1968)

Translations by Yvette Siegert

In ecstatic states, it may not be clear whether we are in paradise or hell, whether the song is happy or sad. This is the experience Pizarnik describes even as she propels herself into its drunkenness, creating a saturated atmosphere that is, as Negroni puts it, the “antidote to transcendence.” Or it might be a kind of anti-transcendence, found precisely in the negation of transcendence, the refusal to elevate poetry into “concept.” Her poetry feels like a constant, intensive refusal that generates its own Gothic beauty and black light: “imminence without a recipient. I see the melody.”

Alejandra Pizarnik’s poetry finally gets the English translation it deserves.

Source: The Volatile I | Boston Review

~ to share with Marina

 

 

Ocean Vuong, Vietnamese Poet Raised In Hartford Connects Refugee Experience To Syrians | WNPR News

Ocean Vuong
PETER BIENKOWSKI

Source: Vietnamese Poet Raised In Hartford Connects Refugee Experience To Syrians | WNPR News

From philosophy to psychoanalysis: a classic Freudian move | Aeon Essays

Freud’s glasses at the Freud Museum, London. Photo by Dukas Presseagentur/Alamy

Source: From philosophy to psychoanalysis: a classic Freudian move | Aeon Essays

Kenneth Goldsmith’s Controversial Conceptual Poetry | The New Yorker

 

Illustration by Patrick Morgan

Source: Kenneth Goldsmith’s Controversial Conceptual Poetry | The New Yorker

Roxane Gay Tells Us About Daring to Be Fat – VICE

Illustration by Lia Kantrowitz. Photo by Eva Blue/courtesy of Harper

Real talk about ‘Hunger,’ the author’s unsparing memoir about fatness, trauma, and the body.

Source: Roxane Gay Tells Us About Daring to Be Fat – VICE

The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease with Esther Sternberg | Brainpickings

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Esther Sternberg by Steve Barrett

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