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Sorry there hasn’t been much content here! Things are busy.

  • Doug Skinner has a fine post on acrostics in Roussel at The Ullage Group.
  • Nice images of the film posters of the Stenberg Brothers at Mubi. Meant to see the show at Tony Shafrazi, didn’t make it.
  • I didn’t know that George Morrow & E. V. Lucas had collaborated past What a Life!; it seems as if they did two other books of collage. Change for a Half-Penny is also up at Google Books.
  • Scans of 291 and 391 (incomplete) are up at Ubu.com.
  • The Charles Ruas audio archives are worth spending time with. He put together the old readings of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, which one hopes might turn up here?

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  • A fantastic postcard from William Gaddis to Frank Moorman, offering what Gaddis thought should have been the cover of Carpenter’s Gothic.
  • A decent essay by Brian Evenson on the experience of reading on a screen and the problems of markup.
  • criticalfiction.net, a project of Henry Wessells, looks interesting & worth spending time with. I’ve been meaning to track down a copy of his Another Green World.

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  • A pair of Georges Perec films play at the Migrating Forms festival at Anthology Film Archives: Serie Noire at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, and Un homme qui dort at 9:30 pm the same night.
  • And a Perec inteview in English can be listened to at France Culture; unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious way to download it.
  • The good people at Flying Object are putting out records of poetry at Unicorn Evil. First up: Lucy Ives.
  • And the tireless Wolfgang Voigt has a new all-Kafka label. See also: Dirk von Lowtzow’s soundtrack for a Jan Fosse theater production.

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  • A stage reading of Raymond Roussel’s The Dust of Suns (in the translation of Harry Mathews, under the direction of John Beer) is happening in March at the Charnel House in Chicago.
  • I have a piece in the Review of Contemporary Fiction‘s upcoming “Failure” issue. There’s going to be a reading at PS1 on April 2.
  • Probably the best piece in that issue, Sam Frank’s “The Document” is up at Triple Canopy; new Sergio de la Pava & Joshua Cohen to appear soon in the current issue.

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  • There’s a very nice interview with Joseph McElroy on Michael Silverblatt’s Bookworm: most interesting thing to come out of the publicity around Night Soul so far.
  • Jace Clayton’s mixtape for Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts’s Harlem Is Nowhere is much better than a mix based on a book has any right to be.
  • Outtakes from William Gass’s reading of The Tunnel at Inside Higher Ed.
  • Stefania Heim interviews Susan Howe February 25 at the Graduate Center.

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  • What seems to be an excerpt from Joseph McElroy’s water book at EBR. See also: a brief piece by him on Rachel Carson.
  • Stephen Schenkenberg is putting together a book of interviews with William Gass.
  • Florine Stettheimer makes an appearance in the New York Times in a list of Roberta Smith’s favorite paintings in New York.
  • An interesting post at Words & Eggs on figural cameos, which look not unlike some of Ray Johnson’s work.