But is it an essay? Gutierrez

T Clutch Fleischmann
December 1, 2014
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For Round 4 of the ongoing series But is it an Essay?, I’ve asked Mario Zambrano, Addie Tsai, Jaime Shearn Coan, Wes Jamison, and Katie Jean Shinkle to respond to dance artist Miguel Gutierrez’s Everyone. Gutierrez characterizes his work as “performances…

Ruefle, Redux (Part Two)

Cody Walker
November 30, 2014
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I wrote about Mary Ruefle in early October—and now, on this last day of November, I’m writing about her again. Tomorrow my workshop will discuss “Lectures I Will Never Give,” the final essay (or lecture, or brain scan) in Ruefle’s…

Ousss

T Clutch Fleischmann
November 30, 2014
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When I first encountered the work of artist Koo Jeong A I became obsessed with an image of a stack of cigarettes on a shelf that she created. Some of the cigarettes face one direction and some the other, and…

Pitching and Defense

Cody Walker
November 23, 2014
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In today’s New York Times Book Review, Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison address a familiar question: “How has the social role of poetry changed since Shelley?” (This question is usually posed in more alarmist terms: Can Poetry Matter? Or Has…

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