Posts Tagged ‘Ezra Pound’
LAGUNA AS ARCHIVE IN MAKE MAG
LAGUNA AS ARCHIVE IN MAKE MAG

Nathanaël and I are writing together about lagoons and/as archives—that “each book occupies, for me, the place of a memory loss….” makes for the initial traces of that conversation, here and in the print version of MAKE Magazine #16:

POUND, ID.: A CONVERGENCE
POUND, ID.: A CONVERGENCE

If you are in Boise, Idaho later this week, please join us for the following festivities surrounding the poetry of Ezra Pound: Wednesday April 9th 7:00 pm Marjorie Perloff will open the conference with her paper “Recharging the Ideogram: Poundian Reverberations in Brazilian Concrete Poetry” Thursday April 10th 10:00 am – 10:55 am Discussion group […]

SLOW DOWN QUICKLY
SLOW DOWN QUICKLY

And then went back to the book, into confrontation with styles of cognition fading, past?  

IMMEDIATELY SO DREAMLESS
IMMEDIATELY SO DREAMLESS

On the way to Santa Prassede, following the detour of buses, running into a truck whose emblem is a head inside a gear marked “San Precario” or “Saint Precarious”: A spirited, nearing joyous, parade against (re)becoming minds in flight: the demonstrations of precari, workers, researchers without security, enact their part of the “manifestazione continua” rising […]

UNTIMELY
UNTIMELY

“I do not know what meaning classical studies could have for our time if they were not untimely – that is to say, acting counter to our time and thereby acting on our time and, let us hope, for the benefit of a time to come.” —Nietzsche, Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen Betrachtungen=observation: consideration: speculation. As to translation […]

ABLUTION/NULLITY
ABLUTION/NULLITY

In thinking through the title of Ezra Pound’s A Lume Spento, which cites Dante’s imagination of the unlit transmission of a heretic’s bones to the Verde River, the past days have been full of tides, startled by Lila’s dream of San Clemente full of water: the river Tevere, its eels and desecreated bodies, its healing […]

“NEOAVANTGARDISTIC PRODUCTS” (PASOLINI/POUND ENCOUNTER)
"NEOAVANTGARDISTIC PRODUCTS" (PASOLINI/POUND ENCOUNTER)

The measured, fatigued ol Ez sez, syllables, as they’d say in Italian, to Pier Paolo Pasolini’s legible amusement & faint stupefaction: “Lei dice nazioni industrializzate e quindi culturalmente avanzate. È questo quindi che non mi va. Difficile per me rispondere a questa sola domanda perché non è solamente in Italia industrializzata dove ci sono nuovamente […]

ANTITHETA/COMPASSION
ANTITHETA/COMPASSION

Discussion over lunch about abstraction and concretion in translation one day and about translation of mental illness the next: learning from Anne Carson not to remove from words the objects lodged inside them in favor of a clearer semantic “point”; learning from one’s brother not to dismiss the phantoms inside another’s head. Discussion of Zukofsky’s […]

FESTINA LENTE
FESTINA LENTE

“Hurry up slowly”—motto of Aldus Manutius, Venetian typographer, grammarian and humanist, turn of the sixteenth century. “City of Aldus”:  it’s this figure that’s cited by the puerile author of A Lume Spento who wants to boast about where he’s self-published his first 72 pages of verse.


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