Affinities

Joshua Beckman on Dick Higgins

Joshua Beckman at Poets House: “My hope is just to share some of the exuberance I have found over the years in the things Dick Higgins put into the world. As a maker of books, seeing his productions, each full of that excitement of encounter, believing in the book as a possible place for encounter.”

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Dick Higgins’s Something Else Press Lives On…

The Something Else Press has a lasting influence on independent publishers now. Here’s a list of reprints, facsimiles and other adjacent publications.

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In Poets & Writers: “Siglio rejects the assumption that one artistic practice must kneel to the other”

“Siglio is a ‘wunderkammer’ . . . a cabinet of curiosities that expands and transforms what is expected of visual-verbal literature.”

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Robert Seydel: “True aesthetic ambidexterity”

James Gibbons writes THE PARIS REVIEW DAILY: “One of the uncanny successes of Seydel’s art lies in the way his sophistication and erudition are everywhere in evidence . . . and yet he could fashion . . . a body of work that harnesses . . . the affecting strangeness and elemental power of naive art.”

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Suite Vénitienne: Intrusion of her own creation

“In her pursuit of strangers, Calle presents a kind of artistic Zeno’s paradox: the closer you get to someone else, the more you realize the distance separating you.” —Madeleine Schwartz in THE NY REVIEW OF BOOKS

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Dorothy Iannone: The purposeful collision of two

Kate Wolf writes in XTRA: “An evangelist for sexual pleasure and unmitigated female sexuality, Iannone’s bold embrace of sex and love in her work is matched by an equally if not more robust drive toward narrative construction and inventive forms of autobiography.”

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