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Entries from June 2007

Dear Adam,

June 26th, 2007 · No Comments

One hundred years is a strange amount of time. A century. A long human life. A container for an era or two, some history, a house. A hundred years is still in the air, like a family story, or the taste of rhubarb. Forgotten for a time, but not by everyone, and not for long. […]

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Tags: Adam · Anton Stander · Charles Anderson · correspondence · Ghosts · History · Look · Pete · Shirley Rickles

Dear Michael (Making Visible the Invisible)

June 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Osama Bin Laden’s name sounds almost quaint now, doesn’t it? After the Bush Administration has submerged and supplanted it in favor of Hussein, Zarqawi, Moktada, and countless others? After the Bush Administration itself has lost Osama’s highest profile analogues, Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, etc.? And yet, Osama Bin Laden’s name still […]

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Tags: George Legrady · Making Visible the Invisible · Michael Labenz · Osama Bin Laden · Seattle Central Library · Travis

The Subtext Collective Grows Up, Moves Out

June 12th, 2007 · 43 Comments

After a seven year stretch at the Richard Hugo House, the Seattle experimental poetry collective Subtext moved on up to the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford last week, where they celebrated the twelfth (or thirteenth) anniversary of their reading series. A truncated oral history appeared in last week’s Stranger, but, really, it wasn’t enough. So […]

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Tags: Anselm Berrigan · Bryant Mason · C.E. Putnam · Chris Mann · Conversation · Elizabeth Willis · Jen Hofer · Maged Zaher · Marjorie Perloff · Matthew Stadler · Peter Gizzi · Sarah Mangold · Seattle · Subtext

Conjuring Melissa Scherrer Part 2

June 4th, 2007 · No Comments

The following is the second part of a conversation between artist Melissa Scherrer and curator Katie Geha. Buddhism, contact lenses, and trees all figure prominently. Part 1 appeared last week. Katie: I think there’s this interesting tension between the natural, the artificial, and the supernatural in your photos—whether it’s a nude or a picture of […]

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Tags: Conversation · Greenpoint · Katie Geha · Listen · Look · Melissa Scherrer · Trees