Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Inking Outside the Fox: Type Writing Itself: On Paul Dutton & Eric Schmaltz


from Paul Dutton's The Plastic Typewriter


For my latest commentary for Jacket2, I consider the typewriter in visual poetry. Specifically, I discuss Eric Schmaltz's MITSUMI ELEC. CO. LTD.: keyboard poems and Paul Dutton's The Plastic Typewriter. Eric Schmaltz responds with a discussion about the two works and how he was informed by Dutton's earlier work.

You can point your ol' Selectric here.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Portrait of an Unknown Man Clasping a Hand from a Cloud





PORTRAIT OF AN UNKNOWN MAN CLASPING A HAND FROM A CLOUD


the hand is a device for seeing beyond bodies let me follow this with who is the girl no one has touched?

sing three times blood raincloud hush

we sleep like otters amaze ourselves with our slipperiness steep as a cloud

there’s no such thing as this rich stormy purple it comes from inside our eyes like handshakes or landscapes

once I had a child and was a painter I took to the clouds for consolation