Thursday, March 17, 2016

Speaking Without a Voice

I think about how closed I was during middle and high school, through my mid-twenties. What were the representations for me? Comic books, D&D, and those journals that became poems.

What would Kristeva say to this?


Kate Schapira, someone is here
24 pages; hand-stitched binding; printed in a numbered edition of 120 in Chicago and New York in August 2015.
Nightshift blue endpapers; cover art by Rejin Leys.
4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches; $8 (shipping included) 
 Someone is Here is a haunting set of poems that delicately trace the contours & limits of language, forcing us to consider the ineffable things we lose in the process of communicating. Schapira writes poems to “vanish for the purposes of seeing.” —Justin Smith
A retroactive handbook for the language-bound, would-be instinctive part of being human, Someone is Here calls our received notions of causality into question, effecting “the collapse returning / one to the other.” With an incorporeal efficiency and pliability, Schapira traces borders between us and the world and between us in the world, asking, but not answering, which dotted lines to cut, which to fold and which to leave alone. —Kate Colby

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