Author Archives: Francois Lachance

Divining the Dynamics

Italo Calvino“Cybernetics and Ghosts” [1967 lecture]The Uses of Literaturetrans. Patrick Creagh And so the author vanishes – that spoiled child of ignorance – to give place to a more thoughtful person, a person who will know that the author is … Continue reading

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By Night or By Day

Edgar Allan PoeEleonora Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Found on a Baci wrapper with versions in Italian, English, German and French. And so for day 315229.07.2015

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Looking by Listening to Names

Robin Wall KimmererGathering Moss Attentiveness alone can rival the most powerful magnifying lens. The essay goes on to consider the intimacy that informs attentiveness, an intimacy mediated by nomenclature. And so for day 315128.07.2015

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Writing the Not Writing

Anne BoyerWhat is ‘not writing’?Garments Against Women There are years, days, hours, minutes, weeks, moments, and other measures of time spent in the production of “not writing.” Not writing is working […] And so it begins and so it proceeds … Continue reading

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Ayonhwentsa’yawenda’ yaatsih

In Quebec City one can spot on the facade of City Hall an Indigenous installation which lights up at night. It’s composed in words from the Huron-Wendat: Ayonhwentsa’yawenda’ yaatsih which translates into English (from the French) as “my territory, my … Continue reading

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Interpretation & Rhetoric

Reading approaches composition… An Aristotelian rhetoric is a rhetoric of interpretation. Such a rhetoric brings composing close to the activity of reading. Ellen QuandahlAristotle’s Rhetoric: Reinterpreting InventionRhetorical Review Vol. 4 No. 2 (Jan 1986) And so for day 314825.07.2015

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Calling & Codifying

The will, the injunction, the aspiration. I will call language the forbidden attempt to codify ecstasy Starlings – Lisa Robertson And so for day 314724.07.2015

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A Set of Kennings

A kenning for structure … repetition. Whale-road is a kenning for sea. Time-machineis a kenning for the mind. Alive is a kenningfor the electrified. Terrance HayesAmerican Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin And so for day 314623.07.2015

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Une Formation

Joseph Wechsberg“La Tour d’Argent”Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet Tall, elegant, and dynamic, Claude studied to be an actor, a diplomat, and a lawyer, and now he is a combination of all three as a restauranteur. … Continue reading

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Long Distance Longing

Saeed Tavanaee Mervi“Me, Her, Telephone”The Oceandwellertrans. Khashayar Mohammadi in many ways phones resemble planets[…]that’s why the phone receiver smells of violets And so for day 314421.07.2015

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