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"Trrrrrrrrrrrrrr", "In D" and "Fifth Negative Space" (Poems) published in ditch May 2012

MANSELL, Lisa (2012) "Trrrrrrrrrrrrrr", "In D" and "Fifth Negative Space" (Poems) published in ditch May 2012. ditch.

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ditch (spelled correctly with a lower-case ‘d’) is an online literary journal based in Canada and has an aim to present ‘innovative Canadian and International poets’ and ‘publishes work that is non-linear, abstract, surreal, avant-garde, alternative, innovative, visual, concrete and/or experimental’. It is edited by Canadian writer, John C. Goodman who has published two collections of poetry, Naked Beauty (Blue & Yellow Dog Press) and The Shepherd’s Elegy (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press), a novel, Talking to Wendigo (Turnstone Press), which was short-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award.

The critical drift of the visual-linguistic poems—"Trrrrrrrrrrrrrr", "In D" and "Fifth Negative Space"—published in drift is slanted toward a blurring of the boundaries between music, noise and speech. The Negative Space poem is part of a long sequence of fifteen poems which explore architectural poetic compostion based in a practice similar to the musical compositions of Iannis Xenakis. The territory of the poem, its white and black spaces, are reconfigured and challenged and reflect lacks in topographical interpellations in the formation of national identity.

Other parts of this sequence have been published elsewhere:

“Seventh Negative Space”, “Eleventh Negative Space”. Upstairs at Duroc. 14 (2013),
“Fifteenth Negative Space”. French Literary Review (Oct 2010, France)
“Eighth Negative Space”, “Ninth Negative Space”, “Fourteenth Negative Space”. Open Wide Magazine 23 (2010).
“Third Negative Space”, “Twelfth Negative Space”. Ol Chanty 3/Chanticleer 24 (2010).

Item Type: Article
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Journalism, Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Lisa MANSELL
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 10:33
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 15:31

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