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"Trrrrrrrrrrrrrr", "In D" and "Fifth Negative Space" (Poems)

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

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ditch (spelled correctly with a lower-case ‘d’) is an online literary jounral 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”. There is no regular publishing schedule; rather, the journal is updated constantly with new work. 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. His short fiction, poems and essays have appeared in The Fiddlehead; Otoliths; experiment-o; BlazeVOX; Istanbul Literary Review, Indefinite Space and numerous other magazines and print anthologies.
The poems I have published here are visually and linguistically innovative and most closely resemble the line of practice of the poems in Blackbox Manfold. This time, the critical drift of the poems are slanted toward interpellations with music in the construction of identity and 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 refelct 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: 29 Apr 2013 14:34
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2013 14:34

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