Category Archives: Reading Responses

Experimentation with the limit of translation

A few weeks back, I attended UDP’s 25th Anniversary in which Mónica de la Torre did a brief reading. I was particularly struck by one of her piece in which she translated one of her poems into mere cadence with … Continue reading

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Sarah Kay Reading! (Make-up Post)

A few weeks ago, I had the utmost privilege of attending a reading by Sarah Kay at the Columbus Theater downtown. Her reading in Providence was simply one of many for her book tour commemorating the publication of her newest … Continue reading

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Wanting in Arabic Response

In the introduction to Trish Salah’s Wanting in Arabic, Lisa Robertson writes “history is what issues from that mobile, shape-shifting, pleasurable organ, the mouth.” I am compelled by this framing of history as explicitly tied to speech, temporality, and corporeality. … Continue reading

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Translation/ Misreading in nehi katawasisiw’s poem sâkihitowin maskihkiy

I am fascinated by nehi katawasisiw’s poem sâkihitowin maskihkiy, which translates to something like “Love Medicine.” I have included my annotations of the poem which reveal my thought process while reading. I also want to discuss how my understanding of … Continue reading

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A Close Reading of “wish fraud”

One poem in Wanting in Arabic that really struck me was “wish fraud.” This was probably my favorite poem in the book because I loved the vivid imagery that was present in the poem. While reading, I immediately noticed the … Continue reading

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A poetic response to Tyrone Williams’s “Cold Calls”

https://bit.ly/2wk7A1V This is a poetic response to Tyrone Williams’s “Cold Calls” in the anthology What I Say. Reading Williams’s poem, I was particularly struck the lack of a body text and the centrality of the paratext, specifically, the footnote. The … Continue reading

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Invasive Species Self-Questionnaire Response

ask or asks? Who’s asking. weed or beautiful flower? The kudzu plant , “the vine that ate the south” (クズ) has been described as spreading at the rate of 150,000 acres (610 km2) annually, and is considered an invasive species in … Continue reading

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