Pierre Joris Reading

Pierre Joris at the New York State Writers Institute 3.5.14

Photo by Dan Wilcox

Photo by Dan Wilcox

Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte at the New York State Writers Institute 3.5.14

Photo by Dan Wilcox

Photo by Dan Wilcox

Amaranth Borsuk and Andy Fitch - from As We Know & fast We Know

from As We Know

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Fast We Know-

A recording of a reading of the poem

INSET RECORDING

As We Know [is] a collaboration with Andy Fitch that takes the form of a 1960s facing-page agenda (in homage to Robert Creeley’s A Day Book, designed by pop artist Robert Indiana). Engaging the gendered history of editorial correspondence, the project repositions erasure procedures at the origins of (rather than in response to) a published text. Here I have taken Andy’s redacted summer diary and reshaped it through erasure into a kind of collective confessional/constructivist collage that foregrounds the tensions of authorship. Andy and I correspond with and to one another in this new text, and the gaps in our conversation invite the reader to enter. Embracing Roland Barthes’ call for a “corrected banality,” this project reveals the most unmediated-seeming idiom—the diurnal, journalistic record—as itself the consequence of both methodical and whimsical extraction.

Amaranth Borsuk