Articles by Anne K. Yoder

April 20, 2011

Questioning the Quotidian: Georges Perec’s The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise 1

Perec’s answer is to dwell on our routines and to realize the intricacies of the everyday.

March 16, 2011

They call it an accident, a catastrophe. But it was a war. 0

n+1 publishes a chilling personal account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, as the crisis mounts at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

March 16, 2011

Unlikely Connections: Chris Kraus’s Where Art Belongs 1

Chris Kraus’s nuanced approach is akin to a cultural anthropologist who considers creativity in its natural habitats, the spaces where art comes into being

March 11, 2011

What Is Experimental Literature? 0

“I take to heart Percival Everett’s point that all writing begins as experiment. Experiments are hypo/theses; wagers; fermentations or useless admixtures; mud pies and blood pies.” Miranda Mellis talks with HTMLGiant’s Christopher Higgs in the next installment of Higgs’s essential “What Is Experimental Literature?” interview series. It’s worth perusing the the back catalog if you missed […]

March 10, 2011

Conversations over Stolen Food (in Illicit Spaces) 1

The Faster Times offers up a new dialogue from dynamic duo Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch’s “Conversations over Stolen Food,” which seamlessly segues from Astroglide and Fung Wah buses to Alaskan Brown Bears, and includes a run-in with New York Park Patrol. Images by Paper Monument editor Dushko Petrovich are added eye candy.

March 3, 2011

Belladonna* and Kundiman Celebrate Theresa Hak Kyung Cha 0

If you’re in New York this weekend,  join Belladonna* and Kundiman for a celebration of what would have been the 60th birthday of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (a full life cycle event in the Chinese/Korean lunar calendar). Nine poets, including Cathy Park Hong, Myung Mi Kim, Sina Queyras, and Anne Waldman, will perform a staged reading from […]

February 18, 2011

Staff Pick: The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature 4

Potential is a dreamer’s word, an ideal state that may never be. Perhaps that’s what makes it a writer’s word.

February 1, 2011

Viva the Memoir! 0

Deb Olin Unferth’s memoir Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War hits shelves today. To celebrate the genre, she’s curated a special section in this month’s Guernica, with selections by Joshua Cohen and Rozalia Jovanovic, and forthcoming pieces by Porochista Khakpour and Clancy Martin.

January 31, 2011

Je est un autre: David Wojnarowicz’s Rimbaud in New York 4

Wojnarowicz was deeply aware of the trajectory he shared with the youthful and precocious Rimbaud.

December 21, 2010

“The reader emerges … refreshed but crippled” 2

Emily Gould champions Barbara Comyns‘s overlooked novels at The Awl. One more deserving mention: Comyns’s haunting Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead.