Monthly Archives: March 2011

Advice to Writers: Rule 212

“Approach thought through the slant of your thinking, the word through your go-between words, life through the channel of your life, death through the detour of your death. Thus you will appreciate them from the inside and become familiar with their mechanisms. In the same … Continue reading

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Devine Thoughts and Rules for Prepositions for Fiction Writers – Andy Devine (from Unsaid Four)

1 – Prepositions are often little words, but they do much of the work in sentences. They create most of the turns in sentences and they hold most of the pressure in them. 2 – Sentences should end with prepositions. … Continue reading

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Deleuze and Booze: Alcoholism as the Elsewhere of the Here and Now

Alcoholism does not seem to be a search for pleasure, but a search for an effect which consists mainly in an extraordinary hardening of the present. One lives in two times, in two moments at once, but not at all … Continue reading

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The Logic of The Trace: Borings, Etchings and Tracks; Coprolites and Regurgitaliths

Some very brief thoughts on incisive” or “indexical” sound compositions, which do not attempt to articulate meaning within semantic structures so much as use marks and sounds to carve into reality. This sort of expression involves not a poetics but … Continue reading

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Twisting the Story into Its Original Twisted Form – David McLendon

I took a drive to the coast with a girl who had some secrets. Something rootless had fallen across her life. Some people had died. There were signs of it all over. Curled brown remnants of potted flowers in ditches. … Continue reading

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Purchase Unsaid 5 Today!

To purchase U5 via PayPal, go to the Unsaid website and press the PURCHASE UNSAID button that appears at the left side of the screen. U5 Contributors: ANNE CARSON – BRIAN KUBARYCZ – ALLISON TITUS – DAWN RAFFEL – ROBERT LOPEZ … Continue reading

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Boustrophedonics II

Jean Fautrier (1898 – 1964) The Open Man, 1929

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