Just Published: Ian Hamilton Finlay, Selections

Happy to announce that the latest title in the Poets for the Millennium series has just been released: Ian Hamilton Finlay Selections, Edited and with an Introduction by Alec Finlay Ian Hamilton Finlay (Author), Alec Finlay (Editor) Available worldwide Poets for the Millennium University of California Press  Paperback, 334 pages ISBN: 9780520270596 March 2012 $24.95, £16.95 Hardcover, 334 pages ISBN: 9780520270589 March 2012 $60.00, £41.95 READ AN EXCERPT Read … Read more Just Published: Ian Hamilton Finlay, Selections

Roger Manderscheid (1933-2010)

And the Memorial Day occasion stretches on: news just in that the Luxembourg writer Roger Manderscheid, an old & dear friend, died on Tuesday night. Of the generation just preceding mine, he was the most prolific, radical, engaged, political, satirical, and plain humorous poet, novelist, playwright in both the German and the Luxembourg languages, as well as being a superb visual artist. His 1988 novel schacko klak, written in … Read more Roger Manderscheid (1933-2010)

Tonight: "An Art of Limina: Gary Hill’s Works and Writings"

A superb book! I would be there if i was in town! GARY HILL Book Launch: Screening + Conversation with Gary Hill, George Quasha + Charles Stein Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:30 pm Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10011 www.eai.org Admission free Please RSVP: info@eai.org Please join EAI for a special launch event celebrating the publication of An Art of Limina: … Read more Tonight: "An Art of Limina: Gary Hill’s Works and Writings"

Herzog on Eisner, Avatar, the Spanish Inquisition y mas…

signandsight just published the translation of an interesting interview (first in Die Zeit) with German movie-maker Werner Herzog; below, the opening paras — you can read the whole thing here. In fact, my favorite bit comes later in the interview, so I’ll reproduce it here, out of context, for the hell of it: “Herzog: I have absolutely no interest in psychology. Interviewer: Why not? Because I am convinced that … Read more Herzog on Eisner, Avatar, the Spanish Inquisition y mas…

Lost Caul: Clayton Eshleman on Lascaux

In a previous post (here) I alerted readers to the disaster at Lascaux, and suggested everyone sign the petition for speedy action to save one of the core sites of earliest human art. If you haven’t done so yet, do it now (here) before or after you read Clayton Eshleman’s essay below. LASCAUX, LOST CAUL The cave of Lascaux, with its 600 paintings and 1500 engravings, is the most … Read more Lost Caul: Clayton Eshleman on Lascaux