Kore Press and Literary Activism: an interview with Lisa Bowden

Since 1993 Kore Press has been dedicated to publishing women’s literary art.  Situated in Tucson, Arizona, it embodies the spirit of “literary activism”.  Kore, pronounced (koray), is the Greek word for daughter and another name for the goddess Persephone.  The press was founded by Lisa Bowden and Karen Falkenstrom, and Shannon Cain is currently the…

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An Encounter with an Image

As data, an image can continually re-flow into other forms of information, historicization and propaganda. To use Susan Sontag’s words: it can be “blown by the whims and loyalties of the diverse communities that have use for it.” But in this case, context is multiple. Not only is the image embedded in different narratives, but it is also viewed from various points of reception.

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Confessions to a Beloved Search Engine

(Written in 2006 ) Launching my browser I’m greeted by the words: Google. Sometimes decorated with spiders for Halloween, holly at Christmas and clovers on St. Patrick’s day, whatever fripperies adorn it, Google has ooched its way into being my preferred portal to the world wide web. It’s difficult to imagine a time without the…

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Susan Kealey: Ordinary Marvel

The Phenomenology of Licorice and Other Dutch Myths, Renée Turner, Ordinary Marvel, YYZ Books, 2003 Susan Kealey was a friend. In the early nineties we were at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and both grappled with being displaced North Americans in the heart of the Lowlands. Sometimes we coped with laughter and other times we had…

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Think Art

This essay commissioned by the Witte de With, looks at the relation between art and theory. It was written in 1999. While still on the site, it is sold out. A Journey from Démodé to Displacement: Some Reflections on the Relation between Art and Theory small excerpt from the essay: I still believe the relation…

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