--- --- We did not seek the formula for overturning the world in books, but in wandering. Ceaselessly drifting for days on end, none resembling the one before.  Guy Debord, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni --- THEORY/FICTION: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, “Two Perspectives on Colonial Time” Augustin Berque, “Can We Overcome Modernity’s Acosmia?” Sarah Ann Wells, … Continue reading STRATUM 3

Three Poems from The Disappearance of Fate

--- ∞ "Three poems from The Disappearance of Fate" (pdf) - Joseph Donahue (2018) Joseph Donahue's most recent book of poems is Wind Maps I-VII, forthcoming from Talisman House. Other recent titles include Dark Church (Verge Books) and Red Square on a Black Field (Black Square Editions). In 2019 Verge with bring out Musica Callada, the … Continue reading Three Poems from The Disappearance of Fate

Ascent in Free Fall

--- ∞ "Ascent in Free Fall - Reflections on "Nostalgia for the Light"" (pdf) - Frédéric Neyrat, 2018 Translation: Lia Swope Mitchell Frederic Neyrat is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Mellon-Morgridge Professor of Planetary Humanities at UW-Madison (USA). He is editor of Alienocene and a member of the editorial board of the journals Lignes and Multitudes. He recently published Echapper à l’Horreur: … Continue reading Ascent in Free Fall


--- --- What sacred games shall we have to invent?     - Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science   THEORY/FICTION: Dan Mellamphy, "A lienOcene" Michel Cassé, "Dreaming in the Large Magellanic Cloud" Barbara Glowczewski, "Infra-Terrestrial Journey with the Aboriginal Spirits of the Earth" Augustin Berque, “Recosmicizing the Earth” Boyan Manchev, "Clouds. Onto-Meteorology and the Philosophical Fantastic" Drew … Continue reading STRATUM 2


  ∞ "Coupling" (pdf) - Rosmarie Waldrop, 2018 Rosmarie Waldrop's recent poetry books are Gap Gardening: Selected Poems, Driven to Abstraction, and Curves to the Apple (New Directions). ---- Other books: The Aggressive Ways of the Casual Stranger, 1972 The Road Is Everywhere or Stop This Body, 1978 When They Have Senses, 1980 Nothing Has Changed, 1981 Streets Enough to … Continue reading Coupling

Writing Itself – Passionate Navigation

  ∞ "Writing Itself - Passionate Navigation" (pdf) - Will Alexander, 2018 Poet, novelist, aphorist, essayist, playwright, visual artist, and pianist,Will Alexander has written over 30 books. Recipient of the PEN Oakland for his novel Sunrise In Armageddon, and of the American Book Award for his essays Singing In Magnetic Hoofbeat, he is also a … Continue reading Writing Itself – Passionate Navigation

Primitive Impossessions

  ∞ "Primitive Impossessions - Second Movement" (pdf) - Amandine André, 2018 Translation: Lindsay Turner. Poet and writer Amandine André is the author of Quelque Chose (Al Dante, 2015), De la Destruction (Al Dante, 2016), and Circle of dogs ​(​Solar Luxuriance​, 2015). She is the co-editor of the electronic journal La Vie Manifeste.

Song of Untellable Distances

  ∞ "Song of Untellable Distances" (pdf) - Lindsay Turner, 2018 Lindsay Turner is the author of Songs & Ballads (Prelude 2018) and the translator of several books of contemporary Francophone poetry and philosophy, including work by Stéphane Bouquet, Frédéric Neyrat, and Ryoko Sekiguchi. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina. website: