Thursday, August 18, 2016

My Body of Work Is Very Similar to My Corporeal Body













ARTISTIC STATEMENT

Denise Duhamel

My body of work is very similar to my corporal body. I often employ traditional forms (Spanx/dieting) but just as often revert to a more copious mode (cake/lazy afternoons). In that I wear little makeup (sensitive skin/feminist stance) I use few purely poetic flourishes except for rhyme—both internal and end line (lipstick/nail polish) conceding to self-conscious artifice. Perhaps because I grew up Catholic, I am drawn to acrostics (crosses) and punitive syllable counting (the rosary). I am interested in bodies seen and not seen (bikinis, muumuus, the dead and not-yet-born), poems written and yet-to-be-written. Holy ghost poems that cannot be read but only felt.




5 comments:

  1. this girl is not a poacher - she is fully authorized - and the revenue from her hunts goes to fund conservation activities - she loves animals and also loves killing them

    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/controversy-young-girl-posts-pictures-big-game-hunting-41469599

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    1. Won't look. She can fuck off to the sea.

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  2. in other news...

    Eve Plumb: 'The Brady Bunch' Actress Sells Malibu Home She Purchased at Age 11

    Plumb, who played Jan Brady, purchased the three-bedroom bungalow on Escondido Beach in 1969 for $55,300, the Los Angeles Times reported last week. It sold in late June for $3.9 million.

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  3. Yes, the DARK. Welcome back to the hotter portion of the East Coast after the rugged Maine vacay.

    Thanks for the link, as ever. I'm done with Frameworks—for now.

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  4. speaking of "body", elif batuman [http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/psychos-through-the-ages?intcid=popular] arranges prompts from the MMPI to produce


    I am not afraid of toads
    My father could be described as dominating
    I do not like to see men in their pajamas
    I do not like to hear strangers singing
    Someone has been trying to get into my car
    I wake up fresh and rested most mornings
    I think I would like the work of a librarian
    There seems to be a lump in my throat much of the time
    My sex life is satisfactory
    I have not lived the right kind of life
    I hardly ever feel pain in the back of the neck
    I am an important person
    My soul sometimes leaves my body


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