Undervalue/Dark (after Sylvia Plath, “ELM: For Ruth Fainlight”)I know the bottom . . .It is what you fear.I do not fear it: I have been there.put your money where your mouth isput your mouth where your money isyour money is.your mouth is.(I am terrified by this dark thing/That sleeps in me)& at this point I think life writing is the better solution.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
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Produced, in part, for distribution as part of the Festival of Readers and The Concept of Vancouver conference in St. Catharines, Ontario, October 13-15, 2016. Thanks much to Gregory and Lisa Betts for their help and support. http://www.festivalofreaders.com
Julia Polyck-O’Neill is an artist, curator, critic, and writer. She lives in St Catharines, Ontario, where she runs the award-winning Border Blur Reading Series. She is a doctoral candidate in Brock University’s Interdisciplinary Humanities program, where she is completing a SSHRC-funded interdisciplinary and comparative critical study of contemporary conceptualist literature and art in Vancouver. She also teaches in visual culture in the department of Visual Arts at the Marilyn I. Walker School.
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