Wednesday, April 24, 2019

new from above/ground press: poem | image | self, by Julia Polyck-O'Neill

poem | image | self
(after Adrian Piper and Lucy Lippard’s Catalysis)
Julia Polyck-O'Neill

I hold monologues with myself

a meditation on what it means to practice
in 2019 what it means to be a body when bodies
are public when bodies are anti-monuments—when
the self is reshaped according to a framework of


published in Ottawa by above/ground press
in part for the author’s participation in the TEXT/SOUND/PERFORMANCE: Making in Canadian Space conference at University College Dublin, Ireland, April 25-27, 2019.
April 2019
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Julia Polyck-O’Neill
is an artist, curator, critic, and writer. Her writing has been published in B.C. Studies, Feminist Spaces, Tripwire, Touch the Donkey, Fermenting Feminisms (a project of the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, curated by Lauren Fournier), The Avant Canada Anthology (WLU Press, 2019), and other places. She recently co-edited a special issue of Canadian Literature with Gregory Betts, “Concepts of Vancouver: Poetics, Arts, Media.” She currently lives in Toronto, where she is completing her SSHRC-funded PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities (Brock University).

This is Polyck-O’Neill’s third above/ground press title, after femme (2016) and Everything will be taken away (2018).

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