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Poet-performer Adeena Karasick does a performance called Salomé: Woman of Valor, which reframes the story of Salomé with a feminist-Jewish perspective. The show takes place in New York City on Thursday, August 13 and will be accompanied by the musical compositions (Klezmer / Bhangra/ Free Jazz) of Grammy award-winning composer, Frank London; see our event listing for details.
At this year’s performance of the work, vispo collaborations with Jim Andrews will accompany the show, and will be available to audience members on their smartphones. The visual accompaniment consists of five stir-fry texts and 17 “dbCinemations” that that use Karasick’s slides as a base. The former can be found online and interacted with – use your finger or mouse to scroll and float through the text as it transforms – and the latter will be projected on screen during part of Karasick’s performance. Visit Salomé: Woman of Valor online.
Also see the website created for the show.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked our staff to recommend favourite Talon books that they felt contributed to the advancement of women and to the feminist literary canon.Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Meta-Talon
By Carl Peters
On Meta-Talon today, please enjoy the full text of the presentation given by Carl Peters at the Modern Languages Association convention in New York City on January 7, 2018. This talk responds to the question posed in the MLA convention session Rhetoric in Post-Factual Times: how to perform textual analysis in a time when facts are no longer the marker of good argumentation. (Peters’s talk is also related to his work on Stein; Peters is recently the author of Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons.)Thursday December 21, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Our little end-of-year present to you is a miniature from M.A.C. Farrant’s delightful collection of very short stories, The World Afloat. Happy Holidays from Talonbooks!
Our Spiritual Lives
We’ve seen stains on tea towels that look like Jesus Christ’s face so we know he exists. And we know that dried seaweed can save the Douglas fir from extinction so we hang dried seaweed from the tree’s branches.Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Meta-Talon
A finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, In a World Created by a Drunken God has been in steady demand since it was first published 11 years ago. From 2006 until the end of 2017, In a World Created by a Drunken God was in print with its original cover, which showed moving boxes and a flip phone. Now, Talonbooks has reprinted In a World Created by a Drunken God for the fourth time, and it wears a dynamic, new cover …
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