Monday, 3 March 2014
Gina Abelkop has just announced that her second full length collection will be published later this year by the fabulous Co.Im.Press.
I have had the absolute pleasure of reading this book already (at the time I most needed amazing poetry to read - thanks, Gina!) and am so excited to know that it will be out in the world for everyone to read. The book is a new wave, prairie, feral, glamorous, beautiful extravaganza to say the least.
Friday, 28 February 2014
Little House on the Prairie
Gunne Sax dresses
Gina Abelkop's Dora Sharlock poems from her MS I EAT CANNIBALS
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Saturday, 15 February 2014
I hadn't realized that the video for Islaja's Skeleton Walk was out already. She is one of my absolute favourites. Her new album is reviewed in the March issue of The WIRE so must be out very very soon. I'm really looking forward to this. This song is fantastic and a taster of the album which is her first English language one (after four albums plus a live album). She was inspired by Danielle Dax among others when creating her new material. That fact and this video are basically the best things ever. Very new wave. A very early Islaja performance has also been uploaded recently too. It's hard to believe her first album came out over ten years ago!
Thursday, 6 February 2014
It's a public holiday in New Zealand today - what better thing to do than post a bunch of photos of Twenty Seven Names new winter collection on my blog. This collection is so clean, so French new wave. I watched Godard's Les Carabiniers last weekend. I hadn't seen it before and found the film harrowing and brutal. Godard's portrayl of women can be problematic, though of course the characters and actresses are not without agency.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
I did a books I'm looking forward to in 2014 post on Tumblr - but here are four that are on their way to me in the mail right now.
I love Clara's poems and she is also edits the wonderful HAG with Jasmin Risk.
Tiqqun's Preliminary Materials For a Theory of the Young-Girl
This is one of those books that I've heard good and bad things about but sometimes you want to read potentially awful things anyway.
I liked Ana Carrete's Baby Babe so this should be interesting.
Monika Fagerholm's The American Girl
Johannes Göransson mentioned this book in his summer reads and it sounds fantastic. I have a bit of an obsession with Scandinavian film and literature. It's apparently also mentioned in Maria Margareta Osterholm's book which still needs to be translated into English alongside Sara Stridsberg's novels. I guess I need to learn Swedish.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
a particularly fashionable review of The Mysteries of Laura on Bambi Muse. Like her, I can't think of many things more appealing than reading verse under a tree in a lacy, white Meadham Kirchoff dress.
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Saturday, 28 December 2013
Scenes after Girl in a Coat Lying in her Bed, NYC, 1968, Diane Arbus.
Girl in a black baby doll dress with white polka dots staring at her laptop screen, New Zealand, 2013.
Girl in a brown vintage coat with a cream fake fur collar balancing on a stool in a café, channelling Anna Karina in Vivre Sa Vie, New Zealand, 2013.
Girl in a pair of denim hotpants and a white cotton Lycra singlet breezing down the aisle of a local shopping mall, New Zealand, 2013.
Girl in a blue raincoat shivering at a bustop, New Zealand, 2013.
Girl trying to keep it together in black velvet in the bathroom of an underground live music venue, New Zealand, 2013.