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Wedded Brainwaves: An Interview with Collaborators Ambrose Bye and Anne Waldman

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Laura Wetherington: Could you detail how "Remember Qana" and "Radial Symmetry of the Younger Sister" were conceived, composed, and produced?

Anne Waldman: "Remember Qana" is a version of part of The Iovis Trilogy (Coffee House Press, 2011) from Book III, section or canto XXIII: "Problem-Not-Solving." And there are also some lines in the recorded version from a piece entitled Cry Stall Gaze, a collaboration with painter Pat Steir. We recorded these vocals in both…

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Who is the Speaker?: The Self in Collaboration

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By Laura Wetherington

Annie Finch's work, which appears in issue 12 of textsound1, perhaps typifies the collaborative spirit as well as any collaborators do. She explains her theory of the self in "Coherent Decentering: Toward a New Model of the Poetic Self"2. In her essay, she begins by describing the Romantic theory of a "fixed, central self" as an "extremely limited" point of view. She goes on to say, "my own selfhood, let alone the self voicing my…

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