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Berfrois Interviews Dimitris Lyacos

Berfrois Interviews Dimitris Lyacos

Dimitris Lyacos is the author of the Poena Damni trilogy, which has developed as a work in progress over the course of thirty years...

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Czesław Miłosz’s Century: Berfrois Interviews Andrzej Franaszek

Czesław Miłosz’s Century: Berfrois Interviews Andrzej Franaszek

As you can imagine, there was no need to edit much in his articles. But I would ask him if he was sure about something. Miłosz was very willing to write and work...

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Digital Capital: Berfrois Interviews Kenneth Goldsmith

Digital Capital: Berfrois Interviews Kenneth Goldsmith

Painting reacted in a smart way to its crisis of representation and became something else. Writing didn’t...

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Her Sorrows and Adversities: Berfrois Interviews Adrian Nathan West

Her Sorrows and Adversities: Berfrois Interviews Adrian Nathan West

The impetus was an account I read as a teenager in John Zerzan’s essay The Case Against Art that describes a couple having sex in a museum in front of a camera that projected them onto a television.

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Matthew O’Shannessy talks to Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan

Matthew O’Shannessy talks to Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan

Drawing on the work of English philosopher Nina Power and research into the techniques of crowd control, Australian artists Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan have created a satirical work amplifying the “camp” aesthetics found within the organized policing of public spaces.

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CJ Chanco talks to Marc H. Ellis

CJ Chanco talks to Marc H. Ellis

Marc Ellis has written over two dozen texts on the themes of justice, reconciliation, peace and conflict in Latin America and the Middle East. He is best known for his work on the links between the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestine conflict.

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State School Myths: Berfrois Interviews Melissa Benn (Again)

State School Myths: Berfrois Interviews Melissa Benn (Again)

As for our own free schools, there is mounting evidence that not only do many of these face as many, if not more, problems than the schools they were designed to replace

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These Coffees Are Making Me Thirsty by Russell Bennetts

These Coffees Are Making Me Thirsty by Russell Bennetts

Before her coffee, my mom was all body and no voice. She’d walk to the kitchen in silence, looking extra thin.

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Amanda DeMarco interviews Hannes Bajohr

Amanda DeMarco interviews Hannes Bajohr

I call what I do “corpus poetry” because I start with gathering a large body of text—a corpus—which I then process according to specific rules. It's similar to older poetics that work with found text.

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Russell Bennetts: Coffee’s On

Russell Bennetts: Coffee’s On

As far as your questions goes, I’m going to have to defer the question the same way I defer my loans: indefinitely.

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Jay Aquinas Thompson Interviews Eric Weisbard

Jay Aquinas Thompson Interviews Eric Weisbard

Eric Weisbard wrote twenty years ago, introducing the voluminous, era-summarizing, contrarian and contradictory Spin Alternative Record Guide.

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Owen Vince on HARK

Owen Vince on HARK

As a poet, you are your grandmother; you are browsing the obituaries with a red pen and an address book in your hand. The air is too warm, the heating always on; there are pink plants drooping against the Roman blinds.

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Flat White Lit Chat by Russell Bennetts

Flat White Lit Chat by Russell Bennetts

I’d rather stick a needle in my eye than drink a really strong coffee. Coffee is made when the devil passes water. Tea, however, is the true blood of the living God.

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Russell Bennetts: Coffee, My House, Be There

Russell Bennetts: Coffee, My House, Be There

When I was three I’d toddled into our kitchen and spied my older sister lifting a steaming cup of chocolate-colored brew to her lips and I’d begged – begged – for a taste. It was likely something 1960s and horrible, like Folgers with some powdered creamer.

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Rosie Clarke Chats to Amelia Gray

Rosie Clarke Chats to Amelia Gray

I get the impulse to look to the canon, but I think we should try and challenge and squash the canon, too.

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Street Fighter: Berfrois Interviews Tariq Ali

Street Fighter: Berfrois Interviews Tariq Ali

The extreme centre is a form of government that arose out of neoliberal economics and exists today in virtually the whole of Europe, North America and Australia.

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Russell Bennetts: Coffee For 8

Russell Bennetts: Coffee For 8

There are eight different common types of coffee and eight different types of poems.

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Bharat Azad Meets Adair Turner

Bharat Azad Meets Adair Turner

In a quiet office tucked away in Mayfair – over a long table so white I am hesitant to even place my fingers on it – Adair Turner is speaking to me about the nature of money.

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Berfrois Lifts

Berfrois Lifts

Russian poetry calls for humaneness, respect and love. Instead of this, Mr Putin brings war and impoverishment to the already poor people of Russia.

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Postgraduate education has been one of our culture’s most prominent expressions of upper-class privilege…

Postgraduate education has been one of our culture’s most prominent expressions of upper-class privilege…

My father wrote his share of poems in high school in India. He still recites verses—though never his own—in Punjabi on occasional late evenings. My mother, the daughter of a schoolteacher and at the top of her high school class in a village not far from my father’s, could...

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