Hand-made text. 4 texts, folded, stapled and sealed, A4 yellow paper, magenta card. 4 writers. Kathy Acker, Unica Zürn, Theresa of Avila, Hannah Weiner.
Commissioned by Katherine Meynell & Susan Johanknecht and their artist focused Gefn Press, for their Volumes of Vulnerability year 2000 release. “23 artists’ books contained in a battered tin 28 x 18 x 12.5cm high”. 500 copies.
Note at the time: “It is a tribute to four writers who, for all their cultural differences, share a trance-like understanding of the connections between text andphysicality, between violence and verbal illumination, between the intimate and the public facets of sexual desire as also a desire for writing”.
Recreated as a digital piece with Anya Lewin and retitled Flèsh. Available at How 1
Jacob Edmond: Let’s do a Gertude Stein on it: C Bergvall’s Iterative Poetics, Journal of British & Irish Innovative Poetry (vol 3, no. 2), 2012 – Essay – PDF
Marjorie Perloff: “Screening the Page/ Paging the Screen: Digital Poetics and the Differential Text“, in New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories, ed. Adelaide Morris (MIT, 2006) – Essay –