"…the one song everyone

Would Like To Learn: The Song

 That Is Irresistible… 

Margaret Atwood, "Siren Song" 

Since 2009, Chant de la Sirene has offered commentaries on hybrid poetry, performances, and the multi-media arts. Blog editor Laura Hinton encourages guest commentaries and reviews.

Recent posts

Vulvic Performance: An Exchange with Multi-media Artist Nicole Peyrafitte"  (November 2014)  

"Stephanie Strickland Speaks about her  Multi-media Poetry Project" (October 2014)

 

 Nicole Peyrafitte in Performance.  Photo used by permission.  

Nicole Peyrafitte in Performance.  Photo used by permission.  

Older posts

 Cover of Stephanie Strickland's new edition of "V" / Losing L'una 

Cover of Stephanie Strickland's new edition of "V" / Losing L'una 

BY LAURA HINTON:

“’A Commitment to the Sentence’-- Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s Reads the Roses at Poet’s House” (November 2013).

“Multi-Media Art and Feminist Activism:  The Brave Heart of Linda Stein” (October 2013).

“The Tragedy of Aaron Swartz and the Open Conversation of the Internet” (January 2013).

"Reading Beauty -- On If Beauty is a Verb" (October 2012).

"National Poetry Foundation Fun from the '80's; or, How I Spent My Summer Vacation in Orono, Maine"             (June     2012).

"Directionality, Dialogue, Doubling:  Taking The Wide Road with Lyn and Carla" (January 2012).

"Archiving the Post-Human Future:  Dedicated to Akilah Oliver" (September 2011).

“Conversation over Cognac: An Interview with Rae Armantrout” (February 2011).

“This is Not ‘A Barbie Doll with Horns’ (Line from Flow-Winged Crocodile)” (June 2010).

“In Mourning Time,” Reading New Time (for the First Time)” (May 2010).

“’No Sale’: A Night of Hybrid Music-Art-Image Poetics” (April 2010).

“Nothing Sentimental about This Dusty Highway: Susan Briante’s Pioneers in the Study of Motion” (March 2010).

“’Look at me!  Look at my arm!’  International Women’s Day has Passed...” (March 2010).

 “Going to Tulsa for Alice [Notley]” (with photograph by author – November 2009).

“’Advancing Feminist Poetics’: Conference Highlights” (Parts 1, 2, and 3, with photographs by author-- September 2009).

 Jonathan Skinner & Mei-mei Berssenbrugge with host James Sherry at the "Eco-Poetics" Reading after-party.  LH

Jonathan Skinner & Mei-mei Berssenbrugge with host James Sherry at the "Eco-Poetics" Reading after-party.  LH

“In Honor of Today’s ‘Advancing Feminist Poetics’ Conference: Seeing and the Image in Ann Lauterbach”  (September 2009).

“Mourning as Written State: Kristin Prevallet’s I, Afterlife” (July 2009).

“An ‘Eco-Poetics’ Reading with Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Jonathan Skinner” (May 2009).

“How to Cook Live Poetry: The Performance Art of Nicole Peyrafitte” (May 2009).

“They ‘didn’t wait for permission’:  The Female Shamanistic Poets, Jayne Cortez and Ann Waldman” (April 2009).

“Norma Cole, Part 1: Writing as Luminousness” (April 2009).

“’Writing, as Running’: Introduction to Kit Robison, Part 2 (with sound interview link -- April 2009).

 Kit Robinson photographed in his Berkeley back yard.  LH

Kit Robinson photographed in his Berkeley back yard.  LH

“Not About Trees: Introduction to Kit Robinson, Part 1”  (with sound interview link -- April 2009)

“’The Wheel Never Stop’: Poetry in Performance as SOP DOLL!” (April 2009)

“’Yes We Can’” Be “’Yessified’: Sally Silvers Dance Theater” (March 2009).

 

 


Special Project:   

"Streaming / Reading Memorial to Leslie Scalapino
A series of commentaries by poets and writers honoring Scalapino's work

Following the death of Leslie Scalapino in Mary 2010, Chant de la Sirene ran this monthly regular feature about Scalapino's poetics.  Contributors included Joan Retallack, Charles Bernstein, and others.