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Dusie Kollectiv 2008 chap produced by Mark Lamoureux

In part with the third dusie kollektiv

The complete issue will be available as well at dusie.org

the 49 contributors are:

Jared Hayes, Cara Benson, Amy King, Emma Phillipps, Arielle Guy, Jane Sprague, Ana Bozicevic, Anna Moschovakis, Kaia Sand, Anna Fulford, Samar Abulhassan, Mackenzie Carignan, Zoe Skoulding, Catherine Meng
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Published 2008 by Dusie
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Kathrin Schaeppi
May 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
In a world in crisis P is d, and U becomes a smile upside down--yes, a frown. Or perhaps the knowing wink of a cartoon character. The cover page of “UP” designed by Mark Lamoureux is a yield sign where "UP" inverted creates cognitive dissonance. For example the cognitive dissonance of a mind understanding implications of a warming climate and yet its failure to yield.

We are introduced to the chap by Hillman’s epigraph: it is not the moment “to sing normal, comforting ditties.”

“This is what I lll
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Marthe Reed
May 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
"Up", upside down, upsetting the apple cart, up-ended, Cara Benson's Dusie Chapbook, designed by Mark Lamoureaux, up-sets expectations, claiming its spacious pages like canvases.

Where UP is down, voices are layered one against another -- shouting, exclaiming, challenging, interrupting, disrupting, silent: a linguistic act of disobedience. Adopting Brenda Hillman's charge that environmental harm demands something more than "comforting ditties", Benson attacks the page. Alarums, shouts, delight, g
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Kristine Muslim
Jun 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
It may be an understatement to call this terse objet d'art “a book,” as it has transcended that distinction. It is an experience, a descent into loneliness and near-madness.

It intones: “How pliable / You want to be…”
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Dec 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Watching Benson perform brings this text to a whole new level. I like how up become du. Danger becomes imperative, real and urgent. Everything is askew!
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