Category Archives: Response Series

Renee Gladman Responds to Rachel Levitsky’s The Story of My Accident Is Ours

In the respective worlds of avant-garde poetics and radical activism, where Rachel Levitsky has distinguished herself as an organizer, feminist, and visionary, the recent publication of her novel The Story of My Accident is Ours comes as no surprise. In … Continue reading

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Lisa Robertson Responds to Rachel Levitsky’s The Story of My Accident Is Ours

The music featured in this recording is from Eliane Radrigue’s Transamorem-Transamortem (1973). Click here to hear the recording.

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Chris Nealon Responds to Rachel Levitsky’s “Love Everyone”

Rachel Levitsky’s The Story of Our Accident is Ours is an interesting book. It feels at once like the product of a very specific moment, the economic downturn of 2008, and the activism the downturn inspired, but it is also … Continue reading

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Andrew Durbin Responds to Rachel Levitsky’s The Story of My Accident is Ours

Being There I recently had a dream about Rachel Levitsky. OK, I think dreams might not be the place to start since Rachel’s work is so grounded in reality, but there I found myself, in a dream that was more … Continue reading

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HR Hegnauer Responds to Rachel Levitsky’s The Story of My Accident is Ours

The first time I read Rachel Levitsky’s The Story of My Accident is Ours I was on the airplane en route to Rachel’s home. The couple sitting next to me was in the process of breaking up and getting back … Continue reading

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Rachel Levitsky Responds to Frances Richard’s Anarch.

Dear Anarch, Hi. I’m struggling today. I am trying to make sense of Sandy for a poem that I was commissioned to write. It was silly of me to say yes because poetry dear anarch, is something I have foolishly … Continue reading

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Fred Schmalz Responds to Frances Richard’s “Universally Accepted Definition”

In Part ii. of “Universally Accepted Definition,” Frances Richard reveals the poem’s conceit in a question: “Is this a landscape or a portrait?” There is also an implied question throughout: what are the social functions of our languages, the conditions … Continue reading

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