There is a physicality to the way we record things – a place for memory – that appears in code; we call this language. It is learnt through sight, touch, sound, and is arguably site specific. “The narratives respond directly to the land, as the land responds directly to the… stories”, writes David Abram in … Continue reading
Nothing as bombastic as Frank O’ Hara’s manifesto for Personism, but with a soft-hued version of his sentiment: “I’m not saying that I don’t have practically the most lofty ideas of anyone… but what difference does that make? They’re just ideas. The only good thing about it is that when I get lofty enough I’ve … Continue reading
With an umm-ing and err-ing word-for-word ‘conceptual’ interview technique, the writer with the misheard name Delaina Haslam dances about the page with prophet of conceptual poetry Kenneth Goldsmith, discussing some of his work and his recent brush with the Obamas at the White House. Goldsmith reveals his desire to buy a kilt in London, fly to … Continue reading
“…Ah! You are a happy fellow,” said Mr Farebrother, turning on his heel and beginning to fill his pipe. “You don’t know what it is to want spiritual tobacco – bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the Twaddler’s Magazine; or … Continue reading
According to Buzz, the character in Kathleen Rocksavage’s new short story for NLP, each person “inhabits a universe that most resembles a celestial book that writes its own stories”. In her second short collection of poetry for NLP, prize-winning poet Alice Willington continues to explore this solitary and imperfect sphere – as the poet reveals, … Continue reading
Photographer Andrew Duke is currently exploring ideas of ‘Control’ as understood in different countries around the globe and its impact on those societies within. For this project he has travelled to, among others, India, Turkey, and Israel, with more to come. The project is still a work in progress, but you can enjoy a preview … Continue reading
Reflective perspective © C. Massie What the world needs now of course is a new kid on the blog block and so here it is: New Linear Perspectives, a Collectivized Blog and magazine from a loose group of artists, writers, poets and wandering minds around the globe.