Kubrick Poetry • July• The Ground I Stand On Is Not My Ground

時間 Time2015/7/26 (Sunday) 4:00pm-5:00pm
地點 Venue:油麻地 Kubrick電影中心一樓講廳
主持 Moderator: Polly Ho
嘉賓GuestCollier Nogues

Collier Nogues’s first book of poems, On the Other Side, Blue, was published by Four Way Books in 2011. Her writing has been supported by the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Fishtrap. She grew up in Texas and on Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, and now teaches creative writing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also co-edits poetry for Juked.

The Ground I Stand On Is Not My Ground is a hybrid of poetry and digital art. The poems erase historical documents related to the development and aftermath of the Pacific War, especially on the island of Okinawa. Erased into poems, these texts become spare narratives of how individual soldiers’ and civilians’ daily lives were transformed by the war. The poems and their original texts tell a larger story about the ways we imagine war, and the ways language can be used to record, justify, memorialize, or resist it. The book has a companion website featuring each poem as an interactive erasure. (www.thegroundistandon.com)

“This is the best book of erasure poems since Srikanth Reddy’s Voyager. They don’t necessarily read as erasures, but as lyric poems— even managing rhyme and epistolary. Like Reddy’s Voyager, these carry powerful political implications, regarding Japan and Japanese/US relations before, during, and after WWII.”
--Forrest Gander