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Amaranth Borsuk reviews Diana Khoi Nguyen's Ghost Of

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk reviews Nguyen's first book of poems, Ghost Of, in Lana Turner 11. Combining lyric reflections and visual poetry in invented forms, Nguyen's book explores the after-effects of her brother's suicide, which was preceded by his careful excision of himself from family photos in her parents' home. The gaps left behind become frames or nets in which Nguyen's language is caught as she tries to reconstruct her missing sibling. Borsuk writes:

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Amaranth Borsuk exhibits collaborative work at Pierogi Gallery in New York

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Curated by Heather and Raphael Rubinstein, the show Under Erasure takes its title from Jacques Derrida's concept of sous rature, which posits that to put a word under erasure (sous rature) is "to signal the inadequacy of inherited language while also recognizing its inevitability." The exhibition includes work by artists and writers who draw upon and obscure sourced texts. According to the curators, "Many of the works included in the exhibition, by artists such as Jenny Holzer and Glenn Ligon, utilize erasure and redaction to emphasize the political ...

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Amaranth Borsuk interviewed by UW News on THE BOOK

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk’s work on The Book (2018, MIT Press) is highlighted in a new interview on the UW News site. The article, “Papyrus scrolls to Kindle and beyond: UW professor pens meditation on ‘the book,’” begins: “What is a “book” in the digital age — and what will it become? In a new book of her own, Amaranth Borsuk discusses the idea of “the book” through its incarnations as clay tablets, papyrus scrolls and the bound sheets of a codex on to the hyperlinked, multimedia format of the digital age.” Read the full interview.

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Amaranth Borsuk's writing featured on The Writing Platform

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An excerpt from IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk's The Book is currently featured on British website The Writing Platform, an online resource for writers. Covering "the book as recombinant structure," it details the way material books can be interactive and multi-sequential—features we tend to associate with the digital.

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Amaranth Borsuk interviews local poets

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To extend the conversations begun by her MIT Press volume The Book, IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk recently staged conversations with several local poets whose creative practice includes publishing, book arts, and performance. On July 12, she spoke with Doug Nufer, whose work includes Oulipo-style constraint based writing, and Shin Yu Pai, whose practice encompasses ...

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