Thursday, August 30, 2007

KALI'S BLADE by MICHELLE BAUTISTA

JULIE R. ENSZER Reviews

Kali’s Blade by Michelle Bautista
(Meritage Press, San Francisco and St. Helena, CA, 2006)

TRANSFORMING REVIEWS, Experiment 5:
Diagramming Michelle Bautista’s Kali’s Blade




Featured below are the texts within the above circles:

Circle 1
One of the concepts in kali is that of concentric circles. I stand in the center of the circle; each layer that is added is another identity.


Circle 2
Bautista experiments with how we see text on a page versus how we see text on a computer screen. The differences between these two experiences are going to transform how we read and write. Bautista is the canary in the coal mine.


Circle 3
Time is changing. It is becoming more incrementalized, more subdivided. Bautista’s poems reflect the influence of the internet and the influence of time as constructed online.


Circle 4
There are many delightful things about Kali’s Blade. These are just two circles I have drawn.

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Julie R. Enszer is a writer and lesbian activist living in Maryland. She has previously been published in Iris: A Journal About Women, Room of One’s Own, Long Shot, the Web Del Sol Review, and the Jewish Women’s Literary Annual. You can learn more about her work at www.JulieREnszer.com.

4 Comments:

At 11:53 PM, Blogger EILEEN said...

Another view is offered by William Allegrezza in GR #5 at:

http://galatearesurrection5.blogspot.com/2007/02/kalis-blade-by-michelle-bautista.html

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger EILEEN said...

Another view is offered by Katherine Levy in GR #11 at

http://galatearesurrection11.blogspot.com/2008/12/kalis-blade-by-michelle-bautista.html

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger EILEEN said...

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At 2:07 PM, Blogger EILEEN said...

Another view is offered by Jean Vengua in GR #12 at

http://galatearesurrection12.blogspot.com/2009/05/kata-by-james-maughn-and-kalis-blade-by.html

 

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