In the transfer from here to there [to move past here], in the time from us to you [to place leaving], in the room from yesterday to today [fade lines sun the furniture fabric], in the direction from a bridge to an artifact [from dock to platform to tarmac], in the genealogy of sound to fauna [can we animal voice?], a map is sketched [, light phasing before after now] and in this action we chart a set of relations [leaving place] and are, in turn, -[a loop]- mapped by our mapping.
A map of the loop loosed.
10 January 2013
Dear Former Subscribers, Fans and Friends of Dandelion Magazine Society:
After thirty-seven years as one of Canada's cutting edge experimental poetry, prose and arts magazines, Dandelion is regretfully closing its doors as of 31 December 2012. We are incredibly proud of the magazine's long run and significant ground-breaking issues, not least among them our recent, celebrated Mapping issue. This past Autumn, we launched our final issues together in a single release - performance/MACHINE, edited by Kathleen Brown and Michael Nardone, and Poets Galore, edited by Jake Kennedy and kevin mcpherson-eckhoff. These issues are available at booksellers across Canada.
Unfortunately Dandelion must cease our operations and put the organization in a state of suspended life, and our Board of Directors is in the process of completing all required steps to close down the Society. We have said farewell to our dedicated staff and volunteers, and have established archives at SFU, which will hold our 38 year history in the Contemporary Literary Collection. Thanks to the generosity of former Editors, a website of the 37 series will remain available indefinitely at www.the37series.ca. We would like to acknowledge and thank the Department of English at the University of Calgary for their contributions and support of Dandelion since 1999, when Dandelion was transferred to the University.
The Canadian literary milieu needs magazines that will champion contemporary experimental literature. We respectfully pass the torch on to another generation of literary mischief-makers.
The 37 Series is three issues of Dandelion magazine published between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. These issues are editorial collaborations that emphasize innovative approaches to language through poetry, prose, performance, visual art and new media.
The Mapping Issue is an editorial collaboration between Oana Avasilichioaei and Kathleen Brown, performance/MACHINE is an editorial collaboration between Kathleen Brown and Michael Nardone, and Poets Galore is an editorial collaboration between kevin mcpherson eckoff and Jake Kennedy. All issues were designed by Blair Prentice. The DVD's accompanying The Mapping Issue and performance/MACHINE were designed by Alana Thorburn-Watt and Levente Kovacs of Umbrella Pro.
To order a copy of one of the issues in the 37 series, or for more information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mapping Issue draws together varied art practitioners from North America and Europe whose work in languages, visual arts, architecture, environmental design, cultural production, sound and moving images investigates mapping as concept and as action. Through experimentation, collaboration and hybrid work, The Mapping Issue considers mapping as categorizing, cataloguing, interpreting, seeking, naming, uncovering. Or mapping as interference and intervention, as metaphor, mapping as geographical imaginings and as linguistic analogy.
How do we chart this aliveness? Of marginal weathers, of limited instruction, insert passage here. The loop of a map opens closings, a map unravels [maroons]. A map for us to traverse, invent, gnaw at, search for over and over again.
"Poetry Galore is 50% poetry and 50% galore. Hey! Every poet knows some quote nonpoets unquote! Let's play mix-em-up! We did. Now--who's whose? They are! Everyone be a poets! Now everyone be a buyer of the issue with your moneydollars, billysillies! On the truth. Avec Francais? Oui!"