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Readership as Destroyership/Mnemoship (#4)

Fanzine featured my essay on looking for books designed to be destroyed by the act of reading them. Books as experiments in frailty–and invitations to a different kind of–and more active–chronic/mnemonic relationship to them. Thanks Paul Cunningham for the motivation to write this and everyone at the archive. Here it is.

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Joe Hall is the author of five books of poetry, including Someone's Utopia (2018) and Fugue & Strike (forthcoming). His poems, reviews, and scholarship have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Postcolonial Studies, Peach Mag, terrain.org, PEN America Blog, Poetry Northwest, Ethel Zine, Gulf Coast, Best Buds! Collective, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He has taught poetry workshops for teachers, teens, and workers through Just Buffalo and the WNYCOSH Worker Center.

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