Bloomsday 2015

Happy Bloomsday! Today I started reading Finnegans Wake out loud. You can find my day to day mumblings for it here: https://soundcloud.com/jacqvalencia/finnegans-wake-read-by-jacqueline-valencia-june-16-2015-day1 Ulysses Audiobook here:  https://archive.org/details/Ulysses-Audiobook And James Joyce over at Ubuweb:  http://www.ubu.com/sound/joyce.html

On the Defence of Conceptualism

(Like many of the posts on my blog, this is a ramble sparked by current events. I apologize if it lacks solidity and editing [I might go back and edit it, I might… Continue reading

On Paris

“But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires.” – James Joyce, The Dubliners I sat in my taxi cab watching the city… Continue reading

Memories of Windsor, Ontario

In 1983, my family and I moved to Windsor, Ontario. We were extremely poor and had just overcome a heavy ordeal in Dallas, Texas. We had made the move during a time when… Continue reading

2016 Toronto Poetry Talks: Racism and Sexism in the craft

UPDATE: 1st planning meeting on July 22nd 8pm at Paupers Pub, Toronto:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1462301630734574/ After much online and offline discussion and mostly out of frustration, an idea popped into my head. That idea was… Continue reading

Dear Sol LeWitt,

A friend posted Sol LeWitt’s Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes and my OCD was bothering the fuck out of me so: I should add they are extremely poor variations. I am busy and… Continue reading

Response to Jennifer Chin’s A Morphology of Luxury at Undefined 2, 2015

The following poems were read at Undefined 2:  http://jacquelinevalencia.com/2015/02/16/undefined-2/ as a response to Jennifer Chin’s artwork in exhibit. Her work is a visceral take on consumption and consumerism. Before you read below, check out… Continue reading

On the state of poetry.

I keep wondering how I’m going to start this. Do I rehash everything that has happened in the last few months in poetry or do I just dive in? What can I impart… Continue reading