Top Things of 2011

by on Dec.16, 2011

I participated in another 2011 top list at Big Other:

Liknöjd Fauna, by Aase Berg (Albert Bonnier Förlag)
Melancholia, by Lars von Trier (movie)
Strange Circus, by Shion Sono (movie)
Parade, by Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg (exhibition at Walker Art Center, Mpls)
Jiyoon Lee’s Love Song for My Darling Translator (duet with Lara Palmer’s ghost at &Now Conference, San Diego)
The “No Future” panel at &Now San Diego (with Feng Sun Chen, Lucas de Lima, Joyelle McSweeney, and Monica Mody)
Leon Baham, Pony Boy (Birds of Lace Press)
Rihanna’s “We Fell In Love In A Hopeless Place” (music video)
Alexander McQueen’s exhibition/book “Savage Beauty” (The Met, NY City)
Lykke Li, Wounded Rhymes (music CD)
Ginema’s performance at the Tokyo International Poetry Festival
The Swedish issue of Action, Yes, edited by Sara Tuss Efrik and Anna Thörnell (
Jenny Boully, not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them (Tarpaulin Sky Press)
Baloji with Konono N1 – Karibu Ya Bintou (subtitled music video)
Feng Sun Chen, Ugly Fish (Radioactive Moat)
Cecilia Vicuña, Saborami (Chainlinks)
WJT Mitchell, Clone Wars (book)
Polly Jean Harvey, Let England Shake (music CD)
Blake Butler, There is No Year (Harper Perennial)
Daniel Borzutzky, The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat)
Aimé Césaire, trans. A. James Arnold and Clayton Eshleman, Solar Throat Slashed (Wesleyan)
Lonely Christopher, The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse (Akaschik)
Seyhan Erözcelik, trans. Murat Nemet-Nejat, Rose-Strikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman)
Stina Kajaso, Son of Daddy (
Sean Kilpatrick, Fuckscapes (Blue Square)
Joyelle McSweeney, The Necropastoral (Spork)
Alice Notley, Culture of One (Penguin)
Maria Margareta Österholm, Den Unga F:s Bekännelser (X Publishing)
Sara Stridsberg, Darling River (Albert Bonnier Förlag)
Anja Utler, trans. Kurt Beals, engulf – enkindle (Burning Deck)
Ronaldo Wilson, Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem)
Uljana Wolf, trans Nathaniel Otting, My Cadastre (Nor By)

I should add:
Raul Zurita’s reading at Notre Dame
Yoko Tawada’s reading at Notre Dame
Alice Notley’s reading at Notre Dame

2 comments for this entry:
  1. Kent Johnson

    Here’s my Top thing:

    Someone just alerted me to it. I suppose after I stole Kenny Goldsmith’s DAY, I had it coming from this Conceptual crowd. But in a certain way I feel honored, of course.

    What a piece of work these folks are…


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