Issue 38.1 of Bombay Gin is featuring companion pieces from writers as a publishing expression of threshold; our theme.
Interviews, creative work, prints, lectures, essays, and more will be lining the pages as contiguous points of entry. I, in turn, thought it would be fun to play hostess on this blog and pose questions between the writers that will be read between our lovely Bombay Gin pages.
Invitation: You—right now—theme is threshold, read accordingly, BYOB—welcome…
Lily Hoang & Vanessa Place: pronouns as possession, permission, and binary—how do you flip your pronouns in writing without installing another duality? In Evolutionary Revolution our values, our history, is rewritten—or perhaps, first written in this turn—Vanessa as publisher and Lily as writer, is this a template for discourse remediation in the world? What thresholds are crossed in breaking glass, water, word, and light?
Lily Hoang & Thurston Moore: you say you want a revolution: in what compositional units would you measure writing’s evolution: notes, words, scales, breaths, shes, sentences, frets, paragraphs, lines, breaks, codas, space, story, chapter, track, kindle, disc, paper, room? What thresholds do you cross when entering the page?
Bhanu Kapil & Kirsten Kaschock: if you could build an architecture together what would it move like? Where would you bury it and how would it grow? If “sleight” is a western “purity” and palmistry and eastern divinity what would happen if your characters held hands—an architecture of.
Thank you all for coming and have a lovely day 😉
**Actually, I deeply love and respect Roland Barthes and I don’t want him to go anywhere: a man who writes about jouissance just lends his spirit to play.