She has worked as a technical architect, officer in a Wall Street investment bank, engineer supporting the space shuttle orbiter, software developer for motion picture studios, and teacher. She is also author of two books of poetry: Locket and DaDaDa.
The poem "Historie" is from her forthcoming book Chanteuse / Cantatrice, published by Factory School press.
cabaret artistique, half sung, talked-through
try out new acts become standard
before acting diseuse
before an audience
getting away from work
bad economic situations make amusements seem vulgar
L'Accordéoniste, a conflict arose
new kind of song after the old kind of war
java-quick waltz, on accordion
accord a cord, heart
where they pronounce ca va like "java
how is it going? coffee?
in war are apparently possible, does this make war desirable,
how to punish the guilty,
who was guilty of what,
convert unspeakable and conflicted experiences and memories into serviceable,
"uplifting" accounts of nation
the drama of the immediate past was (and wasn't) "overcome"
it took so long for the democratic ideal to triumph
the majority of people co-operated or accommodated
searching for time that's lost and gone, passed
past is myth and memory another entire
forge one place
convention ritualistic presentations
occupation and collaboration
predicts both wartime resistance
and post-war renewal
as a backdrop against which the chronicle
judges of collaborators were collaborators
innocent victims of retribution escaped war criminals
purposeful retribution was not useless but rather unfair "life's not fair"
nationalism came to mean or embody to any particular people
varied over history and plantation
its articulation circumstantial
but no less substantial
conservatism, the two camps shared goals, which led to collaboration
the Cross of Fire
militant nationalism and authoritarian values,
opposed liberal Enlightenment Juliette
attacked left-wing fire is an unusual medicine
racist and xenophobic scapegoating (machinations)
traditional national culture and religion,
violence and heroism, "Swing Heil!"
populist economic program
"vital forces" of the nation resist the menace
in the press, in the schools, among intellectuals, and in the trade unions, breakdown of law and order and left
battles for "urban space," increasing urbanization accompanied a decline in rural romanticism
no, the opposite, wandervogel can't be regimented
food and toil blood and soil
Louise de Bettignies "heroic women of the invaded areas"
subordination of individual interests to the good of the nation
I could risk anything, in a ribald repertoire depicting all the indecencies, all the excesses, all the vices of my "contemporaries," and to enable them to laugh at themselves...that was my innovation, my big idea,
personal contacts blurred the structure of the Resistance
not yet been "gender-tagged" but then confined to
delivering documents, orders and weapons,
coordinating and coding.
after her arrest for distributing jars of jam, she was beaten and condemned
disuse: keep them from profiting from their labor,
every possible means to avoid work, slow production down, sabotage machinery
Vichy and the eternal feminine & Mary garden and airplanes crashing into
bombed the fuck
out of it phallic (futurism)
fraternité isn't brotherhood
BIGOT Code for messages dealing with plans for future military operations, nationalistic, anticosmopolitan, anti-Semitic, anti-Masonic, anti-Western, antidemocratic, antiegalitarian, antiliberal, and anti-decadence.