Article by Christian in newest issue of Ha!art

Ha!art #30Funny how these things work out. A few years ago, I spent a year studying liberature through the works of Zenon Fajfer and Katarzyna Bazarnik for my MA work. And though we corresponded briefly at the beginning, my contact with them was minimal, both because I respected their work greatly and my awkward social skills.

Earlier this year, they contacted me having read a piece I wrote on liberature for a Polish journal. And they graciously asked if they could translate and publish the piece for Ha!art.

And now, here we are. Translated by Joanna Pyra, my article “Wielogrywalność liberatury. Czy chciałbyś zapisać stan gry?” is now available in issue 30 of Ha!art.

Here’s how the issue is described at the Ha!art website:

Tematy numeru – Liberatura, Hipertekst, Cyberpoezja, Story art

W numerze: Ha!wangarda Krakowska – Od Peipera do Fajfera

Ankieta wśród literaturoznawców: LIBERATURA – awangarda XXI wieku czy nowe spojrzenie na stare dzieła literackie? (Gazda, Bodman, Kalaga, Łebkowska, Poprawa, Rapak, Korwin-Piotrowska)

Fajfer, Dunajko, Orszulewski, Przybyszewska, Gondowicz / Bartnicki, Kołos, Dumais, Olczyk, Jankowicz, Woynarowski, Fajfer, Szpindler, Shuty / Wei-Yun Lin-Górecka / Dziadkiewicz, Charnas, Mirahina, Kopyt, Karnowski, Pułka, Kapela, Bromboszcz, Podgórni / Nowakowski, Pisarski, Gryglicka, Marecki, Nowak, Bazarnik oraz Raymond Federman, Dante Alighieri, Georges Perec, Marcel Duchamp, Michael Joyce, William Szekspir

Obviously, it may interest you more if you know Polish.

The magazine itself is absolutely lovely, with some wonderful design work. As an object, it’s pretty mind-blowing. I haven’t been this impressed by a publication like this since Coilhouse. Check it out.


About Christian A. Dumais

Christian A. Dumais is an American writer, humorist and public speaker living in Wrocław, Poland. He has published fiction, journalism, and academic articles in several magazines and journals such as GUD, Shock Totem and Ha!Art. His first collection of short stories, Empty Rooms Lonely Countries, was published in 2009. He also created, edited, and contributed to Cover Stories, a euphictional anthology of 100 stories inspired by songs, which was published in 2010. His most recent book is SMASHED: The Life and Tweets of Drunk Hulk.

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