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Ray Craig


Partials in Swimsuits





“Statement about facts”


1

“to understand without
the commas”
I’ll

erase you twice
“from my
neck”



2

it is difficult
to erase
scissors

and glue as
found objects
“infects

us with unendurable
ease” “about
facts”


3

“another decapitated neck”
my influences
include

moaning, 40 minutes
cassette incites
vagina


4

erase Wittgenstein at
various locations
“but

writing need not
be the
limit”

how many swimmers
but no
water


5

erase until you
want to
draw

“paratroopers leap from
their plane”
“in

three pieces of
23 minutes
each”

attached directly to
aviation footage
1942





When I count to


when I count
to 4
your

face will become
"Arielle after
a

haircut, Paris 1982"
“a deer
licking

nude masked woman”
does dance
depend


<><><>

I count to
3 your
mouth

interrupted by nude
with 7
toes

are you suppose
to let
go


<><><>

when I count
to 8
your

legs will become
Mia Farrow’s
sister

“apprenticing at a
tattoo shop”
"the

image is never
complete in
itself"

<><><>

“prisoner glues himself
to girlfriend”
map

with bus schedule
my influences
include





“Statement about facts”


6

“statement about facts”
mosquito spray
advertisement

ethanol for disinfection
amber bottle
100ml

mud wrestling Shimbashi
“asparagus legs”
accumulate


7

“dadaist, not daughters”
swimsuits neck
extracted

bones replace insects
remove my
clothes

in your hands
“and your
constant

reminder” that Superman
was once
Clark




“Meaning it is not a process which accompanies a word”
Wittgenstein


voice unbinds in
a textual
mistaking

“my arm, I
have not
wished”

<><><>

useless, a fly
on someone’s
nipple

inhaling dog rope
they scratch
“an

object that is
identical to
itself

is without reality”
“asparagus legs”
“where

did she hide
her boyfriend’s
face”




How to Write

anata no motte
ita koto
no

nai inu ga
tameiki o
tsuita.

Gertrude Stein. a
dog which
you

have never had
before has
sighed.

how to write
page 27
1931



Ray Craig erases from San Bruno, California. The text collage sources include:Gertrude Stein, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Mina Loy via Charles Bernstein, Ron Silliman, Helmut Newton, Dzama, John Solt, Jean-Francois Lyotard and Madrid, Spain (Reuters) - -

A German prisoner in Madrid and his girlfiend glued their hands together during a jail visit in an attempt to fight the man's possible extradition to Germany.

The pair were taken to a hospital, where the doctors were considering whether to operate or use a powerful solvent to separate the man's left hand from the woman's right.


 
 
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