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'The North'

A number of chapbooks take place in an undefined Northern space. These chapbooks include: "Powerless Structures Fig. II (Sanne)" and "Merry Christmas from Hegel," for example. The ambiguity of this space is significant in large part because 'North' becomes a sort of place holder — a place beyond what is immediately identifiable which readers can imagine in whatever way they see fit. Some, for example, might suggest 'North' refers to North America, or more particularly to Canada, where Carson is from; others might see 'North' as a sort of snowy Danish country. Aside from "Wildly Constant," which specifies Iceland as its setting, the "North" in most chapbooks is ambiguous, and this lack of specificity is exactly the point.

'The Stage'

A number of chapbooks in Float are meant to be delivered on a stage as a lecture, including "Cassandra Float Can" and "Contempts." And indeed, some of these...

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