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Read Melissa Buckheit’s interview with Orlando White in this issue

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Read Melissa Buckheit’s review of Orlando White’s Bone Light in this issue

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Contributor Notes




Orlando White

Orlando White




To Uncolor

 

Use paper tweezers pinch free the ink delicately like pin-bones from a fish. Pull out stems, cross bars, ascenders, and descenders. Now, place the page inside a crucible, fill with chlorine and bring to a boil. Add a measure of borax to help cleanse serif blotches. Place a lid atop of it wait momentarily. When edges of type are anti-aliased the limits of language restrain. In the meantime think of folio steam burns, its layers blistering lampblack, color fluid discharging and then to liquid parching. Do not damage the surface—a smudge is immutable. Even its dense sentences and paragraphs should begin to degrade as the pulp loosens. Watch as the letter disarticulates from its baseline like a rotary joint unhitching from a spine through maceration: it’s in that moment print attains a satori of blankness, permutes the paper of complete space.