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Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s 2008 and 2009 Tapa Notebook — page 07R
[ Text: fussing with Duchamp because of / the potential * Draft 95: Puppet Opera — / despite my sniffing at “the hung/ suspended woman” — it remains true / that if hinge pictures turn back on / themselves they are like Drafts — / Drafts are like that. The fold / [centered drawing of fold] / hinge is charnière in French / hung/suspended woman is / / (range right) ‘Pendu femelle’ / ref — Duchamp Salt-Seller: The writings of / Marcel Duchamp [marchand du sel] ed. / Michel Sanouillet & Elmer Peterson / OUP, 1973, (27) 22 Aug 08 ]
These are scans of pages of a Tapa Notebook, filled out by American poet Rachel Blau DuPlessis for the University of Auckland Library. It ponders Rachel’s experiences writing in 2008 and 2009. For more of this backstory, see here. The word ‘tapa’ refers to the kind of dyed patterned cloth (made from the paper mulberry tree) shown left, and on the front cover of the notebook, an honorable practice popular in Polynesia. (See Wikipedia) Most spreads of this notebook have a blank verso (left hand page), except for 7L and 7R. Blank verso pages are not shown; usually only the recto (right hand) page is shown.