MinXus Mail Bag: Theresa Williams (Bradner, Ohio, USA) sends a dispatch from the New Arzamas Literary Circle

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Mail-art by Theresa Williams (Bradner, Ohio, USA)

Theresa Williams aka Miss Theresa William Carlos Williams is a Mink Ranch regular whose involvement extends back beyond this blog to the (now destroyed) minxuslynxus1 blog (technically MinXus-Lynxus #1o).

Being a very fine and accomplished author, Miss Theresa is a true correspondence artist. She is as interested in letters as much as she is in the visual art dimension. Her Letter Project blog is a must see:

http://theletterproject.wordpress.com/

Miss Theresa sent us this lovely (fake) disco memorabilia ad (above), which we submit to the official record. While we enjoy this very much, Miss Theresa has had to endure over the past several years a barrage of fake advertising resulting from the inclusion of her address on the DKult mailing list. Here are a few examples that hopefully provide context for the work above:

2 - June Fanzine - Rod - 1

DKULTNY Trashpo Newsletter (June 2012)

3 - June Fanzine - Rod

DKULTNY Trashpo Newsletter (June 2012)

15 - June Fanzine - IDK  - 1

DKULTNY Trashpo Newsletter (June 2012)

16 - June fanzine - IDK - 2

DKULTNY Trashpo Newsletter (June 2012)

We would like to believe, despite the vanity of it, that we have had a role in introducing Theresa William Carlos Williams to the propensity in mail-art to inventing people, organizations, institutions, causes and sometimes entire countries that do not exist. Here is the envelope that held the fake disco ad:

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The reverse:

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Dearest Tenderfoots, we are still not at liberty to disclose the facts surrounding the destruction of minxuslynxus1. Much work was lost, and we could not recover all the original blogs. A great loss was one of the most popular-ever posts featuring work by Theresa William Carlos Williams. While we cannot reconstruct the commentary, we will take this opportunity to re-post the work that inspired it:

TW - 3 poets - 1

Mail-art by Theresa Williams (Bradner, Ohio, USA)

TW - Pound - 2

Mail-art by Theresa Williams (Bradner, Ohio, USA)

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Mail-art by Theresa Williams (Bradner, Ohio, USA)

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Mail-art by Theresa Williams (Bradner, Ohio, USA)

Many thanks to Theresa William Carlos Williams! We look forward to continuing correspondence.

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