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A dog-eared page is the simplest memory system: it marks a stopping point, a place to remember. Along with marginalia & underlining, dog ears map a history of reading and remind us that reading is a physical act: an encounter with words, but also a tactile experience with paper and individual pages of a book. Erica Baum’s book Dog Ear (Ugly Duckling Press, 2011) makes this point and takes it further: by folding a page, the reader creates a new site of meaning.

A dog-eared page is the simplest memory system: it marks a stopping point, a place to remember. Along with marginalia & underlining, dog ears map a history of reading and remind us that reading is a physical act: an encounter with words, but also a tactile experience with paper and individual pages of a book. Erica Baum’s book Dog Ear (Ugly Duckling Press, 2011) makes this point and takes it further: by folding a page, the reader creates a new site of meaning.