The World's Oldest Cat
... (via geneva convention)
thanks to Cahiers
for posting "choice bits" from Robert Bresson...
"Don't run after poetry.
It penetrates unaided through the joins (ellipses)"
)... 'To punish
me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.'
play a substitution game...
punish me for my contempt of (........), fate made me (..........)
i'm playing it
now... it's not much fun...
Saturday, March 20, 2004
thought-full review of an Arthur Miller biographyMiller belongs to the generation that was politicised
by the failure of capitalism to deliver on its promises, and disillusioned
by the failure of Communism to provide a morally viable alternative.
Unlike many members of that generation, he did not scuttle into
the conservative camp, but tried to rescue the idea of justice
from the mire of Stalinism and what he saw as the shallowness
of the youth rebellion of the 1960s.
something is happening to/at/with fyp...
and i'm not sure i like it... might it be the bottom... ?
dreaming of summer reading... arrived
The Tale of Genji
Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades (Revisited)
20th Century American Poetics - Gioia
walk outside... again
Simple Poetry of Sleep by Nick PiombinoThe simple poetry of sleep
Enclosed in the hand held absence
Who would dare
call it a mistake
If the words were not forthcoming...
Friday, March 19, 2004
if you lose or forget about the insurance
form... for three or four months... you will get a bill... some
Thursday, March 18, 2004
someone asks "Is OLMC in houston
not a Carmelite H.S.?"... but someone did not sign his or
her name... so i will answer here... and hope someone sees it...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel High
School in Houston stopped being a carmelite-sponsored school in
1986... that's when i left... sadly... after nine great years.
It was taken over by the bishop and the diocese of galveston-houston.
winner Mercedes McCambridge deadDuring
her film career, McCambridge acquired a reputation as a strong-willed,
outspoken woman on and off the screen. When she was hired to play
the enemy of Joan Crawford in a 1954 Western, 'Johnny Guitar,'
the pair feuded on the set. In her memoir, McCambridge called
Crawford 'a mean, tipsy, powerful, rotten-egg lady.'
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
:: Shane MacGowanShane
MacGowan, the Irish Charles Bukowski, known for a craggy set of
teeth that has inspired more similes than Stonehenge and a liver
that would've made James Joyce weep, is one of the few remaining
practitioners of a literary tradition that fuses an angry lust
for extremes with the exploration of same in poetry or prose.
a nod to st. pat's... listening to the
pogues... if i should fall from grace... saw a
documentary about shane macgowan
... boyo... is he ever sunk
in the booze... sad story there
can you tell that the school day has
ended... and i am very tired?
it the kind of poem I would myself like to write?
jonathan mayhew's flow chart... it ends with (1. It's pretentious
2. .... )
... and that pretty much says it... there must be
something worse than pretention... but i can't think of it at
the moment... unless it's brute meanness... though when i look
at my stuff at fyp and pretend other people are looking at my
stuff... i see them thinking this is pretty pretentious stuff...
but if it is it's unconscious pretentious... because... well,
i won't go into that right now...
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
thanks for this site, suzanne... looks
very useful... Psyche's
Links: 5000 Links to Esoteric Subjects on the Web: Timelines on
every subject: Esoteric, Heretical Thinking, Islam, Judaism, Christianity,
Jazz, Womem, Barbarians, Internet, Biblical Chronology, Dead Sea
Scrolls, Physics Timeline, Nuclear Energy, Astrology, Science
Fiction Timeline: from psyche.com: Qabala/Kabbalah Links: [Qabala
and Carlo Suares] Psyche's Links: Spiritual Links (Maaseh Bereshit)
Monday, March 15, 2004
... i'm thinking about Russell
... worldlit has read some of his stuff... and has written
something like... for today... i've always liked russell edson
and am happy to find that books i bought years ago for a few bucks
are now "worth" much much more... but i will never ever
sell them... because they are worth to me today what they have
always been worth...
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