Sunday, March 21, 2004

The World's Oldest Cat... (via geneva convention)
posted at 8:33 PM

thanks to Cahiers de Corey for posting "choice bits" from Robert Bresson...

"Don't run after poetry. It penetrates unaided through the joins (ellipses)"

(via Randy Brown)...

'To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.' Albert Einstein

one might play a substitution game...

"to punish me for my contempt of (........), fate made me (..........) myself"

i'm playing it now... it's not much fun...

Tom Waits Music


Saturday, March 20, 2004

cf. this thought-full review of an Arthur Miller biography

Miller 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 this week:

The Tale of Genji - Murasaki
Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades (Revisited) - Heylin
20th Century American Poetics - Gioia Mason Schoerke

walk outside... again

from The Simple Poetry of Sleep by Nick Piombino

The simple poetry of sleep
Enclosed in the hand held absence
Of narrative time
Who would dare
To 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 day...

typographic illustration

Gutenberg Bible Online (via poetry hut blog)


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.

Oscar winner Mercedes McCambridge dead

During 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

salon :: Shane MacGowan

Shane 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.

Paddy Rolling Stone: The Official Shane MacGowan Website

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?

Is it the kind of poem I would myself like to write? begins 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

CESAR VALLEJO 'Un Poeta Universal'

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 Qabala/Kabbalah Links: [Qabala and Carlo Suares] Psyche's Links: Spiritual Links (Maaseh Bereshit)


Monday, March 15, 2004

The man who calls Bush a moron

(via ruminate)


as you can see... i'm thinking about Russell Edson... 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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