Sunday, June 06, 2004
New York Times > Magazine > Encounter: Proceed With Caution
(free registation may be required)Unlike Bill McKibben or Wendell Berry, two authors
Joy admires who have written with passion about how technology
threatens to devalue our day-to-day lives, Joy has made a point
of not pursuing the moral, religious or political dimensions of
his argument. ''I'm focused on truly catastrophic danger, where
we must act,'' he wrote to me in a late-night e-mail message.
up... to begin june... finally.... mostly pictures
Saturday, June 05, 2004
at the book fair... nice day... big crowd...
... some choice(s)... an extravagant list...
Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Book FairThe largest free literary event in the Midwest,
the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair features five tented
blocks in the historic Printers Row district and showcases the
nation's most diverse booksellers displaying new, used and antiquarian
books for sale. Annually the Book Fair offers more than 90 free
literary programs including readings and book-signings by famous
authors, panel discussions of cutting edge issues, non-stop poetry
readings, a Writers' Marketplace and two full days of children's
Friday, June 04, 2004
i got close to this rose because the
rest of the garden is... so far... unremarkable... the other roses
are all pink and out of focus... and i need the names of two other
plants whose names i've lost... but here's a rose...
o... cut out the nightshade this morning...
after hosing the driveway clean of grass cuttings... which were
feared would be tracked into the house by a large crowd this evening...
after we walked this morning
from the Silliman
profile at ChicagoPostmodernPoetry
...1) How do you form a poem?
I tend to stalk poems. I make
notes, think, read books, think some more, take notes, make sketches,
count, tear pages up, fret, have dreams, even nightmares, for
as much as a year before I actually begin writing the poem.
i should try it this way for a
i go the other
way... a passive way... every day... which is so typical and unmanly...
let myself be stalked, jumped, mugged... sometimes... but never
really bludgeoned bruised... usually the pome is a little plucked
weed i kick out of the way... none of these little things know
what they are or their place...
Thursday, June 03, 2004
when i left at two the yearbook was nearly
done. so i guess this is summer. my room was cleaning when i got
home and smelling like bleach. poor cat. so i planted a gift of
... and found that someone had weeded my barely
sprouting primroses away. most cannot tell a weed from a flower.
one person's flower is another's weed. we know this. but maybe
they didn't get all the primrose roots. we'll see... at least
i always called them "primrose" but they looked almost
nothing like these
... just plain pink.
Wednesday, June 02, 2004
here we go... some bittersweet nightshade
from lake county, il...
check out the aptly named Earthly Delights
at Paula's House
... i've got my very own personal clump of b.s. nightshade
busting up through the evergreen right next to my garage door...
need to go make a picture of it... right now
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
pretty nice day... until this cloud rolled
shot the moon the other night...
passed the morning with the yearbook
group... mostly proofing the proofs... and finding lots of problems...
and fixing most... this is my last year with the yearbook
Monday, May 31, 2004
so it's funny i saw J Ashbery reading
"This Room" in that movie this morning because the other
day i saw J Ashbery reading "This Room" in a film by
called In the Bathtub of the World
... must be a sign of
imminent anthology status for "This Room"... it's a
cute poem... maybe i wish i'd written it... in both films J. A.
looks like he's having an especially bad moment... and i love
him for that...
caught on SUNDANCE
... a nice static piece... á la Frank and Hopper,
as noted... with J Ashbery reading "This Room"... which
is funny... becauseNEW
SCENES FROM AMERICA
directed by Jorgen Leth
35 MINS, Color
Appeared at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival Inspired
by Edward Hopper's paintings and the photographs of Robert Frank,
Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth and cinematographer Dan Holmberg
present a group of cinematic postcards celebrating America in
all its eccentric individuality. Shot in New York, Texas, New
Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and California, these poetic snapshots
feature minimalist portraits of the filmmakers' personal heroes
- actor Dennis Hopper, poet John Ashbery and documentarian Albert
Maysles - as well as evocative images of endless highways, roadside
diners and remote motels. TVG
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