Sunday, January 09, 2005
i've posted the following announcement
over at fyp, so i should probably comment on it here... first
the announcement:if you
would like a cheaply printed and bound paper copy of fyp's first
line index 2003, please click here
and submit your mailing address.
it won't come right away because it's not exactly printed yet.
but if there is some interest it will get printed sooner rather
than later. i was trying awhile ago to decide which things from
fyp might work well in a chapbook of sorts. but i couldn't decide.
and couldn't decide. and then a few weeks ago i woke up thinking
i'll publish the index. for starters. i've felt for a while that...
at least in places... it reads as well or better than any of the
pomes. and it has the advantage of a logical, irrational structure.
the poem i wrote while i wasn't writing it. from a to z.
it could be useful as a sourcebook.
for those moments when yr stuck for an idea. to be used the way
i use certain uh sources in the construction of my things.
i have big plans for this little
index. so take note. it came to me while setting it up that it
might work well as an opera or theater piece with or without music.
on stage or screen. i'll entertain all offers that come my way.
Saturday, January 08, 2005
Theatre : Production Seasons : His Dark Materials
... i only
just now read of this on sprial-bound (thanks again to sharon)...
a pretty exciting thing for those of us who've fallen into the
books... too bad i'm so far away... i need a subtle knife...
Dante Project (2.0)
... (via the spiral-bound list... thanks,
Friday, January 07, 2005
"While I seem to love America,
and wish to see America prosperous, I do not seem able to bring
myself to love America, to desire American prosperity, at the
expense of some other nation or even of all other nations.""But
must we not take care of home first of all?" asked Dudley.
"Perhaps," replied W.: "but what is home-to the
humanitarian what is home?"
from traubel's walt whitman in camden: Sunday,
April 1, 1888.
To exist in fragments and in Greek
is a doubly perilous claim on the attention of our time. Guy
Davenport from his intro to 7 Greeks
i haven't lately told The
Walt Whitman Archive
how wonderful it is... it is
Thursday, January 06, 2005
as usual... wood
does a bang-up job with fascinating links to guy davenport
University of Kentucky English professor dies
quit high school in Anderson, S.C., in 1944 to study art at Duke
University and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar in 1948. At Oxford
University, he wrote the first thesis on James Joyce to be accepted
by that university. He received a literature degree in 1950 and
returned to the United States.
man helped green youth find self-esteem
Davenport was the smartest person I've ever known.
He enrolled at Duke University at 14, became a Rhodes
Scholar and a Harvard Ph.D. He wrote acclaimed, difficult books.
He dictated erudite essays over the phone to editors at the New
York Times, using few if any notes.
none of these facts, as I read them before me on my computer screen,
captures the Davenport I experienced. He simply knew everything
-- and then some.
Davenport, renowned author, painter and UK professor, dies
o this is truly sad news... what a fine essayist fiction-maker
poet translator artist... thinker
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
should i use staples... just... or is
there some other way... to join these pages... what would you
snow day has arrived... and i'm grateful...
just finished making grrrades and posting online and exporting
to the office and all that... ah...
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
o... junk mail report... i dumped 3,609
pieces this morning... and discovered from our tech people that
the program is set to dump junk mail every seven days... so this
may not be an accurate count for the entire vacation period...
from 12.23 to 1.03... still... 3,609... something to behold
been making grades... waiting for the
big snow... but it never come... that big snow... just a head
full of hoping... almost done with making them grades... some
happy surprises... a few tiny sad ones... but mostly good... and
what will this new semester bring... i started whitman... weakly...
today... tomorrow will be better... if the snow don't come...
almost got the fyp
first line index .03
in shape... ready for (self) printing...
this i guess is the unofficial announcement... and a test to see
who's reading who'd like a copy of the thing... if you are you
better send me yr address
pretty soon... and if nobody wants one... i guess i'll have to
inflict it on a few...
said as she sipped a cup of tea"
i don't know why this line leaps out in my reading
of this article... why does the writer insert this detail? the
subject might also have been wiggling her right foot or picking
at a spot on the table... why sipping tea... who sips tea... which
is more likely to be sipped- tea or coffee... i never sip coffee
but i do drink it very slowly taking care not to burn my tongue...
but sip it - no... it's always tea they sip...
is she a good mother if she sips tea... does this
detail make her imminent divorce more understandable... i just
don't know... are tea-sippers more likely to live in EcoVillage...
i just don't know
Monday, January 03, 2005
Forests Campaign: The Roadless Rule
July 12th, 2004, the Bush administration announced a proposal
to repeal the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. The administration
plans to replace the rule with a meaningless process that allows
governors to petition for protection of roadless areas in their
states - or for more logging, mining and drilling. The day this
proposal takes effect, millions of acres of our last wild forests
will be immediately at risk.
...The most anti-environmental Congress and President
in a generation will resume their assault on our nation's air,
water, and natural heritage in 2005. More than 1 million Americans
have submitted comments on the Bush administration's proposed
repeal of the landmark Roadless Area Conservation Rule. This brings
to 3.5 million the total number of comments submitted since the
original rule was first being developed in 1999.
It is clear that Americans care deeply about these
forests and continue to overwhelmingly support a strong national
policy to protect their last wild places, a fact the Bush administration
can no longer ignore. Last week, the administration decided to
extended the public comment period, originally scheduled to end
today, to November 15. However, the administration still has not
scheduled any public hearings.
revoking the landmark Roadless Rule, the Bush administration is
leaving wild forests across the country vulnerable to destructive
commercial timber sales and road building. This proposal is part
of the Bush administration's overall assault on National Forest
protections. From day one, the administration has worked to weaken
or eliminate the core protections for America's wild forests,
putting the interests of the timber industry ahead of the clean
water, recreational opportunities, economic benefits and wildlife
habitat that these forests provide the country.
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