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Monthly archive June, 2010


I had something to say. A big wind loped inside. I could barely discern the curve of her tongue. If I suggest to you the outline of something. He asked to take the upper right portion, to move diagonally with a dragging left foot. In the old days things were crisper. Over time everything moves....


Really. I have no idea what to say about this. The whole Blackbloc thing was very disturbing  yesterday. Then today the scenes in Toronto are terrifying in another way. Makes me think there is something very askew about the possibility of protest, about feeling heard, and as we know, but don’t seem able to do...

Thinking of appropriation?

Rob Fitterman’s “Failure,” yet another failed conceptual poem by one of the great conceptual poets of our time. 

You can’t take it with you… at least not without a U-Haul

For the first time since I was four years old, I’m moving. I’ll be starting school in September in a city on the other side of the country, which means that instead of shoving unused items into the nether regions of our basement, I actually have to go through my stuff and decide what to...

Woman content living in 84-sq. ft. dream home

Unfortunately you have to watch a wee commercial first…but then you get to 84 sq. ft of heaven. I’m thinking 200 sq ft would do for me, and suddenly I feel a bit piggish…oh yes, this is definitely a west coast thing. Not imaginable in Quebec. Though an urban version, say a Toronto version, might...

Quote of the week

Much to like in this interview by Jacob Mooney with a new poet, Jeff Latosik. The word “again” in the title as in “I want to make things difficult again,” makes me think this young poet isn’t reading poetry…or is engaging in that hot-new-boy-poet move of setting up all the straw men his book will...

Ridiculous Cuteness

This aint a plea

It’s more an order. It’s something concrete that we can do. Don’t send money to clean the Gulf. Let oil money clean the Gulf. Let the dividends the company wants to pay out clean the Gulf: Hey ya’ll, the Gulf Coast still really needs our help. Text ‘COAST’ to 50555 to donate $10 to helping...

Perhaps not this, but close

Every movement creates energy. For more on the Human Car.

Scrapbook of my Life as a Flaneur: Poetics & Anxiety

At the KSW Negotiating the Social Bond of Poetics (NSBP) seminar led by Nicole Markotic (poet/critic/novelist, whose latest book is Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot) (my notes taken during Nancy Gillespie’s recap of previous seminars) -We are entangled in the affect of neoliberalism / the society that demands complete enjoyment -Fear of not...

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