the usefulness of placelessness
I went to hear Iain Sinclair’s talk at University College Falmouth today on the subject of place in literature. He covered a range of authors particularly interested in locality, including Herman Melville, Charles Olson, James Joyce, Ed Dorn, and T.S. Eliot, and anchored his talk around the construction of the new 2012 Olympic site in Greenwich. The talk had a sort of wandering structure,...
have you cried recently? is your heart all sticky... →
don't fetishise the revolutionary other, just give... →
for the next month, all U.S. dollahz proceeds from sales of Amy De’Ath’s poetry pamphlet CARIBOU will go to Occupy Oakland to support them in their new venture. GO HERE to get yourself some poetry with a side order of SMASH THE STATE. or, uh, non-violent protest. or however you wanna call it.
when sad administer self to softness / debt of thunder / i am sorry
birdengine asked: why is it that cannot lay an egg?
Having participated in past protests by the Writers’ Union of Canada on...– http://thetyee.ca/Books/2012/01/23/Fred-Wah-Poet-Laureate/
ICE-COLD BITCHES MELT DOWN WHEN IN THE CLUTCH– method man / raekwon / Ice Cream
GENIUS DOESN'T STEAL, ASSHOLE STEALS
i’m totally fed up of discovering sneaky theft in literature of other literature, you always hear that refrain about how geniuses steal but if you ask me its tons and tons of bullshit - geniuses don’t steal, ASSHOLES STEAL. jacques rancière, you ASSHOLE, you nonchalantly chiefed a crucial passage in Plato’s Phaedrus for your stupid pointless tree-wasting masterpiece Politics and...
Socrates Describes Your Ex-Boyfriend
The boy is forced to follow with indignant cries to heaven, still not realising the fundamental truth; he should not in the first place have yielded to a lover, to a man necessarily out of his mind; a non-lover, a man perfectly in his senses, is what it should have been. The wrong choice means surrendering oneself to a man who is disloyal, bad-tempered, jealous, offensive, harmful to one’s...
there ought to be no limits in language. which means that Ed Dorn may say what he likes about the gutter but it also means that i may say fuck him as freely as i like. but this extends into other things, other social things other than poems (which are social things).
who in the hell what in the hell what in the... →
i just found these recordings of readings from the Poetry Project Marathon at St Mark’s Church in New York City on New Year’s Day 2012 which i had the good fortune to attend, i hesitate to say anything about it at all at least partly because i am still shy of the personal a, and b because there are facets of the personal which are really magnificently uninteresting and horrendous i...
capitalism & suicide again (thanx 2... →