you're not a good writer i said because you aren't... →
Alice Notley reads The Human Ghoul
Conceived as a ‘poem video’ the work is a collaboration between artist Vanessa Hodgkinson and poet Marianne Morris. The film is a mixture of a shoot at Leighton House Museum, London, where the artist is recreating Ingres’ Le Bain Turc, surrounded by her own personal ‘Orientalist’ objects that tell her story, and footage from a British documentary on the storming of...
stinking racks of beautiful rotting dresses
“Recycling and speed limits are bullshit,” Tyler said. “They’re like someone who quits smoking on his deathbed.” It’s Project Mayhem that’s going to save the world. A cultural ice age. A prematurely induced dark age. Project Mayhem will force humanity to go dormant or into remission long enough for the Earth to recover. “You justify...
Over and over I’m finding that after the lover... →
The Olympics will militarise London, with surface-to-air missiles at the ready,...– Jules Boykoff for The Guardian
the capitalist recuperation of ethics
i just saw an advertisement for this campaign called Transform Your Patch, whereby gigantic corporations do nice things in exchange for consumer loyalty. e.g., BUY A PARTICIPATING SOFT DRINK and the companies that make them will do stuff that the council is normally supposed to do, like turn shitty wasteland into skate parks. (the soft drinks are participating! they are alive with furry hands! ...
“The undisciplined lover suggests the disciplined lover, h/sh/xe who holds the bourgeois power, and I love the idea that in our rage we’d call our art out for being “husband-hungry,” as if it needed to attach—but back to our problems diminishing because we read so much (which I understand is kind of just why education is good). I’ve been waiting for the phone to ring, let’s say. You know,...
gettin paid to spout any ol sheeit
“the majority of the poetry actually read in the UK tends, quite simply, to demonstrate an allegiance to more traditional ideas of form and poetic closure than its more freewheeling, loose-lined, and open-ended North American equivalent”. Don Paterson makin stuff up 4 fun.
f*ck the fu**in* ol*mpics →
SOPHIE ROBINSON: the way she bends →
Jeroen Mettes: Political Poetry > Sun. Sushi.... →