Month: April 2008
I bought 3 pairs of shoes today
None of them heels. So much for trying new things.
I Only See Things When They Move
I stole the title of this poem from this guy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olafur_Eliasson This photo is from The Weather Project at the Tate Modern in 2003. He has a show at PS1 until June 30. I want to go. http://www.ps1.org/ps1_site/content/view/311/102/ I Only See Things When They Move Restless construction, your grievances shake your frame in unflattering ways.…
From the Academy of American Poets: Poem-A-Day
Here is the poem I am essentially waking up to this morning: “Sleep Door” by Kazim Ali Perfect. http://poets.org/sponsor-book-profile.php/prmBookID/531/prmSponsorID/118?utm_source=poemaday_042208&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=content_link&utm_term=conent_sponsorbook More sweet stuff courtesy of Syd Barrett and The Be Good Tanyas: The Be Good Tanyas – the littlest birds
Pax Americana & The Way Redding Soothes the Soul
http://paxjournal.com/ I have weird, short, one-act play up here. I am also kinda in love with the Nate Pritts and Jillian Weise poems. Also, Otis Redding is soothing my soul like whoa right now. Right at this very moment. redding_cigarettes and coffee redding_a change is gonna come redding_try a little tenderness Thankfully, there is always…
What I learned while in D.C.
Notice the reflection of some random guy next to me and JF in the glass. Perhaps he was stunned too. In case you can’t make out what the bottom, right-hand corner of the ad says I took a picture for you. Notice how happy the couple is to be making more money. In addition to…
Is that a poem in your pocket?
…even Mayor Bloomberg got in on it: *Spoiler* It rhymes…http://gothamist.com/2008/04/17/bloomberg_shows.php After rummaging through my bag (that’s an extension of my pocket, right?) I found this cut out taped in my notebook: If you are chosen town clerk, forsooth, you cannot go to Tierra del Fuego this summer: but you may go to the land of…
I love the radio.
Timing is everything sometimes. I love when the radio plays songs that are perfect for right then and there. Feels kinda magical. bob dylan_mississippi Also, more poetry readings! So this Friday is Burning Chair (see previous post). & This Sunday, April 20 Tea Leaf Reading Series 7pm at Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street between 7th…
This Friday, April 18…
The Burning Chair Readings present a Chair Burning Retrospective at East Coast Aliens Friday, April 18th Doors 7:30 pm, readings from 8-10 pm Andrea Baker Jim Behrle Brenda Iijima Dorothea Lasky Tim Peterson Thibault Raoult Craig Morgan Teicher Dara Wier
100 poets, 6 hours, 1 time
www.leftfacingbird.com kinda amazing.
1. Behind surrender lies a small pool. There people gather and wade in up to their knees. They scoop up handfuls of sand from the bottom, sifting for white stones. The pool is calm until it is not, until a current shrugs forth surprising the people every time. They continue sifting; they each always have…