Monthly Archives: July 2007

Google Books rocks hard

Although not quite as hard as Juliet Fleming. Graffiti and the Writing Arts of Early Modern England. Go read it!

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Hey! A good book!

Reading for my Medieval Lyric paper a book about literacy in early modern England, and it is inspiring and awesome. The book is Graffiti and the Writing Arts of Early Modern England by Juliet Fleming (used/libraries). Recommended for those interested … Continue reading

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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed…

In a very encouraging email, my DGS (for the uninitiated, that’s “Director of Graduate Studies”) told me to “keep my eyes on the prize.” This is the right thing to say to an Alabaman who grew up with the Gospel … Continue reading

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Sometimes I am so, so glad I didn’t go into an MFA program. I would be miserable! At least a Ph.D. is “job training,” and it’s clear (not crystal clear, but ever clearer) to me the separation between my job … Continue reading

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I went to CVS and bought every nutritional supplement that looked like it might help me focus better. We’ll see if anything works. Also, my Wikipedia page survived deletion. Thanks to everyone who spoke up :)

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poetry sale @ Bootstrap

Echoing Joe’s post about the sale at Bootstrap Productions. New John Wieners and Tom Morgan look awesome. (I already have them. I am that special. I’m liking the Morgan, haven’t started the Wieners.) More book announcements when papers are done.

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Back for a second to point out this crazy debate over whether I should have a Wikipedia page. I didn’t write this page. But of course I want it to be kept. It strikes me as odd that people (most … Continue reading

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Gotta be offline for a few days, so please excuse delays. If you know me you are already used to delays. Thanks for putting up with me.

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Just jotting down two more mini-book links:Joshua Heller Rare Books in D.C.The Helen van Dyke Miniature Book Collection in Iowa.

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Now this is a poetics.

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I’ve been playing with my Rossetti dice. They are extremely fun.

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Good things: The Aristocrats documentary; Flight of the Conchords, Breyer’s caramel and pretzel ice cream (perfect for when one craves sweet/salty), Lean Cuisine pizza, bloody marys, Sarah Silverman, naming my nonexistent son Abraham, the new Harry Potter movie (Evanna Lynch! … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE Special Edition:Maureen Thorson

Maureen Thorson launches five illustrated poems for a drunken sailor, with cover design by the poet. Automatically distributed to full subscribers; available for $5 to the general public at Etsy.

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Cats and brats

If today’s trip to the vet is any indication, I’m going to be one of those parents who at the teacher-parent conference says, “My little boy? But he’s so well-behaved at home!” when the teacher and all the other kids … Continue reading

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"Cup-Like Lilies": Cleromancy Project for Hex Presse

I “curated” a set of dice for Michelle Detorie‘s Cleromancy project through Hex Presse. Michelle has been making dice poems for awhile with her entrancing die*o*rama project, so when I chose words from Christina Rossetti‘s works to make the dice, … Continue reading

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olfactory parade

Depending on what house you’re passing and which way the wind is blowing, Charlottesville either smells like magnolias, honeysuckle, and fresh-cut grass, or like vomit, urine, and rotting garbage. Went to Revolutionary Soup today and they wanted five lines of … Continue reading

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More tiny

4,000 Years of Miniature Books (thx SF) Robert C. Bradbury states in Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books that “The renaissance of miniature book publishing and collecting began in 1960 when Achille J. St. Onge published the first issue of … Continue reading

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These adoptable kittens in the Bay Area got an extra dose of cute.

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Any Audre Lorde fans out there?

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House Press @ ACA Galleries, July 12

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I miss playing Kubb.

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Make it small.

Handsatzwerkstatt Fliegenkopf, another tiny press. This one does hardcover letterpress books. The ironic thing is how many of the “minileporellos” are about elephants and other “big game.” My favorites are the treatments of Brecht’s “Der Rabe” and the classic tongue-twister … Continue reading

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New tinysides!

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Charlottesville is getting quite a thunderstorm. This morning I got approved to foster sick and underage (too young to be adopted) kittens for the CASPCA. I did not get the limited edition email (a bit undertheorized– why print it out?– … Continue reading

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shadowbox library

Publications that would be more at home in a printer’s letter-case than a bookshelf (help me add to this list; sorry for initial oversights, this is off the top of my head): big package tiny chaps (Rock Heals, Baltimore)Dos Press … Continue reading

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current addictions

Spicy Hot V8, iced green tea, bagels (always), very simple tuna salad, almonds, cheese (cheddar and other lame varieties, nothing fancy), Fla-Vor-Ice, goldfish crackers, vodka. This is much better than last fall’s addictions: chocolate-covered donuts, muffins, coffee, cake, bagels, chocolate, … Continue reading

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poetry as curiosity

More from the miniature revolution (thx Jack).

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Things you could say to me that would get me to go just about anywhere at just about any time

1. There will be food.2. There will be alcohol.3. These things will be free. If I am being particularly stubborn, you can use these:1. There will be cake.2. There will be baked goods.3. There will be fireworks.4. There will be … Continue reading

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I dreamt that Charles Bernstein and Richard Tuttle, who have collaborated before, were presenting a new piece. It was a large piece, perhaps 3’x2′, of sepia-tinged translucent glass. Superimposed onto the glass were almost illegible words that had been put … Continue reading

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8 Random Facts Meme

I was tagged. 1. I have this theory that people are either Sea people or Mountain people. I’m a mountain person. Martin was a sea person. Martin would crave the flat horizon line, and we would go to the Buffalo … Continue reading

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Anyone want to write a very, very short review of any book for the back of FOURSQUARE 2.2? You will receive a contributor copy for your efforts. The review will need to fit into a 3.75″sq space (Garamond 10) so … Continue reading

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House Press @ ACA Galleries, July 12

House Press at ACA Galleries, July 12 6p Boog City PresentsHouse Press At ACA Galleries529 W 20th StFifth FloorThursday, July 126pm, Free Reading: Tawrin Baker, Eric Gelsinger, Matthew Klane, Adam Golaski, Damian Weber Film: Scott Puccio Music: White Man Much … Continue reading

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Found a pile of old poetry trading cards, still in mint condition! Up at Etsy.

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Once upon a time, we lived under tyranny and we actually did something about it.

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to … Continue reading

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trolls

Apparently, some people never outgrow the need to be spanked and sent to their rooms without supper. Where are your mothers?

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baby poet pictures

Spring 1996. When I still wrote “Poetry.” That people could “read.” That I could read, aloud! If you have a sadistic interest in this “Poetry” you can read my Juvenilia. Many prize-winning poems in there! I used to win contests. … Continue reading

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Adeena (Karasick)

I named my cat Adeena. She looks like a Zora, but she won’t answer to it. She answers to Djuna, but you can tell it isn’t “her.” I broke my modernist streak, but for a good cause. I am pretty … Continue reading

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Mark Scroggins’ long awaited biography of Louis Zukofsky is now available for pre-order!

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Mark Scroggins’ long awaited biography of Louis Zukofsky is now available for pre-order!

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Oh No

The Zinc Bar reading is online. Warning: I have a tendency to talk directly to members of the audience. It makes me feel like the audience/author divide is broken, at least a little. And it takes up time so that … Continue reading

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The new cat’s name: Zora or Djuna? Also a possibility: Ariel.

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