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danielaolszewska:

from Big Lucks. Available May 2014, pre-order now. 

my dood, my doofus, my dolphin

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#mike krutel  #best poems  #big lucks 
carrieabigstick:

A student’s reaction to an O BON prompt which asked them to perform a transformative act of release. They also constructed an altar underneath.

c’s students are pagans

carrieabigstick:

A student’s reaction to an O BON prompt which asked them to perform a transformative act of release. They also constructed an altar underneath.

c’s students are pagans

— 1 day ago with 13 notes
#brandon shimoda  #obon 
"Hungry clouds swag on the deep." - William Blake, 1793

"Hungry clouds swag on the deep." - William Blake, 1793

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#blake  #swag  #the marriage of heaven and hell 

the music magazine Impose wrote about my chapbook Beautiful Out from H_NGM_N and paired five poems with five tracks from Leather Corduroys’ Porno Music, Vol. 2 in a feature called Books on Tape and I’m just sitting here wishing I was as good as Kami sounding like an out-of-breath Justin Vernon muppet holding a blood-soaked diamond knife saying “Lines of that Katy Perry got me feeling something stupid. / How the fuck you fall in love? I taught myself to kill a cupid.” I’m interested in how the fluency is different between the discussion of the poems and the discussion of the songs, and aside from the good chance (truth) that the poems just aren’t as rich as the music, I’m thinking about how to close that gap forever in the sun between those two kinds of attention so that more writing about poetry can become writing into poetry through everyday glamor and devastation in earbuds. Isn’t that everything? All in all they got me figured out: “This is the poetic version of Pharrell’s “Happy,” that song in which Pharrell is very happy.”

http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/nicksturm-leathercorduroy

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#leather corduroys  #beautiful out  #impose magazine  #books on tape  #H_NGM_N 

"I’m alive, I’m a lush"

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#ultraviolence 

last week I introduced Samuel Amadon at the warehouse reading series with this mash-up devoted to drugs and affect and how to make it out “alive”

feat. Ronald Reagan, Notorious B.I.G., Sam Amadon, “Desperate Lives,” a Hartford, CT news reporter, Tom Waits, Black Flag, Helen Hunt screaming, & Amiri Baraka

while sam read this poem I felt everything http://driftlessreview.org/sam-amadon/

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#samuel amadon  #the warehouse reading series 
stephanie young at harriet about body commotion/resistance, travel/no travel, feedback experiments to make/transform workshops
"Music for airports: a syllabus I made this winter, or the first half of it. I wanted to info-share this syllabus, to say something about the possible connections between all the writing that happens out here, and all the writing that happens in there. Reception circuits, building them. Music and ambience. At some point this semester, work started to arrive in layers, complicated feedback stapled to poems in which it was sometimes difficult to tell one from the other. Beautiful, lyric feedback. Profoundly not busy work. Totally engaged.”
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2014/04/airports-for-classrooms/

stephanie young at harriet about body commotion/resistance, travel/no travel, feedback experiments to make/transform workshops

"Music for airports: a syllabus I made this winter, or the first half of it. I wanted to info-share this syllabus, to say something about the possible connections between all the writing that happens out here, and all the writing that happens in there. Reception circuits, building them. Music and ambience. At some point this semester, work started to arrive in layers, complicated feedback stapled to poems in which it was sometimes difficult to tell one from the other. Beautiful, lyric feedback. Profoundly not busy work. Totally engaged.”

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2014/04/airports-for-classrooms/

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#stephanie young 
cean john’s great poem at 30 x Lace / Birds of Lace
http://30xlace.tumblr.com/

cean john’s great poem at 30 x Lace / Birds of Lace

http://30xlace.tumblr.com/

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#cean gamalinda  #the sun 
dot devota on jason molina
"you lost something big / something real big / well we all did"
http://www.thevolta.org/ewc40-ddevota-p1.html

dot devota on jason molina

"you lost something big / something real big / well we all did"

http://www.thevolta.org/ewc40-ddevota-p1.html

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#the volta  #molina 

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this is maybe 2009 idk i’m on the wall. i’m posting this essay i wrote for andrew epstein’s class about coalescent pleasure in bernadette mayer’s book midwinter day. it’s mostly about her sentences and i look at two groups of sentences (some poets call these ‘lines’) and talk about love and work and abundance. my writing here is not the crystal warmth i dream writing about poetics to be but what i think i’m trying to do is figure out how to use/develop a vocabulary that will give all of this an “on the beach” (reprise records, 1974) vibe and be like laughing with etel adnan. my landlord handed me a new air filter today and said “i bought your book on amazon. i’d like to talk to you about it sometime because i don’t understand most of it.”

“[I]n this expensive sentence”: Thoughts on the Coalescent Pleasure of Midwinter Day

In her excellent chapter on Bernadette Mayer in Women, The New York School, and Other True Abstractions, Maggie Nelson identifies Mayer’s work as “the most unapologetic, and, perhaps, the most unmanageable example” of the New York School’s poetics of inclusiveness (Nelson 100). The critical subplot of Nelson’s interrogation of Mayer is mainly one of revaluation: how are we to understand the aesthetic and political implications of a poetics positively described as monstrous, excessive, and delimited, a poetics “that collapses the boundary between the poetry and prose” (100)? Enthusiastically reading “Mayer’s desire for and

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#bernadette mayer  #midwinter day 

cassandragillig:

ok more black cake things im workin on wowee zowee it might not get better than this tho wah wahh  (bonus: if u can see the album art on this it’s nick sturm giving me a piggy back ride)

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#grl ride natality funkytown 

everyone needs to watch the Neil Young/Devo movie HUMAN HIGHWAY (1982) before it disappears from youtube again  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kumtf1zPJn4

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