i said ok wow

"I’m alive, I’m a lush"

— 17 hours ago with 1 note
#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

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
in the bar bathroom last night it said YOU SHOULD READ HARMONIUM

in the bar bathroom last night it said YOU SHOULD READ HARMONIUM

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this poem, POEM OF THE LLAMA, is at Spoke Too Soon: A Journal of the Longer // http://spoketoosoonjournal.com/?p=713
Mark Cugini said about it, “Whenever I feel like I’m at my most alone, I bring Nick Sturm into the shower with me.”
Thank you, Mark. Thank you, llamas.

this poem, POEM OF THE LLAMA, is at Spoke Too Soon: A Journal of the Longer // http://spoketoosoonjournal.com/?p=713

Mark Cugini said about it, “Whenever I feel like I’m at my most alone, I bring Nick Sturm into the shower with me.”

Thank you, Mark. Thank you, llamas.

— 3 weeks ago with 5 notes
#poem of the llama 

i don’t know how most people end up writing poems but this is how i got here / 2003-2005 hair

edited by my friend don as a surprise when i moved from ohio to mackinac island, michigan for a summer

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Variations on A Coordinating Conjunction →

markcugini:

"I read Žižek on love and listen to Katy Perry
because the world is a mass of seamless urgencies
and there is no more impracticable way
to measure my frail proximity to knowledge
and its daft quasi-limitless impossibility.”
-Nick Sturm, “Another Door”

I listen to Drake and spend
three weeks…

— 3 weeks ago with 37 notes

cassandragillig:

bernadette mayer’s card for lucy lippard’s c. 7500 show, which u can read more abt in her wikipedia article which i wrote last week & will continue editing & encourage other “scholar” friends to help out w

(via carrieabigstick)

— 2 months ago with 24 notes