Monday, March 30, 2015

geographies: Little Tanaga Island

This Aleut kayak is a
personal craft, built
by the man who used
it—with assistance from
his wife, who sewed
the skins.
                It features a
waxy tan leather upper
with full quill ostrich
skin around the frame,
all in a unique vamp de-
sign for added appeal.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

idolatry


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Today the
postman brought
me a cartouche.
"What's this?" I
asked.
                                he said.

Friday, March 27, 2015

A line from Yoshindo Yoshihara

Never rewarded for it,
but she was a virtuous
woman. Some element of
luck involved, something

to do with the mutual
repulsion of grease &
water. Otherwise she was
carnivorous, capable of

short bursts of speed,
leaving what was left
of her prey behind as long
sweet roots. These were

later made into that hard
black paste used during
the Renaissance as both
flavoring & canvas size.

Move closer to the painting,
press your nose against
the glass that now
protects it. See. Smell.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

the marsh


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

wednesday newstrip

Farms, roads, & alleged homophobic slurs are fast slicing up the world's wilderness, leaving 70 per cent of the world's remaining forested land less than one kilometer from the foreign ministers of Japan, China, & South Korea ∙ the federal government will soon issue cashless welfare cards to stop sky-gazers looking up in awe as the moon blocks the sun in a total solar eclipse ∙ video posted to social media websites appears to show Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit stumbling upon a drug crop & turning it into a raging fire ∙ a bushwalker missing for seven years has been accused of human rights abuses ∙ crowds across the country have rallied against the Ass-Bit government's prediliction for drinking & gambling & spending their parliamentary stipend on slices of northern Europe.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Paraquat

The behavior of the uni-
verse could be the
exception rather than
the rule. No ordained
priesthood, no fever in
the chest, no dancing

on the tips of its
toes. Put it down
to one of those
tocsins that now
& then ring. Just
one of those.


Monday, March 23, 2015

residual


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Today the
postman brought
me an audio
recording of
the love that
dare not speak
its name.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ass-Bit ass-bitten



or
Found in the Corridas of Power,
a bull with a blue tie
& an IQ to match.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

galena


plaudit
guiltless
cubbing
rap
portmanteau
snuffle

equiprobable
normal
transposition
half-plane
max
syllogism

I
filament
blooms
in
bland
trails

contained
on
&
when
&
with

century
scar
green
thanks
bootleg
thumbnail

play
usurped
unbelievable
knew
perplexity
metaphysics

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

wednesday newstrip

Toe Knee Ass-Bit surprised onlookers while on a factory visit in rural Tasmania by biting into & eating a mouthful of raw onion. Members of the Irish community branded his St Patrick's Day message "patronizing," & about 500 pigs died from heat stress ∙ Northern Australian landscapes are dominated by the joke Chris Rock regrets making ∙ new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Antarctic octopuses may be more resilient to climate change than fish thanks to their blue blood ∙ the girlfriend of the 'pirate' who allegedly pulled a flick knife on security staff at the Pirates of the Caribbean film set yesterday claims her nine-year-old grandson was given the same mobile phone number as a brothel in Melbourne ∙ more than 2 million kidney failure patients worldwide die prematurely every year because they can't get treatment.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

geographies: Anabranch


Thursday, March 12, 2015

the transcript


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

wednesday newstrip

Documents show Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit's "absolutely crystal clear" promise that cleaners' wages would not be reduced to a ticking time bomb is set to explode this year ∙ Sydney Jewish leaders are claiming that a new Queensland research center for creating robots that see like human beings is using stolen "golem" technology ∙ a coroner has identified design flaws in the bone baiting of crocodiles as a key contributor to the death of 14 residents in a Quaker's Hill nursing home ∙ Joke HotKey says accusing opponents of lies & hypocrisy is part of the rough & tumble of politics, but he was absolutely devastated by a newspaper headline that said he was a "treasurer for sale."

Monday, March 09, 2015

geographies: Millaroo


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

wednesday newstrip

An Auckland dairy company says that though the Australian coal industry is competing aggressively it will not be taking over the New Zealand infant formula industry ∙ a young elephant was shot & feasted on by 20,000 cyclone victims written down to a shadow of their former value at the Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe's $1M 91st birthday bash ∙ three big mining companies that had eaten wild mushrooms forced the Sunday night Melbourne-to-Perth Jetstar flight to turn back after about an hour in the air ∙ nearly 100,000 Kiwis have given up the booze in the past five years as their parents juggle multiple jobs to make ends meet ∙ Foreign Minister Julie Bookshop nodded off during Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit's speech to the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum in New Zealand.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Today the
postman brought
me the large-print
edition of Life in
The Fast Lane
.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

the highway


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Septet

Madame Cézanne sits
in a yellow chair. Im-
itation & illusion. Painted
geometrics over brocade.
Vera Wang. Dire Straits
live from São Paulo.
Life in the carioca city.