Monday, May 02, 2016


Sunday, May 01, 2016

Issue forty-one of Otoliths is live

Otoliths salutes May Day once again with its own Internationale, a multi-country list of contributors in issue forty-one, the southern autumn issue.

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the journal with Pam Brown, Jesse Glass, Philip Byron Oakes, Marco Diotallevi, Travis Cebula, Charles Borkhuis, Kyle Hemmings, Daniel Y. Harris, Jack Galmitz, Mark Melnicove, Michael Allen, Raymond Farr, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, Texas Fontanella, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Pete Spence, Joel Chace, AG Davis, Márton Koppány, Sanjeev Sethi, Martin Law, Gheorghe Marian Neguțu, Niloofar Fanaiyan, Tomás Sánchez Hidalgo, Andrew Brenza, Luisa-Evelina Stifii, John M. Bennett, John M. Bennett & Baron, John M. Bennett & Jim Leftwich, Tim Suermondt, Scott MacLeod, John W. Sexton, Andrew Topel, Francesco Aprile, Catherine Vidler, Olivier Schopfer, Lakey Comess, Louise Landes Levi, Richard Kostelanetz, bruno neiva, Hugh Schwarz, Timothy Pilgrim, Billy Cancel, Cecelia Chapman, Amelia Dale, sean burn, Zachary Scott Hamilton, Bill DiMichele, Javant Biarujia, Valeria Sangiorgi, Steve Dalachinsky, Charles Freeland, Michael Prihoda, Bobbi Lurie, Glen Armstrong, Jeff Harrison, Martin H. Levinson, Carol Stetser, Christopher Barnes, hiromi suzuki, sutcliffe lovingood, Edward Kulemin, Laurent Grison, Ana Prundaru, Clara B. Jones, Marco Giovenale, William Garvin, Stephen Nelson, Aidan Coleman, Rebecca Eddy, Bob Heman, Annette Plasencia, Bogdan Puslenghea, Carla Bertola, Tom Beckett, Alberto Vitacchio, Susan Gangel, Jeff Bagato, Kit Kennedy, Owen Bullock, J. D. Nelson, Brendan Slater, John Pursch, Ginny O'Brien & Michael Basinski, Matthew Carbery, Karl Kempton, Seth Howard, Sal Randolph, Gian Luigi Braggio, Robert Lee Brewer, Shloka Shankar, Shloka Shankar & Bill Waters, Tony Beyer, Marcia Arrieta, Tim Wright, Arpine Konyalian Grenier, Michael Brandonisio, Eric Hoffman, Reijo Valta, & Katrinka Moore.


Saturday, April 30, 2016


Friday, April 29, 2016

the beginning of the bronze age

                        Sympathetic alloys
             opened their doors

                               & introduced 

                   the masses 
                           to misugaru.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

a home on a range

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

wednesday newstrip

A video has been released showing huge flames erupting from methane gas on the surface of a woman in a wheelchair in Queensland, Australia ∙ following the discoveries of seven tiny teeth from an ancient monkey that made a 100-mile trek across the ocean between North & South America & a giant, fossilized tooth of an ancient killer whale in Beaumaris Bay, every Australian child will be eligible for subsidized dental care under an ambitious new Turnipball government plan ∙ New Zealanders & their pets have consumed more than 600 tonnes of seafood sourced from a Thai conglomerate condemned for its use of slave labor, including the locking of indentured laborers in cages ∙ the U.S. Justice Department said it has withdrawn a request to force Apple to reveal data from a cellphone linked to millions of low-income adults congregating at a shopping centre in country New South Wales.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

a number of classroom experiments

Ice cream bingo is
a cool biological process,
breaks down fats in
the body along with any
saunas or incandescent
light bulbs. Takes Europe
towards ruin as it tends
to clump just like any

recipe can. To loosen,
simply add some very
diluted red gelatin
solution to the mixture.
Then press, dry, & fire
at 1315°C in a furnace.

Monday, April 25, 2016


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Les Colchiques

The field is full of
purple flowers. Which
puts me in mind of
Apollinaire—Le pré
est vénéneux mais joli
en automne
. Which,

in a double whammy,
invokes Duchamp. Du
, of the field, &
Apolinère Enameled. The
meadow is pleasing but
poisonous in Autumn.

Not this one though.
Is dull. & safe. A long
bow to invoke ready-
mades or poetry. So. Play
chess with absent friends.
Another mind game.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Bashō condensed

Friday, April 22, 2016

Notes on a Treatise, #2

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

wednesday newstrip aka A / state of / my indignation address

As always, there
is more in this
day's news on
the Kardashian /
Jenner clan than

about (insert story
here) _______
_______ *

* Today. The two
earthquakes that
brought the city
of Kumamoto
to its knees.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Note #1 for a treatise

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a pamphlet
describing the ways
in which erectile
dysfunction can
be a frightening
thing if left un-
treated. It made
me stiff with fear.

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Thursday, April 14, 2016

In the Delta, one letter is sacred

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

wednesday newstrip

The Leap Manifesto is a document that calls for a radical restructuring of the next GTA title from Rockstar as Canada swiftly moves toward ending the use of fossil fuels ∙ Australian doctors have issued a warning about swaddling infants, after a study indicated the popular calming method could lead to disappointingly quick intercourse later in life ∙ when massive stars die, they sometimes go supernova — exploding in incredible bursts of energy which means Nova Scotia Power no longer has to run its Cape Breton biomass plant around the clock to produce electricity ∙ a 30-year-old-man has been charged for driving a motorized beer cooler while drunk ∙ This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Video will play in 5 seconds.

Monday, April 11, 2016


Saturday, April 09, 2016

The Art of Living

The orange people
used to be every-
where. Now only
a few scattered centers
are left. All small,
except, of course, for
Donald Trump, the
center of the universe,

with his swollen head
& disconnected brain.
The body transformed
by a business suit; but his
face still stained from the
clothes he wore before.

Friday, April 08, 2016


Wednesday, April 06, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Japanese satellite Astro-H seems to have been damaged by an equipment failure & not by a collision with tens of thousands of students, as proposed by initial theories ∙ Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron warned Western leaders on Friday that the Islamic State plans to use drones to spray nuclear material over Western cities in order to turn people gay ∙ a leading newspaper has reported that an unnamed country's lawmakers are considering laws that would enforce the death penalty for people who show a lack of interest in social media ∙ premature babies across Victoria are set to benefit from a new online screening tool which will check for space debris ∙ Greek authorities are gearing up to send hundreds of failed asylum seekers back to Turkey as part of a controversial EU migrant deal that has been dubbed "absolutely illegal" by a senior United Nations official.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016


Monday, April 04, 2016

business-cycle fluctuations

A new anti-fracking
campaign is using equal-

span, staggered biplane
wings to throttle down-

load speeds of any Irish
real & nominal exchange

rates that may threaten
macroeconomics models.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

some empathetic feelers

Friday, April 01, 2016

Dancing Men

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

fourteen lines, aka wednesday newstrip

How to get someone you love to eat healthier
Hunt for sick killers who butchered kangaroos in Lysterfield South

World's most popular hybrid amazes automotive experts
Tiny fruit fly sours Australia's big ambitions in agriculture

Batman v Superman video makes us feel sorry for Ben Affleck
Serial rapist killed after tractor-trailer runs over him while he
      is distracted by porn

Spike in global temperature fuels climate change fears
80-year-old country music singer keeps the love of country alive

Japanese Research Fleet Kills Hundreds of Pregnant Whales
Could lots of time spent on social media be tied to depression?

7-Eleven 'ethnically selected' franchisees who were lured with
      cheap loans
Soon, a low-cost & efficient way to wash your clothes with sunlight

Desperate home-buyers warned against neglecting property checks
British girl died of multiple injuries when jumping castle blown away

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Elephant in the (Next) Room