Wednesday, May 27, 2015

wednesday newstrip

Kim Kardashian West says her sister Kylie Jenner has been unhappy with China's territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea since she was 10 ∙ the heavy sell-off in bank shares has deepened, led by Westpac's dive into a new disc format ∙ images on an Islamic State website show what looks very much like an iPhone 5S but with the colored plastic backing of an iPhone 5C overrunning Iraqi government defences east of Ramadi ∙ Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit is insulting Australians' intelligence by using negative & childish slogans to deal with the current refugee crisis ∙ Google on Thursday apologized for a Maps mishap that directed users to the White House when a racist term was searched.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Abbreviated world

Dancing as a strategy
is suffering from
decades of decreasing
funding. Now the effects

are starting to show. Two
archaeological sites
seem to be the most
anyone can comprehend.

Monday, May 25, 2015

A line from Conway Twitty

If we read between the
lines of many Hebraic
tomes we might find
vulnerable spots, areas of

fiscal weakness that poss-
ibly originate in obscure or
unexpressed messages carried
by caravans from space.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

trans/verse

          Or is
               it an inter-
                    section
                         where ideas
                              have the

                             greenlight &
                         words can't
                    turn right
               to follow
          them?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

adverse surgical events

                              An unclassified, vector-
                          based digital database
                is threatening to wash away 
                   many of Boston's historical 
                              buildings, thus giving  
                          a voice to the powerless  
                               & luxurious private dining 
                       in Bali to the rich &
                                   famous. Chairs are 
                      available for a small fee.
                                So, too, is democracy.

Friday, May 22, 2015

sodality


Thursday, May 21, 2015

geographies: Faubourg St. John

It is rumored that
the Welsh stoner metal
band regarded as the

pioneers of the genre
actually began their
career playing quadrilles

at the St. Jean Fort in
New Orleans some time
in the early 18th century.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

wednesday newstrip

Republican lawmakers in the U.S. Congress backed new spending cuts for Amtrak on Wednesday, just hours after it landed on a property north of Longreach in Queensland ∙ the Federal Government's National Ice Taskforce will begin its community hearings on board a balloon in South Australia's south east ∙ Agriculture Minister Barnacled Buoys says two pet dogs belonging to US actor Johnny Depp will be put down unless the actor removes them from Australia ∙ Toyota and Nissan are recalling tens of thousands of cars in Ireland that may be affected by claims Netflix has overtaken Foxtel as the subscription service of choice in Australia ∙ Malcontent Turncoatabull has urged his government colleagues to show "more respect" for new mothers. Scientists are scrambling to recover the priceless data.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

milestones in design history

The difference in
meaning & usage of
the notoriously con-
fusing Japanese particles
は (wa) & が (ga) has

been battling major
health issues for months
& is in urgent need of a
seismologist conversant
with metaphysical conceits.

Monday, May 18, 2015

sou


Saturday, May 16, 2015

the proposition


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

wednesday newstrip

Drug companies are on the brink of war with the Ass-Bit government over proposed cuts in this week's budget which they warn will restrict Kylie Jenner's access to artificial plumping techniques to make her pout more full ∙ police in Indonesia have reportedly arrested a man for trying to smuggle the world's fifth-largest economy stuffed inside of plastic water bottles ∙ wearing army fatigues & rare birds, the fifth in line to the throne disembarked in the Ohio jail featured in the film The Shawshank Redemption ∙ Russia said an unmanned supply ship set for the International Space Station has gotten a lot of flak for its efforts to improve the nutritional value of school lunches & reduce the rate of childhood obesity ∙ mysterious 'alien' signals from Parkes telescope found to be coming from facility’s microwave ∙ climate change is a hoax led by the United Nations so that it can end democracy & impose authoritarian rule, according to Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit's chief business adviser.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Charm v3


Monday, May 11, 2015

Pastoral

The car is being serviced. I am sitting in a McDonalds just round the corner. Larry comes in & asks if I am waiting for my number to be called.

He can see I already have my coffee & a carrot cupcake—it's a rhetorical question. But the question the old ladies who arrive looking for love ask is not—"Are you my Big Mac?"

A big rig goes by outside, seven massive tyres chained to the trailer. Sets me to wondering but I do not ask.

The numbers mount amongst the digital noise, the wheeps & bistles of microwaves & drive-by counters. My cell adds to it. The car is ready. 158 is called.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

the aperture


Thursday, May 07, 2015

a / small compendium / of sorghum poems


Wednesday, May 06, 2015

wednesday newstrip

Scientists are at a bit of a loss after finding the most overhyped fight in the history of sport orbiting a small cool star some 500 light years away ∙ the Australian doctor who featured in an Islamic State propaganda video is being investigated by TV Week & the Apple Watch ∙ Turkish riot police fired water cannon & tear gas to disperse a thousand celebrities using social media during this year's Logies ∙ about one in six species now alive on the planet could become extinct as a result of the Eurovision Song Contest ∙ women "invite" rape whenever they have the nerve to walk alone at night, according to the mayor of Albury in New South Wales.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

fingers

Monday, May 04, 2015

The acrobats' routines finish, & the elephants enter. The circus band, silent for the last twenty-three minutes, does not so much strike up but rather glides into the introductory accompaniment, Sibelius' Valse Triste. A graceful transition. Pindar & Duncan would be equally delighted. "The light foot hears you, & the brightness begins, / god-step at the margins of thought....."

Friday, May 01, 2015

Issue thirty-seven of Otoliths is live

Issue thirty-seven of Otoliths, the southern autumn 2015 issue, is now online.


Depending on your time zone, it's either Walpurgisnacht or May Day. Which means, along with occasional bonfires & dancing & raisings of the People's Flag, it's time for Otoliths to celebrate its birthday.

So join in any or all of the four activities, kick up your heels & sing as you read / view work from a multinational crew consisting of Naomi Buck Palagi, Laura Hyde, Michael Prihoda, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Mark Cunningham, Felino A. Soriano, Philip Byron Oakes, Claudio Parentela, Ed Baker, Ivan Argüelles, Jim Leftwich, Kevin Rabas, Claire Nashar, George Moore, Kyle Hemming, John Lowther, Amanda Earl, Massimo Stirneri, Hamish Spark, Annette Plasencia, Lakey Comess, Glenn R. Frantz, Bill DiMichele, Roger Mitchell, Collin Schuster, Texas Fontanella, Thomas Fink, Thomas Fink & Maya Diablo Mason, Claudia Serea, John M. Bennett, Thomas M. Cassidy & John M. Bennett, Sarah James & Dan Haynes, J. Crouse, Willie Smith, Richard Kostelanetz, Catherine Zickgraf, Cecelia Chapman, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, M. J. Gette, Javant Biarujia, Raymond Farr, Jack Galmitz, Howie Good, bruno neiva, Tony Rickaby, B. J. Muirhead, Carol Stetser, Steve Gilmartin, Karl Kempton, David Dick, hiromi suzuki, John Pursch, Pete Spence, Jim Meirose, Marco Giovenale, John Jay Flicker, Joe Balaz, Jeff Harrison, Bobbi Lurie, Jake Goetz, Bob Heman, Les Wicks, Enola Mirao, Alberto Vitacchio, Marcus Liljedahl, Marcia Arrieta, Angad Arora, Carla Bertola, Yuxing Xia, sean burn, Jack Little, Paul Siegell, Jen Crawford, Shloka Shankar, Matt Trease, Jill Jones, Márton Koppány, Mary Cresswell, William Allegrezza, PT Davidson, Tim Wright, Gian Luigi Braggio, Anne M Carson, Brentley Frazer, Véronique Champollion, Marty Hiatt, Michael Brandonisio, J. D. Nelson, & Katrinka Moore.
Look round, the Frenchman loves its blaze,
The sturdy German chants its praise,
In Moscow's vaults its hymns were sung
Chicago swells the surging throng.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

wednesday newstrip

Chinese scientists say they've genetically modified human embryos to prepare for an alien invasion, sparking debate over mysterious slow-flying bright lights in the sky ∙ since walking British headline Katie Hopkins wrote her now notorious column referring to refugees as "cockroaches" & Australia as a nation of "tiny hearts," she has won four Grammys & her debut album has shot back to the top of the ARIA charts ∙ Indonesia is facing an international petition demanding the country change its name to Outdonesia as it prepares to execute 10 convicted drug smugglers by firing squad ∙ pro-Israel Republican members of Congress are seeking to start a war with Iran because the Nike sports brandname sounds like an Arabic slang word for sexual intercourse ∙ recent studies have linked prolonged exposure to those cheesy songs from radio that get stuck in your head to a decrease in the size of the brain & a higher risk for strokes & possibly dementia.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

what's within?


Monday, April 27, 2015

Today the
postman brought
me a life-sized
re-enactment of
the first crossing
of the Atlantic
Ocean by a hot
air balloon. I
almost drowned.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Haute Horology


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Why not Dance, Rrose Sélavy?


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

wednesday newstrip

Australian Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit Abbott has been caught on camera guzzling a glass of beer seven seconds after being dropped by the BBC for hitting a producer ∙ The Greens say that the son of a Sydney nightclub owner being jailed for at least three years for raping a teenager in a Kings Cross alleyway & then bragging about taking her virginity is the beginning of the end of fossil fuel consumption in Australia ∙ in a world-first study, scientists have transplanted a sexually transmitted disease off the coast of Tasmania to better understand the impact of climate change ∙ theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was diverted from Perth's new Fiona Stanley Hospital because of a large oarfish raising temperatures amid raucous cheers in the main building ∙ the US government announced it may look for a new patch of ocean after a coal fire power station washed up at the entrance of the Otago Harbor.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

marsch gasses

from won des laits


ennuit

luddiet

meanderthal

offencesitterive

punnetrate

radiosh

tractile

Monday, April 20, 2015

Brown Clusters—clean, tokenized


he
she
festival-goers
diagnosticians
age-streaming
insurers
upheavals
Luxemburg
6,900
Konzumbank
hurricane
deliverables
temperatures
chlorobenzene
halal-certification



Angion
Arago
monetarists
Nieu
Faemg
Colletta
SUV
Shaye
slaves
copiers
breeders
abductions
inequalities
zloty-buying


pagers
overseers
firepower
runways
encounters
pedestrians
offensives
cats
homosexuality
Iranians
professions
showlists
nationalities
lapses
trainers

worlds
avenues
shopkeepers
wards
vacancies
premiers
robbers
finalists
federations
trademarks
celebrities
wagons
concerts
programmers

front-runners
incinerators
subordinates
decliners
licensees
rabbits
dwellers
federalism
persuasion
surveyors
freshmen
workplaces
deserters
millionaires
Uzbeks



convicts
grandparents
bulldozers
Slovenians
hysteria
statues
pros
extremes
goalscorer
insolvencies
bonos
ladies
warlords
monuments