Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pillars are, sea haze is.


                                     Coated cotton artifacts 
                         inspired by the beauty of 
                               crystallized sugar cause
                                      financiers in London to
                           take a close look at themes 
                               that are emblematic to 
                            Canopus, a bright star in the
                   southern sky that the Greeks
                                       & Romans couldn’t see.

Friday, August 22, 2014

A line from William McKinley

The room relies on natural
light as references may be
null. In this narration I insert
characters, which can be

objects. Last week, Lee Harvey
Oswald walked into the Book
Depository building with a
plastic red gum ball machine

magnet still encased in original
plastic. This week, tea & sugar
were mixed with arsenic &
given to Aborigines. The Ladies

in White have asked to meet a sugar
magnate known for collecting
curious Cuban people & presenting
them as grotesque sexual objects.
.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

geographies: Hughenden

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

wednesday newstrip

A Russian convoy of trucks carrying the Great Barrier Reef heads for Ukraine hoping to provide affordable finance to people who might otherwise risk falling into the clutches of loan sharks ∙ a World Health Organisation panel of medical ethics experts ruled on Tuesday that it is ethical to offer the southwest tip of Tahiti as a potential treatment in West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak ∙ Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit is hoping the hidden cameras he set up in his apartment to film girls will strip out underperforming brands & designers from the store floor to make room for his own private label range∙ Treasurer Toe Cock-Knee has been accused of being out of touch after claiming that the poorest won't be hit by increases in petrol tax because they don't own cars ∙ The Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against a colossal squid taking advantage of the current political crisis ∙ Fox News host Shepard Smith has apologized for calling Robin Williams a "coward" following the actor's death by suicide. Fortunately many soft-plastic brands offer great anchovy imitations.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A line from Thomas Jefferson

Most urbanites realize that—
climate change being what it
is—using big words in an
array variable declaration is

going to be expensive. Sail-
boats or eagles won’t cover
it, let alone the old Soviet
orthodoxy that songs from The

Muppet Show will always do.
The Environment Ministry is
calling for fresh campaign
signs along the road. I advise

the gun or any of the four
cargo pocket recipes I found
in one of mom's local cook-
books. I have a nice life. For

lunch, kale roll-ups. Then watch
an energetic painter chase
seagulls through the colorful
bohemian district of La Boca.

Monday, August 18, 2014

geographies: Greenacres


Sunday, August 17, 2014

From which oil is recoverable

How will future &
futuristic advances
in technology in-
fluence lunchtime
cyclists in lycra or
score points? This
brief message, im-
printed on the rock

itself & ubiquitous
on taxicab screens
& television, turned
out to be a complete
gamechanger for
the entire street.

Friday, August 15, 2014

geographies: Ingham


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

wednesday newstrip

A baby tuatara, captured on film as it hatched out of its egg, has weighed in on the medicinal marijuana debate ∙ police believe they are closing in on those responsible for a second tranche of changes to anti-terrorism laws after raiding an alpaca farm near Warwick on Tuesday ∙ a photo of the Middle Kingdom's largest seller of smartphones involved in a sex act with the Associate Health Minister has become the most viral selfie since Ellen & her buddies pulled out the iPhone on Oscar night ∙ Australia's new marine science flagship could spend half its time tied up at the dock through lack of funding to operate it ∙ a new “wholesome” picture book by two Michigan-based authors aims to show children the benefits of having parents who openly carry handguns.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

geographies: Calliope


Friday, August 08, 2014

Battlestar Magrittica


Thursday, August 07, 2014

MH [ ]

It's an atypical opening for a
group classified as a rock band

but this analog performance of
raspberries in a hoophouse has

you dancing on a string. Close the
gates & tie them with bungee.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

wednesday newstrip

The largest shipping container ever launched into space has found more than 50 kilograms of porcelain toilets approximately 450 light-years from Earth ∙ an advisory board designed to promote cultural diversity in the workplace is preparing to receive American patients sickened with Ebola ∙ speculation is growing that Toe Knee Ass-Bit has significant sleep problems, with the drug methamphetamine, also known as ice, believed to be the leading cause ∙ Israel said its troops are searching for Benjamin Netanyahu who was seized at a "weird & wild" Gray Power meeting in Gaza ∙ police in Melbourne have found The Great Barrier Reef is sick after it allegedly tried to punch Orlando Bloom, the British actor ∙ a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, has called for international intervention to prevent the asylum seekers at the center of a High Court battle being sent to Nauru after they declined to return to India.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

geographies: Peak Downs


Sunday, August 03, 2014

geographies: Barratta


Friday, August 01, 2014

Issue thirty-four of Otoliths is out.

The new issue of Otoliths is out.


Otoliths issue thirty-four is now live. Insert your own superlatives. In addition to September Poems, a long sequence from Ken Bolton, there's the usual ….. variety of work in a ….. variety of styles from a ….. variety of people—Anne Gorrick, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Jessie Janeshek, Christopher Mulrooney, Richard Kostelanetz, Philip Byron Oakes, Steve Timm, Pete Spence, Thomas Michael Gillaspy, Jim Meirose, Jack Galmitz, John M. Bennett, Jim Leftwich, Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett, Thomas M. Cassidy & John M. Bennett, Tom Beckett, Joe Balaz, B. T. Joy, Raymond Farr, Louise Landes Levi, SS Prasad, Philip Hammial, Cecelia Chapman, Bobbi Lurie, Pam Brown, Nicola Griffin, John McKernan, Natsuko Hirata, Shataw Naseri, Eileen R. Tabios, John Lowther, sean burn, Mary Kasimor & Susan Lewis, Stephen Nelson, Sheila E. Murphy, Michelle Greenblatt & Sheila E. Murphy, bruno neiva, Aditya Bahl, Andrew Topel, Leigh Herrick, Satu Kaikkonen, Andrew K. Peterson, Andrew Brenza, Marco Giovenale, Marcello Diotallevi, Jeff Harrison, David-Baptiste Chirot, Marcus Liljedahl, Felino A. Soriano, Jeremy Freedman, Carol Stetser, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, J. D. Nelson, Bob Heman, Francesco Levato, Mark Staniforth, Lakey Comess, Ong Sher Li, Kit Kennedy, Cherie Hunter Day, Texas Fontanella, Maureen Alsop, Marty Hiatt, Katrinka Moore, Owen Bullock, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Susan Gangel & Terry Turrentine, Jake Goetz, Michael Brandonisio, Alice Allan, Chris D'Errico, sven staelens, Bogdan Puslenghea, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Nurul Wahidah, Eric Hoffman, Spencer Selby, John Pursch, & Marilyn Stablein.


In addition, the print editions of issues thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, &—be amazed—thirty-four are all now available from The Otoliths Storefront.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

wednesday newstrip

Lily Allen, refloated for a price by salvage crews earlier this month, declares Temple University's Airport unsafe ∙ Australia bets big on coal as climate policy crumbles & a growing numbers of economic migrants from India start hiding their online activities ∙ a senior White House official noted: “Toe Knee Ass-Bit is an uncultured piranha who can successfully remove HIV from cultured human cells even when handcuffed to a rusting hulk" ∙ sightings of the bright orange & black monarch butterfly are few & far between this winter & the finger is being pointed at a group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel ∙ most federal police officers will be required to apply for up to 40 jobs a month & work for the dole as part of an Instagram prank ∙ a 5-inch handset powered by a 1.2Ghz Quad-Core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat & 1GB of RAM docked at Voltri port in the Italian city of Genoa early Sunday.

Monday, July 28, 2014

geographies: South Molle


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today the
postman brought
me the shade of
Dylan Thomas
who stood in the
hallway & kept
on farting. Now I
know what was
meant by that
"when I was a
windy boy" thing
even though he got
the tense wrong.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

geographies: Barcaldine