Sunday, May 29, 2016

a point of contact

Saturday, May 28, 2016

a found poem

Friday, May 27, 2016

A line from Edgar Allan Poe

The to-do list for anyone
who takes the future
seriously includes buying
a graphics tablet that sup-

ports heavy loads, moves
fluidly, & locks firmly into
position. Also, a hi-tech
drone camera whose high

gloss chrome is changed
to a matt finish that often
appears as a fish bearing a
brazier of fire. The time-

lapses are awesome, offer
testimony as an angel, span
history from Roman times
to a 21st century incarnation.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

geographies: Chillagoe 2

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

wednesday newstrip aka sans comment

One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious private schools is being investigated for animal cruelty after footage emerged of students tackling & wrestling sheep & rams during a rugby training camp ∙ a Virginia woman has been charged with animal cruelty after Loudoun County authorities alleged she inhumanely killed 12 to 15 chickens weekly for ritual sacrifices ∙ China denies exporting human meat to African supermarkets ∙ Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would renegotiate America’s role in the U.N. global climate accord ∙ Texas teen shoots, kills three-year-old stepson for jumping on bed ∙ NRA endorses Donald Trump for president.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a room
to put the
elephant in.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

a campaign speech

Saturday, May 21, 2016

If you like minimalism to accompany your IKEA lifestyle

A second set of brain scans,
using, as a processor, the
right strain of medical
marijuana, has identified
that skills like using a phone

or switching channels on
a TV set may disappear &
be replaced by 42-inch full
LED lobster gonads with a
120Hz TruMotion refresh rate.

Friday, May 20, 2016

a homage to Magritte

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Holy Sonnets unDonne

The Holy Sonnets unDonne is now available from The Red Ceilings Press as a downloadable pdf.

"I did Donne in High School. Redone at University. Thought after that that I'd be done with Donne. But no. Discovered that Donne is one of those precursor poets who, like W. C. Williams & Yeats & Apollinaire, I keep coming back to. The Holy Sonnets unDonne is a belated homage, a small sequence that uses the poems by Donne as a starting point to track how things change across four centuries yet still remain as metaphysical as ever."

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Don't read on if you're yet to watch the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest & want it to be a surprise ∙ pooches large & small came under fire on Sunday over blackface photos ∙ Pram Minister Malcontent Turnipball says new glucose monitoring technology is life-changing for five men who allegedly planned to get to Indonesia by boat so they could join Islamic State in Syria ∙ China has denounced interpretations of its military operations in the East contained in a a secret pact carving up the floundering Ottoman Empire into spheres of British & French interest ∙ a doggie daycare business owner is furious after council demanded almost $100,000 before she could open her new 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e ∙ Last Name should be a hidden field. Please delete if you are a real person.

Monday, May 16, 2016

the tunnel

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

wednesday newstrip aka the vanishing planet

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

a waiting

Sunday, May 08, 2016

keeping Rembrandt at bay

Friday, May 06, 2016

a peeping pablo

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

wednesday newstrip

There was much that was familiar about Donald Trump's first big foreign policy address. He vowed to pardon himself for murder, joked about his penis, said he would kill his own children if he caught them with drugs, & took a new swipe at Australia over its policy on the South China Sea ∙ on Wednesday, Tinder announced it would be unveiling yet another group-dating feature to its dating & hookup app: more than 100 wild horses mustered from the central volcanic plateau in New Zealand's North Island are today beginning their journey to new homes around the country ∙ the National Health Performance Authority report says fans have come across a major continuity error in the first episode of Game of Thrones' latest season—some Australian hospitals are spending twice as much as others to treat patients ∙ a three-way collision between spiral galaxies that has created a giant supermassive black hole with a mass three billion times that of the sun sounds very much like the insane man who told a rally in Pennsylvania on Monday: “Do I look like a president? How handsome am I?” ∙ a powerful Saudi prince has said that the kingdom is not ready to allow women to drive.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a lifesize full-
color effigy of
Donald Trump. I
put it in the back-
yard to keep the
fruit bats at bay.
The plan backfired.
So much orange
that the fruit bats—
dare I say it?—
went bananas &
have started
arriving in ever-
increasing numbers.

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.

Monday, April 25, 2016


Friday, April 22, 2016

Notes on a Treatise, #2

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Note #1 for a treatise