Monday, December 05, 2022

Today the post-
woman brought
me a pièce de 

résistance. Just
the one—I'm
on a diet.

Sunday, December 04, 2022

Known as 'the tree man'

If you drive too slowly, remember 
the human component within your 
organization. We spend far more 
per person on health care than any 
other country, learning to sleep & 
wake at the same time each day. I 
lace up my trainers, head out the 
door, borrowing from a new part-
nership with Baroque drama that
is assisted by mimetic translation 
practices. At some random point, 
we sense either the doldrums or 
an awkward encounter with a bio-
battery facing a massive marketing
effort in a compressed timeframe.

Saturday, December 03, 2022

From the Pound Cantos: CENTO XXXVIII

The prefaces, cut clear & hard, bread 
to the liberal arts. No mere succession 
of strokes, sightless narration, but proofs 
cast on a natal paper, set with an exegesis. 
'Pretty green bank,' began the half-lost 
poem, 'but is a substance differed from 
intellect, weaving an endless sentence
with a touch of rhetoric in the whole.'

City of patterned streets; again the 
vision. I stepped back; &, out of no-
thing, a breathing. Beasts like shadows
in glass. I have seen what I have seen,
I cried in hurried speech. Thus the
light rains, thus pours, e lo soleills plovil.

Friday, December 02, 2022

It tasted like bacon

The market is usually set up in the 
early morning to support translation 
of log-in messages into different 
languages following the example set 
by hawker-style food vendors all over 
Asia. Years of reckless financial prac-
tices have caused the correctness of 
performance data to implode; but if 
the numbers might be wrong then why 
am I bothering to pay attention to them.
There is something visceral, something 
deeply emotional, about working with
a multidisciplinary platform in a foreign 
syntax that has been exhumed from the 
grave of an army of terracotta soldiers.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

wednesday newstrip

Why is a giant sculpture of Elongated Muskrat on a goat being paraded in Texas? · police arrested a woman, her husband & brother-in-law for allegedly dumping a 67-year-old man’s body after the latter died in the middle of having sex with the woman at her house · Doctor removes 23 contact lenses from eye of patient who 'forgot to take them out' · Iran's leader praises the Basij — paramilitary volunteers — for sacrifice in fighting anti-government protestors · Walmart supervisor bought gun on day of mass shooting, left behind a 'death note' · world’s oldest meal helps decode how the earliest animal ancestors evolved · US avian flu outbreak worst on record with 50 million dead birds.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

A process of transfer

I'm currently living in Austin, TX 
where my boyfriend has a car &
a set of girl's confirmation dolls. He
doesn't let me drive his car, but I'll
play with the dolls until I can no 
longer ignore his snide comments. 
The weather out here, like any self-
assembly of living matter, is suggest-

ive of ecological city infography in 
flat design &/or traditional &/or 
cloud-based applications to eliminate 
noise from any nearby optical field. 
Traveling is portrayed as functionally 
illiterate. It doesn't have to be that way.

Monday, November 28, 2022


Spent the afternoon
getting the spell 
right. Still no use. 
Can do the words 
perfectly by them-
selves. So too the 
dance steps. & the 
music. Plus there's 
a combined apothe-
cary & gourmet 
kitchen sitting in 
behind me, ready to 
be taken up. But it's
the poly nature of 
things that's fucking 
me. Was never any 
good at that one hand
doing one thing 
whilst the other does 
another. It's why I never 
became a drummer.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

wednesday newstrip

Weevil may save Great Britain up to £16.8m a year in management of invasive aquatic fern · New Zealand bus driver sacked after causing almost $100k worth of damage by driving double-decker bus into garage built for single-decker buses · White Ribbon Day plan for 50-jetski parade around Sydney Harbor labeled ‘tone-deaf stunt’ · ‘high risk’: Elongated Muskrat’s reinstating DoNuts T.®ump will not save Twitter · urgent Australia wide poppy seed recall over fears of 'severe poisoning' · at least five people killed, 18 injured in 'hate attack' shooting at US gay nightclub · Florida man makes announcement.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

wednesday newstrip

Majestic Princess cruise with 800 COVID-19 patients set to dock in Sydney · DoNuts T.®ump faces unpleasant dilemma after his handpicked candidates flop in midterm elections · climate change: 1.5°C warming threshold to be passed in 9 years as emissions hit record high · the world of deepfake advertising is coming this decade · octopuses caught on camera throwing rocks, shells, silt at each other · four Supreme Court justices attended right-wing gala — confirming the bias of the court · some God Of War Ragnarök collector editions are missing the game · the net worth of crypto wunderkind Sam Bankman-Fried plunges from $23 billion to zero after his company FTX filed for bankruptcy.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Today the post-
woman brought
me a seven-figure
check in payment
for the piece of
thick artist's paper
I'd left under the
front door mat
for six months &

then sold on eBay
as the original
erasure of de
Kooning's nude.
Am a bit worried 
though. Modern 
technology being 
what it is it won't 

be long before what 
I described as the
vestigial remnants
of the original fig-
ure are identified 
as a not-too-clear
impression of the 
door mat maker's 
mark—an image 

of Kali, eight out-
stretched arms 
welcoming the
visitor—& beneath:
      Coir Mat

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

wednesday newstrip

US Air Force to deploy nuclear capable B-52 bombers to Australia as tensions with China grow · smuggled duck sees traveler's visa axed · Elongated Muskrat sacks half the Twitter staff, says that from now on he'll be known as Chief Twit · European Union bans sale of petrol & diesel cars from 2035 to boost electric vehicle uptake · little-known pīwauwau rock wren named as New Zealand’s 2022 bird of the year · researchers discover surprising link between picking nose & dementia · huge ‘planet killer’ asteroid discovered – & it’s heading our way · Jair Bolsonaro's supporters call for Brazil's military to overturn presidential election result · Indian capital New Delhi battles dangerous levels of air pollution more than 10 times the global safety threshold.

Saturday, November 05, 2022


The poet, roaming alone in the desert, is suddenly laid low with stomach cramps. Later, somewhat recovered, they return home & contemplate their day.

Indigestion or
inspiration — so much shit
in the world today.

Friday, November 04, 2022

Today the post-
woman brought
me the third 
issue of the 

series Patterns 
of War. This is 
the one I
have been waiting 

for. It shows me 
how to knit 
a hand-held 
missile launcher.

Thursday, November 03, 2022

celestial muscles

The most superficial, most 
Yáng system, mimics 

Kim Kardashian's facial 
expression & stylish top-

knot, & comes from the
merger of ordinary bonnet

needles & Alexei Nemov's 
fit gymnast body as he steps

out for the Prince's Trust
Awards in a stunning LBD.

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

wednesday newstrip

Addition of stereotactic body radiation therapy to sorafenib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma improves overall survival · 'where is Nancy?': intruder beat US speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband with hammer in their home · a swarm of honeybees can have the same electrical charge as a storm cloud · at least 149 killed during crowd crush at Halloween festivities in Seoul · Medibank reveals customer data breach much wider than originally thought · nose surgeon faces drug charge after allegedly buying cocaine · Iranian security forces open fire at Mahsa Amini's grave, as police clash with mourners · James Webb Space Telescope captures a spooky view of the Pillars of Creation.

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Issue sixty-seven of Otoliths is now live

Issue sixty-seven of Otoliths, the southern spring, 2022 issue, is now live.

A bit larger than normal, it contains the usual wide variety of work, this time from Judith Skillman, Elisa C. Martínez Salazar, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, Paul Siegell, Michael Orr & Texas Fontanella, Peter Yovu, Anna Cates, Sanjeev Sethi, Kyle Hemmings, Riccardo Benzina, Steven Bruce, CL Bledsoe, Texas Fontanella, Alan Catlin, David Miller, Craig Cotter, Ali Zarbali, Sharon H. Frost, Dale Jensen, Eric Hoffman, Lynn Strongin, Karl Kempton, Paul Dickey, Jack Galmitz, Gao An, Stacey Allam & John M. Bennett, John M. Bennett, Ioan Bunus & John M. Bennett, Bob Kotyk, Michael J. Leach, petro c. k., Maria Giesbrecht, Richard Kostelanetz, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Jimmy Crouse, Nathan Anderson, Daniel de Culla, John Geraets, Jennifer Weigel, Judith Roitman, Ivars Balkits, Rob Martelli, Tohm Bakelas, Elaine Woo, Michael Sikkema, Livio Farallo, Diana Magallón, Jim Meirose, Carol Stetser, Eric Lunde, Sheila E. Murphy, dan raphael, Richard Magahiz, Daniel Barbiero, Pawel Markiewicz, Lawrence R. Smith, Mike Callaghan, John Tustin, George Myers Jr., Mark Pirie, James Grabill, Caleb Puckett, Damon Hubbs, Tim Gaze, Marilyn R. Rosenberg & Ann R. Shapiro, Mark Danowsky, Piet Nieuwland, Christopher Barnes, Guy R. Beining, Harvey Huddleston, Sterling Warner, Pete Spence, Julia Vaughan, Lewis LaCook, Dave Read, Susan Gangel & Ken Hay, Benjamin Niespodziany, Jim Leftwich, Joanne Bechtel, Brooks Lampe, Olchar E. Lindsann, John Digby & Bill Wolak, Linda M. Walker, Maximilian Speicher, Lucia Sapienza, LUNE OFFLINE, Samarra Prahlad, Gavin Lucky, Tom Beckett, Jeff Harrison, Bill Wolak, James Yeary, Joshua Martin, Uvia Shcho, Antonio Devicienti, Mark Cunningham, Carla Bertola, Alberto Vitacchio & Carla Bertola, Mercedes Webb-Pullman, Edward Kulemin, Nicholas Alexander Hayes, harry k stammer, Kenneth Rexroth, Jeff Bagato, Nathan Whiting, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Eileen R. Tabios, Mark Yale Harris, Heath Brougher, Natalie Christensen, Vernon Frazer, Bob Lucky, Daniel f Bradley, Heather M. Browne, Marcia Arrieta, Patrick Sweeney, John Levy, Glenn Ingersoll, Michael Ruby, Hrishikesh Srinivas, J.I. Kleinberg, Kit Kennedy, Caleb Fenez, Keith Nunes, Marilyn Stablein, Cecelia Chapman, M.J. Iuppa, Daniel Lehan, Elmedin Kadric, Hubert Kretschmer & Jürgen O. Olbrich, Penelope Weiss, Siân Vate, Elena Zalogina, Jill Jones, Alan Peat & Réka Nyitrai, Réka Nyitrai, hiromi suzuki, Thomas Camus, Barnaby Smith, J. D. Nelson, K. Roberts, Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo, Peter Cherches, Cherie Hunter Day, Keith Higginbotham, Angelo 'NGE' Colella, Darrell Petska, David Jalajel, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., & Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett.

Monday, October 31, 2022

the surgeon friend of the family who
               operates out of & in the local gas station
                              is known to prefer a rusty telescope
                                             over a scalpel when performing critical
                         procedures such as heart by-passes

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

wednesday newstrip

Scientists manufacture 'living blood vessel' · UN torture prevention body suspends Australia trip citing 'clear breach' of OPCAT obligations · are you a tasty target? New study proves some people really are 'mosquito magnets' · Sydney’s $3b Silicon Valley tech hub gets the green light · Australian Consumer watchdog takes Fitbit to court over claims around customer rights · 834-carat sapphire found in Queensland gem fields after heavy rains across eastern Australia · Porous Sandstone pulls out of the race, Risky Kayak becomes Britain’s new prime minister.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Today the post-
woman brought
me a postcard
from André 
Breton who
writes that he

is alive &
well, & co-
habiting with
an abandoned
off the coast

of Costa Rica.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

wednesday newstrip

Musician Rex Orange County reportedly charged with six counts of sexual assault, denies allegations · Medibank alerts customers to possible cyber attack · Pierce Brosnan reveals 'stupid' comment that cost him Batman role: 'Obviously, I didn't get the job' · close flyby of Lucy spacecraft this weekend has NASA on collision alert · passports in Optus hack don’t need replacing but partially useless · microbes can form 'superorganisms' that crawl across our teeth · Woolworths Group's MyDeal hit by breach exposing data of 2.2 million customers · Nvidia decides to ‘unlaunch’ the 12GB RTX 4080 because it’s confusing having two models with the same name but significantly different capabilities · Australian scientists have taught brain cells in a tray how to play the computer game Pong.

Monday, October 17, 2022

from the old firm of stammer & Young


It is where the external
generative organs are
stored, combines exotic
plots with crops such as
peas or beans. Often
depicted as a communal
village which has water
added so it becomes water-
tight. Has no shareholder
rights; but witnesses are
called when the deathrate
rises above the national
average. Cracks with mat-
urity. Multiple meanings.

elliptical automata

The level of antibodies infants
get from thin plates of brass
drops over time. Greater efficacy
comes from sheets of 24 carat
gold inscribed in Etruscan.


The Twitter communities of both
Taylor Swift & One Direction fans
like goats. A generation completely
comfortable with remix culture
becomes a majority of the electorate.


I had a sudden hankering for
magnesium: & even though
no copyright infringement was
intended, all hell broke loose.


Prisonnier mordu par des chiens

We pro-
innocence; but
so much gone on
that we are
part of
party to
responsible for
we cannot
we thought
it was an-
other that
did this
& set our
selves a-

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

wednesday newstrip

Mass shooting at daycare center in Thailand leaves 37 dead, including at least 24 children · Sun explodes with 2,00,000 km long filament, blast debris could hit Earth · medicinal cannabis clinics' quality of care can be pot luck · human rights advocates in Ukraine, Russia, & Belarus win 2022 Nobel Peace Prize · ‘America First’ T.®ump is now doling out endorsements in foreign elections · Australia Post temporarily halts sea mail amid rise in prohibited items · researchers at IRB Barcelona & PCCB develop study model for Ewing sarcoma in Drosophila fly.