Monday, July 30, 2012

plane speaking

What little I 
know about 
            comes from 
those who have 
never flown.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

geographies: Broadmount

Thursday, July 26, 2012

he made the decision to shape the dress on more traditional lines

Monday, July 23, 2012

geographies: Iron Pot

Saturday, July 21, 2012

geographies: Parnassus

It was a 
   temporal re- 
         from which 
            he returned 
               singing the 
                     between mouth- 
                        fuls of an egg 
                        & lettuce sand- 
                     wich. Arch-
                  ival footage 
               shows there
             were times
         when he had
      all four feet
   off the 

Friday, July 20, 2012

for Márton Koppány

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

geographies: Duaringa

Monday, July 16, 2012

fract ure

f r a c t    u r e
f r a c    t u r e
f r a c t    u r e
f r a c    t u r e
f r a    c t u r e
f r a c t    u r e
f r a c t u    r e
f r a c t    u r e

Friday, July 13, 2012

geographies: Lucas Park

Thursday, July 12, 2012

50 years ago,

there used to
be a
meat on
The Strolling Bones.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

geographies: Stanwell

Sunday, July 08, 2012

but that bain't no 'obbit, zurr...

Friday, July 06, 2012

geographies: Hedlow

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Out from Otoliths—Nicholas Manning's Homo Sentimentalis

Now out from Otoliths.

Homo Sentimentalis: A Guide In Verse To Modern Emotional Intimacy
Nicholas Manning
116 pages
Otoliths, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9872010-4-1
$15.95 + p&h
"In a civilization of hysteria, the sentimental man is king. Troubadoured constructions have laced our European balconies with a string of rotting roses. Emotion’s event horizon is the condensation of cliché. Love is both an autonomous quality of the world and a conditional quality of our language. Extend a convention far enough and one arrives at life. Shall we explore love then as rhetorical device? The flowers among your hair are mere metaphors. Upper limit hyperbole, lower limit litotes. Kitsch and the commonplace set up the steps of the dance. To then trip over tropes is to attain a glittering singularity among stars: a stasis amidst the movement. Rhetoric and sincerity do not cease to be distinguishable; rather, their distinction no longer matters. Beyond the baroque and the rococo lie the limits of this spectrum, where all passion is at once passion and its show, all pathos at once ethos and its mask of Venetian glitter. The aesthetic posture and persona of our over-the-top Romeo takes then to moving while still sobbing in a comical cabriole. Let the tropes dance then, the ones amidst the others, and interchange forever their silken, saddened arms." —Nicholas Manning

Homo Sentimentalis: A Guide In Verse To Modern Emotional Intimacy is probably the greatest single-poet book of love poems in the field of “avant” poetry since For Love, by Robert Creeley. –Kent Johnson