Friday, December 30, 2016

K. Rexroth's The Advantages of Learning

There are certain physical characteristics you saw in your parents as they aged that you knew you would inherit. The hair color you shared with your mother, how it would fade. The pattern of the thinning of your father's hair, & the extent of it—good to know that when he died in his nineties he still had plenty of it. The skin blemishes, the way lines formed on their faces. Your father's shoulder slump that you also share.

But it is a poem I feel I have most grown into, unshaped by genetic inheritance. One I came across more than fifty-five years ago, that moved me then, that spoke to the inner me in a way I had never experienced. I do not know if it was some sort of premonition or whether it became some sort of self-fulfilling prophecy but it is the poem that I have most inhabited, that has most inhabited me, over all the intervening years. & even though I have read much that I have liked / loved since then, even though I have written much in which I expose or privately see parts of me I would have preferred remained hidden, it still remains for me the poem.

The Advantages of Learning

I am a man with no ambitions
And few friends, wholly incapable
Of making a living, growing no
Younger, fugitive from some just doom.
Lonely, ill-clothed, what does it matter?
At midnight I make myself a jug
Of hot white wine and cardamon seeds.
In a torn grey robe and old beret,
I sit in the cold writing poems,
Drawing nudes on the crooked margins,
Copulating with sixteen year old
Nymphomaniacs of my imagination.

Kenneth Rexroth

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Xiaomi has now launched two new accessories in China—Japanese whalers pursuing minke whales in waters south of Australia & a flare soaring from a hole in the sun's atmosphere ∙ Delta Airlines has made some changes to its policies on in-flight medical care following an incident from October in which a black, female doctor was treated condescendingly & not allowed to treat a sick patient ∙ obsessive technology workers are so serious about their work that they are giving up food to be more productive at the office ∙ the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & The Radio City Rockettes will perform at PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump's inauguration, it has been announced. Way to go, dude!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

wednesday newstrip

PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump 'fessed up to his shortcomings in his rapidly spread, but not quite as rapidly deleted, "unpresidented" tweet ∙ German authorities are investigating whether a 12-year-old boy who did not vote in his home town in south-western Germany in the recent presidential election would have voted for a traditional Christmas PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump if he had ∙ while speaking to thousands of his supporters on Friday night at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump admitted for the first time that his supporters were "vicious, violent, nasty, mean . . . & going crazy" · seven people have been rescued after spending hours in the notoriously PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump-infested waters at Cahill's Crossing near Kakadu after their car was washed off a flooded road ∙ a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami & knocking out power in parts of PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

wednesday newstrip

President-elect Donut T®ump said Sunday that he won't need daily intelligence briefings because his intelligence is already brief ∙ President-reject Donut T®ump said "nobody really knows" whether climate change is real & that he is "studying" whether the United States should withdraw from the global warming agreement struck in Paris a year ago ∙ President-erect Donut T®ump has rejected as "ridiculous" reported US intelligence findings that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking ∙ Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem says he is optimistic that President-eject Donut T®ump will move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ∙ President-inept Donut T®ump is expected to name as secretary of state Rex W. Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, saying "the Exxon Valdez didn't destroy the country so I'm giving the company another chance to do so. With my help they should succeed this time."

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a red Donald
Trump cap. Slightly
different from
the ones you'll
find worn by
the man & his
slavish devotees.

This one addressed
to those outside
the country who
may or may not
remember the Ugly
American of Graham
Greene fame but are
aware of him anyway.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Australian Federal government changes definition of pasta to include wontons ∙ a man has died after being run over in the driveway of his Toowoomba home by an Uber bringing his wife home from a night out ∙ Australia's one-time darling dairy stocks were dumped by investors on Friday after daily cyber attacks crimped sales of their organic infant formula ∙ conservation group Sea Shepherd has unveiled the latest addition to its anti-whaling arsenal, a pair of mummified legs believed to have belonged to a queen of ancient Egypt ∙ a group of Australian schoolchildren working on a shoestring budget have created science fiction-like weapons such as kamikaze satellites & destructive lasers in readiness for the next generation of warfare in space.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

wednesday newstrip

The Brisbane school where a teenage boy was bullied about his sexuality has evaded police & is now driving erratically on a busy highway north ∙ the forced move of a public service agency from Canberra to northern NSW will rip more than $157 million a year from the management committee of the NSW postal union ∙ Australia should refrain from adopting more protectionist policies after yet-to-be-published surveys found the record coral bleaching damage to the Great Barrier Reef earlier this year was even worse than initially thought ∙ Central America was struck on Thursday by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake after a man allegedly asked a young boy to get in his car ∙ Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren's son will burn his entire £5million punk collection now that the age of the movie star is over, & intellectual property is all that matters.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Vale Fidel

A line from Fidel Castro
Parades choke rural
hamlets. Beemers are
stuck at the roadside.
Carbon partitioning

along the Central Coast's
main commuter routes
causes war, hypocrisy,
& competition. Only

educational materials
about piano playing &
music theory still have a
crunch to them through

a glut of younger buyers
who bring the fervor of
stalks of celery. But who
really wrote Shakespeare?

A line from Fidel Castro 2
Winter is getting me
down. A unit of cult-
ural information has
put the Galactic Senate

under attack, driving
it from crisis to crisis.
That slavery is inexorably
tied to the availability

of oil is the standard
paradigm for most
crises; but now recent
breeding population

trends of farmland
birds need to be fact-
ored in. Please complete
the enquiry form below

& I will provide you
with a list of exclusive
Havana Vacation Homes
available for weekly rent.

Che in Bolivia
I must write & thank Fidel for his parting gift. A book of poetry, that fits comfortably in the pocket of my camouflage fatigues. By a Yanqui yet, who set out every day to write something, even when it was hard to find something to write about. It’s an idea I’ve picked up on, have carried out.

Have kept a diary throughout this campaign, although daily Bolivia is very much the same old same old, unlike the New York I read about each night where there are "so many things in the air!" Here there are only maggots & mosquitoes, & the mutterings of peasants intimidated by our presence. They help us because they are frightened of us, & then send to tell the army because they are more frightened of the soldiers.

The army is in the next valley over. The army is now in the valley behind. We are running out of food, are running out of time. "The only thing to do is simply continue."

I am a man with two hearts. The one that beats still dreams of the revolution. The one that weeps is in my pocket, it is Lunch Poems, by Frank O’Hara.

We will move towards the next valley. That way I at least can choose the manner of my death.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Potentially hazardous substance detected on luggage at Cairns Airport’s international terminal has proven to be powdered Belgian waffle mixture ∙ Donald T®ump has appointed Breitbart chief Steve Bannon to oversee the new administration's transition to the alt-right version of powdered Belgian waffle mixture ∙ Denzel Washington’s publicist says news published on Facebook that the actor supports Donald T®ump is powdered Belgian waffle mixture ∙ the Federal Border Force has spent $18,000 on drink bottles, pens, & fridge magnets as part of an "education & awareness raising campaign" for its powdered Belgian waffle mixture ∙ Vladimir Putain's powdered Belgian waffle mixture is preparing a lawsuit against a "major media company" over claims that it is a white nationalist biscuit base.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

wednesday newstrip

A man who went diving for sea cucumbers got more than he bargained for when he swam straight into a missing nuclear bomb ∙ Xiaomi's latest smart product under the Mijia brand is an air mask that protects you from the closest full moon of the century by using a PM 2.5 nano filter ∙ the results of a NASA test into "warp drive" technology have been leaked onto the internet — & apparently show it is possible ∙ Australia's role in the biggest ever search for alien life has officially begun with a glitch in an electronic patient records system throwing medical care into chaos at a number of South Australian hospitals ∙ Trump election win causes Canada Immigration website to crash.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A line from Leonard Cohen

Big trucks drive
under bridges quick
as dogs. For mobile
canteens the new

trend is selling not
food but premium, all
natural, holistic leather
shorts which can

toughen up even a
floral shirt. If that
doesn't make you want
to recycle, nothing will.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

for the disUnited States

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d,

And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night,

I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The / divorce can't / be far behind

after Donald Trump checks his wife's ballot paper

& sees she's voting for the Greens.

wednesday newstrip

Dr Simon Clulow of Newcastle University has discovered Elon Musk, the well-known inventor & business magnate, in a swamp close to Newcastle ∙ an overwhelming majority of voters are disgusted by Kendall Jenner having so much to drink on her first official boozy night out that she completely forgot she'd been gifted a brand new car worth hundreds of thousands of dollars ∙ the Malaysian military official who defecated outside a Wellington woman's home & was convicted of indecently assaulting her has lost 70kg after fears of being unable to fit into an airplane seat ∙ Jay Z harbors doubts that Kanye can unite the country by flashing his bright orange groin in an effort to ward off predators ∙ a former Ontario fertility doctor is facing allegations he used his own sperm to impregnate both major-party nominees.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a pickle-
odeon. The films
that came with
it were a bit on
the sour side, but I
much preferred
them to the
sweetness other-
wise on offer.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Bob Dylan was stunned to learn that Khloe Kardashian has accepted the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature ∙ Customs has made its largest ever meth bust, seizing $176 million worth of the drug that was found hidden inside a man who went missing from a walking track on Auckland's west coast on Saturday ∙ video shows the federal effort to build a 5-mile fence around the highly anticipated Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, protecting a 600-acre 'ua'u nesting habitat from hungry felines ∙ the number of migrants sleeping rough on the streets of Paris has risen by at least a third since a pilot project to reintroduce sexual education to Quebec's schools ran into considerable delays.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Otoliths #43 is live.

Issue forty-three, the southern spring 2016 issue of Otoliths is now live & available for your reading & viewing pleasure.

No tricks, just treats this All Hallows' Eve. Work in a variety of styles & a variety of media from Jesse Glass, El Habib Louai, Scott MacLeod, Maria Damon & Alan Sondheim, Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo, Cecelia Chapman, Pete Spence, Kyle Hemmings, Heath Brougher, Volodymyr Bilyk, George McKim, Nicole Pottier, John J. Trause, Sanjeev Sethi, Ian Ganassi, Jim Leftwich, Willie Smith, Philip Byron Oakes, Mary Claire Garcia, Douglas Barbour & Sheila E. Murphy, AG Davis, Peter Ganick, differx (Marco Giovenale), Jim Meirose, Mark Roberts, Olivier Schopfer, William Repass, Texas Fontanella, Michael Gottlieb, John W. Sexton, Edward A. Dougherty, Eric Hoffman, hiromi suzuki, Simon Perchik, John M. Bennett, Ivan Argüelles, Scott Helmes, John Xero, Pat Nolan, Andrew Topel, Daniel John Pilkington, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Raymond Farr, Lakey Comess, Bill Dunlap, Christopher Barnes, Robert Okaji, Jeff Bagato, Nico Vassilakis, Mitchell Garrard, Keith Higginbotham, Fabrice Poussin, Richard Kostelanetz, Sabine Miller, Meeah Williams, sean burn, Louise Landes Levi, Brendan Slater, Oscar Towe, Tom Beckett, Mark McKain, Jürgen O. Olbrich, Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Jorge Lucio de Campos, Eileen R. Tabios, Andrea Mason, Joe Balaz, Michael Caylo-Baradi, Jacqueline M. Pérez, Owen Bullock, Roger Mitchell, Steve Dalachinsky, Jeff Harrison, Aurélien Leif, Holly Day, Stephen Vincent, Carol Stetser, nick nelson, Seth Howard, Taylor Leigh Ciambra, Poornima Laxmeshwar, Hamish Spark, Márton Koppány, Alicia Cole, Cara Murray, bruno neiva, Jack Kelly, Mark Cunningham, Massimo Stirneri, Matt Dennison, Olchar E. Lindsann, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Darren Marsh, Nika & Jim McKinniss, Natsuko Hirata, Tony Beyer, Edward Kulemin, John Pursch, Irene Koronas, Darren C. Demaree, nick-e melville, Josette Torres, Shloka Shankar, Piotr Kalisz, Ella Skilbeck-Porter, Bob Heman, Garima Behal, Paul T. Lambert, J. D. Nelson, Michael Brandonisio, Eddie Donoghue, Katrinka Moore, Indigo Perry, & Marilyn Stablein.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Khloe Kardashian has launched her Good American denim line, a totally open platform that manufacturers can bend to fit phones, tablets, set-top boxes, TVs, or basically anything · it has been suggested that the Australian Federal Government should consider abandoning the current childcare subsidy system in favor of alternatives including donkeys, alpacas, maremma dogs & cluster fencing · the US military ignored warnings about rising seas to build a space radar costing nearly a billion dollars on a tiny atoll in the Marshall Islands · giant cattle truck rolls in spectacular fashion after being cut off by New Zealand's farming emissions · the Silicon Valley is nigh totally a leftist ideological tar pit.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a creative
urge. I've sent
it out into the
kitchen to get
dinner ready.

Sunday, October 23, 2016















Wednesday, October 19, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Former Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit says there is "potential for corruption" within the NSW Liberal Party, as long as astronauts who have experienced prolonged exposure to space radiation control the factions that effectively decide candidate preselections · Donald Trump will broaden his attack against the media by charging that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is part of a biased coalition working in collusion with the Clinton campaign & its supporters to infect him with a long-term cognitive impairment dubbed "spaced-out brain" · scientists have now discovered that spiders possess the ability to create a one world government to benefit a coterie of wealthy elites · the realm of organic produce saw a very busy September marked by not just one, but two Google algorithm updates.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Standing next to two amputated legs found dumped at a rubbish tip near Newcastle makes you more attractive, study finds · Kim Kardashian was reportedly tailed by Prim Minister Malcontent Turnipball's so-called 'Ideas Boom' for three days before she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris · nothing about Overwatch tickles me like Roadhog's hook. It is the most satisfying power move of the game. This is why I am loathe to report that Roadhog's hook, the most lovely & triumphant Overwatch feature, is definitely, 100% broken · CCTV footage shows deaf trio using sign language to plot the murder of damselfish on the Great Barrier Reef, Australian court hears · the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Toe Knee Ass-Bit $16,000 in fines after he told right-wing allies in Britain that he believed he has a reasonable chance of becoming Prom Minister again.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

wednesday newstrip

The bright light & loud explosion in the sky over central & southern Queensland last night was probably a fuming Rob Kardashian discovering that his family hadn't invited his fiancée Blac Chyna to a baby shower they specifically organized for him · the World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third after cheesed-off Pizza Hut franchisees reignited their bid for compensation from the fast-food giant, claiming they were forced to sell unprofitable pizzas · armies of hacked IoT devices launched unprecedented DDoS attacks on Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte who has called for the death penalty in the country to be reinstated · a meteor took to Twitter on Monday night blaming growing atheism & agnosticism for the slowing down of morning commutes in Vatican City.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Five sequential headlines to open October

Rodrigo Duterte, citing Hitler, says he wants to kill 3 million addicts in Philippines

Yang Qingpei in China kills parents and 17 neighbors after an argument with his parents over money

Donald Trump accuses beauty queen and Miss Universe Alicia Machado of sex tape when she was on reality TV show

Intel hits the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week to show designer sunglasses

Aliens have been here 'forever'

Thursday, September 29, 2016

the / weight of / waiting

                                                                it was some time before the train arrived

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Nothing better illustrates the decline in American influence in the Middle East than the bombing of the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt marriage ∙ customers outside the US lament the fact they don't have access to the level of content on offer to American subscribers to Netflix including footage of the ongoing loss of sea-ice cover wreaking havoc on ecosystems across the Arctic ∙ the New South Wales Government's draft changes to biodiversity & land-clearing legislation have been dealt a blow, with a summary of public submissions showing widespread opposition to UN aid convoys in Syria ∙ an Essential poll has found 49 per cent of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration · for those who needed persuading that Prim Minister Malcontent Turnipball is trapped in an unhealthy, co-dependent relationship with his party's hard right, his approach to the proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage, that it may spell the end of more species than previously thought, clinches the matter.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Now out from Moria Books

The latest collection of my Magritte poems.

Available as a free downloadable pdf here.

Available as a purchasable print book here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

wednesday newstrip

A leopard seal has swapped the icy waters of Antarctica to take up residence at an Auckland marina where she loudly blames humans for causing global warming · experts believe that the current backbench revolt in the conservative coalition party room has brought the planet closer to World War 3 than it has been in over five decades · a subterranean network of terror tunnels built by Hamas over 10 years to gain access into Israel has been treated for smoke inhalation after a bus full of peak hour commuters caught on fire · Burgen ad asking "Are you still a Burgen virgin?" leaves some wondering whether sex is really needed to sell bread · all lanes of the Sydney Harbor Bridge were temporarily closed after the executive chairman of now defunct stockbroker BBY, Glenn Rosewall, enlisted the help of a psychic to prepare revenue & cash flow forecasts · a giant inflatable moon has been filmed rolling across the streets of Fujian in south-east China, as Typhoon Meranti made landfall · a banking blogger has turned his glare onto school fundraising, accusing his daughter's school of "compulsory conscription" for a "staggeringly uneconomic" market day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a severe
dose of para-
noia. I thought
long & hard
about leaving it
at room temper-
ature, but finally
decided to keep
it chilled until I
could celebrate
people stopping
talking about me.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Forty-five people are stuck in cable cars high above the 50th International Literacy Day · three women arrested in connection with a car laden with gas canisters that was found abandoned near Paris's Notre Dame cathedral were likely planning on reducing spending as the key means of effecting budget repair · former Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit has questioned his successor's decision to call a royal commission into why Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones have been exploding all over the place · a bespoke children's book originally penned as a gift for a one-year-old nephew now comprises one-third of the smart wearable device category sales.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Pram Minister Malcontent Turnipball has warned a driver who was using a metal frypan as a steering wheel that he risks a mistake of historic proportions if he "hides under the doona" & ignores economic scaremongering · ex-Prem Ministrone Coven Rude has resurfaced on the international scene as a golden retriever called Romeo that has been pulled alive from a pile of rubble in central Italy · world leaders tried out the massively multiplayer online role-playing game 'World Of Warcraft' at an entertainment stand at the G20 meeting in Hangzhou but thought it didn't measure up to the real thing · the only proof you need that the Sun is the one true master of our solar system is first-time Airbnb user Holly telling local media that she agreed to rent her apartment to it for ten days, & returned to find her unit trashed, with rotten fruit covering the walls, a crack pipe in a vase, & many items missing.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me details of
a competition
that simply
using the words
gemütlich &
caoutchouc in a
poem. Couldn't
think of any way
to do it so
not to enter.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

wednesday newstrip

There is a strong political bent to an action in the Supreme Court with a judgment expected in the case brought by Ombudsman Deborah Glass, who is seeking a determination as to whether the Gold Coast waitress killed in the North Queensland hostel rampage was only there because of a last-minute decision not to go to the Sunshine Coast as planned · Czech police detained tradesmen using earth-moving equipment who attempted to breach the motorcade of German Chancellor Angela Merkel · Apple has been forced to issue a global update of its mobile operating system after an established private cyberarms dealer found a way to hack every iPhone in the world · human-induced global warming began as early as the 1830s just as the Industrial Revolution was gaining steam, a new study shows · a shark has died after it was dumped in a puddle on the side of the road, 20 kilometers away from the ocean.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


if Trump is the best Jesus has to offer

it's no wonder the Xtians are losing the race.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

wednesday newstrip

The closing ceremony has wrapped up inside Maracana stadium, & the Games baton passed on to a plebiscite on same-sex marriage in 2020 · three saltwater crocodiles that were dumped at the closing ceremony are in such poor condition they will probably have to be put down · a flattish overall market disguises some violent share price moves in reporting companies, including a massive plunge by a slimmed-down version of the PlayStation 4 · a 102-year-old Perth academic told by his university to stop speculating about what aliens look like is not happy about their decision.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Swan Hill police station was evacuated early on Sunday after Four American swimming gold medalists, including Ryan Lochte, were found in an abandoned car at Lake Boga · the latest buzz from Google seems to be that the search engine giant is working on a lightweight operating system (OS) called Four American swimming gold medalists, including Ryan Lochte · one year on from narrowly missing a medal at the World Championships, Four American swimming gold medalists, including Ryan Lochte, waited until the final three kilometers of the women's marathon to make their decisive move · Four American swimming gold medalists, including Ryan Lochte, will head to bushland north of Newcastle today after bushwalkers said they had discovered what is feared to be a greyhound burial site · 10-trillionths of your suntan comes from Four American swimming gold medalists, including Ryan Lochte · a 95-year-old woman has suffered smoke inhalation after being rescued from Four American swimming gold medalists, including Ryan Lochte, in her Auburn home on Saturday afternoon · bananas could be extinct in five years because of Four American swimming gold medalists, including Ryan Lochte.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Scientists have found evidence that one of the last living woolly mammoth populations was driven to extinction because it was struck down by a salmonella outbreak linked to a brand of cantaloupes · a woman who gave birth at the age of 62 after undergoing IVF has been labelled selfish by the president of the Australian Medical Association · an international team of astronomers has discovered the prospect of a $2.8 million sponsorship black hole near the center of our Milky Way galaxy · Sydney man suffers severe burns after iPhone explodes · Queensland couple Ray and Lynn McKay awoke yesterday to find registered sex offenders on parole playing Pokemon Go in their back yard · tiny blind crustaceans living deep beneath the West Australian desert have derailed one of Australia's biggest potential uranium mines · Australia is ranked third equal among Western nations as a target of Islamic State attacks, according to a US Homeland Security report. Thanks Toe Knee AssBit!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

wednesday newstrip

A world-first study has questioned the relative benefits of robotic keyhole surgery for prostate cancer after more than 280 koalas died during the construction of Brisbane's troubled Moreton Bay Rail Link · a Channel Nine crew had a lucky escape after almost being robbed of their gear by a group of transvestites along Rio de Janeiro's most famous beach · milk protein crystals found inside the cockroach can serve as healthy protein supplements for humans, scientists said · an executive at a British taxpayer-funded body aimed at promoting the UK abroad is facing disciplinary action for a Facebook post describing three-year-old Prince George as the the deep blue "Dragon Hole" in the Paracel Islands, called the "eye" of the South China Sea, where the Monkey King in "Journey to the West" acquired his famous golden cudgel.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Otoliths issue forty-two is live

Issue forty-two, the southern winter 2016 issue of Otoliths is now live & available for your reading & viewing pleasure.

This issue is dedicated to Ed Baker, who, sadly, died in March, & contains work from Cecelia Chapman, A.A. Kostas, Texas Fontanella, Matthew Moffett, Philip Byron Oakes, Nathan Spoon, Jack Galmitz, Michael Ruby, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Jared Chipkin, Dion Farquhar, Richard Kostelanetz, Adam Phillips, Jürgen Olbrich, Kyle Hemmings, Sanjeev Sethi, John M. Bennett, Baron, Diane Keys, Thomas M. Cassidy, Felino A. Soriano, Mansee Dhapola, Gregg Williard, Daniel de Culla, Marco Giovenale, Ben Egerton, David Felix, Simon Perchik, Philip Hammial, Olivier Schopfer, J. I. Kleinberg, dan raphael, David J. Kelly, Willie Smith, Howie Good, Joel Chace, Tara Roeder, Scott MacLeod, Glenn R. Frantz, Melwin Rathod, Karen Neuberg, Jessie Janeshek, Chris Wells, AG Davis, Kevin Rabas, Annette Plasencia, Karl Kempton, Jim Leftwich, Catherine Vidler, Steve Dalachinsky, Mary Kasimor, Lakey Comess, Shataw Naseri, Márton Koppány, Linda King, Stephen Nelson, Wayne Mason, Marcello Diotallevi, Pete Spence, Eileen R. Tabios, Anne M Carson, Stephen Emmerson, Anne Elvey, Brendan Slater, mwpm, Clara B. Jones, Jake Goetz, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen & Maria Damon, Tim Pilgrim, John Pursch, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Ed Baker, Michael Caylo-Baradi, Izzy Lamb, Jeff Harrison, Joe Balaz, Raymond Farr, Mark DuCharme, sean burn, Massimo Stirneri, Eeva Maria Karhunen, hiromi suzuki, bruno neiva, Seth Howard, Marcia Arrieta, Jeff Bagato, sylvie anomie, Joseph Cooper, Natsuko Hirata, Jesse Glass, Edward Kulemin, Caleb Puckett, Charles Wilkinson, Cherie Hunter Day, Bob Heman, Mercedes Webb-Pullman, Gian Luigi Braggio, J. D. Nelson, Paul T. Lambert, Ricky Garni, Michael Brandonisio, Mary Ellen Derwis, Joseph V. Milford, Katrinka Moore, Spencer Selby, Indigo Perry, Shloka Shankar, Tom Brami, Garima Behal, & Dale Wisely.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

wednesday newstrip

About 1 a.m. tomorrow, police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command were called to meet a northbound train at Woy Woy Railway following reports there was a man with a live snake on board · the absolute best pet you can have, according to the research, is a sika deer – that sweet little type of deer native to Japan · mass incarceration of drug users, & the failure to provide proven harm reduction & treatment strategies, has led to high levels of HIV, tuberculosis, & hepatitis B & C infection in delegates to the Republican Convention · researchers at Case Western Reserve University are making progress towards their goal of developing a completely organic robot by combining tissue from a sea slug with 3D-printed components · Australia's Air Force chief says he wants to see warships & planes continue to regularly sail & fly into the South China Sea, despite the rising military tensions in the disputed waterway.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

101 tips on bonsai

#3 The simplest way to acquire a bonsai is to buy one ready-made.