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.

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.

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.

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.