Thursday, December 26, 2019

genetic material

          watch two
          the field on
        the other side
        of the lagoon
    in a complicated
        mating ritual
          & cr    eate 
            an       al
              mo   st
                fe   ct     
              do    ub
                le  he   

(From 15 years ago, with only a little GM.)

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Fans hate Dynamaxing in Pokémon · asteroid hit: Russia developing weapon to blow up dangerous space rocks mid-way · DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment could give competitive gamers an edge · Zebrafish 'avatars' help distinguish radiosensitive from radioresistant tumors · ancient chewing gum reveals Stone Age woman's genome · most US opioid overdose deaths accidental, 4% are suicide · NASA issues warning for two asteroids that might collide with Earth this week · DoNuts T.®ump has lashed out at Democrats in a furious six-page letter to Nancy Pelosi, labeling his looming impeachment a declaration of war on democracy & an illegal coup attempt. Santa Claus decides not to bring him a present.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

wednesday newstrip

NASA investigates mysterious activity on nearby asteroid that left top scientists baffled · Australia has been singled out as the worst-performing country on climate change policy according to a new international ranking · precision epigenome editing can repair genetic syndrome of intellectual disability · thousands of 'penis fish' appear on California beach · US Prissygent DoNuts T.®ump's mockery with 'fake orgasm' outrages FBI agent · Arctic may have crossed key threshold as permafrost melts in feared climate feedback · DoNuts T.®ump vows to tackle the scourge of low-flush toilets, claiming that water regulations force Americans to flush multiple times after using the bathroom.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Earth was hit by a mysterious ‘mini-moon’ fireball asteroid in 2016, scientists reveal · Apostrophe Protection Society closes its doors, announcing that 'the ignorance & laziness present in modern times have won!' · anti-vaxxers are still spreading false claims as people die of measles · DoNuts T.®ump's administration loses bid to bring back federal executions in US · beached sperm whale found with 100kg of rubbish — including plastic waste — inside its stomach · a third of Britons view the US as a 'menace to the world.'

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid warning: NASA tracks a 2000ft monster rock on Earth approach day after Christmas · teen found stuffed in a barrel was 'given meth to wake her up' before gruesome death · DoNuts T.®ump tweets bizarre doctored image of his head on Sylvester Stallone's body. Only rational explanation put forward so far is that threatened impeachment has him feeling a bit Rocky · a surprisingly big black hole might have swallowed a star from the inside out · husband & children of dead Sydney woman in freezer have been found in China · Luigi is the Mushroom Kingdom's most prolific serial killer.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

La lección de música

Demasiado tarde para un taxi, entonces el
maestro llama en una campana para
llevar a su alumno a su casa
en el campo

Han hecho esto antes, es
bien ensayado y vestido
para. El alumno solo necesita
asumir un poco más alto

registrarse para convertirse en un oído, en
parte de una especie de significante, pero
también permitiéndole escuchar qué
camino a seguir y dar instrucciones para

donde están los mejores asientos. los
La campana mantiene el tiempo. El oído
viene una parte de eso. El hundimiento
sun promueve el puntaje, permitiendo

Un color diferente para ser escuchado.
Ahora lo invisible se representa
visible. Esta lección está completa
¿Qué aprenderá la próxima semana?

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid warning: Earth WILL be hit by rock size of dinosaur-ending strike — expert claim · Israeli Prime Minister Backgammon Nestingyahoo faces indictments for corruption, claims allegations "politically motivated" · a group of immigration hardliners, including some who worked at an organization that has been described as a hate group by an advocacy watchdog that monitors extremism, have gained powerful posts in the federal agency in charge of administering benefits for immigrants, asylum-seekers & refugees · CNN reports that T.®ump has now fabricated five quotes from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an attempt to defend himself against the impeachment inquiry · 140th out of 146: Australian teens do close to the least physical activity in the world.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Starting the day

I confront the
plasma screen
once more &

hope again that
small words
turn into monsters.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

wednesday newstrip

NASA asteroid alert: a colossal rock the size of Sears Tower is rapidly approaching Earth · concern as plague cases diagnosed in China · Xbox expands game streaming service & announces new games at X019 · US teenager shoots fellow students dead on his birthday at a Southern California high school · are bigger water bombers the answer to Australia's bushfire woes? · T.®ump hikes price tag for US forces in Korea almost 500% as Seoul questions alliance · NSW bushfires: man charged after allegedly lighting fire at Ebor to protect cannabis crop.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

from pelican dreaming 9.8.2004

Found Word for the Day.

Otoliths — "earstones" — are small white bony structures found in the head of all fish other than rays, sharks & lampreys. They provide a sense of balance in much the same way that the inner ear provides balance in humans. They also aid in hearing. In some fish, the otolith is connected through fine hairs to the swim bladder & this aids the fish to hear behind itself.

Growth rings, much like those of a tree, record the age & growth of a fish from the date of hatch to the time of death in such detail that everything from the year of hatch, the migration pathways & the temperature of the water can be analysed from the otolith.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Now out from Otoliths: tocsin by harry k stammer

Color me old-fashioned but I like print. It's why I do print editions of Otoliths, it's why — until I ran out of time, oomph, & money — I did a range of books under the Otoliths imprint.

Print demands a different set of inputs. Online, you have templates to work from & within, & provided you have a reasonable knowledge of code, you can stretch those templates. There's no real inside or outside: with Otoliths I have artificially created something akin to a book — cover, contents, a next page interior.

With print, the interiors are easy to prepare. Word & Adobe attend to most of it for you. But a book is a physical object, & to do the content justice, to treat it with the respect it deserves, requires someone to shape the clay to make it entire, to present it in a final form that the cover augments & makes attractive. As an editor I have always been conscious of the need to present work as its creator intended it to be; &, where possible, to enhance the surroundings that work appears in.

I think the, so far, nearly 200 offerings found on The Otoliths Storefront support my intentions. That outcome can, in a major way, be put down to the efficacy of the nearly 200 covers that harry k stammer has prepared over the last almost decade & a half, from a variety of source matter. To put it simply, with regards to the print output of Otoliths, harry has made much of it possible.

But harry is much more than a designer. He's a musician, songwriter, painter, & a poet, both text & vispo. tocsin, this current book, is the final part of a series that deals with the plight of the homeless in Los Angeles & the third that Otoliths has published. tents was one of the first books I published, back in 2007; grounds came out in 2014, the last book I published. It was always the intent, however, to temporarily open the door down the track & close the series off when the final book was ready.

So, without further ado, & with the grateful thanks of, if not a nation, at least this publisher for all the help harry has generously given me over the years, I can announce that:

Now out from Otoliths

by harry k stammer
48 pages, b&w, with visuals
direct link:

harry k stammer’s new book tocsin is the final book in a series that includes tents & grounds, both published by Otoliths. It continues to dig deeper into the realm of a homeless person’s mind as he/she lives in downtown Los Angeles. As Philip Primeau said of tents, "stammer mixes a sort of poetic cubism with wordplay, startling typography, and a wide array of other adventurous techniques with creative intensity rarely witnessed."

This book again uses experimental/visual poetry to explore the issues of homelessness.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

wednesday newstrip

'Closest flyby in history.' Scientists panic after NASA fails to pick up asteroid threat · popular Fortnite YouTuber Faze Jarvis permanently banned for using aimbot · US rapper TI under fire after saying he takes his teenage daughter to a gynaecologist every year to check her hymen is still intact · wounded US veteran 'feeling whole' after breakthrough penis, scrotum transplant · NASA satellites reveal the world’s thickest glacier is melting 80 years ahead of schedule · Kim Kardashian reveals Kanye West paid her $1.45 million not to model a rival fashion brand.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Shot in the T.®ump

Many multi-authored concepts fall apart almost from the start. This one, by way of minimal questioning, managed to avoid that fate for around 230 years. Then it was revealed as a Ponzi scheme.

It was known as The Declaration of Independence.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

wednesday newstrip

A myth propagated by anti-vaxxers suggests that getting measles is better for your immunity than the vaccine against the infection, but new research shows that getting measles is even more dangerous than first thought · small asteroid paid a heavy price for almost striking Earth · Rage Against The Machine are reuniting to headline Coachella 2020 · living skin can now be 3-D-printed with blood vessels included · 'last necklace made by Neanderthals' discovered by archaeologists in Spain · 'could blow up in their face': Chinese officials said to have doubts over reaching long-term trade deal with T.®ump.

Friday, November 01, 2019

The latest issue of Otoliths is live.

Issue fifty-five of Otoliths, the southern spring issue, has just gone live.

This issue is dedicated to three greatly valued contributors — Keith Kumasen Abbott, Steve Dalachinsky, & Bill DiMichele — who all passed away during the past three months.

It has a cover by Mary Ellen Derwis, & contains a wide variety of prose, poetry, & visuals, that often overlap, from Lynn Strongin, Guy R. Beining, Alisa Velaj, Kristian Patruno, David Lohrey, Mary Kasimor, Miro Sandev, Ayşegül Tözeren, Sanjeev Sethi, Jürgen O. Olbric, Flora Michèle Marin, Xe M. Sánchez, Jim Leftwich, Stuart Wheatley & Texas Fontanella, Erik Fuhrer, Mario José Cervantes, Seth Howard, harry k. stammer, József Bíró, Jim Meirose, Keith Walker, Simón Ibarra, Pete Spence, Diana Magallón, J. D. Nelson, Kristin Garth, Steve Dalachinsky, John M. Bennett, Diane Keys, andrew topel, Yoko Danno & James C. Hopkins, Peter J. King & Jude Cowan Montague, Lael Gold, Daniel de Culla, dan raphael, David Baptiste Chirot, Fabrice B. Poussin, Karl Kempton, Joe Balaz, Howie Good, Piet Nieuwland, Cleo Henry, Craig Cotter, Jesse Glass, Kenneth Rexroth, Cecelia Chapman, David Greaves, Vera Constantineau, C. Mehrl Bennett, Ben Egerton, Hao Wang, David Hawkins, Kit Kennedy, Sean Bolton, Martin Edmond, Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, Karen Downs-Barton, Tom Beckett, hiromi suzuki, Keith Higginbotham, Bruno Neiva, Elmedin Kadric, Vernon Frazer, Jeff Bagato, Joseph Buehler, Olivier Schopfer, AG Davis, Kyle Hemmings, d'Ores&Deja, Dave Read, Clara B. Jones, Simon Perchik, David J Kelly, Thomas Fink, Maya D. Mason, Paul Ilechko, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, Charles Wilkinson, Maria Brito, Pam Brown, Richard Lopez, Keith Nunes, Giuseppe Calandriello, John Vieira, Sheila E. Murphy, Michael Gould, M.J. Iuppa, Tim Wright, bofa xesjum, Penelope Weiss, Anna Menozzi translated by John Martone, Mark Staniforth, David Greenslade, Bob Heman, Michael O'Brien, Tony Beyer, Laurie Duggan, Steve Gilmartin, Jeff Harrison, Jen Schneider, John Phillips, Carol Stetser, Eric Hoffman, Joshua Smith, Michael Brandonisio, Laura Winter, Richard Kostelanetz, Ptr Kozlowski, Marilyn Stablein, Taofeek Ayeyemi, Anna Cates, Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo, Cameron Lowe, Joyce Parkes, Ashlee-Ann Sneller, John Levy, Cherie Hunter Day, Katrinka Moore, & nick-e melville.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

wednesday newstrip

A 46-foot asteroid will skim Earth at 30,100 mph, coming nearly as close as the Moon · Vatican's smart rosary app hacked 15 minutes after launch · Southwest Airlines pilots watched live video feed of plane toilet, says flight attendant · DoNuts T.®ump has suggested he may order the release of the video of the assassination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi so the world will know he did not die a hero · the Prissygent returned to the Wheat House to watch the raid after playing golf at his private Virginia club where he'd spent the day "crying, whimpering, & screaming" · sexual abuse victim of Frank Houston blasts Australian Pram Minister Scat SorrySon for supporting Hillsong founder Brian Houston, the son of Frank, on stage, plus the news Houston had been invited to accompany the Prim Bannister to the What House? last September.

Thursday, October 24, 2019


I used to think "flipping the bird" was the term for a sub-genre of bebop, that had to do with the reworking of tunes based on the chord progressions of Charlie Parker songs that were also reworkings of chord progressions from popular songs of his day.

That was before I came across the spoiled-brattishness of DoNuts T.®ump responding to being gently fact checked by the two female astronauts who've just completed a walk in space. . .

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

wednesday newstrip

The Prissygent's bid to claim presidential immunity to avoid releasing tax returns rejected by US Federal Judge although in 2013 T.®ump wanted to release them to show how smart he was for paying so little · top Texas Republican says Trump is ‘killing us’ ahead of 2020 elections in secretly recorded audio · suspicion grows that his Syria troop withdrawal was an election strategy & an impeachment distraction · France says Isis resurgence 'inevitable' after decision to allow Turkish offensive · Wheat House condemns video of fake DoNuts T®ump shooting media · threat from extreme rightwing terrorism in Australia has increased, ASIO says · close encounter: HUGE asteroid sped past Earth at 22,000mph.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Pyramid-size asteroid to hurtle past Earth (again) · Kendall Jenner has wished her best friend Bella Hadid a happy 23rd birthday by sharing a video of the pair kissing · dodgy insolvency practices in small business ombudsman inquiry's cross hairs · two business associates of Ruby Jeweliani arrested on campaign-finance charges · T.®ump flies into the Cuckoo’s Nest — confuses Turkey with turkey & wants to have it over for Thanksgiving dinner · Why should we help the Kurds? asks U.S. Prissypants T.®ump. After all, they never helped in the War of Independence or the Creek War or the War of Texas Independence or the Mexican-American War or . . .

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Vulture's Park

A powerpoint presentation of
images related to the royal
Christmas visit to Penshurst
takes great liberty with the
meanings usually associated
with emojis. My communications
degree has lost all relevance, so
have parked it away in a small
box from where it talks to me
all night of the pain it feels
when a leaf falls. Outside,
Mother has turned the Palace
grounds into a croquet green
& now I'm waiting for some-
one to hit a ball though that
final hoop & knock down the
bonsai which takes the place
of the central peg. Maybe then
I'll be able to get some sleep.

Series Magritte #407

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid terror: Fears of human extinction as three monster rocks head towards Earth · death toll from vaping-linked illness now at 19 in US · Wheat House ordered to turn over documents to support DoNuts T.®ump impeachment probe · Taylor Swift was filmed having a tearful encounter with a banana · U. K. Plum Molester Poorass Rhinestone faces new constitutional crisis as Brexit talks grind to a halt · Australian Federal Ministrone for Homophobic Affairs, Putrid Dustbin, accused of 'dictator' rhetoric over call for mandatory sentences for climate protesters.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Reactor turns carbon dioxide to pure liquid fuel · China's rover finds mysterious 'shiny gel' on dark side of the moon · two diet drinks a day are enough to raise the risk of early death · death march of a segmented & trilobate bilaterian elucidates early animal evolution · the lifelong cost of the 'selfie smile': optional dental veneers on the rise · a startup wants to launch a space hotel named after an ex-Nazi · T. Rex had an air conditioner in its head, study suggests.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid Bennu could hit Earth at 25 Million kph with the power of more than 76,000 Hiroshima nuclear bombs, creating a ball of fire as big as 20 kilometers wide & with major tsunamis to follow · a hive of activity was discovered in the roof of a north Brisbane home at the weekend when a beekeeper found 50 kilograms of honey packed in above the ceiling · bees are dropping dead in Brazil & sending a message to humans that a Burj Khalifa sized space rock is set to skim Earth this month · scientists have warned "city-killing" asteroid just zipped by Earth. Why didn’t we see it coming? · Elon Musk has a 1-in-7,000 chance of hitting Earth this Fall · Minecraft's latest Java update adds bees, hives, & honey.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Paleontologists find 231 million years old 'scrat,' a saber-toothed triassic squirrel · Fortnite nerfed the mech · giant pumice raft from underwater volcanic eruption makes its way to Great Barrier Reef · Miley Cyrus says she’s "a twerking, pot-smoking, foul-mouthed hillbilly but … not a liar" · CDC flags one death & nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S, possibly tied to vaping · Monopoly maker Hasbro buys Peppa Pig in $5.9 billion deal · the Amazon is on fire.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

wednesday newstrip

U.S. Sleazygent T.®ump's new cap reads "Make American Measles Again" as CDC warns U.S. risks losing measles elimination status by October. Scientist’s terrifying warning of apocalypse — 'Would boil oceans!' · asteroid the size of Empire State Building set to fly past Earth. Scientist’s terrifying warning of apocalypse — 'Would pickle pork!' · Blizzard sues Chinese game company over its Warcraft 'ripoff.' Scientist’s terrifying warning of apocalypse — 'Would Make America Great Again!' · CamScanner booted from Play Store after discovery of malicious code. Scientist’s terrifying warning of apocalypse — 'Would melt meringues!' · Apple says it's sorry for using contractors to listen in on Siri conversations & will cease doing it. U. K. Plum Molester Poorass Rhinestone's terrifying warning of subsequent apocalypse — 'Would breach the Constitution!'

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Control is an excellent supernatural thriller with hints of Metroid · what would dropping a nuclear bomb on a hurricane do? · hiding in Egypt? Internet goes bananas over PHOTO of 'Steve Jobs' alive & well · NASA warns massive asteroid 2000 QW7 to skim Earth · Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth have reportedly reached a custody arrangement for their pets · acid oceans are shrinking plankton, fueling faster climate change · how often should I get my teeth cleaned?

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The Quandary of Painting

You have blank walls. I have
four baby turtles with painted
backs that arrived at Dulles
International Airport earlier
this month. So, let's start with
room use. As in: "What do you want
to use the space for?" &: "What
do you want it to say about you?"
(from Series Magritte)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

wednesday newstrip

DoNuts T.®ump cancels meeting with Danish Prom Minister because she has 'no interest' in selling Greenland · Spider-Man is set to exit the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after Disney & Sony failed to reach an agreement, according to reports · scientists marvel at collision between black hole & possible neutron star · poo to the rescue: how fecal transplants can save starving koalas · Beijing has suggested Australia reflect on how it engages its Pacific neighbors after Fiji's Pram Minister accused Australian Prem Menaceter Scoot SorrySon of being "insulting & condescending" at the recent Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Tuvalu · European Union rebuffs U. K. Plum Molester Porous Sandstone's 'misleading' proposal on Brexit divorce.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid SHOCK: Earth just narrowly avoided 'tragedy' but end of civilization threat looms · America is close to ‘deal’ with Taliban, hints T.®ump · pig hearts 'could be used in human transplants within three years' after gene breakthrough · police in the US state of Oregon seized a number of weapons as hundreds of far-right protesters & counter-demonstrators rallied in the city of Portland on Saturday · Windows 10 serves up more update pain with a side order of random reboots · dozens killed during wedding celebrations in Afghanistan. Both T.®ump & the Taliban deny responsibility · it is not too late to get your flu shot.

Sunday, August 18, 2019


Crescent Valley High In this week’s episode. Joel is caught with a cheat-sheet in the American History 1990-2000 exam. Amelia explores the mysteries of flagellation with her new friend Emily. After last week’s revelation that the boy she thought would be the love of her life is actually her half-brother given away before birth, Maple delves further into her family history. She finds that her mother and father may not really be her parents despite her being their biological offspring. The Halperin twins are arrested for stealing washing machines. Sun Moon’s mother experiences the joys of making tagliatelle.
from Sun Moon's Mother (pdf)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Asteroid warning: space rock the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza to skim Earth · Bugha, Bizzle & Dubs get revenge on Tfue as Fortnite rivalry continues · T.®ump administration throws cold water on climate change threat to coral reefs · Ninja understandably upset that his old Twitch channel was promoting a porn stream · 'You starve yourself for weeks:' Australian Survivor's Shorn Hambone reveals the bizarre side effect of malnutrition during filming · cryptocurrency & superannuation investment scams are on the rise · Democrats slam DoNuts T.®ump for promoting conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death after US Sleazygent retweeted claim from a conservative comedian that Kill Bill Clinician was involved in it.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

just under a century ago . . .

“The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even a mob with him by the force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second or third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

“The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
H. L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

wednesday newstrip

What House? officials have been left baffled after a doctored presidon'tial seal, featuring a two-headed eagle clutching golf clubs in its talons instead of arrows, was projected on stage at an event at which US Sleazygent DoNuts T.®ump spoke · US pulls out of decades-long nuclear missile pact with Russia claiming they violated treaty · almost three-quarters of Americans believe current US precedent speaks without thinking. Half of Republicans think he 'carefully' considers his words before he speaks · the pressdissent is heading to the Trump National Golf Club at Beddybytime, New Jersey, according to the wHATE House · T.®ump to impose tariffs on consumer products in final wave of Chinese trade war.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Presleazedent DoNuts T.®ump tweets disparaging comments about the people of Baltimore for allowing his son-in-law — said quickly it does sound like slumlord — JahRed Kushioner's troubled Baltimore housing projects, currently embroiled in legal action on claims of housing violations & mismanagement, to become 'disgusting, rat & rodent infested messes' · Alien lunar base: 'UFO city' spotted on Google Moon map – 'NASA missed editing this out' says UFO hunter · T.®ump immediately tweets that Armstrong striking Stars & Stripes on the Moon makes it US territory which means slumlord son-in-law — said quickly that does sound like Kushioner — is permitted to own housing projects there provided no aliens are allowed in · GoNuts NoGonads T.®ump says President should go in & fix up Baltimore — oops! That was said during a precedent presidency · 'City killer' asteroid just missed Earth after it 'snuck up' on us, experts say. "Such a pity it missed" tweets the accidental torus.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The new issue of Otoliths is live

Issue fifty-four of Otoliths, the southern winter 2019 issue is now live.

It features Karl Kempton's discourses 5 & 6, alongside text, visual, &, yes, aural work from Edward Kulemin, Tom Montag, Elaine Woo, DS Maolalaí, Lynn Strongin, Eric Hoffman, Irene Koronas, Doug Bolling, C.R.E. Wells, Owen Bullock, Daniel Y. Harris, Pete Spence, Sanjeev Sethi, Judith Roitman, Steve Dalachinsky, J. D. Nelson, Diane Keys, Rich Murphy, Norman Abjorensen, Kevin Tosca, Kyle Hemmings, John Greiner, Steve Kirby, Jim Leftwich, Pat Nolan, Scott Helmes, Thomas Fink, Heath Brougher, Michael Orr, Olchar Lindsann, Volodymyr Bilyk, Jim Meirose, Caleb Puckett, hiromi suzuki, Reuben Woolley, Mary Kasimor, Mark DeCarteret, Jonel Abellanosa, AG Davis, Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo, J. Crouse, Glenn Ingersoll, Daniel de Culla, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael J Leach, John Martone, Sophie Finlay & Matthew Hall, Sheila E. Murphy, John M. Bennett, Erik Fuhrer, Janna Grace, B. T. Joy, Drew B. David, Anne Gorrick, Márton Koppány, Ricky Garni, Thomas M. Cassidy, Rachel Cunniffe, David Baptiste Chirot, Linda M. Walker, Joel Chace, Joseph Buehler, Toby Fitch, Yoko Danno, Hugh Tribbey, Olivier Schopfer, Jeff Miller, Elmedin Kadric, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, M.J. Iuppa, Colin Stewart Jones, Brendan Slater, Natsuko Hirata, Joe Balaz, Hrishikesh Srinivas, Kellyn Elson, Robert Beveridge, Aidan Coleman, Javant Biarujia, Tony Beyer, Keith Higginbotham, Andrew Topel, Joseph Harrington, Clara B. Jones, Nick Nelson, Kristin Garth, Judith Skillman, Andrew Taylor, Jim George, Jeff Harrison, Jeff Bagato, Daniel f. Bradley, Texas Fontanella & Stuart Wheatley, Penelope Weiss, Dave Read, Keith Nunes, Anna Cates, Sacha Archer, Douglas Barbour, John Levy, Marilyn Stablein, M. C. Rush, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, gobscure, Tim Wright, Jen Schneider, William Repass, Ian Gibbins, Jill Jones, Marcia Arrieta, Gian Luigi Braggio, Holly Day, Mary Ellen Derwis, Tim Pilgrim, John McCluskey, Les Wicks, R. Keith, Michael Brandonisio, Tom Beckett, Bob Heman, Ella Skilbeck-Porter, John Pursch, Jesse Glass, Kristian Patruno, Martin Stannard, & Demosthenes Agrafiotis.

Enjoy the variety.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Elon Musk's Neuralink says it's created brain-reading 'threads,' surgical robot that inserts them · a six-year-old girl has died after she was struck in the head by a golf ball that her father hit · DoNuts T.®ump has defended recent tweets, saying they aren’t racist, he doesn’t "have a racist bone in my body," & "they don’t look like Indians to me" · mother of YouTube prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy 'streaks' at Cricket World Cup final · El Chapo to spend life behind bars & forfeit enough of his wealth to pay for a border wall with T.®ump-branded hotels & golf courses within its precincts, US court rules · DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency · Theresa MayNot has used her last major speech as U.K. Prime Minister to warn that the "politics of winners & losers, of absolutes & of perpetual strife" has taken hold "& that threatens us all."

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

wednesday newstrip

DoNuts T.®ump hosts conservative provocateurs at the Wheat House for 'free speech' summit · Google in damage control after leaked recordings of ‘bedroom conversations’ · NASA abruptly reassigns top human exploration program officials in what seems like a fairly clear demotion as T.®ump Moon Mandate looms · Hubble spots "impossible" structure around a malnourished black hole · DoNuts T.®ump to host state dinner for Australian Prem Menaceter Scoot SorrySon in September · Apple reportedly canceled development of its augmented reality glasses · Homely Affairs Minister, Putrid Dustbin, against 'separate voice' as government backtracks on Indigenous constitutional change.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Man injured in suspected shark attack in Sydney's north · an embarrassing moment involving I yank her T.®ump's pet ring was caught on camera this weekend · no truce in DoNuts T.®ump's trade war despite 'great' meeting with Xi Limping · Japan catches first whale after hunting ban lifted · Australia may need to consider nuclear weapons to counter China's dominance, defense analyst says · two charged following tomahawk attack south of Sydney.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Stryd's new wearable power meter wants you to run like the wind (in the wind) · Bitcoin surges to 17-month high, trading at more than $A18,000 · out of control motorhome flies through the air & crashes onto ferry, killing driver · serious Apple Watch upgrade in the works · student, 21, killed by three tiger sharks while snorkeling with iconic wild pigs in the Bahamas · cocaine found in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's G20 plane entourage · Alabama woman Marshae Jones has been indicted by a grand jury over the death of her unborn baby after she was shot in the stomach when she was five months pregnant · massive energy burst, a long time ago, pinpointed in galaxy far, far away.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests · UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful, court of appeal declares · Home Affairs Minister, Putrid Dustbin, says refugee women held in offshore detention camps are using rape & abortion claims as ploy to get to Australia · US 'spy' drone shot down by Tehran, but Americans deny it was in Iranian airspace · teen’s jaw was shattered when his vape pen exploded in his mouth · Bore_us Gone_to_the_John likely to be next Prime Sinister of UK.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

out from ma press

An afterword from Residual sonnets
A great deal of my work is based on stochastic processes, starting with a prompt & using it as a search term in Google, taking a phrase from the search string that results & using that as a prompt, taking a phrase from that & continuing on. You end up with a page of phrases from which you sculpt a poem, & then move on, leaving behind a page of discarded material, rarely looked at or turned over again.

What I have done to arrive at these "residual sonnets" is to go back to those leftover pages, collate them, & use the material there to create new poems, in 14-line form. I had obviously intended to do this on a small scale before, because I found several separate pages with the same phrases included on them. But even with those duplications removed, the bricolage totals over 200 pages, spread across 30+ directories.

This collection contains the initial results from that sculpting.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Notre Dame officials say tycoons who promised millions after the fire haven't paid a cent · Facebook furore over ad ban on second-hand breast pumps angers mums · milk recalled over contamination fears · DoNuts T.®ump blames Iran for Gulf of Oman oil tanker attacks: Japanese ship owner contradicts US account of how tanker was attacked · an uninspired Men in Black: International wastes the chemistry of its two leads · WHO decides not to declare Ebola emergency · several killed in al-Shabab attacks in Mogadishu.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

wednesday newstrip

NASA to open International Space Station for tourism, business opportunities · mysterious blob caught on weather radar claimed to be a massive ladybug swarm heading for the ISS · DoNuts T.®ump decides not to go to the Moon because he "doesn't like the variety of cheese it's made from" · Alec Baldwin 'so done' with portraying T.®ump on 'SNL' · Apple bids farewell to iTunes after 18 years · US precedent claims he had 'automatic chemistry' with the British monarch · DC Universe’s Swamp Thing has been canceled after one episode · DoNuts T.®ump announced that the moon is part of Mars, launches new range of caps with MONA SAGA — Make Our NASA Great Again — embroidered on them · British stewardess & girlfriend bashed on bus because they refused to kiss for gang of homophobic yobbos.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Dressed to kill: how Killing Eve TV assassin Villanelle became a style icon · 12 dead, including suspect, in Virginia Beach shooting · hellish new planet discovery shocks experts after being discovered in an area of space where no planets are supposed to be able to survive due to the intense radiation · iOS App trackers are collecting your personal data · DoNuts T.®ump has made a startling admission in which he appeared to confirm for the first time that Russia "helped (him) to get elected" · autism symptoms replicated in mice after faecal transplants · Schrödinger's cat could be saved, say scientists.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

wednesday newstrip

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who provided secret military & diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, was sent to jail again on Thursday after refusing to testify before a grand jury · “What I’ve done is I’ve declassified everything,” DoNuts T.®ump told AAP reporters announcing he wants Australia’s role in sparking the FBI probe into links between Russia and his election campaign examined by US Attorney-General William BarStool · Swiss drugmaker Novartis has received US approval for its spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy Zolgensma – pricing the one-time treatment at a record $2.125m. · DoNuts T.®ump sends troops to Middle East 'in defence against Iran' as tensions escalate, mumbles something about looking for weapons of mass destruction · US non-anon-recedent T.®ump has defied congress to approve the sale of about $US8 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, saying "now that the Night King's gone, who else will help them?" · the taxpayer tab for T.®rump’s golf outings tops $100 million.