Wednesday, May 27, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Russian 'space-junk' lights up night sky re-entering Earth's atmosphere · DoNuts SoNuts T.®ump will win the 2020 US election & follow through with a "golden age" of economic prosperity according to a Bible expert · climate change could mean more of Antarctica turning green with algae · alligator rumored to have been Hitler's pet has died in a Moscow zoo · influx of potatoes from Europe could 'decimate' New Zealand's industry · the T.®ump Organization has pocketed nearly $1 million in taxpayer cash from government room rentals at the company properties according to a new report · that slow moving fireball across the skies of Australia was actually a UFO going to an underground base somewhere in the Australian desert, a conspiracy theorist has claimed.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Today the
postman brought
me Thelonius
Monk, served as
intended — straight,
no chaser. "Mel-
odious Thunk,"
says Nellie.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Typhoon Vongfong slams into Philippines, threatening food crops & forcing tens of thousands to evacuate · scientists have discovered huge sabre-tooth anchovies from prehistoric times · “The vice-president is wearing a mask, while the president doesn’t; some staffers wear them, some don’t. Everybody acts as they please. As time passes, the wHate House begins to look more & more like the Balkans” · astronomers finally detect the harmonic heartbeat of wayward delta Scuti stars · Coronavirus pandemic ends Broadway run of Frozen after 825 performances · DoNuts SoNuts T.®ump is staking out his own universe of ‘alternative facts’.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Precedent labels DoNuts SoNuts T.®ump's coronavirus response a "chaotic disaster" · the Xbox Series X showcase was disappointing & Microsoft knows it · scientists find the first animal that doesn't need oxygen to survive · Elongated Muskrat threatens to "EXtermInaTe California" over COVID-19 restrictions · ‘mostly useless’ male honeybees lay eggs, produce females · astronomers just stitched together an unprecedented portrait of Jupiter in infrared — & realized its Great Red Spot is full of holes · a Red Dead Redemption II Mod lets you ride a giant cougar.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Today the
postman brought
me six billets-doux,
five bills of lading,
four biltong sandwiches,
three billowing blouses,
two bilious bandicoots,
& one bilboquet, bowler-
hatted & signed by
René Magritte.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

wednesday newstrip

The Indigenous first words supposedly spoken on Captain James Cook's landing contested by Aboriginal leaders · giant 'face mask' asteroid flew past Earth last Wednesday night · Chinese media boss calls Australia the ‘gum stuck to China’s shoe’ as coronavirus fallout escalates · Madagascar's prehistoric 'crazy beast' sheds light on mammalian evolution · 'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' Red XIII becomes playable via save editor · blood of allegedly recovered COVID-19 patients for sale on dark web as 'passive vaccine' · seafloor currents sweep microplastics into deep-sea hotspots of ocean life: record microplastic density found on Mediterranean seabed.

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The Prince of Objects (from Series Magritte)

Static or dynamic — the ontology
of most games depends upon

a division between the objects
in play. If one is lucky, the dynamic

can occasionally be seen through
gaps in the static, not that we always

recognize what we see. The dance
is different in every decade. So, too,

the music. Once there was tea for
two. All died when u went away.

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Today the
postman brought
me a jar of marm-
alade. I looked
at him quizzically.
"Oranges & lemons,"
he said. "It's my day
for delivering nursery
rhymes. You owe
me five farthings."

Friday, May 01, 2020

The latest issue of Otoliths is live.

Issue fifty-seven of Otoliths, the southern autumn, 2020 issue, is now available online. It is dedicated to poet, publisher, & piano teacher Peter Ganick who passed away in April.

It's also the fourteenth birthday of Otoliths, but with the world the way it is, I don't really feel like celebrating.

Once again it's a wide-ranging issue, with work from Mason McClay, Michael Ruby, Brandstifter, Texas Fontanella, Sanjeev Sethi, bofa xesjum, Dylan Williams, Andrew Topel, Jim Meirose, bart plantenga, Willie Smith, J. D. Nelson, David Matthews, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Tom Montag, Ed Higgins, Olivier Schopfer, Clara B. Jones, Christian ALLE, Lynn Strongin, David Harrison Horton & Hidesaburo Saito, Daniel de Culla, J. Crouse, John M. Bennett, Diane Keys, Jim Leftwich, Matthew Stolte, Pete Spence, Mike Callaghan, Jack Galmitz, Guy R. Beining, Rich Murphy, Robert van Vliet, Cecelia Chapman, Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, Adam Fieled, John Levy, Alexander Jorgensen, Stacey Allam, Xe M. Sánchez, Joann Renee Boswell, Anna Cates, Rose Knapp, Isabel Gómez de Diego, dan raphael, Elaine Woo, DAH, Thomas Fink, Michael Grotsky, Januário Esteves, Seth A. Howard, Linda King, R. Keith, hiromi suzuki, Joanna Walkden Harris, Scott Helmes, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Randee Silv & Miriam Bloom, Joel Ephraims, Richard Kostelanetz, Carol Stetser, Kristin Garth, Sean Negus & Amelia Dale, Barry Allen & Nika, Stuart Wheatley, Kenneth Rexroth, Lila Dunlap, John Sweet, Kim Trainor, H. Mark Webster, Eric Hoffman, Tony Beyer, Jeff Bagato, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Keith Higginbotham, Bill Wolak, M.J. Iuppa, Barnaby Smith, Karl Kempton, Jonathan Minton, John McCluskey, Simon Perchik, Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo, Tim Gaze, Charles J. March III, Anna Hedenrud, Kelly Sauvage Angel, Elmedin Kadric, Kell Nelson, John C. Goodman, gobscure, Keith Nunes, Bob Heman, Jen Schneider, Tom Beckett, Michael O'Brien, Robert Beveridge, Judith Skillman, Hrishikesh Srinivas, Dave Read, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, C. Mehrl Bennett, Piet Nieuwland, Penelope Weiss, Nathan Anderson, billy cancel, Taofeek Ayeyemi, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Alberto Vitacchio & Carla Bertola, Ric Carfagna, Gareth Morgan, Valery Oisteanu, Kristian Patruno, Francesco Aprile, Kyle Hemmings, Katrinka Moore, Marilyn Stablein, RC deWinter, Mark Danowsky, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Michael Brandonisio, Eileen R. Tabios, Chris Brown, Marcia Arrieta, Joshua Wilkerson, Bruno Neiva, Edward Kulemin, Paul Rossiter, J.D. Rage, Tim Wright, & Marilyn R. Rosenberg.