Monday, November 30, 2020

Today the post-
woman brought me
the new collection
of short poems by
DoNuts T.®ump
entitled Massive 
fraud has been 

A sample example:
They talk about glitches. How many glitches did they find? Oh, gee, we had a glitch, 5000 votes. We’re like a third-world country.
The book is edited by Rudlie Giulieandlieandlie & selected copies are signed in hair- product by both RuG & the DTs.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Recently, at Series Magritte

Representation II

The orchestra under the cypress tree kicks into life. A few bars; & then the scene we're watching on the small screen is replicated on a larger canvas that still permits the original viewing platform to be included in the corner, picture- within-picture style, framed by the only thing that might be a goal were it not for the pawn on top. Or maybe it was the other way around & downsizing has occurred. No spectators to see the "world game" shrunk to three a-side. The château now a simple manor house. A lone pianola.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

wednesday newstrip

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine triggers robust immune response in older adults, peer-reviewed study says · Hubble captures a black hole's 'shadow beams,' yawning across space · sorry, Animal Crossing time travelers, you can’t skip ahead to the holidays · Afghanistan war crimes inquiry includes 'possibly the most disgraceful episode in Australia's military history', but it's completely redacted · Mo'Nique demands an apology from Tyler Perry after Will Smith & Janet Hubert make amends · Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with shooting 3 protesters in Kenosha, has posted $2 million bail & is no longer in custody.

Saturday, November 21, 2020


Dear Donald. 

How does it feel 
to be defeated by 
the person you have

called "the single 
worst candidate 
in the history of 

America?" What 
do you think
that makes you?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Celebrity Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz’s alleged lover tells all about tryst with Justin Bieber’s mate · Nafamostat mesylate initially reduces SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in hamsters, study finds · DoNuts GoNuts T.®ump does a slow motorcade drive-by through supporters gathered near the Wheat House on the way to his Virginia golf club · several Xbox Series X users are reporting a variety of hardware issues, including smoky consoles · Iyanka T.®umpledforeskin roasted over double standards in Alaska election call · Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, indicted in the United States for the 1998 bombings of its embassies in Tanzania & Kenya, was secretly shot & killed in Tehran by two Israeli operatives on a motorcycle, reportedly at the behest of the United States.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Ancient meteorite hints Mars had water before there was life on Earth · Netflix's SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run: Keanu Reeves' Sage steals the show · final T.®ump days ripe for settling scores, pardoning allies · a woman shed infectious coronavirus particles for at least 70 days without showing symptoms, a study found · scientists 3D print microscopic Star Trek spaceship that moves on its own · Sony is slyly sneaking a PS5 Remote Play app onto people’s PS4 consoles · the soon-to-be ex-precedent's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani held a press conference in the carpark of a landscaping business, next to an adult shop & a crematorium. Theme: ashes to ashes, dust to dildos.

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Ballad of the Donald

Saw the Donald on TV today,
his face all pasty & puffy.
& if I was asked I'd have to say
he looks a lot like an orange roughy.

He'd just spent two days in the 
fallout shelter, wailing at the wall.
Had spent two days in the fallout 
shelter, weeping at the call.

Now emerges, blinking in the light,
looking cheated, so pale & wan. 
Emerges as the teleprompter quotes
Villon. Où sont les votes d'antan?

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Monkeys may have self-domesticated just like humans did, study suggests · the Razer Iskur gaming chair encourages perfect posture at a steep cost · 7 luxury hand sanitisers that won't look out of place in your handbag · Phasmophobia is out-selling Baldur’s Gate 3, Cyberpunk 2077, & The Outer Worlds on Steam · sea-ice loss to disrupt almost all Arctic chemistry & ecosystems · extracellular matrix molecule tenascin-C plays a role in glaucoma by regulating inflammatory processes · Australian lobsters have been stranded on the tarmac at a Chinese airport prompting fears seafood could become the next victim of escalating trade tensions · Sean Connery's widow reveals actor battled dementia before his death: 'It took its toll on him.'

Sunday, November 01, 2020

The new issue of Otoliths is now live


Issue fifty-nine, the southern spring issue of Otoliths, is now live. It contains work by Ruggero Maggi, Lynn Strongin, Jim Leftwich, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Jim Meirose, John M. Bennett, Thomas M. Cassidy, osvaldo cibils, Sanjeev Sethi, Mark Pirie, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Jennifer Hambrick, Jen Schneider, Pete Spence, Heath Brougher, Rob Stuart, Ivan Klein, Jim McCrary, József Bíró, Jack Galmitz, Robert Ronnow, Kristin Garth, Scott MacLeod, Vaughan Rapatahana, Daniel de Culla, Adam Day, S. K. Kelen, Mike James, Texas Fontanella, Seth A. Howard, Serena Piccoli & William Allegrezza, Elaine Woo, Hugh Tribbey, Joanna Walkden Harris, Mike Harriden, Isabel Gómez de Diego, Mark DuCharme, hiromi suzuki, harry k stammer, Cecelia Chapman, Jeff Crouch, Bruno Neiva, Clara B. Jones, Eric Hoffman, J. D. Nelson, Sheila E. Murphy, Olivier Schopfer, Miriam Borgstrom, Jack Foley, Baron Geraldo & Associates, Pat Nolan, Adriána Kóbor, AG Davis, Volodymyr Bilyk, Andrew Brenza, red flea & old beetle, Joe Balaz, Kenneth Rexroth, Rosaire Appel, Jeff Harrison, Diana Magallón, Andrew Topel, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Christopher Barnes, Dave Read, Dale Jensen, Carol Stetser, Thomas Fink, dan raphael, Michael Farrell, Jessie Janeshek, T. W. Selvey, Chris Arnold & Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis, Andrew Taylor, Zebulon Huset, Ramsay Randall, Kenneth Howard Doerr, Penelope Weiss, Gavin Lucky, David Lohrey, Khaloud Al-Muttalibi, Barbara Daniels, Doren Robbins, J. Crouse, Simon Perchik, Karl Bachmann, Jeff Bagato, Wes Lee, Judith Skillman, Roger Mitchell, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Tom Beckett, Charles Wilkinson, Michael Basinski, Stephen Nelson, Bob Lucky, Jude VC, Tony Beyer, Stuart Wheatley, Jürgen O. Olbrich, Christian ALLE, Stu Hatton, Nick Nelson, R L Swihart, Kathleen Reichelt & Rich Ferguson, Dah, Daniel f. Bradley, Michael Ruby, Magdelawit Tesfaye, Eileen R. Tabios, Michael Spring, Les Wicks, Susan Connolly, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, Elmedin Kadric, Angela Costi, Pamela Miller, John Levy, Jay Buchanan, Keith Higginbotham, Douglas Barbour, Kathup Tsering, Jill Cameron, Peter Yovu, Marilyn Stablein, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Brandonisio, Katrinka Moore, Rosalinda Ruiz Scarfuto, Aurora Scott, Bob Heman, Keith Nunes, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Kristian Patruno, Chris Gutkind, Jane Simpson, & M.J. Iuppa.