Wednesday, February 24, 2021

r.i.p. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 3/24/1919 - 2/22/2021


Here I go again

wednesday newstrip

Is it true that all of the coronavirus in the world could fit in a coke can? · physicists thought the atomic giant Flerovium was 'magical', but it was just a mirage · a white swan has reportedly been stained black by printer ink while swimming in a UK pond · Tesla makes more money on Bitcoin than on cars · for planetary scientists, the Jimmy Carter–Ronald Reagan years were in retrospect like the Dark Ages, & they, the monks tending in enclaves to the embers of civilization · southern hairy-nosed wombats reclaim the Nullarbor · Samsung OLED TV with quantum dots could challenge LG as soon as next year · New Zealanders are discovering a new-found interest in returning taonga tūturu to their place and people of origin.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

wednesday newstrip

The forever ponytail: woman shares ordeal after using Gorilla Glue on her hair · COVID-19 WHO investigation, 'extremely unlikely' virus came from Wuhan lab, bats · climate scientists think the PS5 & Xbox Series X are still too much of an energy drain · an analysis of coelacanth DNA suggests its genome has experienced some significant changes in recent evolutionary history, potentially dispelling the popular image of these iconic fish as being "living fossils" · DoNuts T.®ump claims "I'm peachy" fail · in a weird twist, scientists discover venus flytraps generate little magnetic fields · Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes with Diana Ross, dies aged 76.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The print parts of Otoliths issue sixty are now available

The print parts of Otoliths issue sixty are now available from The Otoliths Storefront at Lulu. Details are below. Lulu generally runs a promotional discount from Monday to Friday. This week's discount is 10% & the discount code is READER10.

Part One
296 pages, b&w
Price: $US17.45
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Part One of Otoliths sixty contains visual & varieties of text poetry, photographs, & short stories by Constant Laval Williams, Sanjeev Sethi, Seth Leeper, Kelsey Swancott, DS Maolalai, Louise Landes Levi, S. K. Kelen, Lynn Strongin, Arrowsmith Forge, Pete Spence, Michael J. Leach, Mark Danowsky, Timothy Pilgrim, John Stickney, Jack Galmitz, Doug Bolling, Kristin Garth, Joanna Walkden Harris & Pete Spence, Craig Cotter, Charles Borkhuis, Mary Kasimor, Kyle Seibel, Vernon Frazer, Owen Bullock, Nathan Whiting, Seth A. Howard, Ian Goodale, Jeff Harrison, J. D. Nelson, Darrell Petska, Jenny Enochsson, Jen Schneider, Ryan Scott, Doug Jones, Tom Montag, Simon Perchik, Naomi Buck Palagi, Tony Beyer, Tom Beckett, Vera Constantineau, Eric Hoffman, Clara B. Jones, Bob Lucky, Harvey Huddleston, Isabel Gómez de Diego, Richard Kostelanetz, M.J. Iuppa, Penelope Weiss, John M. Bennett & Jeff Crouch, John M. Bennett, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, David Lohrey, Lewis LaCook, Nathan Anderson, Jake Sheff, Johannes S. H. Bjorg, Keith Nunes, Anna Cates, Elmedin Kadric, Andrew Pascoe, Toby Fitch, Jim Meirose, Natsuko Hirata, Joel Chace, John Levy, Claudia Serea, Steven Fraccaro, Bob Heman, Mark Pirie, Casey Bush, Kirsty Lewin, Eve Rifkah, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Vassilis Zambaras, Thomas Fink, Thomas Fink & Maya D. Mason, Zebulon Huset, Robert Knight, Adam Rosenkranz, & Peter Yovu.

Part Two
266 pages, full color
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Part Two of Otoliths sixty contains collages, photographs, paintings, text & visual poems, essays, & drawings by Christian ALLE, hiromi suzuki, Diana Magallón & Jonathan Minton, Kon Markogiannis, Michael Sikkema, Kyle Hemmings, Elaine Woo, Judith Skillman, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Diana Magallón Jeff Crouch & Jonathan Minton, Barnaby Smith, Chidambar Navalgund, John M. Bennett & Adam Roussopoulos, Nico Vassilakis, Olivier Schopfer, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, AG Davis, Scott Helmes & Carol Stetser, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, Bruno Neiva, Dave Read, gobscure, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Kathup Tsering, John M. Bennett, George Myers, Jr., Jeff Bagato, Kell Nelson, Marcia Arrieta, Marilyn Stablein, K. S. Ernst & Sheila E. Murphy, Alan (Chong) Lau, Alberto Vitacchio, Bob Heman, Randee Silv, Valeria Sangiorgi, Carla Vertola, horace p sternwall, Michael Brandonisio, Edward Kulemin, Kristian Patruno, & Guy R. Beining.

Part Three: The Four Oaks Poems
Jim Leftwich
100 pages, b&w
Price: $US10.95
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Part Three of Otoliths sixty is a stunning collection of several hundred poems by Jim Leftwich, written during his stay in Four Oaks, North Carolina, in August & September, 2020.

Part Four : discourse 9
Karl Kempton
49 pages, full color
Price: $US10.95
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Part Four of Otoliths sixty is the full-color chapbook of discourse 9, the latest of Karl Kempton's discourses, sub-titled "12 sand scores by the lunar solar wind & water quartette."

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

wednesday newstrip

Dark matter halo found around ancient 'cannibal' galaxy · Resident Evil Village's Lady Dimitrescu towers over her peers in height comparison chart · update your macOS to Big Sur 11.2 for new bug fixes · discoveries at edge of Periodic Table: first ever measurements of Einsteinium · Aung San Suu Kyi charged for owning illegal walkie-talkies following Myanmar military coup · sperm cells can poison each other in the race to be first to the egg · International Criminal Court clears way for war crimes probe of Israeli actions in occupied Palestinian territories · for 80 years, Captain America has battled the bad guys, including his own government.

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Today the post-
woman brought me
Bud Abbott. Who's
on first? I asked him.
He punched me in
the face. He hasn't 
been the same since
Lou Costello passed.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

wednesday newstrip

Scientists solve the mystery of why wombats have cube-shaped poo · 28 trillion tonnes of ice have melted since 1994, on track with worst-case scenarios · Tesla’s new Model S can run Cyberpunk 2077 on its touchscreen · New South Wales police charge woman after baby ejected from car window in Sydney crash · own an iPhone? Apple could owe you £50 in compensation over battery life fallout · Ikea Byredo collaboration: designer candles on sale for just $9 · top T.®ump donor reportedly funded rally that preceded US Capitol riot · rare weather: three tropical cyclones tracking north of NZ.