Tag Archives: poetry

Letterpress? Poetry?

http://couchdeath.tumblr.com/post/54343029079/letterpress-printed-from-photopolymer-plates-on-a

 

http://pocalypsticeditions.org/lumen/

Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on a Vandercook 4 with black ink and dry organic pigments. Handbound case binding with 3 different kinds of paper.  4″(h) x 6″(w) closed. 22 pages.  Edition of 20.  Year 2013.

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Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on a Vandercook 4 with black ink and dry organic pigments. Handbound case binding with 3 different kinds of paper.  4″(h) x 6″(w) closed. 22 pages.  Edition of 20.  Year 2013.

http://pocalypsticeditions.org/lumen/


This month is a huge vagina, but this book has arrived!

Joel Chace – Delete Press. Buy it.

http://deletepress.org/books/joel-chace/

WWDPD

WWDPD

 

 


Airsickness Boxes

Airsickness Boxes.

http://opon.org/

http://deletepress.org/


Ben Kopel led me to the water

http://www.tender-loin.com/sanders_1.html

Kristin Sanders lives in New Orleans and teaches at Loyola University.  She is the author of the chapbook “Orthorexia” (dancing girl press). Her work has appeared in journals such as Octopus, Everyday Genius, elimae, Strange Machine, and HTMLGIANT.

http://solidquarter.blogspot.com/2012/11/peformative-madness-country-style.html

The shot opens with our “performer” in the garbage can, a male voice off camera says, “do it” and then our “performer” pops out of the can to shake her stuff. It enacts a pornographic frame establishing who is the viewer, the one who controls the gaze, and who is the viewed, the one who performs for the gaze. It’s hysterical in the dual meaning of the phrase as the video is funny and aims to poke fun, but hysterical as well in the pathological sense in that Sanders (the artist) uses her own body to enact a display of the tragically comic. Stuffing pearls into her mouth while standing in an open washing machine: she is quite literally the poet silencing herself, suffocating in the absurdity of these iconic displays: domestic and sexually available. Pornography exists in gluts of images, it’s self-engorging and etymologically, from Fr. engorger “to obstruct, block, congest,” O.Fr. engorgier “to swallow, devour,” from en- (see en- (1)) + gorge “throat.” In other words, to strangle on that which we desire.

 

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We were going to rant about racist statements made about welfare recipients, but that can come later

This is one that came later, maybe about the thirtieth one. This is a made work, and it was made from a master list in a psychology textbook. The title of it is “From A List Of Delusions Of The Insane, What They Are Afraid Of.” And this is a fairly classical sonnet of 14 lines, which works, in fact, in three fours and a two.

[Reads “From A List Of Delusions Of The Insane, What They Are Afraid Of.”

HEJINIAN:
What a list.

BERRIGAN:
Yeah, well, the children are burning. And we are those children. And they are those children too. And they are not insane.

All those things are very true. I mean, evil chemicals are in the air.

HEJINIAN:
And they are poor.

BERRIGAN:
And we are in the control of another power. We have stolen something, namely those lines.

I mean one has to be as witty as one can in the face of the holocaust.

 

http://jacket2.org/commentary/ted-berrigan-interviewed-hejinian-and-robinson

 

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mayacosby:

empathies:

Frank O’Hara reads September 14, 1959 (by cprprojection)

My dad would have been 21 years old…

My dad woulda been 5! 

and ugh he is the best

OK GETTING OFF TUMBLR


A Poem By Kir Jordan: Mac vs. PC = Format Malfunction

[dramaticinstrumentalmusic]kir

 

 

 

kelley: hang on let me see why i can’t get it to stay in form
even if i save as rtf
it gets messed up
but i sort of like how it looks

Mark: does it have a bunch of parentheses in it
that’s what happened to me when i tried pasting it

kelley: no, there are like no spaces between words

Mark: yeah in my case it replaced the spaces with closed parentheses
 

commercialstrengthcorporate
powerstructure

urbancapitalism
thisiswhatismeantbytragedy

 

Mark: the lack of spaces makes me think of lilith fair

kelley: somewhere in those nonspaces lies Sarah McLachlan

Mark: that is the placenta canyon
which i thought said placenta cannon at first

kelley: i am not even there yet
i am still on ‘tragedy’

Mark: oh it doesnt say placenta
you are always on tragedy
you are sophocles

 

ofthecommonsoncommongroundinsoiledfootsteps

twobytwobynot
enoughandalwaystoomanysigns

bytheroaddirectsomeonetosomewhereIimagine

 

kelley: are you reading the same poem or are you reading about bathtub birthing

Mark: i am imagining this as explosive tub birth
at lilith fair
its like that william burroughs book

kelley: by the road direct someone to somewhere i imagine? that line? i thought she did a merge of the words ‘lime’ and ‘imagine’
wasn’t he in drugstore cowboy

Mark: who wasn’t

kelley: tv baby shot me

Mark: tv tub birth

 

truck
driverssoin
lovewiththevision
ofnight
highway

inheadlightsgroundedauroraborealisspeaktome

isunshinnotes
these
heavy
quarters

 

kelley: ‘shinnotes’ = a new kind of clog

Mark: is she talking about whole foods

kelley: i was born in a television

Mark: i think this poem is about whole foods

kelley: they don’t have those here

Mark: they have half foods

kelley: you cannot buy sex toys or whole food

Mark: everything is a sex toy in alabama

kelley: every nonhuman thing

Mark: even some human things

 

half
past
yesterday
thedog
wanted

inthcatwantedout
andwantedhot
bath

butthetimewasunavailableappointment

nexweekithe
aisle
with
the
ric

anddriedlentilsspilt
thesquashfleshfall
leaf

orange
with
the
knife
othe
cupboard

attheheartoftheheartofthestorm
in

thewoodwearewolvesteethbaredtoward

existence
willfightthis
tooth
and
nail

gunmetalgleam
andgrocerystoregoodsspace

iyuccaplants
higiPlaceritacanyon
keep

 

kelley: oh i see where you thought you saw ‘placenta’

Mark: why else do you think they aren’t pro choice
sex toy placenta tub birth
i am becoming a spam email

kelley: you are DCCC generated emails

Mark: i had an obama person come to my door the other day

kelley: you told me

Mark: she wouldnt leave
the world needs to know
she kept insinuating that the campaign office had good drugs

kelley: which tier

Mark: and her boobs were everywhere

kelley: as in ‘Total Recall’ mars mutant triple boobs?

Mark: janet jackson at the super bowl

kelley: or just… not strapped in
so JT showed up?

Mark: her dog was JT

kelley: if JT showed up at my door and mentioned a surplus of drugs in the white house

Mark: everyone here is really big on horticulture, she pointed out

kelley: everyone here is really big on genital herpes

 

goinghowlonginthemomentwhen

thefloorsgleamedthingswerefineintrusive

theblue
oyesterday
iaplate
othe
floor

inapebblefrom
theriverput

ithe
potting
soiloapotted
plantborn

indoorwilldiindoorthis
atthe
end

 

Mark: yesterday is a really big theme of this poem

kelley: jovial herpes

Mark: it is like a fleetwood mac song
bill clinton

kelley: guns n roses

Mark: slash giving tub birth in the whole foods
while sarah mclaughlin reads a spam email

kelley: ‘indoorwild’ = into the wild = sean penn = pearl jam
she doesn’t read

Mark: not everything is about school violence kelley

kelley: she just makes commericals about abused dogs
not everything is about eating bad shrooms, mark

Mark: tell that to my gas

kelley: we are discussing the mouse in our kitchen

Mark: everyone has a mouse

kelley: mice are the equivalent to the apartment as pigeons are to a city
or wait
mice are the pigeon of the abode

kelley: or the pigeon of your dealing
i mean dwelling
‘they only take what they need’
‘they are good cleaners’

Mark: sounds racist to me
next he’s going to tell you that he wishes his dad was mexican
so he could get more votes

kelley: basically, we are going to let the mouse continue shitting on our stove top

 

mightjustbeenoughtopush

mightjustbeenoughtoeasetidal


Salt Hill Journal

Corey Zeller: “I got a piece taken at Salt Hill Journal. I somehow deleted the previous announcement so here it is again. It is called “Taco Bell” and was written with Gregory Sherl. Super excited! http://www.salthilljournal.net/sh23/


Do you like great poetry AND beautiful books?

Delete Press has just released Katechon Michael Cross.

http://deletepress.org/books/michael-cross/

If you don’t buy it, you have no soul. That may be an extreme assertion, but it is what I do… extremes.