Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
The Smallest Points You've Ever Seen
we're animals. When you look at the
animal kingdom, you are looking at us.
When you watch a documentary about
animals you are watching a documentary
It's nothing to feel bad about
but I don't. On the other hand, I feel awful.
In this regard I'm a sort of flamingo
and my pink qualities start to feather.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Ball of Light
Thursday, March 27, 2008
This Baby Girl
And it was some serious shit.
She was like, "Yes, I'm thinking about this."
I was like, "As you should. You should think about this."
She was like, "Yes, you too."
I was like, "Yes, that's right."
She was like, "Good."
I said, "I agree."
I was like, "And now you're long gone."
And she was like, "Yes, always leaving."
I was like, "It's hard."
She said, "Yes, and, like, pretty."
And I said, "Yes."
And she said it again too.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Offering You Something Provocative!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
How You Think about Things
of Easter, or holidays that are similar to Easter.
I always think of Easter.
For me, Easter is something I think about,
but it doesn't mean much.
I understand that there are colors
like baby blue, pink, yellow, light greens, and any
number of other pastel-ly colors. I also
understand the fake grass in the
bottom of Easter Baskets.
What alludes me at this instant is something different.
From what I can tell, I'm talking
about a situation in which a certain
television show might become distracting.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
When Sarcastic and Serious Are the Same Thing
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Two Flyers for the Same Event!
Coming soon: Shanna Compton and Jennifer L. Knox. I'll mention this again. If you're in Muncie you should probably be, like, "Sweet, cool poetry is coming to join with the cool poetry that is already here! And I mean everyone!"
Sunday, March 16, 2008
The Cover of the Book
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Dear Andrei Codrescu
"Poets Bookshelf II, edited by Peter Davis and Peter Koontz, Seattle: Barnwood Press. This is a book about what poets influenced the poets in the book in case somebody wants to be a poet like one of the poets in the book and read all the books that influenced that poet – that’s known in the trade as a Circle Jerk. I’m in this book saying something to the effect that too many people influenced me to sort them out now, plus I’ve influenced a lot of the people that were in both. Vol I and II, but they are too pretentious to know it, so they pretend that they were influenced only by people like Guy Debord and Edmond Jabès, which sounds really impressive, esp. since I am reasonably sure that they haven’t read more than one page of these resonant names’ works. Most poets are not only liars, but have an inflatable organ that swells them to ten times their real size as soon as you ask them a question like, Who Influenced You?, which makes them the size of squirrel poop (inflated)."
My God! You're that one guy at the party who says, "Everybody here is so lame." You think other contributors have inflated egos and yet you're certain that you've influenced "a lot" of them who are too "pretentious" to "know" it? Yes, Andrei, they have inflated egos. You aren't anything like all those other poop-sized poets! Still, you sound a little bitter about not being mentioned more. But remember every vote for Guy Debord, Edmond Jabès, and any number of "resonant" names is really a vote for you. So really you were mentioned a ton! It's a shame that you are the only one who knows how many times you were mentioned via pseudonym. If you let me know, I'll be sure to make a note of it to correct for future editions.
P.S. the co-editor is Tom, not Peter, Koontz
Some Little Things that Bug A Person
On the other hand, it's nice to get the shout out
from Luna Park!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Poetry Reading! Reminder!
Monday, March 03, 2008
Questions to the Universe
This is Rich Cohen, author of "Becoming Adolf" in the November issue of Vanity Fair. I like his mustache because it's ridiculous. I have mentioned this before. He didn't keep that 'stach, which is probably a good decision. Rich, you should contact me for a free book. You're interested in this subject and yet you don't want to learn more about it via a FREE book? I can't understand this. We're probably close in age. We're both interested in a tyrant's upper lip scruff. We should be best friends! I'm sure you'd like my wife. My kids are adorable. Why you so coy, Rich? Why you so shy?