Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Zweig interview

"The fact of the matter is that 60 percent of American workers want to be in a union, and only 12 percent are."


Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetic Contingency, Practice & Theory
Volume 1: Manifestos

Submission Deadline: July 4, 2007
Publication Date: October 11, 2007

Call for Work: Abstracts, dialogues, essays, fictions, interviews, poems,
statements, vectors & whatnots.

Limitations: No image or sound files. 2,000 words maximum. New work. No simultaneous submissions.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Frank Sherlock benefit pics

Avant-Situ: Apollinaire, the Dérive, & the Politics of the Third Dimension

The talk of poetry is everywhere in the SI writings of the Fifties; one wishes they had mentioned dance instead, so that unitary urbanism could be described as "dancing about architecture." But it was far closer to poem-ing about architecture, and here we intend "about" not as in "lie about your age" but as in "lie about the house." "Let us say," concluded Guy Debord, the prose stylist who seems to have written no poems, "that we have to multiply poetic objects and subjects, and that we have to organize games of these poetic subjects among these poetic objects. There is our entire program, which is essentially ephemeral."

Friday, March 23, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

"Nothing dies but that which never lived"

Fashion this, from the Irony
Of the world

That I, the undaunted Laureate of the place, daunted in some
Un as yet/ed pre tense of what they see, they be
As if, such where they was
Was yet to be, and then to say
They is, and is not, like revelations, wow!
Humans. The skin, the lodging inside dumbness a slight breeze frees
they speech
To speak as if acquainted with small things in the world. Eating,
Belching, Farting, Murder, Robbery.
And so. As if, and them too they is. But nothing further
But the wee dots on the deletion resembling the minds of them
Yet to come.

Monday, March 19, 2007


Look at them

Newly Madeout

Troubles, sad not to
say most



Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sunday, March 11, 2007

A half-naked Chilean dictator’s deaf-dumb pet chinchilla
Bulging beside the patriotism like a dying bat with a little red hat

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Saturday, March 10th, 2007 2:30-7 PM
Galapagos Art Space 70 North 6th Street
Between Kent and Wythe Williamsburg, Brooklyn
$5 for twelve poets & another who sings

2:30-4:30 PM - Ben Mazer, Christian Hawkey, Matvei Yankelevich, Anna Moschovakis, Ann Lauterbach, Fanny Howe - 4:30-5 PM - I Feel Tractor - 5-7 PM - Farid Matuk, Susan Briante, Jess Mynes, Karen Weiser, Anselm Berrigan, Rod Smith

Monday, March 05, 2007

Lang/Raworth at Bridge Street, Thurs 3/8, 8 PM

Bridge Street Books presents



Doug Lang is an expatriate Welsh writer who teaches in the Academic Studies Department at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. He has published novels, stories, poems, essays, and reviews. A volume of his selected poems is forthcoming from Edge Books.

Tom Raworth's most recent book is CALLER AND OTHER PIECES, just out from Edge Books. Since 1966 he has published more than 40 books and pamphlets of poetry, prose and translations, in several countries, including ACE, ETERNAL SECTIONS, TOTTERING STATE: SELECTED EARLY POEMS 1963-1983, and CLEAN AND WELL LIT: SELECTED POEMS 1987-1995. His COLLECTED POEMS was published by Carcanet in 2003. He lives in Cambridge, England.

Raworth author page featuring writing, visual work, audio, and essays: http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/raworth/

Edge Books page for Caller and Other Pieces: http://aerialedge.com/caller.htm

Bridge Street Books
2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
202 965 5200

Bridge Street is located 5 blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro (blue & orange lines), next to the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Jenny 2 series at GW, Ayala & Downs 3/7

Wednesday, March 7th at 5:25 PM

Buck Downs
author of Marijuana Softdrink and Ladies Love Outlaws
Naomi Ayala
author of Wild Animals on the Moon

in the GW Visitor Center (22nd & H Sts NW)

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Gordon Ball Photos

Cadets read Howl, February 19, 1991, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Measuring Bigotry

from The University of Ulster Report

"The value of the bigotry gap ratio – the mean, percentage amount by which the
bigotry scores of all the persons was above the bigotry line (z=1) – was also highest
for Greece (51 percent) and Northern Ireland (50 percent): not only did these
countries have a high proportion of bigoted persons, bigots in these countries were, on
average, more bigoted than in other countries. By contrast, the values of the bigotry gap
ratios for Sweden and Iceland were only 9 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

When inequality in bigotry scores (the S-values) between bigoted persons was taken into account, the value of the equity-sensitive measure for Germany rose sharply from its bigotry gap ratio value (from 23 to 84). This implies a high degree of inequality in bigotry scores among bigoted Germans with a high GB value causing a large gap between the Q and the J values. Under an equity-sensitive measure of bigotry, Germany joined Greece and Northern Ireland as the most bigoted of Western countries."

Or, actually, you might want to read the summary: Northern Ireland Heads Bigotry Index

"The study also explored who among the various countries’ populations were most likely to be bigots. It found:

· Women are less likely to be bigoted than men.
· The young (15-29 years) and middle-aged (30-49) were less likely to be bigoted than those aged over 50.
· People who were unhappy were more likely to be bigoted than those who were not unhappy.
· Some evidence that financial dissatisfaction might also be a source of bigotry.
· Right wingers, especially those who felt their government’s priority should be ‘maintaining order in the nation’, were more likely to be bigots than those whose politics were middle-of-the-road or left-wing.
· Students were less likely to be bigots than non-students.
· Those in socio-economic classes A-B (upper and upper-middle class); C1 (middle class, non-manual) and C2 (middle, manual) were less likely to be bigoted than those in D-E (unskilled manual)."

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