Thursday, June 26, 2008

In the Neighborhood

If you read Ms. Ada Limon's blog, you've caught her catching little inspirational bits tagged around where she is.  Small messages of love and compassion, aside from making me feel all warm and squishy, also made me a little more observant around my neighborhood, but I never really saw anything of note...until last evening:

The evening was already peaceful and fine, and now it's shared.  
You can find some of Ada Limon's latest work up at Anti-.

Anti also happens to be the name of the label Tom Waits is on.  If you'd like...

And do you like Metal?  So does Dan.  In fact, he's got a band called Among the Infected.  They've got a CD for sale and download.  Whoot.  

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Plugs (for both those keeping and losing their hair)

First, if you're in Chicago on Thursday, you now have plans:

Get to Guth for more on that, if the poster's not fulfilling all your informational desires.  

And speaking of Amy Guth, she's got a WW@ in the latest, the New NINTH Ninth Letter.  

In this issue, you'll find work from homie Adam Clay and Mary "B (as in fly)" Biddinger.  I'm also super stoked for the Tung-Hui Hu piece.  Mark Yakich's piece is pretty great too.  Not that I don't love everyone in the issue...

...know what I mean?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday Prayer

By Richard Brautigan (1968)

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
   (right now, please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if thy were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
   (it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal 
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.  

Another Good Idea

Check it out.  

Now, if only they'd also publish the list.  

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Like a flipbook...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Another Toy

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

Friday, June 13, 2008

Pretty Neat

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Home, Home again

I've returned to Urbana.  My plants were well cared for, and are looking awesome.  There's a list of things to do:
- Food-shop
- Read Jill Alexander Essbaum's latest in the issue of Poetry that was waiting in the mail.
- Think of what can fit in a studio half the size of this one.  

I'm moving to Ithaca, NY at the end of July.  I'll be living in the smallest studio apartment I've ever been in.  

I'm also the Critical Prose Editor for Barn Owl Review. What we're looking for can be found in on the Guidelines page.  It's gonna be hot.  Got any fuel for the fire? 

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Monday, June 2, 2008

Heading to Ithaca, NY

Should be there by tomorrow afternoon.  Anyone want to get a beer?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

By the By

It's all right here.
Catch ya soon.

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