Outer Space

Poetry seems far away right now.  I’m immersed in the everyday.  We’ve been doing some small repairs on our house, and now it’s officially "for sale."  People have started to visit it and so "evacuation" is now a commonplace event in our day.  We’re also househunting for a new abode of our own. And we… Continue reading Outer Space

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Everybody Loves Implosion

Houston is not known for cool, but here is an exception.  The Art League has inverted a bungalow and this is what they got.  For those of you in the vicinity, drive up Montrose toward the Heights (north); the cross street is Willard.  The house–slated for demolition, apparently–was altered by Dean Ruck and Dan Havel.… Continue reading Everybody Loves Implosion

New Acquisitions

Good trip.  Glad to be home.  Listed below are the acquisitions of the week, a.k.a. more or less, what I picked up at AWP: Dan Beachy-Quick, Spell Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, In the absent everyday Kathleen Fraser, Discrete Categories Forced into Coupling Peter Markus, The Moon is a Lighthouse Sandra Miller, oriflamme Randall Watson, The Sleep… Continue reading New Acquisitions

And Now I Take a Break

Taking a break for the aWP Conference in Vancouver.  For my airplane reading, I’m toting books by Tony Tost and Lyn Hejinian.  Could it be true that there are no panels on poetry blogs at the conference this year?  I will be on or at all the WITS panels on Thursday.  Hope to meet some… Continue reading And Now I Take a Break

Vancouver Bound?

In my tooling about the Internet, I’ve noticed that a number of the poet-bloggers are contemplating a gathering in a space other than cyberspace. If you are participating in the AWP Conference in Vancouver at the end of the month, could you please say so in the comment section below?  Maybe we can plan a… Continue reading Vancouver Bound?

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Eyes of Laura

Like a detective, Laura watches as she works at the Vancouver Art Museum.  Here’s a description of her project from rhizome.org: NET ART NEWS February 11, 2005 — The conceit is half Blair Witch Project, half Paul Auster; ‘Laura,’ an artist working as guard at the Vancouver Art Gallery, makes art out of allowing visitors… Continue reading Eyes of Laura

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Sans Soleil

Question: What film seems most like a poem to you? My answer to this question is Sans Soleil by Chris Marker.  This 1982 film is categorized as a documentary, but it’s not really typical of the form.  The female narrator refers constantly to the letters and diary of a man who traveled all over the… Continue reading Sans Soleil