Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Letter From Hammertown

...to the person who dumped four
green bags of garbage
behind the pad of Edwardian aggregate

resting on a knob of slate
out of which which flapped
insect wing fern fossils

a prescription for child's ear medicine
full cost covered (thank you BC Med)
revealed your address:


but let's not go there anyway
don't use the pickup
but perform the perimeter slow

as an August afternoon sniffwalk
then follow that very crooked track
whither will it wandered surrounded

then build a fence at eye level
over which we can tip
whatever sad shit the blackberry

can beneath a half-decade
of thickening barbs chew
with green teeth or pick

cleaner with gleaner planks,
whatever the water table
can't (or won't) hold down--

fastened then driven then hid
with certain care a split lid
randomized by ravens & raccoons

flattened by rain braille rime tuned
melancholic generic cola root beer
box saw you sit & sip with your sore ear.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Anthony Stewart Culley Dec 31st 1925-Dec 19th 1992

Friday, December 16, 2011

Daily Kos: The Lies of Christopher Hitchens

Hitchens sacrificed his principles on the altar of the Second Gulf War. His legacy consists of the suffering caused by that act of aggression. Hitchens has played many roles, but he is essentially a more articulate version of George W. Bush—a spoiled child of privilege who played toy soldiers with human beings.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Live Streaming Background Music from the Seeburg 1000 Background Music System

"The music you are listening to comes from the incomparable Seeburg 1000 Background Music System that was in popular use in the 1950's, 1960's and into the 1970's"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

happy birthday Emily Dickinson!!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pool Films resulted from the creative collaboration of writers Kenneth Macpherson and Bryher (Annie Winifred Ellerman) and Imagist poet H. D. (Hilda Doolittle). Funded by Bryhers inheritance from a vast family fortune, their projects were fueled by the principals interest in film and artistic experimentation. The three were invested in developing a context in which the young medium of film might be viewed as a fine art as well as interact with other verbal and visual art forms. The Pool Films productions, which were directed by Macpherson and often featured H. D. and Bryher as actors, experimented with narrative forms and explored the use of dramatic lighting and effects such as montage to represent emotional and psychological states.

Monkeys Moon, a film featuring two of his and Bryhers pet monkeys, was thought to be lost until the Beinecke Library acquired a copy in 2008. Some eighty years later, this film has been fully restored and digitized. Learn more at the Beinecke Library: http://bit.ly/xjlqn

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lee Ann Brown's video of OWS Library recovery (with Betsy Fagin)