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Saturday, January 08, 2005


Finally completed the rough rough draft of Mandamus, my giant religious poem which still needs a new name. 95 sections of big ass ole' spiritual meditation. How incrediby (un)fun does that sound? Still, several of you have indicated that you might like to read this thing, and possibly give me helpful suggestions. So email me, that I might remember who thou all art. I'm going to do a little in house editing before sending it off to be slashed and hacked by strangers, but it probably won't take all that long.


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Friday, January 07, 2005


Today I learned that the rapid consumption of exactly five honey-citrus cough drops will make me much sicker than I was before I ate them.

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Thursday, January 06, 2005


Katey links to Eduardo's Notebook Challenge. Here goes:

Our Little Trinity

Getting Married in Rocky Mount

the HUGE parenthetical

"a cock rock poetry, essentially dull, Updikean. Don't wake the baby!"

dreary, proud and patient
dreary, proud and patient

her teeth are both even and tiny

6th Ave & 12th Street -- newsstand (poetry journals)

desultory games of footsie
"reality loads its long gun" (probably somebody else's line

It is distant, but still there.


every scurvy dog

Getting married in Rocky Mount

help . . . the doodling has set in

There's something about low level autism that makes you want to eat a big steak.


I notice also that Katey listed me as one of her idols. Therefore, she gets a love flarf in her honor, which I am working on now. Huzzah!

Besides which, we should have Poetry Idol. The first two episodes would be the judges groaning pathetically at bad, bad teenage girl poems ("You're no Frank O'Hara, young lady!") while occasionally getting so hyped up that they foam at the mouth because of somebody's poem.

Then --- the competition begins! Each week, the hapless contestants are forced to write and perform a piece in a different style. Will avant-gardiste Jerry make it through the formal sonnet episode? Will Oulipo antics be the undoing of the quietudinal Dora? And which poet will the judges condemn for looking too unpoetical (i.e., like everyone else)?

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No longer shall the pirate and the ninja fight one another, but rather, fused into one immortal doom-being, they shall unleash their combined skills of looting and secrecy onto the hapless population, both at sea and on land.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2005


Will I ever get to the point where news of an accepted poem does not make me do a little happy dance?

I hope not.

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Monday, January 03, 2005


I need to get off my butt and write!

Got a little work done on Mandamus (aka The Giant Religious Poem that Needs a New Name), but I still have 38 sections left to write. Not as bad as it seems, as I've got notes for many of them scribbled in my notebook, but I have to go through and pull them all out.

I'm taking title suggestions for love flarf in the comment box!

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