I have thoughts and feelings on having a leap year day birthday. Leapsters keep two sets of ages, annual and quadrennial. We mark time between real birthdays in fourths and … Continue reading“The Leap-Day Baby’s Paradox” at The Atlantic online.
Just up on Poetry Foundation’s website is my appreciation of Meditations, W. Bliem Kern’s sound poetry book/cassette collection from 1974, which I have held onto for years as a private inspiration. … Continue reading“Behind the Sound,” on W. Bliem Kern and his MeditationsMeditationsMeditations.
I have a rule that states that in rock music, there are Ethel Merman singers or Fozzie Bear singers. This rule applies only to singers with careers that begin after … Continue readingThe Ethel-or-Fozzie Rule, applied to the top 200 bands of 1980s.
Found Poem: Comments to “Dogs in Halloween Costumes: No No No” Kristi Gustafson Barlette’s “On the Edge” blog, Albany Times Union, October 19, 2011 My mom has a dog that … Continue readingFound Poem: Comments to “Dogs in Halloween Costumes: No No No.”
That’s what Michael Sutton writes about Fetchin Bones, a super band. And he’s right. Here’s their Facebook page, their MySpace page, and that All Music Guide, which is a super … Continue reading"Fetchin’ Bones wrote the blueprint for loud, metal-fueled, and female-led alternative groups."
“Poetry has become an overscheduled toddler run ragged by ambitious, bickering parents, its very existence a compromised simulacrum of their disharmonious projections and expectations. If you can, by some miracle … Continue readingThat’s the truth, Ruth.
My cousin writes from South Korea: omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg! Hello everyone!i can’t believe it! I won the first ever circuit bending challenge!!!!!!!!! go … Continue readingThis just in: El Colin wins Circuit-Bending Contest
A current thread on Queenzone.com discusses the newly released DVD/triple album/double CD/HD-DVD/digital single Queen Rock Montreal, formerly the VHS-DVD We Will Rock You, thusly: that, at around 3:22 in the … Continue readingA little post-bottle feeding pickmeup: WWRY fast in Montreal. Or is it Toronto?
This costume looks like it’s all-rubber. What I love best about the listing is there’s an “also recommended” bit with a 70s mustache and “glitter microphone.” From DanielNester.com
Get a load of those other (i.e., not red) color bodies. I may have to sell off some other gear (anyone want a Mini May? email me) to get the … Continue readingThe Brian May brand Red Specials est arrive!
Just posted a pretty big pdf file of my article “Boundlessness Limited by Skin: Americana and Artifice in Alice Fulton’s “Unwanting,’” an explication/close reading of Fulton’s poem, in Midwestern Miscellany. … Continue readingJust up on the Nonfiction page.
My short review of C.K. Williams’ Collected Poems (cover, above) is up at the Time Out New York website here, is was/or still is on newstands (depending on when you’re … Continue readingJust out and up in and on Time Out New York.