Tuesday, November 24, 2015

a gnat cop

(from ISKCON-London Radha-Krishna Temple via Bob Price on Facebook)

"The poetry in this website was found postwar, burried in milk cans..." (via Pierre Joris's blog, especially his 2011 series on outsider poetics)

"Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection; that its militants thought it universal is only one of the signs that it is typically bourgeois." --Susan Sontag

Price of Carol.

"To experience loss and restoration together, at once, like snow appearing to counter never having seen it before." --Sheridan Hay

Do grab quagga, Uqbar god.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

sinus acid kiss

("Untitled (Pangolin)" by Madeline von Foerster [2012])


Every threadbare illusion, trotted out one more time.


"It was ugly, but then ugly objects as a general rule are the bravest." --Sheridan Hay

(pic by Geof Huth on Facebook)

Linguistic escape-artist.


Unica's anagrams.

Camp Inventions.


Monday, November 16, 2015

a dream of lions

(by Cameron, via via feuilleton)


"O great dishonorable beast, War,
Cockroach and millionaire,
Snake-eyed cousin of pestilence
Why do we dance for you,
Why do we dance to exhaustion?"

--Thomas Merton

The playbook.

"For men (as far as I know them) always will tell you what they think you ought to know, and always will give you what they think you ought to want: but they never will give you what you want, and they never will tell you what you want to know. Perhaps they cannot." --Baron Corvo

Electronic Beowulf. (via Language Hat)

"...only the sage knows how to take advantage of reversals of fortune..." --The Four Canons of the Yellow Emperor

(via David Chadwick on Facebook)

Ernst Fuchs 1930-2015.

"The structure of the story, as it is engaged by the reader, should have a similar effect to that of discovering a selection of items in a container of unlabelled material from someone else’s life. The end of the story, instead of providing closure, tries to recreate the moment in which some fragments of evidence–which might not actually be evidence–flicker together to suggest the possibility of a pattern that might never have been there anyway." --M John Harrison, via feuilleton



Friday, November 13, 2015

the caterpillers of the earth

Anthropocene Denial Bingo. (via wood_s lot) "Maybe the problem for culture is not to disrupt people’s illusions – when has that ever lasted long or for many? – but to create a new illusory envelope. One at least more attuned to what kinds of action in the world such delusion needs to motivate."

"...how to publish 10 to 20 new Kindle books a day without writing a word..."--from a 2011 article on reuters --& that's not even counting fake publishers

"For he that is not glad of any just occasion of Martyrdome, has not the faith he professeth but pretends it onely, to set some colour upon his own contumacy." --Hobbes

The World of Black Midi. (via Lanny Quarles on Fb)

"He [Rolfe] asserted, also, that he understood in part the language of the cats; and events so far bore out his claim that when, in the moonlight, he muttered his incantations on the lawn, strange cats as well as those of the household abandoned their prowls to rub purringly against his legs." --The Quest for Corvo

(via national weather service via Wes Hartman on Fb)


"Libraries were monuments not so much to the Past, but to Permanence itself." --Gregory Benford

The Making of a Fly.

"The minion of the sorcerer prince at the Bridge of the Winter" --Hymns of Zarathustra, Yasna 51:12

"The metaphysicians of Tlön are not looking for truth, nor even for an approximation of it; they are after a kind of amazement."
     ―Jorge Luis Borges, Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

A version of "Let It Be" played on pan pipes.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

the belgrade spaceship trial

(Wright Mons on Pluto, via via @LeeBillings)

Ramanujan update.

"She'd once heard it said that few people had the patience to look at a painting for the length of time it took to eat an apple..." --Michael Swanwick

Corvo's Khayyam.

"... I embraced Cusack as a true comrade only after I opened his refrigerator and found nothing but an old brass bus horn and a pair of small antlers in his freezer." --Arundhati Roy


Tuesday, November 03, 2015

the 49 laws of cowbells

(from Incubus)

A Finnish stick sculptor.

     "Hungry Ghosts"

with priestcraft mew the tripod
or a riff on victimwings
transitioning voice
without the clutter of art

Lovecraft Notes.

"My favourite books are curates’ eggs, one-offs that are utterly unthinkable without their very particular author." --Lars Iyer

" For a poet, the only reason to write criticism is the excuse it gives to think about poetry." (via ThePage)



Monday, November 02, 2015

turning prayer


"The Judas blossom fades, the lovely face
Of light is dimmed, and darkness takes its place."


Agony igloo.

" The masks showed, beauty, patience, youth,
Every facet, except the truth."

--Marcus Schwob (Shouldn't that be Marcel?)

"We may hide from horror only in the heart of horror." --Thomas Ligotti