Saturday, June 27, 2009

RE: P(h)sychic Alert

Whoa...K.S. Mohammoad and A. Boyer, editors of Abraham Lincoln gets the 1-800-AL P(h)yschic hotline award for recent issue #4 which came out some months ago. The picture of Farrah is genius and now makes my copy of AL4 worth a pretty penny on ebay.

Good work kids and I am so glad you didnt print that trashy, slutty swimsuit picture.

Curious? Got 5 bucks?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

RE: Take my Senator, please

Okay, no more Gov.Mark Sanford running for President. So long, sucker.

But wait, Sen. Sammi Brownbeck wants to run for Gov of Kansas. No. Stop. Please. Repubfucks...take him back to Washington. Let him run for President. Make him run for President. He has never done nothing bad, ever. You know. He is a good Catholic boy. Please, please let him run for President.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

RE: House Organ

So we live on an 'unimproved' sidewalks or curbs. We do have mailboxes...just like the little ones on your screens only they dont talk much. The mail person puts up the little flag when there is mail and then drives off. Dont get much, bills mostly, New Yorker and a very, very few poetry mags. I have been expecting a Sprung mag edited by Anne Boyer at the Kansas City Art Institute. I found an empty Diet Dr Pepper can in the mail box the other day...kinda like spam I guess. In my mind someone stole the Sprung and left the can. Not a very fair trade, eh. Well better they didnt throw the can in the yard.

So yesterday there is a House Organ in the box. It is abut 5 or 6 sheets of 81/2x11 paper folded vertically zine that Kenneth Warren has been doing a long time. It usually arrives with a bent or torn corner or some other physically wound..but so what.Its great. And this new issue is mind fucking because I see two contributors names I havent seen for 40 years I bet. Richard Grossinger and Sotere Torregian. Jeez! These were couple of the really first poets I saw in the mags that came out late 1960's . Grossinger, Torregian, Barbara Moraff, Tuli Kupferberg, Ottone M. Riccio etc. etc.

What a trip.

Monday, June 22, 2009

RE: Get this shit off my chest!!!!

To the people in the streets of Tehran.

Be careful what you ask for.

To the repulican zombies in USA.

Shut the fuck up.

To anyone who thinks hording anything is gonna save your life.

You got it comming.

RE: School(s)

So now here comes Slopo and I do appreciate Dale Smith's comments on this thing. I do believe I have successfully avoided all the schools presented - slopo, langpo, vispo, lrycpo, blkmtpo, beatpo, thepoetoflightpo, oldschoolpo, newschoolpo, postavant, flarfpo, poopo etc......

I think the only two schools I found comfort in and around were/are : Russian River Poet and Occasionally Funny Poet.

And I am sure there might be purests who would question both those.

Ah...I am old and it don't matter.

Monday, June 15, 2009

RE: Got to have one

I want this guy at my next birthday party. Yes, those are firecrackers!!
(clik on photo to enlarge)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Seattle, Subtext, June 3

Nico Vassilakis, me and Crag Hill receiving pre-reading instructions from Nico.

Portland, Spare Room Reading Series, June 4

James Yeary, me and Maryrose Larkin

RE: Sebastapol visit two years ago

for more go to where family and friends can post.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

RE: David Bromige

FUCK. That hurts a lot. Sue and I in Portland now, were in Seattle last nite after reading at Subtext having drinks with crag hill, nico vassilakis and others when word came. Fitting in that David always so generious to invite myself and others for trip to a reading in SF or Oakland.

He was the best.