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Monday, May 20, 2019

Real freedom (Savage)

Real freedom, after all, means the ability to spend your time as you see fit—to write, to think, to paint, to sculpt, or to do nothing in particular—and, under capitalism, the rich have a lot more freedom than the rest of us. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Luke Savage

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

As remarkable (Oppen)

It is impossible the world should be either good or      bad
If its colors are beautiful or if they are not beautiful
If parts of it taste good or if no parts of it taste      good
It is as remarkable in one case as the other

George Oppen, from "Some San Francisco Poems"

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Identity

Identity is absolutely approximate.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Bound (Rexroth)

This ego, bound by personal
Tragedy and the vast
Impersonal vindictiveness
Of the ruined and ruining world,
Pauses in this immortality,
As passionate, as apathetic,
As the lava flow that burned here once;
And stopped here; and said, "This far
And no further."  And spoke thereafter
In the simple diction of stone.

Kenneth Rexroth, from "Lyell's Hypothesis Again"

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Monday, May 13, 2019

The monster

The monster is the one that you cannot tolerate based simply on who and what it is.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

And

Yesterday's strange is today's normal,
and vice versa.

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

New poems

+14

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Either way

You can kill what is sweet or wait
for it to die:  either way you will learn
the power of sour.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Not Love

Another good result this week at Next Line, Please.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Ideas & sensations

Ideas are process; sensations are miracles.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Eleutheromania

Got a nice mention in this week's Next Line, Please.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The new

The new is the old dream of the old.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Becomes

The discernment of pattern becomes the recognition of patterns becomes the frisson of familiarity.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

New poems

+15

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Monday, April 08, 2019

On plausibility

Plausibility is a lie.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Animal Commitments

Received my author copies of The Animal Commitments! The pre-orders should ship in the next week or two. If anyone hasn't gotten a copy and still wants one, they are available at Finishing Line Press.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Don't

Don't respect people who promote or practice horrible things.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Bullies

You can compel obedience but not respect.

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Thursday, March 07, 2019

On identity

Identity is measured in intimacies.

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Monday, March 04, 2019

An exact copy

An exact copy is not identical, but it participates in identity.

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