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A Common Nomenclature for Lego Families
Far Away (Oedipus Rex)
Stravinsky... And then somebody asks about Calcutta’s writers.
And Oedipus Rex again. Before the new phases of the moon
begin and you will fall in my veiny
"Edmund Wilson regrets that it is impossible for him under any circumstance to take part in chain-poems..."
Is there any good in saying everything? ~ Bashō
A poet in the Peace Corps in Mozambique
50 Years of Naked Lunch:
The Obakemono Project, a guide to Japanese folk monsters.
Ferlinghetti on the beginnings of his political consciousness
"Look, a poem either sends you a bill or writes you a check." David Kirby on Amy Gerstler • The New York Times
Winter is icummen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm.
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm!
Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham.
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
Damn you, sing: Goddamm.
Goddamm, Goddamm, 'tis why I am, Goddamm,
So 'gainst the winter's balm.
Sing goddamm, damm, sing Goddamm.
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.
- Ezra Pound