Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Master of Horror-Chocolate Press

It's Sunday.

All of my plants are growing towards the sun.

My weird dreams this morning, about immigrant dwarfs getting chased through a giant dollhouse-hotel, have ended.

I'm looking at a bar of bitter-sweet chocolate and my toe is touching a giant bottle of cold water on the coffee table.

The fan's ruffling the newspaper and it's Metal Week at The Palace.

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That's the voice-over sequence that begins the script to my sci-fi thriller, Donkeyheart.

Ok, maybe it's not. Maybe it's just my Sunday and we listed to Krallice and now Pelican is playing loudly in the living room.

Metal Week began this morning around 9:30am.

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Having you been jonesing for a new chapbook recently?

Have you been waiting your whole life for me to anachronistically use the term "to jones"?

Are you excited by my two part rhetorical question?

Good:

Brenda Iijima's Rabbit Lesson
Fewer & Further Press
$7

from Rabbit Lesson


collectively by the anterior
explanation surge—-abyss told in verse
a realism that looks steely––––really––––really
heart pounding, bastion of concentration
the realm of mannerisms made modern mammals
along came an imperceptible interval
hungering, that’s what we do

tableau emphasizing emanation

dealing directly with charismatic animals

as they bestride color

––coloration

no longer the cannibal teen

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MS and I spent a chunk of Saturday wrapping up edits to our chapbook, Sugar Means Yes. We figured out the order of the poems, tidied it up, and now will need to find a home for it with a loving chapbook press. Some things about Sugar Means Yes: fever, coal, miners' children, no remedy, fox masks & owl masks, & sugar.

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The first of the ten cards in the Rorschach inkblot test. It has been reported that popular responses include bat, badge and coat of arms:

It looks like a skeleton of a fox head dipped in tar to me. What does it look like to you?
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You should read this article called 24/7 School Reform by Paul Touch in the NY Times. No, really, you should read it, it's short and may, possibly, be of interest to you.

I'm not saying that there is any one education reformer who has a new system or a mode of reform all worked out perfectly (though people like Geoffrey Canada and Susan Neuman are stirring things up in a good way), but I do firmly believe that early childhood education should be much more of a focus/concern than it is right now in the media, in policy, and in our own political involvement.

1 comment:

J. Mae Barizo said...

it looks like a super hero with wings that are larger than its body.