Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Robert Forster's "The Evangelist."



This record is just incredible. So humane and bittersweet, full of the human comedy. Good god, I didn't know this kind of thing could still be done! - Jared

Friday, April 25, 2008

two

Two have reviewed Mrs. M lately - thanks! Act nice, act nice and gentle to me.

The cover is Gocco. There will be an issue 2. Writing this, I realize that I had a dream last night that Jared said there will be no issue 3, but that was only a dream (or will have been only a dream once the semester is over).

So I guess there are no more copies at Pegasus? I think there are some at Diesel, but I'll check.

Monday, April 7, 2008

underlined

Reading a biography of William James, thinking about links between the occult and the rational or hyper-rational, waiting for Jared to comment in this space, I underlined 2 James quotes to put in here:

"The peace of rationality may be sought through ecstasy when logic fails..."

"The Absolute is what has not yet been transcended, criticized, or made relative. So far from being something quintessential and unattainable as is so often pretended, it is practically the most familiar thing in life. Every thought is absolute to us at the moment of conceiving it or acting upon it."

I'm thinking, poetry may not be critique, but it tries to critique - makes absolutes (thoughts, sounds) and then interrogates them. Reading Irresponsibility by Chris Vitiello makes me think about this too.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Today's General Claim

Poetry is not critique.