Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I make announcement

Very pleased to send word that Jasper Bernes's fantastic chapbook DESEQUENCER is now out from TAXT, y'all. Thanks due especially to Erin Morrill, for tirelessness in printing, reprinting, folding, stapling, listening. And thanks to all who came out to the TAXT Kissing Booth earlier this year and kissed a lot and drank a lot and helped make this year's round of chapbooks possible. Taxt chapbooks are free, don't ya know. Only one hundred copies of each book, so get it while you can/while they're hot. As long as they last, all you have to do is ask. And in many cases, not even that.

xo xx ss

Monday, March 30, 2009

transcribing the recording of the reading of the transcription is apparently going to require as much scotch as transcribing the recording of not reading the first time. hello week-long hangover. we only like hearing ourselves talk when we're not really listening.

speak for yourself!

i am!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

oh, internet. you are so cute today

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I watched CNN yesterday while listening to REO Speedwagon on the elliptical trainer. I never used to think about age at the gym. I saw another poet there, that can't be bad. CNN's solution to managing stress in troubling economic times? Get religion.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Don't miss Laura Moriarty on the recent language poet invasion, by way of the Watchmen.

"Another of the heroes is everyone together at the same moment. Which of us is which? One refines one’s super power over a long period of time. You save your life with it or risk it. It really is that big of a deal. It matters to assert and propose and connect and to utilize every trick in your own book(s), every bit of moxie, every aspect of your particular power to try to put your thing over each time you are out there."

Thursday, March 19, 2009

conditions apply to me

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Monday, March 16, 2009

A poetics

I haven't adjusted to the post-Saturday-evening state of being yet. Or last night. I'll get back to you when.


I have to write inside an extremely difficult form today: the presentation to the committee. Constraints: Love this labor. (poetry)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Shortly I will be studying Studying Hunger. I would like suggestions/constraints for OUTPUT during the time of my study, or suggestions/constraints for OUTPUT presented at the close of my study.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

I really should have built in a safeword for the all-week-listen to the Taylor Brady playlist. Also, I'm undisciplined, I hate constraints, and I had to take a break because the sky was falling and I thought it was just on the iPod.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Last night so many amazing things were uncovered and invented and discovered I could NOT SLEEP NOT ALL NIGHT.

Keywords: OMG.

Constraints: More playlist. Anti-habit. Tolerate discomfort. Send grammar.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

First, suddenly I want a pet. Next, fall in love with Suzanne. C] End of day one listening to Taylor Brady playlist: I felt super stoned/weird. Now we are in to day two.

Last, I'm in observance of do all things unlike the habitual course today.

Constraints: Brandon Brown.

Monday, March 9, 2009

About two years ago, Taylor Brady gave me a half-dozen cds full of MP3s. Tonight I finally uploaded them and transferred them to the iPod. This week I'll listen to nothing but. All 322 tracks. Forty hours. Just think what will have become of me by Friday.

For anyone out there who doesn't know what a Taylor Brady playlist might look like, here's a screen shot of the first few, although it's barely representative of the scope:

Thanks Taylor. Hope to see you this weekend. One of us is going to owe the other a drink.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Constraints: Walk around the block once each hour. Observe five habits (two of mind, three of action) and perform them differently. Drinks with Alli.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Constraints: All songs thrice. No facebook. Walk around the block once each hour.

Misreading of the morning

"I’m Capitalist Asphalt."

cf: "I’m Captain Asphalt." TIMOTHY J. GILCHRIST, newly appointed stimulus czar for New York State

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

it is difficult to burn your bridges before they're hatched.
my beloveds are not dead
Constraints: songs once. no facebook. burn one bridge.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Constraints: yesterday's no song-more-than-once, redux. Plus: no facebook.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Oldest fossilized brain found in fish from Midwest
1 hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 300-million-year-old fossilized brain has been discovered by researchers studying a type of fish that once lived in what is now Kansas and Oklahoma.

"Fossilized brains are unusual, and this is by far the oldest known example," said John Maisey, curator in the division of paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

"Soft tissue has fossilized in the past, but it is usually muscle and organs like kidneys," Maisey said in a statement.

Maisey and co-authors report in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that the brain was discovered in a fossilized iniopterygian from Kansas, which they had sent for scanning at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France.

Iniopterygians are extinct relatives of modern ratfishes, also known as ghost sharks.

The scan found a fossilized blob inside the braincase and closer study revealed it was the fossilized brain of the ancient creature.

"Now that we know that brains might be preserved in such ancient fossils, we can start looking for others. We are limited in information about early vertebrate brains, and the evolution of the brain lies at the core of vertebrate history," Maisey said.

His co-authors included Alan Pradel of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris and Paul Tafforeau at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.

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Constraint for the day: not allowed to listen to any song more than once.