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Sunday, June 29, 2008

from Slope 25

What should the line do? Capture the real, voice the liminal, articulate ghostly perceptions, convey the passage of time. As the essence of verse it should captivate the reader, and through rhythm, syntax, texture, suppleness, elasticity, enjambment, and end stop it can measure feeling and invite our attention. We call this immediacy, and when immediacy combines with passion of the highest order, we call it the inevitable, as in the opening of Keats" “Ode on a Grecian Urn": “Thou still unravished bride of quietness..."

I Think I'm Getting a Cold Bits


SMALL PRESS SPOTLIGHT: PAULA BOHINCE
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Runny nose. Red eyes. Sneezing. Oh oh. I'm getting sick.
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John Olivares Espinoza has a new web site, and a blog.
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I just bought.
The latest issue of Poets and Writers.
The latest issue of American Poetry Review. Dana Levin needs a haircut.
Ted Berrigan's Collected Poems
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I've seen a lot of crappy films recently: The Strangers, Get Smart, The Happening, and The Love Guru..
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Now this is a hot author photo. I'm turned on.
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Dear Mexican: Whenever I have an immigration debate with my Chicano hermanos who support open borders and get angry at any type of immigration control, they don’t seem to understand the basic laws of economics, such as the fact that migrant workers who pick fruit, work in construction and do other blue-collar jobs can never demand wage increases as long as a steady flow of their friends keeps coming up from the homeland. Will somebody please remind them that Cesar Chavez was against illegal immigration because it ruined his union’s chances of controlling the labor market, unionizing and demanding better pay?
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Adam Levine. Wow. I haven't been this turned on since Mizz Rebecca Loudon.
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The cover of the promotional copy of “My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge,” Paul Guest’s second collection of poems, asks “What do John Ashbery, Louise Glück, Jorie Graham, Robert Hass, Mary Karr, Campbell McGrath, and Mark Strand have in common?” The answer, inside: “They all admire Paul Guest’s new book of poems.” As far as seduction rituals go, this blurb is the poetry equivalent of inviting you to a sleepover at the Playboy mansion.
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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Bits

My favorite new TV show: Groomer Has It.
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Good looking group.
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I'm going to submit. Are you?
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I won't have regular Internet access this summer. Blogging will happen when it happens.
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