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Saturday, November 20

Thought as Constant Conjecture

The Rule of Conjecture by Laura Carter on Blue Revisions {click here}
From Bob Holman at Poetry About. Com

Special Holiday Sale at SPD Books on December 8th

SPD Holiday Book Sale {click here}
Drew Gardner from *The Membranous Labyrinth {click here}
published in
The Alterran Poetry Assemblage {click here}
from *Million Poems* to *Five Million Copies*
Do I hear Ten Million?

Blogged Vispo right now on

Five Million Copies Project {click here}


Tributary {click here}
Thanks to OKIR (Jean Vengua) {click here}
for posting to our poem *www* on as/is {click here} and to Chris Murray (TexfFiles {click here} for her comments.

Friday, November 19

What a poet must invent and reinvent is not
only poetry but a *raison d'etre* for poetry.

from*Theoretical Objects* (Green Integer, 1999)
from *Literature Nation* by
Maria Damon and Miekal And
Potes and Poets, 2003

"[angelic object]

There is a ghostly remembrance, or rather, the phosphene double-
image as one screen is replaced by the next. &,that [moment when
the page turning ] allows a nanosecond of expectation & guessing.
Even as you hesitate, wondering what link to click, Literature
Nation is writing itself in your head [This is your invitation] to
create your own language state."

David Bromige and Richard Denner have
been doing a terrific ongoing collaboration
titled *Spade*. The latest parts are availabe
here on Poetic Inhalation {click here} as pdf's. Work also by
Vernon Frazer, Opal Nations, Stephen-Paul Martin,
Raymond Federman, Andrew Lundwall and many others.
Two of My Favorite Writers Have New Betas from Faux Press
Mitch Highfill and Cori Copp. On line now at

Faux Press {click here}

The Lineup:

Carl Annarummo:
High Heaven Ugly Hat
Micah Ballard:
Tina Celona:
When I Am Done with Cookies I Look for Pie
Corina Copp:
Joe Elliot:
101 Designs for The World Trade Center
Mitch Highfill:
A Dozen Sonnets
Tim Peterson:
Trinkets Mashed into a Blender
Christina Strong:
Utopian Politics
Alli Warren:
Reward for Information of Serious Voting Fraud that Would Lead to
Change of Election Outcome Raised to $200. 000

Blue Lemur {click here}

Berkeley Study Finds Disparity in Vote Count {click here}

Holier Than Thou (This link requires video software)

Bush Uncensored {click here}

Thursday, November 18

Since we have heard only lies all our lives
we must assume the truth is unintelligible
and start from there. It's like panning
for gold and not knowing what gold is.

pubished in *Theoretical Objects*
(Green Integer, 1999)

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


"If a war has lasted twenty years it can well
go on to last a hundred. For war has
now become a *status*. People who have
enjoyed peace die out."

Notebook:J 1789-1793

(Penguin Classics
translated by RJ Hollingdale)


"I would give something to know for
precisely whom the deeds were really
done of which it is publicly stated it was
done *for the fatherland*.

Notebook K 1793-1796


"To be born to create, to love, to win at games
is to be born to live in time of peace. But war
teaches us to lose everything and become what
we were not. It all becomes a question of style."

Albert Camus
April 1939-February 1942 Notebook III


"The Americans are not realists. I discovered
this while watching an American film remade
from an old French film. What had been *real*
atmosphere, a geniune setting, was now a shabby
backcloth. Their vaunted realism 1920-1940
was a particular kind of romanticism about "living
reality." The fanciful idea that everything is realism
(Dos Passos). The point of view is not tragic,
but "voluntaristic." Tragedy is a clash with reality:
"voluntarism" is to make a comfort of it, a way
to escape from reality."

28th April, 1949
The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950
Cesare Pavese

Walker and Company, NY

Chemotherapy is

Dying to
get well

10 12 83

Wystan Curnow
*Cancer Daybook*
Van Guard XPress


The Letters of Sigmund Freud

295 to Max Eitington

Vienna IX.Berggasse 19
February 6, 1938

Dear Friend,

I have often asked myself in bewilderment if it is absolutely
necessary for newspapers to tell lies so regularly and without
restraint. In any case, it is good to hear you don't believe the
news this time, either. Our brave and in its way decent government
is now more energetic than ever in keeping the Nazis at bay.
although in view of the latest events in Germany no one can be
sure what is going to happen...."


Debussy Letters

to Robert Godet
31 October 1917

Tres cher,

...Don't be upset if I haven't mentioned my plans
for some time. . . Music's completely abandoned
me. Even if it's not a cause for tears, it's a trifle
ridiculous, at least. But there's nothing I can do about
it, and I've never forced anyone to like me. If music thinks
I'm treating her badly, then she can go elsewhere: if
necessary I can give her some useful addresses if not
particularly sympathetic ones. The hard part if all of
this is to have to go on writing about it: that's certainly
the worst thing! Why haven't I the energy to write on
military matters? That's a good life at the moment. Look
at Bidou in the*Debats* and Laloy in *Excelsior*- you'd
think they were born wearing zoave's trousers. Seriously,
I think Bidou is marvelously clear at explaining the most
complex military situations- perhaps his skill as a drama
critic's more help to himthan one can imagine!

yours, but a little exhaustedly,

from Dream Time
Chapters in the Sixties

Geoffrey O'Brien

"They could not help observing that the war was still
going on. Every night the footage of smoke and rubble
and the recitation of body counts continued, while they
sat watching it in a world invulnerable to mortar fire.
The spectable numbed them. They had to keep reminding
themselves that the flat pictures- wedged between Alpo
commercials and summer reruns of *Hogan's Heroes*-
pertained to irreversible deaths. "I can't believe it's
still happening. They *have* to stop it pretty soon." Something
would change. Johnson's advisors, after watching the
protests from a balcony would take him aside. "Sir,
they're just not buying it anymore, I'm afraid we have
no choice but to pull out."

But the change was not coming fast enough. It would take more
than peace buttons and chanted slogans. The powerful
vibrations that had been unleashed in the march on the Pentagon
- a mustering of all the energy the underground had to
offer- were lost on an enemy insensitive to anything but
the grossest applications of force. For the pigs to get
the message, it would be necessary to hit them where
they lived. Commando teams were better suited than crowds
for such tactics. One morning the newspaper announced
that the induction center had been reduced to ashes by'
unknown arsonists. The counterescalation had begun..."

Wednesday, November 17

from: *An Anthology of Modern Greek Poetry*
Edited by Nanos Vaalaoritis and
Thannasis Maskaleris
(Talisman House Publishers
Jersey City, NJ, 2003)


by Adriana Ierodiakonou

"Don't forget the small countries.

It's easy, they fit in places
so secret, so sharp.

In a drop of oil.
Or in the voice of a knife.
black as black after months.

Don't forget the small countries
at the hour when everything changes.
In my plate? Earth!
My bed? A boat!

Because everyone knows and doesn't know.
Don't forget the small countries."


Editors: Nanos Valaoritis and Thanasis Maskaleris

I did not restrain myself.
I let go entirely and went.
I went into the luminous night,
To those pleasures that were half real
And half reeling in my brain.
-- from “I Went” by Constantine Cavafy

Modern Greek Poetry brings together translations of works by some of the most eminent and accomplished writers of our time. The Greek poets have played a powerful role in the creation of modern and postmodern literature. Modern Greek Poetry is a landmark anthology, a major contribution to our understanding of world poetry. No anthology of Greek poetry is as encompassing and commanding.

Greece for the past century has given the world some of its finest poetry. The editors and their translators provide generous selections not only from internationally celebrated poets but also from younger writers who are beginning to play key roles in the literary world today.

There are new translations of works by Cavafy, perhaps the greatest of all the Greek modernists; Surrealist and Nobel Prize winner Odysseus Elytris; and Nobel Prize winner George Seferis as well as works by such celebrated writers as Yannis Ritsos, Angelos Sikelianos, and almost a hundred others.

NANOS VALAORITIS is among the most celebrated of the contemporary Greek poets. Born in Switzerland but of Greek descent, Valaoritis was prominent among Surrealist poets under André Breton before moving to the United States. He was a professor of literature at San Francisco State University.

THANASIS MASKALERIS, the former director of the Center for Modern Greek Studies at San Francisco State University, is a native of Greece and the author of numerous literary and critical works in Greek as well as English.
from Daily Kos: Blogger Blackout over 2004 Election Issues {click here}
The fact that I keep finding things when
I am no longer searching for them might
be an indication that something is holding
me back.

The more I am heard, the more I
must resort to silence to be heard.
The quicker I go, the stealthier
I must move.

published in: *The Boundary of Blur*
(Roof, 1993)

Tuesday, November 16

Activists Question
Accuracy of Optical Vote Scan Machines {click here}

This Just In

-From Suny/Buffalo Poetics List {click here}

All human error is impatience, a premature
renunciation of method, the delusive
pinning down of a delusion.

I posted a new poem titled
www {click here}
on as/is today...

Comic Relief From The Apocalypse

B is for Blogging, I must be balmy or bloody bonkers

No, B is for Bet Boynton {click here}
can still make you smile.


After the Shock, Denial, Rage and Grief
Time To Get Down To The Nitty-Gritty

Taylor Brady responds to Thomas Frank, Timothy Burke,
*minor american* and others on
his new blog

Inflection Point {click here}

Monday, November 15

This Just In: Green Party Announces Vote Recount in Ohio

Truthout.org {click here}

Green Party "Morning After" Press Release
Tired of Cleaning Up After Other People's Parties {click here}
Allegations of Election Fraud by Bush Are Mounting

Why We Hate Bush.com {click here}
Parfum D'élection Putréfiée (Scent of A Rotten Election)
or, As Zogby Puts It: "I Smell A Rat"

Zogby {click here}
Publishing writing is a dare, a way
of initiating struggle at a boundary.
Writing consolidates reading, reading
generates a kind of vacuum, a kind of
frustrated silence. Reading demands
expression, writing demands reception.

Notebook: 1/27/88
published in *The Boundary of Blur*
(Roof, 1993)

Is This "Information Anarchy"--Or Just Chat?--
You decide-and let us know...
...the discussion continues- right now on

Okir (Jean Vengua) {click here}
Ernesto Priego posted one of my comments
from the lively discussion on *okir* above

Never Neutral {click here}

Ernesto, thanks!

At least for now, the Constitution still includes the first amendment.
If you can't make your vote count, at least you can make your voice count.

Write to Congress as soon as you can with this form:

Dear Congress: Investigate The Vote {click here}

(I wrote that..." the confidence in the voting process has eroded further since the last election.
If Americans do not have confidence in the voting process, the authority
of every elected official will eventually erode as well. This includes you!")

Sunday, November 14

Probably since my days in college, not a week
has gone by, that I have not listened to some
music by Claude Debussy. And especially
during times like these, rife with concern,
disappointment and anxiety. I happened
to come across this site. If you have a couple
of speakers on your computer, and probably
you have, and some software for listening,
probably you do, here are some samples of
Debussy's piano music, yours for a click.

Claude Debussy {click here}
A Message from Rod Smith (publisher of *Edge Books*) on Vote Fraud
(includes many important links)

Rod Smith links on Election Fraud {click here}
via Limetree {click here}
This is one of those interesting discussions about blogging-is conversation better in person or on-line was part of it-
that used to occur so often- ages ago- in 2003!-often in the middle of the night... don't miss it on: Okir (Jean Vengua) {click here}...You can still chime in, I think...

The New York Times has joined the Washington Post and other major news outlets in scouring the Internet to find and discredit Americans who have expressed suspicions that Bush’s victory might not have been entirely legitimate. The New York Times' front-page story was entitled, “Vote Fraud Theories, Spread By Blogs, Are Quickly Buried.” [Nov. 12, 2004.]

As odd as these attacks might seem to some, this pattern of protecting the Bush family has a history.
Big Media-Some Nerve! by Robert Parry {click here}

Bush's Paranoia in The News-Sept '04 story
The Madness of Emperor George {click here}

The First Amendment {click here}