Thursday, December 27, 2007


Leaving the Jersey burbs later today and taking with me a bag of goodies for the Brooklyn gang (Mark, Miriam and Lucas). I've been promised meatloaf and whiskey, though hopefully not as part of the same meal.

Some of my favorite lines of poetry this year:

"When people lied, the stars came back enjoyably." --Matt Henricksen
"The day was a blue beyond." --Michael Schiavo
"Outside your body is a set of bleachers." --Dorothea Lasky
" Don't / just say there--signify something." --Graham Foust
"The wind carves long scarves." --Mark Horosky
"Desire that hollows us out and hollows us out, / That kills us and kills us and raises us up and / Raises us up." --Robert Hass
"Where men can't live gods fare no better." --Cormac McCarthy
"Once upon a once there was a once / and that once evaporated into air." --Peter Gizzi

NEW YORK (Billboard) - English rock band Radiohead will perform its new album, "In Rainbows," in its entirety during a pre-taped, hour-long set that will premiere New Year's Eve on TV and the Internet. The event will air on Current TV and starting 12 a.m. EST on December 31, and will repeat three times throughout the next day.

What do you get when you cross Whittier with Emerson? Apparently an intersection in a neighborhood in Toms River, NJ where all the crissing and crossing streets are named after 19th century American writers. I've lived here nearly 30 years and just noticed this.


MIRYAM said...


Morgan Lucas Schuldt said...


Matthew Thorburn said...

Hey, what do you know -- my mother in law lives near there, and all her neighborhood streets have poet names... It was a funny experience one day to be driving and looking at the street signs and suddenly have that realization click.