Thursday, March 13, 2008

Into the Meatyard

The introduction to Mark Ford's new Selected O'Hara.

CA Conrad Somatic Poetry Exercise No. 9: :Write "silver tonic for a bronze day" on a tiny piece of paper. Put the tiny paper and one ice cube in a plastic baggie, then seal it tight. Where do you most need to wear this? In a back pocket? Shirt pocket? Carry it between your ass cheeks? Or crotch? Tie it around an ankle, or have it rest on your head under a hat--it's your choice, it's yours to know where. Leave it in that spot for the duration of your walk outside in your neighborhood. Later, before going inside, go where no one can see you and SMASH the baggie to let the water wet yourself on the spot where it was carried. It's just a little water. Just a little tonic. Go home and write your poem."

Katy Henricksen on Hanne Hukkelberg.

Radicalradio on the web.

Cystic Fibrosis Fact: Lung disease results from clogging of airways due to inflammation. Inflammation and infection cause injury to the lungs and structural changes that lead to a variety of symptoms. In the early stages, incessant coughing, copious phlegm production, and decreased ability to exercise are common. Many of these symptoms occur when bacteria that normally inhabit the thick mucus grow out of control and cause pneumonia.

A review of the Marc Scroggins Zukofsky biography, The Poem of a Life.

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