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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:39 AM

yesterday I started reading this book by Eliot Weinberger before bed, where all the chapters are very short, and structured like prose poems with all this poetic information about a certain subject or object. like Mayan culture, or wrens. a very beautiful way of honing information into a poem […]. I think you would like this chapter on a French anthropologist who believed he and his wife to be reincarnations of this Mayan king and queen.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:39 AM

I remain fascinated by this painting as it seems an allegory of alienated labor, or something like this. where the mind can’t know what the body does. so the body is beheaded. parapalegic. doesn’t it seem as if the woman is just barely holding her head up? she seems to have no (bodily) agency anyway, and is only powerful by commanding that group of women around her who prepare her linens and dress and make her up.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 6:09 PM

those pics of us are totally amazing and I hope we can keep taking them for one of the rooms we’re going to make. like maybe a room as the inner chamber of a heart? a rabbit’s heart? 

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1:57 PM

I don’t doubt that most of the world is founded on pain, and fear of insanity, and that animal open that I think you and I are trying to presence, however plafully and lovingly

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 12:50 PM

When all I wanted was to disappear with you

Monday, April 21, 2008 1:26 PM

not sure what to say about poetry, except I appreciate your term *intensity*.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 12:28 PM

when you were talking about the weather being “the enemy” and the arrival of spring I started weeping actually

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 4:49 P

If there were such a thing as proper verbs I think you are making them thru this use of italicization

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:58 PM

Think Larwence Weiner?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:37 PM

got very choked up actually when Conrad was talking about the weather and Iraq