Wednesday, February 18, 2009

begin with martians, ectoplasm, clairvoyancy...

ectoplasm splinters, pale – gentle --
taken into blue – a watery kind
to move through more transition -- now a gravestone
root and hard slab organically moving -- weathered
skin undone and too many pills, a fire, a puff of smoke
abstractions of love giggling in a different space --
a watery voice then
meditation in feathers, words -- what
do you predicate (your) existence
on? posterities?
not to haunt but a bit to live these bones
a communion, totality in fragmentations
then in light
we are what we discussed – the individual swimming,
emerging in a song and a whole movement

I See Words

Hannah Weiner on EPC

Hannah Weiner reading Clairvoyant Journal

"Introduction, Avant-Garde Journalism: Hannah Weiner's Early and Clairvoyant Journals" by Patrick Durgin

"With the publication of Weiner's major works of the 1970s, we come a long way toward filling in the missing links between the so-called "New York School" and "Language Writing," while we witness another literary-critical incursion: the mingling demands of a formalist and phenomenological approach indicative of the larger "radical modernist" tradition in USAmerican poetry." ~ Patrick Durgin

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Some Spahr and Gizzi

Juliana Spahr: "After-Language"

Spahr: Online Works

"If today and today I am calling aloud

If I break into pieces of glitter on asphalt
bits of sun, the din

if tires whine on wet pavement
everything humming

If we find we are still in motion
and have arrived in Zeno’s thought, like

if sunshine hits marble and the sea lights up
we might know we were loved, are loved
if flames and harvest, the enchanted plain"


"If love if then if now if the flowers of if the conditional if of arrows the
condition of if
if to say light to inhabit light if to speak if to live, so
if to say it is you if love is if your form is if your waist that pictures the
fluted stem if lavender"