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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Poetry after all is a form of barking./Yap, yap, yap,/someone please come back./Take me outside to piddle

Read “The Little Dog Upstairs That Never Quits Barking” by Kim Addonizio.

I learned my body/like a blind child leaving a walled/school for the first time

Read “Alice at Seventeen: Like a Blind Child” by Darcy Cummings.

8 out of 5 dentists agree

I’d been taken the way I liked it best: sex

Read “Arctic Poppies” by Susan Musgrave.

I question the efficacy of this statistical analysis tool.

(via) Pasting in the first half of “Sundowning” got me Margaret Atwood. “Swan Song” gets Chuck Palahniuk. This Wallace Stevens homage gets J.K. Rowling. Hmm. Oscar Wilde writes like Oscar Wilde. P. G. Wodehouse writes like P. G. Wodehouse. H. D. writes like Ursula K. Le Guin. Ursula K. Le Guin writes like Stephen King. […]

Years passed in a guilty,/sentimental mood. We misbehaved.

Read “The Night of the Apocalypse Yahweh Tinkles the Ivories” by Patricia Young.

lest an agenda—horrors!—be imputed to it,/and the whole point of its being spring collapse/like a hole dug in sand.

Read “Alcove” by John Ashbery.

“I Shall Not Care” by Sara Teasdale

WHEN I am dead and over me bright April Shakes out her rain-drenched hair, Though you should lean above me broken-hearted, I shall not care. I shall have peace as leafy trees are peaceful, When rain bends down the bough, And I shall be more silent and cold-hearted Than you are now.

It’s like I just discovered him even though I’ve been reading him for a few years. I know.

Even more Lethem: “Super Goat Man.”

Literary criticism and Gorey covers.

Read the latest Hark! A Vagrant, comics by Kate Beaton.