Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

I normally don't do New Year's Resolutions, but this year I'm going to. Here is a list of my sincere hopes for what I'd like to change in 2009.

1. Lose 10 pounds - This was actually something I intended to do by my birthday, but apparently it's hard to go from 195 lbs to 185 lbs when you drink lots of beer.
2. Drink less - I am going to try to drink less alcohol. Nobody die or get married.
3. Get accepted into the MA in Publishing program at Portland State - This isn't technically a resolution, but I think writing it down in a blog will give me better odds. Maybe I'll italicize it using HTML so God will see it.
4. Have better, cleaner stuff - Like from Ikea or Samsung. Something like that.
5. Try not to say too many snarky things about stuff I think is stupid. Like the band Journey. - I think this alienates people (who like stupid things).
6. Try not to bitch about "The Economy" or "Politics" too much. - Because they are abstractions and thinking about them brings my body negative physiological effects. It's not fair. "Politics" and "The Economy" can't think, "BRYAN COFFELT" and then get sweaty and tense, so why should I?
7. Tone down my exploration of social media and the Internet in general - This will be hard, but I think it will be good for me. I think the Internet gives people anxiety and could lower human life expectancies.
8. Eat more vegetables and vegan-type foods - I don't want to be a vegan, but I like eating some vegan foods. I need to have more days where I just eat fruits and vegetables. I need to eat less canned soup and less chips and salsa.
9. Try not to think of human existence as a flash in an infinite amount of non-existence - This is something that I wake up in a cold sweat thinking about sometimes. Maybe I should get some Ambien or something.
10. Try not to project my own life out to its end - This is something that I don't mean to do but end up doing in the winter. I daydream a lot and end up creating fast forward projections of all the different ways my life could go before it ultimately ends. It's disgusting. Maybe I should get some Ativan or something.
11. Try to say "douchebag" and "fuck" less. Or quieter. - Saying "douchebag" out loud is starting to make me physically tired. Maybe it's because there are so many douchebags in the world.

I think that's enough for now. Maybe I'll come up with more before tomorrow.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Damn Cold In Portland

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Books I Bought Yesterday

Yesterday at Powell's I bought:

The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You - Frank Stanford
The Anger Scale - Katie Degentesh
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Tao Lin
Annoying Diabetic Bitch - Sharon Mesmer

I think my friends all have copies of these books that I could borrow, but being around a decent indie/small press section worked me into a frenzy. My friend Kurt said I had a "book boner."

I wanted to buy My Vocabulary Did This To Me, but they don't have it.

Powell's has a section for Mud Luscious Press. P. H. Madore bought a copy of Brandi Wells' Patience and sent it to me. I liked it. Here is a picture from my phone of the Mud Luscious Press display:

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I like Portland, I want to move here.

There are little kids saying, "Daddy, look at that man in the sleeping bag, what is he doing? Hahahahaha." Uncomfortable.

I'm going to try to meet up with Kegan and Melissa for some coffee or something today. It's not snowing anymore. But the snow isn't going anywhere, it's 20 degrees. But it makes the city look really ornate but somehow subdued. I feel like a tourist who is trying not to look like a tourist.

Today I want to go back to Powell's and then maybe to Reading Frenzy or something. If you are in Portland and you want to hang out or something, my phone # is 541.646.0900. Send me a text message. Don't call it because I don't answer if I don't recognize the #.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Generic End Of The Year Music Post, 2009
























Here are my favorite albums of 2008 with a seeqpod playlist of my favorite song from each album.

I think these are some of the strongest albums of the year:

Fleet Foxes - S/T
Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant EP
Vampire Weekend - S/T
No Age - Nouns
Portishead - Third
Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight
TV on the Radio - Dear Science,
The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
WHY? - Alopecia
The Cool Kids - Bake Sale
Los Campesinos - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Los Campesinos - Hold on Now, Youngster...
Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.
Connor Oberst - S/T
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane


SeeqPod - Playable Search

I Get To Have A Week Of Vacation: Whiny, Self-Indulgent Post

Tomorrow I will leave my cube for a week. I am going on a trip with Kelsey, Kurt, and Karen to Eugene, OR for a night and then to Portland, OR for 3 nights. I will probably spend almost the entire time walking around or buying books and coffees and probably some beers. I am going to walk around the PSU campus and hopefully try to avoid doing tourist things or looking like a tourist because I plan to live there soon. I'm applying to the MA in Writing: Publishing program this winter. If I get accepted, I'll start in the summer.

After we get back from Portland, Karen and I are driving down to Oroville, CA with our parents to visit family. I am excited to hang out with Mike Young while I'm down there. He will also be coming up to Ashland, OR after 1/1/09 to hang out up here with the Ashland crew.

I need to get away from my daily routine, because I feel my seasonal "hyper-awareness-of-my-mortality-and-ultimately-what-I-perceive-to-be-my-failures" setting in. It's not S.A.D., it's more like F!U!C!K!E!D!

I have this fantasy that I won't check my email at all during my "vacation," and that I won't obsess over my Google Reader or my Twitter or my Flickr or any of those things that were designed to bring human beings together but are ultimately thin and alienating simulations of reality that in recent years have started to devour us (me).

Right now I'm listening to Lykke Li. I really like this song: Lykke Li - I'm Good I'm Gone. I would call it "ominous Swede pop." Or maybe "insistent Swede pop." My lower back feels a little weird right now. I also feel kind of full even though I didn't have a big lunch. I had a big breakfast burrito at like 8 a.m. but it's now almost 4 p.m.

I forced myself to download some upbeat music the other night. I downloaded a bunch of hip-hop and Diplo remixes. The mood and music of this entire year has been full of melancholy and sometimes dread. Actually a lot of dread. And fragility. Whenever things start to go to shit, it's hard for me not to consider the tenuous bridge between my "consciousness" and that other thing, whatever it might be. Something, maybe. Maybe not.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Really, HTMLGIANT?

What I thought was a worthwhile endeavor is turning into a TMZ-like cluster fuck.

"BOOBS FRIDAY? Oh wait, that’s my ass. Post nice shit about my ass. I fucking love you guys. I’m not a dude. Barry and Jereme –say nice things about my ass."

On Tony O'Neill: "That’s hot, right? Dude puts it in the back door (there’s also nice pussy eating references..yeah)! My kind of guy. And has an English accent? And writes poetry and has a real book deal? Anyway, Tony, if you are out there, do you know the saying, “show me a beautiful woman and I’ll show you a man sick of fucking her”? If you are sufffering from this common phenomen, come on over and get yourself some strange!"

"i did not enjoy reading THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS but i will not say anything else because if Camus finds out he will blog in a mean way about me and htmlgiant will fire me and spit on me all at once (that’s how htmlgiant fires people at meetings, a group spitting)."

How is any of this shit useful? Right now it seems like they have way too many contributors and very few of them have a filter. That kind of shit is what your personal blog is for. Don't subject the rest of us who subscribe to HTMLGIANT's feed to your boring personal observations on whether you want to fuck an author or not. It's a waste of physical energy for you and a waste of physical energy for me. Here's what you should do when you feel like writing something stupid like that on HTMLGIANT: go masturbate.

I don't expect HTMLGIANT to be some kind of high brow publication, but it would be nice to have some way to separate the actually useful stuff (of which there is plenty) from the bullshit that people have been putting up in abundance lately. Shun inclusivity in favor of actually creating worthwhile content. Make some "editorial decisions." Have some "standards."

Having said that, I'm excited to be a part of the HTMLGIANT Secret Santa extravaganza, and I frequently find interesting things on there (e.g. it's nice to know when a journal's submissions are open).

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Vote For Mike Young's Essay On Nerve.com

I am campaigning for Mike Young.

His essay is in the top 25 essays on Nerve.com

Help him win a printer or a t-shirt. Vote for his essay. It's called "It Ain't Me, Babe."

I want him to win a printer or a t-shirt. The t-shirt depicts a unicorn fucking another unicorn against a rainbow backdrop. That might be a better prize than a printer.

Anyway. Go vote for Mike.

Just remember, a vote for Steve Almond is a vote against Condoleeza Rice, and we all love Condi. Like we love candy. Humanist fighting candy. Like Good n' Plenties, or something.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Glossolalia Supernova

Glossolalia Supernova

This whole thing is all cornflakes and all the time with the supper, the absurdity, the ringing in your ears. Conking out in the middle of an assembly, who do you think you are? Woodgrain? A desperado? Multiplication tables? The three holes and the one mile for your tablespoon to roam with the Formica blonds with their fake hellos. I hope I'm not a demon --

What do you say about a black lightning bug? A Swiss army waddle? It comes in jingles like a "Rome," like Fed Ex'd. High side is to the dunes, in turn to the waves. Remember the raccoons turned to rainbows? Gummy, Florence tasted like his name. Get to tomorrow, to the bargain salt water taffy bin or the gun range? You'll be squeamish if we ever end up in court, acrylic.

Don't force me to the stereo. Turn up the fence's juice. They're not pets, nothing is. Lightning is killed by hands of thunder and breakfast won't make itself. I don't do "margarine" anymore, though I do like me some backwards guitar.

All taxed and I need real butter. Some figaro!! shit. Land O' Lakes, maybe. Or something to approximate what decathletes inject. From the hills. Terry Gross on fire. It's calling, again. They're both calling both exhuming Froot Loops and dogging in parking lots in front of a Subway, in front of a Foot Locker. The ghost of a child star raging on Britney's Swarovski plated mic. Stage fright.

Keep you honest. Don't bump me. Transferring data. New offramps leading to a thousand ice cream men and putt putt. Take it to the mirror store, something's fishy. Iraq desert on I-5 corridor -- lifting "my trombone to the searing twilight." "An athletic contest usually limited to men" involving Houghton Mifflin and the American Heritage Dictionary, all rights reserved.

Some pilates, an arsonist, and 14,000 instructors all teaching awareness of the jugular. Promoting the hibernation of the lymph system and categorically denying reindeer parity and a free audio pronunciation. Kellogg's Frosted nightwalkers and polaroids of your new bangs. That asshole in the mall is who I ought to become. A sturdty Gap manager, a race horce enthusiast. Bilingual, like the tag on your t-shirt. "Para limpiar."

No, too sudsy, too Beyonce. More about Europe, less about the 12 notes. More about shoplifting shopgirls and less about cockrings. Just a dusting of gel and do you know what -- she has fake tits. Mylar balloons filled with Snack Pack pudding. Oh please, she's so 503c.

I'm talking about solid white albacore from just off the coast and a hoodie *with* drawstrings, and baroque piano to protest uranium mines. Farewell to you, oh Mississippi Guitar Quartet, you were so red, blue, mauve, and static. Floral print Bud Selig pumping diesel. Fumes. Fractals, foul balls --

How did these get here?! Save the interrobang you pilates, you second-hand yoga. Do that doy-yoing thing again with your tongue.

Why


Didn't anyone tell me that Chelsea Martin's website was so cool?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

2008 Stock Market Crash

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

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My great friends and former communal living partners Alex Burford and Jess Rowan have printed a beeeeautiful journal of poetry and fiction made from some of the brightest colors/poems/fiction that exist, currently. It's available here for a mere $5. Jess Rowan designed the whole thing. She has been doing some phenomenal stuff. Okay. Bryan out.

i just accidentally a starbucks cup, is this bad?

Monday, November 10, 2008

What I'm Listening To

karl blau nature's got awayKarl Blau - Nature Got Away

Karl Blau has a soulful Smog-like voice -- it sounds like maybe the way a thundercloud would sound if a thundercloud was on K Records. That is to say, it sounds beautiful. Like the kind of beautiful you would not find on purpose. Maybe a secret kind of beautiful hidden on a back shelf of a janitor's closet.

I wrote this shitty review of this album for Chuck Adams' Eugene Weekly blog:

"Karl Blau's new album Nature's Got Away has 12 tracks made out of silkworm dogma. When I listen to it I think of lighting plastic on fire and then dripping fire plastic onto things. At some points in the album I think things like "that sounds like crickets" and then I start thinking about dripping flaming plastic on crickets, amen."


mountain goats satanic messiahThe Mountain Goats - Satanic Messiah EP

John Darnielle's "pay what you want" digital EP, Satanic Messiah is a scant 4 songs, but it does not disappoint. I don't think I have ever been "disappointed" by a Mountain Goats album. The songs on Satanic Messiah retain the same urgency that Darnielle's songs are known for, despite the slower beat and more relaxed instrumentation. More piano, a little better production value (by that I mean it's not recorded in a boom box -- which, don't get me wrong, are some of my favorite Mountain Goats songs); these songs are indicative of the direction Darnielle has been taking his music for some time. Sparse, haunting instrumentation and intensely focused lyrics make these songs something every Mountain Goats fan should add to their collection.


vivian girlsVivian Girls - Vivian Girls

This album is for everyone who wanted to like Times New Viking, but couldn't get past the sheer vulgarity of their treble. This album's super low fidelity affords it some kind of tangible innocence that I haven't heard in a long time. I can't think of the last album I heard that created an approximation of "well-being" in me. The lack of virtuosity present in this album is something that I appreciate and embrace. I think way too much emphasis is placed on the technical proficiency of rock stars. I think that's all a bunch of horse shit. This album is thick with soul and playfulness -- something that would be compressed to hell on all the over-produced top 40 albums.

We want dynamic range! We want overtones! Sloppiness is akin to humanness!



chad vangaalen soft airplaneChad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane

Alex and Kasey turned me on to this album. VanGaalen has a haunting anxiety in his voice. When he sings "When I die / I'll hang my head beside the willow tree / When I'm dead / Is when I'll be free / And you can take my body / Put it in a boat / Light it on fire / You can use the kerosene" on the first track, I get goosebumps. Unlike many singer/songwriters, Chad VanGaalen's music is not one dimensional. The first track is a banjo-led dirge, but other songs include a techno-driven dance song, and a song that sounds like he's playing a fuzz pedal submerged in a swimming pool surrounded by electric crickets.





department of eagles in ear parkDepartment of Eagles - In Ear Park

I won't go into how Department of Eagles and Grizzly Bear differ, I'll only say that if you haven't, you should become completely immersed in the sound of both bands. This album will surely end up on many "Best of 2008" lists. Because it's stunning. It hits all the important places of your body. I have been trying to get the reverb on my amp to give me the sound Rossen gets on "No One Does It Like You" for weeks. I beg my little Crate amp, but it must be the wrong language. All the people involved with Department of Eagles and Grizzly Bear have amazing gifts. These bands offer a kind of virtuosity and technical proficiency that I can embrace whole heartedly. Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself.



frightened rabbit midnight organ fightFrightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

If I was Scottish, I think I would probably be sad a lot, too. Think about it, the Scots invented scotch for a reason. I don't imagine they go around with whistles and bottles of scotch flipping young girls upside down while a Timbaland song plays in the background. My image of Scotland comes primarily from Lynne Ramsay's film Ratcatcher. It's like Gummo -- but in Scotland. Anyway, Frightened Rabbit gets into that kind of gritty sadness that reminds me of when it's raining and you're alone and you kind of can't help but feel a little affected by the dynamic that the rain creates. Like, somehow the raindrops are a presence and so even though you're alone, you feel surrounded in an okay way. That's how I think Frightened Rabbit feels, and that's kind of how their super emo Scot-rock makes me feel.


herman dune next year in zionHerman Dune - Next Year in Zion

Herman Dune is a French pop band that writes frustrated songs about long distance relationships. The songs on "Next Year in Zion" are clever and well-written. The hand-drum beats and giddy little lead guitar parts help beat back the Monday demons, despite this album's melancholy subject matter. Not as catchy as some of the songs on 2006's Giant, but still a solid album.









fucked up chemistry of common lifeFucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life

I should have known about Fucked Up a long time ago, but my knowledge of new music comes solely from the internet. I am not involved in any music "scenes." Maybe if I hung out with more hardcore kids I would have known about Fucked Up. Apparently they have released about a million singles and 7"s since 2002. I'm not a huge hardcore fan, though I have been easing back into noisy punk for a while now. I thought I'd disavowed "punk rock" and even discussed its "death" for some time now. However, with innovative bands like Fucked Up and No Age, I'm beginning to thing punk may be experiencing an intelligent resurgence. Not a "fuck the world" resurgence, but maybe a sly middle finger behind the world's back. Today is Monday, and the screaming on "The Chemistry of Common Life" is extremely satisfying. And the drumming is actually interesting. It's not normal shitty punk drumming. Definitely a good record to break shit to.


deerhunter microcastleDeerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Cont

Microcastle and Weird Era Cont represent, for Deerhunter, a turn toward poppier shoe gaze. Dare I say some of these songs even have hooks? I had a hard time getting into Deerhunter at first. I even saw them play in Portland with Grizzly Bear, but I couldn't get into the loop pedals and the noise. Since then, I've grown fond of shoe gaze and noise rock bands. However, Microcastle and Weird Era Cont both beg a new classification. Some of the songs on Microcastle even remind me of 50s ballads on psychotropic drugs. With his latest efforts (Atlas Sound's Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel included) Bradford Cox has developed a direction for his music. I declare all of the aforementioned projects to be "successful."



always the bridesmaidThe Decemberists - Always The Bridesmaid

Who better to write a song about the debacle involving Robert Novak's release of Valerie Plame's covert CIA identity than Colin Meloy? "Oh Valerie Plame / If that really is your name..." "But I was just some stupid boy on a bus / When your nom de guerre was Codename Caroline..."

The Decemberists' ability to turn national security blunders into catchy as shit pop songs is one of the top reasons I love this band over and over a thousand times. I also think this song is probably a middle finger to the government. Something along the lines of, "Hey assholes, if you're not going to take this gross mishandling of national security seriously, we'll just turn it into a flippant pop song." Why not take your frustration and turn it into sweet pop bliss? They convicted Scooter Libby and Bush commuted his sentence, so what else are we supposed to do for justice? We will make pop songs. It's the ultimate form of civil disobedience. Now I want to hear The Decemberists' create something along the lines of "Oh AIG you're not doing well / If I don't see more dividends I'll see you in hell."

Oh yeah, and the other songs on here are equally catchy and worth listening to.

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Feelies: A Playlist for Alex



He made me a Songs: Ohia playlist and now I reciprocate.




SeeqPod - Playable Search

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tonight I Feel Like So Much Has Been Lifted Off Of My Shoulders


This negativity and depression and sadness feels like it might be leaving. Diane Sawyer's eye liner was distracting, yes, and her drunken mannerisms — but goddamnit I actually feel proud to be an American. PROUD. Something I have not experienced ever. George W. Bush has been president since I was 15 years old. I don't think I ever gave "pride in country" any thought before I was 15. I have had "fear for country," but that is something that does bad things to your mind. And also, I have had "loathing for citizens" of this country. It is very, very exhausting to have to constantly feel disgust in response to the actions of your fellow citizens, and to, at times, loathe their ignorance.

Earlier on local TV, some cynical Republican from Medford said, "Just watch, it's a pendulum effect. In 2 years people will wake up and realize blah blah blah fiscal conservatism blah blah blah." It could be true, Americans are a fickle people by nature. Flip-floppers. But no matter how we feel in 2 years, we have reached a milestone that can never be revoked, and I hope we all can keep moving forward no matter what happens.

But the best comment of the night came from my mother telling me that my Texan (read: racist) grandfather voted for Obama. To me, that's real change.

No matter what happens in the next 4 years, I want to be able to hang on to this feeling of nationalism and general good will toward my fellow Americans. I feel, tonight, like it's maybe not so bad to let these arbitrary borders lend me a title. I love you all, and as I watch the crowd gathering in front of the White House (no doubt thousands of middle fingers raised) I want you all to know that we are getting better. There is a cure.

Weird Definition

Apparently this condition in sheep is also known as "gid." What is wrong with these goddamn sheep doctors?

Apparently "gid" comes from "giddy"--

and giddy comes from Middle/Olde English "gidig" meaning God/possessed by divine being

therefore: tapeworm = god

Special thanks to Willie for this analysis.

Monday, November 3, 2008

David Byrne Says Vote


An email I just received from David Byrne (because I bought his newest album, I guess):

Pardon the bulk mailing. I Can't Vote. I am an immigrant with a Green Card and, therefore, I am not eligible to vote in a federal election. FYI - I can get drafted (luckily, Daniel Berrigan burned my draft board's records) and I pay taxes, yet I cannot vote for President. On Election Day, I see my neighbors heading to the nearby elementary school to cast their ballots. The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood - rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky - they all turn out in one day.

But most of you can vote. What can I say? The Republicans have made us less safe than before 9/11, bankrupted this economy, started an illegal war they can't - and don't intend to - finish, removed what sympathy (after 9/11) and respect the world had for the US, and have robbed US citizens of many of their basic rights. Global warming? What's that? Science and education? Investment in our future? No, thanks - we'll stick with a good 'ole hockey mom. Ignorant, and fucking proud of it, as is always the case.

Although it looks like a shoo-in, it ain't over 'til Florida. And there are plenty of racists in this country who will vote against their own best interests. So please, get to your local elementary school, post office, town hall, or whatever, and cast your vote and make this a country we can all be proud of. We can get out of this mess, and life can be better than it is.

David Byrne
NYC

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bear and Boy Books "Parody" Rain Fade Video

http://bear-and-boy-books.blogspot.com/

According to one unnamed source, these guys are "hampshire students...essentially good hearted, they just don't have conventional feelings because they are spoiled and encouraged to be overly intellectual."

I was just saying yesterday that I trust people with beards and glasses, but I revoke that statement.

Plus, they claim to be more adorable and charismatic than Willie and I. And that's some motherfucking bullshit. It's on.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Announcing Rain Fade: A New Web-Based Journal Of Writing and Art

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Willie Ziebell and I would like to announce Rain Fade, a new web-based journal seeking interesting writing and challenging visual art. We have a video introduction at www.rain-fade.com that details who we are and what we like. Please check us out and send us the art that comes from the static in your eyes, you little dreadnought supernovas you.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My Day

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Man Gulps Down 15-Pound Burger With Toppings

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A chef at a western Pennsylvania Italian restaurant ate a 15-pound burger with 5.2 pounds of toppings in 4 hours and 39 minutes.

When asked what possessed him to eat a burger that big, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound man smiled and said: "Because, fuck poor people, right?"


link to real article

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Armageddon Playlist

Click for big. What have you been listening to lately in these dire times?

How the Hell Am I Supposed to Concentrate?

I don't know shit about the economy, but I know lines going down mean not-nice things are going to probably start happening. The phrases people have been throwing around like "700 billion dollar bailout" and "national debt" seem so abstract that I can't even fathom it. It's almost comedy -- almost. They might as well replace the word "billion" with "jaffillionkrillion." Actually, that might make the situation better. Lobby your congressperson and senatorial-whoeverperson and let's get this done!

I want to see headlines like this:

"Senate Passes Googleplex Jaffilionkrillion® Dollar Superrescue With Helicopters for Economy™."

One Small Step For Man...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

1:10 PM In Medford Oregon

For Alex Burford

Banshees for shoes, the dearth of the Super Wal✭Mart.
The rainbow oil builds up in the causeway, choking
the road. The turrets overlooking the valley crane
to see the blood and smoke. Hawked pills crushed
and flayed sing down the highway.

Sonic workers trade blue for yellow, yellow for back--
A Derrida impressionist goes héhé out
the window. The smell of hot, wet pavement and fries
digs at your tusks as the main veins of the moment
collapse into themselves and then out again.

Barack Obama Makes Me Look Like Mike Young

















Thanks to my coworkers,
when combined with
Barack Obama,
I look like Mike Young.



Monday, October 6, 2008

Everybody's Doing It

I added some names that should have been on the original list. Everyone -- re-post this list on your blog. Together we will render poet-searching inGooglable!

Update: I'm going to link as many of these people's names to their blog/website/whatever online presence I can find. I am editing a Google Doc right now, and need collaborators to sift through all. Comment/email me if you would like to help with this sure-to-be-fruitful task.

Nada Gordon, Evelyn Reilly, Julianna Mundim, Emmy Catedral, Enid Bagnold, Richard Siken, Stephen Ratcliffe, Michael Gottlieb, Jodie Childers, Norman J. Olson, Brent Hendricks, Sean Kilpatrick, Tom McCarthy, Stacy Doris, Michael Rerick, Corrinne Clegg Hales, Mark Decarteret, Hadewijch of Antwerp, Darren Wershler-Henry, Letitia Trent, Debra Di Blasi, Laura Elrick, Bruna Mori, Popahna Brandes, Robert Sheppard, Diana Magallan, Kristine Danielson, Ed Higgins, Drew Gardner, Kyle Kaufman, Matthew Thorburn, Tiel Aisha Ansari, Christopher Wells, Vanessa Place, Simon Pettet, Grace Vajda, John Bennett, Ian Patterson, Joseph Hutchison, John Cotter, Cheryl Lawson Walker, Scott Esposito, Jason Nelson, Daniel Kane, Kimo Armitage, Alan May, J.D. Nelson, Bob Hershon, Jennifer Karmin, Kim Rosenfield, Nathan Austin, Pearl Pirie, Rosmarie Waldrop, Tara Betts, Donald Revell, Jim Ryals, Danuta Kean, Jeff VanderMeer, Alfredo Bonanno, Irene Latham, Michael Hennesy, Dick Higgins, John Hanson, Billy Merrell, Sam Ladkin, Jeff Ward, Debra Jenks, K. Lorraine Graham, Kenji Okuhira, Sean MacInnes, Adam Seelig, Steve Halle, David Mus, Monique Wittig, Joyelle McSweeney, Daniel E. Levenson, Luke Daly, Henry Thoreau, John Palattella, Abby Trenaman, Kristen Taylor, Vassily Kamensky, David Jhave Johnston, Gene Tanta, Cate Marvin, Alison Roth, Shad Marsh, Asher Ghaffar, Henry Gould, Justin Theroux, Susan Grimm, Bernard Wilson, Ateet Tuli, Laura Moriarty, Mark McMorris, Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, William Shakespeare, Nick Trinen, Daphne Gottlieb, Magdalena Zurawski, A.K. Arkadin, Matthue Roth, Douglas J. Belcher, After Bitahatini, Neil Schmitz, Liz Henry, Tom Hansen, Craig Saper, Pris Campbell, Afua-Kafi Akua, Amish Trivedi, Chris Hutchinson, Cath Vidler, Sarah Weinman, A.E. Stallings, Robin Blaser, Roland Prevost, Mac Wellman, Steven Schroeder, Joy Garnett, Mark Lamoureux, Julie Clark, Bob Garlitz, Jeff Hamilton, Kara Dorris, Maureen Thorson, Irv Muchnick, Frank O'Hara, Robin Magowan, C. Allen Rearick, A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz, Tony Leuzzi, Bhanu Kapil, Sage U`ilani Takehiro, Shellie Zacharia, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Camille Martin, Eliot Weinberger, David Nemeth, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Iris Smyles, Bertolt Brecht, David Forbes, Colin Herd, Sergio Bessa, Zach Wollard, Adam Ford, Claudia Keelan, Hank Sotto, Jamba Dunn, Ken Mikolowski, Jean-Jacques Poucel, Santiago B. Villafania, David Valentinovia, Robert Kaufman, Dominique Meens, Joe Elliot, August Stramm, Justin Katko! Sandra Korchenko, Carol Peters, Lilah Hegnauer, Brian Evenson, Wallace Stevens, Timothy Murphy, Joseph Bradshaw, Nick Courtright, Adam Chiles, James, Kane X. Faucher, David Abel, Ray Succre, Gabriel Gudding, Antonin Artaud, Mark Cunningham, Paul Fattaruso, William Saroyan, Aaron McCollough, Confucius/Ezra Pound, David Antin, Rob Mackenzie, Ryan Eckes, Christian Peet, Peter Riley, Litsa Spathi, Anna Ahkmatova, Mark Tursi, J.D. Schraffenberger, Greg Fuchs, Sean Casey, Orpingalik, Hassan Melehy, Rosemarie Waldrop, Phillip Lund, Adam Aitken, Michael Davidson, Andrea Rexilius, William Allegrezza, Raymond Queneau, Fred Wah, Marcia Arrieta, Elizabeth Cross, Jonathan Greene, Gregory Laynor, Preston Spurlock, Jane Sprague, Kevin Thurston, Stephen Berry, William Bronk, Claudia Rankine, Steve Dalachinsky, Ed Sanders, Sam Rasnake, Wes Smiderle, James Belflower, Simmons B. Buntin, Dolores Dorantes, Emilie Clark, Leslie Marmon Silko, Sarah O'Brien, Jack Tricarico, Gerard Van der Luen, Frances Richard, Charlie Bertsch, Bob Cobbing, Sabrina Calle, Steven Burt, Stephane Mallarme, Bob Marcacci, Edwin Torres, Lois Marie Harrod, Evgeny Maizel, Luc Simonic, Lawrence Durrell, Amanda Davidson, Pendergast, Gregory Orr, Lepson, Joseph Duemer, Eric Alterman, Erin M. Bertram, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Suzanne Buffam, Andy Nicholson, Edward Champion, Katy Acheson, Okey Ndibe, Jennifer Mulligan, Renee Zepeda, Alfred Kubin, Sawako Nakayasu, David Prater, Forrest Gander, Mike Gubser, Virginia Heatter, Leslie Winer, Ed Schenk, Doug Holder, Russell Ragsdale, Jose Manuel Velazquez, Dick Jones, Gerry Loose, Daniel J. Vaccaro, Rafael Alberti, Jeff Newberry, Igor Terentiev, Micah Robbins, Friedrich Holderlin, Arif Khan, Laurel Dodge, Ann White, Nicolas Guillen, John Lowther, Cathleen Miller, Josef Vachal, Chris Moran, Miyazawa Kenji, Robert Fitterman, Norman Mailer, Doris Shapiro, Talan Menmott, Alan Licht, John Godfrey, James Maughn, Anne Heide, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Lina ramona Vitkauskas, Judith Goldman, Rich Murphy, Halvard Johnson, Ariel Dorfman, Ed Baker, Maryrose Larkin, Sheila E. Murphy, Rosanna Warren, Jean Cocteau, Clarence Major, Eleanor Stanford, Teresa Carmody, Kenward Elmslie, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ryan Walker, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Nava Fader, Rob Budde, Allison Cobb, Robert Roley, Alison Collins, Melissa Fondakowski, Nathan Whiting, Jess Rowan, Cid Corman, Bob Heman, Libby Rosof, Cassie Lewis, Scott Saner, Roberta Allen, Raymond Farr, Anne Pierson Wiese, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Troy Lloyd, Lindsay Boldt, Andrea Baker, Meredith Quartermain, Richard Meier, Louise Mathias, Joseph Cooper, Lynn Strongin, Outlines, Suzanne Stein, Richard de Nooy, Sherry, Robert Chrysler, Ton van't Hof, Peter Cole, Michael Slosek, June Jordan, Andrew Zitka, Eve Babitz, G.C. Waldrep, Craig Santos Perez, James Sherry, Hugh, David R. Slavitt, Dino Campana, Stephen Berer, Alastair Johnston, Angela Jaeger, Javier Huerta, Jed Birmingham, David Harrison Horton, Alan Baker, Steve Clay, Kevin Coval, Tony Brown, Debesh Goswami, Michael Farrell, Abigail Child, Tanya Larkin, Ron Slate, Emmanuel Hocquard, Lauren Dixon, Jan Zwicky, Andrew Joron, Jessica Wickens, Arthur Sze, David Baptiste Chirot, Steven May, Rob Cook, Ankur Saha, Eric Unger, Chris Heilman, James Purdy, Derek Henderson, James Collins, L.J. Moore, Michael McClure, D.S. Marriott, Michael Heller, Robert Mittenthal, Eileen Tabios, Aki Salmela, Lou Rowan, Jerome Seaton, Lori Lubeski, Paul Hardacre, Rus Bowden, John Wieners, Lauren Levin, Johanna Drucker, Velimir Khlebnikov, Terry Bisson, Martha Plimpton, Miklos Radnoti, Ken Kesey, Matvei Yankelevich, Seth Forrest, Maria Damon, David MacDuff, Kevin Doran, Rob Read, Kristen Gallagher, Rick Visser, Andrei Bely, Sara Crangle, Karl Klingbiel, Jackson Mac Low, Fox, Derik Badman, Paul Griffiths, Oliver Rohe, Mark L. Lilleleht, Michelle Bautista, Monica Schley, Aaron Levy, andrew nightingale, Douglas Messerli, Pattie McCarthy, David West, Jon McKenzie, James Weber, Carlos Rojas, Donatella Izzo, Francois Luong, Daniel Borzutzky, Umm Zaid, Tony D'Arpino, James Tierney, Tao Lin, Rochelle Owens, Amy Friedman, Natalie Zina Walschots, Kayin Wong, Emily Sher, Deborah R. Geis, Kristen Iskandrian, Brother Tom Murphy, Jeremy Gardner, Alcoholic Poet, Chris Mansel, Keith Tuma, Chris Mansell, Rob MacDonald, Yuan Mei, Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Joshua Schuster, Glenn Bach, Maureen Owen, Richard Wink, Guy Bennett, Eric Elshtain, Reza Shirazi, Tonya Foster, Karl Kempton, Allan Gurganus, Alizon Brunning, Christopher Davis, Richard Foreman, Francois Luong, Yvonne Werkman, rob mclennan, Mark McCarthy, Bill Marsh, Tom Devaney, John Most, Nick Moudry, Jennifer Reimer, Charles Baudelaire, Gabriel Pomerand, Crane Giamo, Vernon Frazer, Mike Basinski, Oliver de la Paz, Leon Damas, Mark Ducharme, Jim Leftwich, Eliot Katz, Pat Lawrence, Jeff Daily, Jefferson Navicky, Tom Savage, Legs McNeil, mIEKAL aND, Leevi Lehto, Allyson Clay, Cy Mathews, Dereck Clemons, Clayton Eshleman, Benjamin Parzybok, Kevin Isu, Laura Mullen, Angelo Suarez, Kate Greenstreet, Andrew Burke, Natalie Simpson, Susan Smith Nash, Peter Gizzi, Dana Goodyear, Terence Winch, Sandy McIntosh, Cris Mazza, James Thurber, Sarah O'ÄôBrien, Firoze Shakir, Elizabeth Castagna, D.J. Huppatz, David Koehn, Kyra Saari, Philip Jenks, Martin Corless-Smith, Jacques Leslie, Will Gallien, Mathew Timmons, Eric Lochridge, Buck Downs, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Leonard Michaels, Francis Raven, seflo, Nina Shope, Carson Cistulli, Jennifer Banks, Deborah Burnham, Steve Langan, Rosalva Garcia Coral, Betty Stork, Erica Van Horn, Anna Evans, Lizzie Skurnick, Skip Fox, Olde Quietude, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jonathan Williams, Sarah Maclay, Pablo Neruda, Richard Tuttle, Fran Herndon, Cheryl Clark, Allen Itz, Derek White, Barry MacSweeney, Eben Eldridge, Sandra Ridley, Normie Salvador, Priscilla Long, Alan Gilbert, Dennis Tedlock, Steve Benson, Brian Whitener, Rene Char, Lawrence Ytzhak Braithwaite, Teresa Ballard, Barbara Henning, Mario Melendez, Jacques Demarcq, Harvey Bialy, Gary Norris, Kerry Shawn Keys, Dawn Pendergast, Aimee Parkison, Michael Cooper, Chris Killen, Les Webb, Roberta Fallon, John Fillwalk, Stephen McLaughlin, Elizabeth Robinson, Bob Heffernan, Zak Smith, Nicholas Lea, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Dan Beachy-Quick, Ross White, Stan Mir, Tim Atkins, Poppy Z. Brite, Dylan Hock, Kurt Vonnegut, Mez Breeze, Stephanie Heit, J. Mason, Colleen Lookingbill, John Hall, Michelle Morgan, Alexi Parshchikov, Clemente Padin, Lisa Jarnot, Lance & Andrea Olsen, Mark Wallace, Nancy Kuhl, Xu Smith, Jorge de Lima, Hillary Lyon, Clayton Couch, Gunnar Ekelof, Alex Caldiero, Clifford Burke, Karri Kokko, Brent Goodman, Daniel Clowes, Todd Suomela, Arlene Ang, David McDuff, Bill Sherman, Ezra Mark, Kathryn Pringle, Jem Cohen, Adam Tobin, Thomas Meyer, Clifford Duffy, Anne Waldman, Nancy Shaw, Pilar Olabarria, Chris Maher, Ezra Pound, David Hilmer Rex, Levari, Jerome Sala, Ryan Collins, Alexander Jorgensen, Shouva Chattopadhyay, Linda Susan Jackson, Jonathan Mayhew, Pejk Malinovski, Michael Parker, Claude Simon, Ian Keenan, Peter O'Brien, Jeannie Hoag, Marcel Janko, Beverly Jackson, Loren Webster, Daniel Knudsen, Michael P. Steven, Rose Kelleher, Mare Mikolum, Marcel Broodthaers, Reb Livingston, Steven Lohse, Faye Smailes, Thomas Kinsella, Peter Middleton, Kurt Schwitters, Lou Suarez, Jay Millar, Paul Holman, Michael Palmer, Larry Eigner, Jean-Michel Espitallier, Charles Bernstein, Bill Allegrezza, Tenney Nathanson, Jeff Crouch, Brian Spears, Peter Makin, Lynn Crosbie, Michael Carr, Robinson Jeffers, Fanny Howe, David Vincenti, Erica Wessmann, Lydia Davis, Craig Teicher, Jorge Luiz Antonio, Matt Christie, Jean-Patrice Courtois, Gregory Pardlo, Nathaniel Tarn, Simone Fattal, Orhan Pamuk, Ofelia Hunt, Louise Gluck, David Pavelich, Lanny Quarles, George Seferis, Louise Bogan, Susan Minot, Star Black, Ted Stimpfle, Michael Lally, Sean Whelan, Arlo Quint, Grace Molisa, Jasmine Dream Wagner, Armand Schwerner, Anselm Parlatore, Tom Orange, Frank Kuenstler, Robin Coste Lewis, MacLaren Ross, Nick, Katey Nicosia, Geraldine Connolly, Sharanya Manivannan, Maud Newton, Kerri French, Charles Shere, Stephen Burt, Tony Fitzpatrick, Mark Peters, A. R. Ammons, Jenny Davidson, Tom Hopkins, Laurie Price, Woody Haut, Jim Toweill, Anne Tardos, Ronald Johnson, Will Skinker, Linda Marie Walker, Dave Schiralli, Rachel Talentino, Christopher McVey, Jordan Davis, Chris Tonelli, Patrick Culliton, Michael Basinski, Christina Brown, Kathleen Rooney & Elisa Gabbert, Maria Benet, Regis Bonvicino, Richard Huelsenbeck, Julia Cohen, Jim Behrle, Stephanie Bolster, Timothy Liu, Donna Brook, Kristin Abraham, Marcus Bales, Patricia Wellingham Jones, Susie Timmons, Clayton A. Couch, Myung Mi Kim, John Litzenberg, Zoe Strauss, Jonathan Meakin, Janine Pommy Vega, John Matthew, Robert Sund, Janne Nummela, Robert Archambeau, Dodie Bellamy, Meghan Scott, Stephen Johnson, Brenda Schmidt, Lisa Flaherty, Martine Bellen, Ron Loewinsohn, Darryl Keola Cabacungan, Chris Ransick, Sean T. Hanratty, Tim Gaze, Kathleen Rooney, Tom Mandel, AnnMarie Eldon, Tom Peters, Billy Jones, Gilbert Adair, Jim ¬†Behrle, Peter Jay Shippy, Amanda Laughtland, Juliet Cook, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Brian Smith, Aldo Palazzeschi, Richard Denner, Anthony Robinson, Chris Tysh, Christopher Stackhouse, Paul Muldoon, Stefania Iryne Marthakis, Ellen Orleans, Robin Reagler, Susan Maxwell, Delia Mellis, John Baker, Jack Boettcher, Lex Camena, Jeffery Bahr, Veronica Montes, Miriam Nichols, Phil Hall, Tyler Carter, Jessica Treat, Mairead Byrne, C.S. Carrier, C.L. Bledsoe, Barbara Maloutas, Peter Schjeldahl, Marc Andre Robinson, Morgan Lucas Schultdt, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Rebecca Hazelton, Ryan Bird, Ernst Meister, Edith Sodergran, Bronwen Tate, Joritz-Nakagawa, Sharon Mollerus, Talan Memmott, Robert Burns, Jim Dunn, Matthew Cheney, Edward Nudelman, Subhro Bandopadhyay, Tiff Dressen, Sandy Florian, Jesse Glass, Jennie Skerl, Phil Fried, Eric Gurney, Christof Scheele, Nicholas Rombes, Billy Collins, Eugenio Montale, Gautam Verma, Tyler Cobb, Kendra Malone, Tom Beckett, Vivian Vavassis, Jude MacDonald, Joanna Sondheim, Paul Naylor, Kazim Ali, Josh Corey, Patrick Donnelly and Stephen Miller, Ari Bania, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Leonard Kress, Philippe Soupault, Steve Caratzas, Joseph Mains, William Yazbec, Standard Schaefer, Betsy Andrews, Carlo Carra, Marie Hopkins, Anna Maria Hong, Burt Kimmelman, Karen J. Weyant, Max Middle, Joan Retallack, Gil Ott, Dennis Cooper, David Matlin, Tino Gomez, B.J. Love, Helen White, John Crowley, Weldon Kees, Louis Zukofsky, David Trinidad, Andrew Peterson, Bill Seaman and Penny Florence, Heather O'Neill, Reginald Shepherd, Annie Guthrie, Ammiel Alcalay, Carton Tragedy, Alfred Corn, Barbara Smith, Jozef Imrich, Yagi Mikajo, Stephen Thomson, Mark Rudman, Jena Osman, Ernesto Priego, Ken Springtail, Sam Beckbessinger, Cecilia Vicuna, Behm-Steinberg, Kate Schapira, Deidre Elizabeth, Jean Lehrman, Seth Landman, Ana Bozicevic-Bowling, Jess Mynes, Will Yackulic, Caroline Wilkinson, Maria Sabina, eldon, Richard Lighthouse, Michael Smoler, Henry Hills, Mark Marino, Poton, Thomas O'Connell, David Henderson, Michael Cross, Maralyn Lois Polak, Joe Brennan, Alice Cary, Erica Kaufman, Lewis Warsh, Steve Evans, David Byrne, Frank Parker, Kaz Maslanka, Jenna Cardinale, Peter Straub, EK Smith, Megan Martin, Meghan Punschke, Sherry Chandler, E. Tracy Grinnell, Tom Muir, Jeff Davis, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Diana Magallon and Jeff Crouch, Kyle Schlesinger, Stuart Dybek, Marco Giovenale, Zach Savich, Tom Wegrzynowski, Arnie Hoffman, Rikki Ducornet, Dawn, Thomas Fink,, Christian Jensen, Andrew Philip, Dave Pollard, Miriam Burstein, Jessica Bozek, Patrick So, Joe Massey, Carmine Starnino, Evan Kennedy, Chris Vitiello, Nick Bruno, Amy Newman, Sharon Gilbert, Aaron Tieger, William Wordsworth, Eugenio Tisselli, julia doughty, Marko Niemi, Pierre Reverdy, Lytton Smith, Lee Gurga, Jed Shahar, Tim Hunt, Lee Upton, Mark Scroggins, Rachel Smith, Robert Wodzinski, Matthew Blake, Matina Stamatakis, Robert Waxman, Jack McGuane, Bethany Ides, Alfred Arteaga, Kat Meads, Sandra Gilbert, Carlo Parcelli, Jeff Calhoun, John Bryant, Jasper Bernes, Jeffrey Joe Nelson, Joan Houlihan, Lynn Behrendt, Jack Kerouac, Brenda Iijima, James Koller, Sun Yung Shin, Ixta Menchaca, John Barton, Piero Heliczer, Todd Colby, Awotunde Aworinde, Emma Barnes, Allison Whittenberg, Jenni Russell, Rowan Wilken, Daniela Olszewska, Layne Russell, George Oppen, Ben Yarmolinsky, Phil Cordelli, Andrew Kozma, Harry Wilkens, Jonathan Lethem, Richard Gorecki, Jilly Dybka, Kirthi Nath, Jennifer Bredl, Paolo Buzzi, Aime Cesaire & Rene Depestre, Ruben Dario, Rachel Loden, William Bryant, hassen, Kerryn Goldsworthy, Jessamyn West, Salvador Dali, Greg Djanikian, George M Wallace, Sharon Brogan, Roger Farr, Lesley Yalen, Jessica Tillyer, Cathy Eisenhower, Noah Falck, Beka Goedde, Patrick Lovelace, Erik Anderson, Shahar Gold, Olivier Cadiot, Peter O'Leary, Mel Nichols, Juan Felipe Herrera, Mirabai, Rob Mackenzie, Bethany Wright, Joseph Mosconi, MTC Cronin, Terrance Hayes, Bryson Newhart, Yoko Ono, Gherardo Bortolotti, Olli Sinivaara, Jim Crace, Brendan Lorber, Tracie Morris, Jeffrey Side, Brent Cunningham, Henry Miller, Christina McPhee, Mike Nicoloff, Ray Federman, Valerie Coulton, HL Hazuka, Ari Banias, Thomas Hummel, Nicolette Bond, J.F. Quackenbush, Julia Stein, Bill Borneman, Jon Link, Steve Dickison, Scott Helmes, Brion Gysin, Sean Burke, Laynie Brown, Hermit-Sage Tradition, Jane Dark, Scott Withiam, Lance Phillips, Michael Ford, John Olson, John Bailey, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Derek Motion, Ashby Tyler, Sarah Campbell, Andrea Strudensky, Roger Gilbert-Lecomte, Mathias Svalina, Ishle Yi Park, Dubravka Djuriƒá, John McHale, Grant-Lee Phillips, Jeremy Czerw, Richard Newman, Diana Slampyak, David McFadden, Jim McGrath, Gregory Crosby, tyler funk, Kristi Maxwell, Vladimir Zykov, Daniel Brenner, Don Mee Choi, Ted Greenwald, Meena Alexander, Sarah Mangold, Steve McCaffery, Jill Magi, Glen Bach, Hank Lazer, Stephen Brockwell, Helen Adam, Sasha Steensen, Ryan Alexander MacDonald, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Jack Morgan, Jr., Radu Dima, Larissa Szporluk, Teresia Teaiwa, Amiri Baraka, Monica Mody, Vincent Katz, Jen Benka, Roberto Harrison, Edward Byrne, Patrick Rosal, Cheryl Townsend, Carol Novack, Clive Thompson, Mary Biddinger, Erica Lewis, Michael Robins, Mira Schor, Severo Sarduy, John Taggart, Lauren Krueger, Wanda O'ÄôConnor, Peter Van Toorn, Kevin Varrone, Mark Axelrod, Erica Svec, Erik Donald France, Daniel Green, Marilyn Hacker, Ben Wilkinson, Stephanie Young, David Hall, Joe Moffet, Ric Royer, Basil Bunting, Peter Everwine, Terryanne Chebet, Philip Messenger, Maurice Sendak, Barrett Gordon, Shonni Enelow, Hannah Weiner, Dan Vera, Kristin Berkey-Abbott, Douglas James Martin, Randall Williams, Phil Crippen, Roy Kiyooka, Anita Dolman, Chris Martin, Max Ernst, Michael Rothenberg, Adeena Karasick, D.H. Lawrence, Sean O Riordain, Anne Kaier, Simone dos Anjos, Brian McMahon, Josef Capek, Gloria Oden, Georges Hugnet, Sekuo Sendiata, Timothy Yu, Craig Dworkin, Mary Ann Sullivan, Guillermo Juan Parra, Paul Klinger, Catherine Wagner, Angela Veronica Wong, Terence Gower, Chris Toll, Francis Picabia, David Bromige, John Estes, Kenneth Koch, John Moore Williams, harry k. stammer, Kyle Gann, Paul Guest, Carl Rakosi, Cole Porter, Ray Craig, Bob Holman, Jordan Stempleman, Gilbert Sorrentino, Larissa Shmailo, Kris Hemensley, Jennifer Manzano, Peter Culley, Dan Silliman, Lyn Hejinian, Lloyd Schwartz, Peter Larkin, MaryLou Sanelli, Clare Latremouille, Karla Kelsey, Peter Magliocco, Bruce Stewart, Kyle Simonsen, Glenn Ingersoll, Teri Hoskin, Henry Louis Gates, John Mcmahon, Dan Raphael, Tanya Allen, Annie Finch, Mitch, Bill Kushner, Rochita Ruiz, Tom Gilroy, Yashodhara Raychaudhuri, Elaine Terranova, Tom Hibbard, Joel Nichols, Don Cheney, Ashraf Osman, Melanie Little, Barbara Cole, Chris Higgs, Paul van Ostaijen, Kate Hill Cantrill, George Kalamaras, Ren Powell, Steve Smith, Lloyd Mintern, Denise Duhamel, Veselovsky Pitts, G.L. Ford, Stanton, Kyle Minor, Bradford Haas, Kristy Bowen, Mingus Tourette, Anna Joy Springer, Laetitia Sonami, Sam Silva, Candace Kaucher, James Dickey, Kit Kennedy, Jill Jones, Susan Scarlata, Jack Kimball, Mary-Anne Breeze, Frederico Garcia Lorca, George Kalamaris, Raymond Hsu, Joshua Arnold, Bernadette Mayer, Calvin Bedient, Rachel Tompa, Nathan Curnow, Noel Sloboda, Doug Macpherson, Vivien Bittencourt, Steve Roggenbuck, Jules Boykoff, Jessica Lawless, Raymond Federman, Sandra Miller, Amos Bronson Alcott, Marina Garcia-Vasquez, Mathew Timmons, Paul Killebrew, Mike Young, John Tipton, Chad Parenteau, Michelle Cross, Eric Abbott, Hayden Carruth, Dream Bitches, William James Austin, St. Teresa of Lisieux, Donald Hall, Karen Weiser, Marty Hebrank, Liberty Heise, Kyle Stich, Charles Reznikoff, Chris Felver, Dorothy Trujillo Lusk, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Henry David Thoreau, Frances Driscoll, Leonard Gontarek, Edward Smallfield, Chris McCreary, Steven Zultanski, Peter Pereira, Marthe Reed, Mackenzie Carignan, Victor Hugo, Rebecca Gopoian, Ivy Alvarez, Highfill, Harry Gilonis, Sotere Torregian, Judy Kamilhor, Justin Sirois, Suzanna Gig, Peter Seaton, Julie Carr, Mazie Louise Montgomery, Sean Reagan, Tennesee Williams, Anne Kellas, Christopher Nealon, Joan McCracken, Malcolm Phillips, Christopher Casamassima, Andrew Steinmetz, Tom Sheehan, L.Y. Marlow, Martin Larsen, Susana Gardner, David Weinberger, Bill Cohen, Sasha Sommeil, Jill Chan, Josh Robinson, Crag Hill, William Burroughs, Ruthven Todd, Annie Proulx, Monty Reid, Simon Perchik, A.K. Scipioni, Ron Hogan, Marcel Duchamp, Thomas Day, Bob Arnold, Rabia al Basri, Michael Andre, Raymond Foss, Ruby Mohan, Kate Schatz, Elizabeth Smith, Tom Matrullo, Carmen Racovitza, Blake Butler, Maggie O'Sullivan, Eugene Ostashevsky, Therese Halscheid, Lauren Levato, Hermann Hesse, Christian Prigent, Michael Reid Busk, Caroline Sinavaiana, Marcia Roberts, Muriel Rukeyser, Jessica Watson, sara seinberg, Garth Whelan, Peter Ramos, Harry K Stammer, Tom Jones, Arjun Chandramohan Bali, Lawrence Joseph, Lee Posna, Tim Mcnulty, Patrick James Dunagan, Laurie Clark, Sabbir Azam, George Green, David Maney, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Jenny Allan, Gary L. McDowell, Samuel Wharton, Leonard Cohen, Kyle Conner, Maxine Hong Kingston, Stephanie Strickland, Michael Schiavo, Lynne Tillman, Jesus Manuel Mena Garza, David-Baptiste Chirot, Augustine Porras, Juan J. Morales, Tim Z. Hernandez, Diane Ward, Donald Marshall, Jack Collom, Paul Lyons, Megan Kaminski, Chris Fritton, Paul Vermeersch, Aaron Lowinger, Bob Perelman, Steve Yarbrough, J.H. Prynne, Amy King, Geoffrey Chaucer, Joel Dailey, Christopher Hennessy, Meghan O'Rourke and Cathy Park Hong, Jennifer Scappettone, David Hecker, Carl Brush, Joy Hendrickson-Turner, Leny Strobel, John Timpane, Amanda Watson, Cate Peebles, Danny Snelson, Christopher Mulrooney, Jaime Anne Earnest, Trina Gaynon, Caleb Puckett, Weyman Chan, Patricia Dienstfrey, Evelio Rojas, Susan Tichy, Shawn McKinney, Gerald Bosacker, Joel Kuszai, Norman Lock, Eric Gelsinger, Suzanne Frischkorn, Gabor Szilasi, Shannon Smith, Peter J. Grieco, Nasra al Adawi, Anna Moschovakis, Charles Henri Ford, Nicholas Downing, Sharron Proulx-Turner, Richard Long, Majena Mafe, Timothy Kreiner, Jorge Luis Borges, Lucebert, Chuck Stebelton, John Sparrow, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Jee Leong Koh, Sophie Robinson, Carol Mirakove, Susan Stewart, Adalaide Morris, Camille Bacos, Diane Williams, Robert J. Baumann, Kristi Castro, Don Illich, Holly Anderson, C.D. Wright, Jerome McGann, Alex Gildzen, Joseph Lease, Allen, Meagan Wilson, David H. Thomas, Jane Thompson, Andrew Zawacki, Gottfried Benn, John Hyland, Jim Morrison, Lyle Daggett, Robert Duncan, Diane Lockward, Kate Daniels, Angela Woodward, Paul Vazquez, Jesse Minkert, E. Ethelbert Miller, Scott Withaim, Arthur Rimbaud, Luc Fierens, Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, Rackstraw Downes, Elizabeth James, Paolo Javier, Robyn Sarah, Rosemarie Crisafi, Wendy Collin Sorin, Jack Hirschman, Flynne Bracker, Rick Wiggins, Baron Wolman, Frederic Tuten, Su Carlson, Raina Leon, C.E. Chaffin, Katrinka Moore, Lucy Anderton, Reyes Cardenas, Mei Mei Chang, Scott Malby, Alice Becker-Ho, Wassily Kandinsky, Bob Hazelton, Leonard Schwartz, Larry Smith, Dave Winer, Ivan Carswell, Genevieve Kaplan, John Findura, Shrikanth Reddy, David Horowitz, Jocelyn Grosse, C. Dale Young, Kiki Smith, Scott K. Odom, Brandon Brown, Tim Lockridge, Lauren Goodwin Slaughter, Steve Luxton, Melissa Buzzeo, Aaron Kunin, Anne Haines, William Carlos Williams, Catherine Daly, Jack Martin, Ocean, Angela Rawlings, Richard Hell, Monica de la Torre, Ruth Lepson, Trevor Calvert, Donato Mancini, Diana Adams, Miranda Mellis, Dust Congress Hackmuth, Philip Whalen, Dan Thomas-Glass, Abigail Licad, Caroline Rothstein, Matt Briggs, Hans Arp, Patrick F. Durgin, Ashley VanDoorn, George Murray, Gerald Bruns, Richard Greenfield, Ken Rumble, John Perrault, Soleida Rios, Andrew Schelling, Robert Marshall, Russell Jaffe, Albert Wendt, Emily Brink, Jennifer Bartlett, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Mecca Sullivan, Ron Silliman, David Caddy, Marcel O'Gorman, Lucy Ives, Sarah Browning, Rob Johnson, Michael Magee, Doug Ireland, Tim Martin, Seth Parker, Yi Sang, Andros Montoya, Allama Prabhu, Jacob Glatshteyn, Dan Waber, Jim Goar, Michael Kelleher, Michael Peverett, Patricia Storms, Howard Junker, N. 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