Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Monday, August 6, 2007

lg mug of black coffee
med slice of chocolate cake
med glass of herbal tea*
1 sm/med serving of green salad*
2 sm/med servings of zucchini/onion*
2 sm/med servings of corn/peas medley*
2 sm/med servings of yellow rice/beans medley*
sm/med serving of potatoes*
1 peanut butter cookie*
1/2 cupcake*
1/2 pack of cigarettes

*courtesy of Food Not Bombs

good writing:

The modus operandi in these poems is fairly consistent: thinly fabulized autobiography meets resonant cultural reference funneled through a provisional form or persona. I'm hardly the first nineteen-year-old to steal from Kafka, Lou Reed or T. S. Eliot - and old Tom, he had it coming. So, no apologies here, no footnotes required. If I had to peg my loyalties anywhere, it would be somewhere on the bleaker corner of John Ashbery's surrealist side, close company with Charles Simic, James Tate, and co., always with an envious eye on Frank O'Hara, that marvelous swimmer. Oh, and Homer, too. Nothing in particular, but I often think it would be nice if someone compared my small poems favorable to Homer. A grad student can dream, can't he?

Timothy Carmody, July 2007

excerpted (partial) Introduction from The Bridge And The River by Timothy Carmody

e-chapbook of poetry/intro text

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