Archive for August, 2013

Mercury MGC-601 Jam Session :: Charlie Parker . . .

BOB DYLAN – Tomorrow Is A Long Time 1987

BOB DYLAN – You’re A Big Girl Now (NOVEMBER 22, 1987)

[Idle elevators of grain…] by Ben Lerner / lyrikline [Autoren Details]

[Idle elevators of grain…]

Idle elevators of grain. Plenty of parking. Deciduous trees

of the genus Ulmus, known for their arching branches and serrate leaves

with asymmetrical bases, Gunplay in our houses of steak,

houses of pancakes. Dried valerian rhizomes. Bunk weed. Osage.

Deliberately elliptical poetic works reflect a fear of political commitment after


A fear of deliberately elliptical poetic works reflects…

Home considered as a System of substitutions: “Plenty of parking.

Deciduous elevators of the genus Gunplay,

known for their arching bases and serrate pancakes

with asymmetrical rhizomes.” The activation of the white space of the page

reflects a fear of the industrialization of print media.

To fear the activation of the white space of the page

is to fear poetry.

Idle elliptical commitment. Deciduous repetition. Plenty of parking.

© Ben Lerner

From: The Lichtberg Figures

Copper Canyon Press 2004

Audio production: Literaturwerkstatt Berlin 2011

lyrikline [Autoren Details].
discovered at Interferenzen

Considering Muriel Rukeyser’s oceanic work: Learning to Breathe under Water by Alicia Ostriker

Learning to Breathe under Water by Alicia Ostriker.

Cortadito @Grassroots Itaca NY Miatown, with Nestor Prieto on drums

TOM CLARK: Whale Song

Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus), Ligurian Sea. Showing distinctive asymmetric coloration: photo by Tim Stenton, 8 July 2006

TOM CLARK: Whale Song.

Granted, by Scarecrow


The pines
sitting in the pines themselves.

The whole world
enthroned upon itself.

And so the man prays
to be filled so.

Not out of greed,
rather of a desire to be

and only One.

And only then
as these branches,
these stones,
this soil –

let the wind howl
and spark
how she may.


Statement by Bradley Manning: On Being Sentenced / <Portside

The following is a transcript of the statement made by Pfc. Bradley Manning as read by David Coombs at a press conference on Wednesday after Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Statement by Bradley Manning: On Being Sentenced / <Portside

Elastic Bond On World Cafe : NPR

Elastic Bond

Elastic Bond On World Cafe : NPR.