BETWEEN THE BLACK AND WHITE SPIDERS

"astonish          soaked/ locales squawk// metallic friction/ rub against each sparked body/ copper shavings" ("The Prairie Opens Wide").

Psyched to be talking about Megan Kaminski’s incredible first book DESIRING MAP (Coconut Books, 2012) in the summer class that Kirsten Jorgenson and I are team-teaching at ASU this week. DESIRING MAP is stunning in its precision and in its explorations of the way experience (including the collapse of Late Capitalism) layers the ecological systems we participate in.
Here’s a handful of scans from across the whole

 

"A Thin Green Line"

from Shira Dentz’ black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman Books, 2010)

"Cornucopia"
 from Shira Dentz’ black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman Books, 2010).
Thrilled to return to incoming 2014-2015 HB Frank Visiting Writers Series author Dentz’ black seeds on a white dish in the ENG 2530: Cultures of Attention course that Kirsten Jorgenson and I are team-teaching at ASU this summer.

"Cornucopia"

from Shira Dentz’ black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman Books, 2010).

Thrilled to return to incoming 2014-2015 HB Frank Visiting Writers Series author Dentz’ black seeds on a white dish in the ENG 2530: Cultures of Attention course that Kirsten Jorgenson and I are team-teaching at ASU this summer.

Scan from Hank Lazer’s Elegies & Vacations (Salt Publishing, 2004)

Scan from Hank Lazer’s Elegies & Vacations (Salt Publishing, 2004)

Scan from Hank Lazer’s Elegies & Vacations (Salt Publishing, 2004)

Scan from Hank Lazer’s Elegies & Vacations (Salt Publishing, 2004)

Scan from Hank Lazer’s Elegies & Vacations (Salt Publishing, 2004)

Scan from Hank Lazer’s Elegies & Vacations (Salt Publishing, 2004)

Feel very lucky to have snuck out for coffee to sit down with Hank Lazer’s Elegies & Vacations (Salt Publishing, 2004) again this morning. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read and I’m continually in awe of the suspension between its precision and the shaky resonances of its tenderness/ heartbreak. Its returns are more and more generous every time I go back.

Feel very lucky to have snuck out for coffee to sit down with Hank Lazer’s Elegies & Vacations (Salt Publishing, 2004) again this morning. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read and I’m continually in awe of the suspension between its precision and the shaky resonances of its tenderness/ heartbreak. Its returns are more and more generous every time I go back.

Screen shots from Igmar Bergman’s Through a Glass Darkly ["Såsom i en spegel"] (1961) 

Beloved original page from Hank Lazer’s Journals project next to Gus’ Fisher-Price record player because that’s the way we roll. It begins, “in every attentive look/ ‘is the very pivot of revelation,/ of its unblinking light’”

Beloved original page from Hank Lazer’s Journals project next to Gus’ Fisher-Price record player because that’s the way we roll. It begins, “in every attentive look/ ‘is the very pivot of revelation,/ of its unblinking light’”

Sister Gertrude Morgan “Let Us Make a Record” 

Thanks for turning me onto this, Mike!