Saturday, November 26, 2005

'tis the sneeze in

have i muck chinned that i is she ick and have phlegm in head far far dazed? and with a bog field of star dented peppers to graze?

call for word

Hey bloggerissimo, ye gots words, a first or second moon ye scrubbed? Check this route from the good folks at Action Books:

"Dear All,  

I wanted to invite you to submit to the December Prize for a first or second book of poetry. This prize ($1,000 plus publication) is given by my new press, Action Books, and our postmark deadline is December 5 --a week from Monday!   We are looking for poetry that shares in the spirit of our press, poetry that "goes too far." Any length, form, or style is great, and all entrants will receive an Action Books title. Moreover, there are no screeners or celebrity judges involved with the prize. The only judges are my co-founder, Johannes Goransson, and I. We will read blind, and read every single manuscript submitted. Guidelines are available at here.   Action Books publishes English-language poets as well as poetry in translation. Our first three titles ! are by Arielle Greenberg, Aase Berg, and Lara Glenum. You can learn more about their books and our press at   Please forward news about our press and contest to anyone you think might be interested. We look forward to hearing from you!  

Sincerely, Joyelle McSweeney"

Monday, November 21, 2005

chain blotter

This questionnaire received from poet Danielle Pafunda. Feel it out and ask it along bloggerissimo:

1. What time did you get up this morning? Which time counts? 8:00 a.m. Tweet feckin' tweet.
2. Diamonds or Pearls? The girlie in me says both is pretty and show me the world. Then I does see and I see both require pain and suffering to git. The world is a crude jewel place.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Good night, And Good Luck.
4. Where is question #4? Danielle asks and so does this blogger.
5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Puffins. The cereal, not the bird.
6. What is your middle name? Lynn
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Husband-cooked cooking
8. What foods do you dislike?

Blech!! And I'll sit here the rest of my life before I'll finish my plate of it. Yes Grandma I will!
9. Your favorite Potato chip? Cheetos. Not technically a potato. Or a cheese thingie. Not really a foodstuff. O cheeto powder covered fingers! O Tang!
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? What the Fuck?!: God Explains
11. What kind of car do you drive? A Honda Odyssey
12. Favorite sandwich? sky/me/warm sand
13. What characteristics do you despise? Despising
14. What are your favorite clothes? O the black wool poncho with bright red and blue threads the coziness maker of my kindergarten days!
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where WOULDN'T you go? The grave.
16. What color are your eyes? green
17. Favorite brand of clothing? Oh the Jordache sweater of my sixth grade year, I am looped in the loops of your horse's mane!
18. Where would you want to retire to? My study.
19. Favorite time of day? When the husband reads the stories and the poems at bedtime
20. Where were you born? Dade county hospital, Florida
21. Favorite sport to watch? Squirrel trying to get the feed out of the birdfeeder.

22. Who do you least expect to send this back? Pope John Paul's tailor
23. Person you expect to send it back first? My bloggerissimo
25. Coke or Pepsi? Oh the Country Time Lemonade teeth aching sweetness of Stacy's grocery!
26. Morning person or night owl? The night owl who doth stay up unto the early bird doth sail the midnight and get the worm.
29. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? It's not snowing yet in Syracuse.
30. What did you want to be when you were little? Big
32. What is your best childhood memory?

Hello hairy caterpillar sitting on the fence! Hello Heidi sitting in the strawberry patch eating straight off the vine!
33. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? Nanny, waitress, sun-tan lotion salesperson, telemarketer, retail girl, sex-ed teacher.
35. Nicknames: Bama
36. Piercings? The heart is pierced with a thousand swarmings.
37. Ever been to Africa? no
39. Ever been toilet papering? no. Egging, yes.
41. Been in a car accident? no.
43. Favorite day of the week? Today
44. Favorite restaurant? Big City Bread in Athens, Georgia is still my favorite sitting outside fav. O the colored lights in the trees and the blue sky friends and coffee days!
45. Favorite flower:

And the bright pink azaleas did line the road...
46. Favorite ice cream? homemade strawberry on the farm with fresh milk real strawberries and your own tire swing
48. Favorite fast food restaurant? Blech
50. How many times did you fail your driver's test? nada.
51. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail? email with this questionaire
52. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? I don't wanna do that
54. Bedtime? Never met her.
55. Who are you most curious about their responses to this
questionnaire? You bloggerissimo!
56. Last person you went to dinner with? The husband, for Friday night datenight at Kitty Hoynes Irish pub
57. What are you listening to right now? The whirr and shirr of my desire for aswim in the pond.
59. What is your favorite color? O the yellow centers of the daisies!
61. How many tattoos do you have? The heart is tattooed with the infeasible sky!
63. How many people are you sending this Email to? You all bloggerissimoes!
64. What time did you finish this e-mail? 10:44 a.m.

Friday, November 18, 2005

from the desk of wilma's butler

The wake that cannot cascade its kin pairs up fishes. Sewn tunes with those winds which are preempted from jangling the airs refuse: they seize to breathe mine ends.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

maid public

This blogger is interviewed over at Here Comes Everybody.

Hope you're having a lovely aught's humming dei bloggerissimo!

Monday, November 14, 2005

all codes lead to roam

Cool a budding dance of audio files Lisa Jarnot, Tom Raworth, and Tyrone Williams here.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

gcg, re: views

Many thank youse to all reviewers a special ye those who that you who have read and considered and give rise to thoughts for this blogger this blogger's poems makes this blogger's day week year you're so grand reviewer and today a thanks to the Bryan Sentes who has reviewed Guess Can Gallop for Vallum.

Monday, November 07, 2005


Newly released books by some of this blogger's verily flavor lit ladies:

Downspooky, by Shanna Compton
Hounds of No, by Lara Glenum
My Kafka Century, by Arielle Greenberg
Pretty Young Thing, by Danielle Pafunda

Reed swim immediate sea!