3.21.2009

the jouet ?nairre and my answers

ANSWER TOO!

01. Your first name followed by your family name.
02. Your age at the present time.
03. Your training – schooling completed, professional capacities.
04. Your profession at the present time and, if appropriate,
earlier ones, in chronological order.
05. Your place of birth.
06. The town or village in which you are living at the present time
and, if appropriate, your earlier residences.
07. The type and nature of your lodging.
08. Your monthly income at the present time.
09. Your domestic status at the present time and, if appropriate,
those that preceded it.
10. One or more events that were decisive factors in your life.

01. Catherine Daly
02. 42
03. MFA, Creative Writing -- Poetry. Certifications on various computing, management, technical disiplines, softwares.
04. None. Unlicensed general laborer.
05. Decatur, IL.
06. Los Angeles: Los Feliz Village. 1 yr +. Lafayette Square, 3 - yrs. Miracle Mile, 1 1/2 yrs. Park a Brea, 7 yrs.
07. SFR. 1923 tudor fixer.
08. None. Family, much higher.
09. Homemaker / spouse.
10. Left Decatur, went to school. Went to graduate school in New York. Worked in New York. Moved to Los Angeles. Published books.
homophonic homolinguistic translation meets the mondegreen:

Common Hymns

1)

Sweet n' low, sweet harlot,
Comintern to caries, oh!

I hooked over to warden, and waddled to the sea.
A bandaid angles, comintern.

2)

Om, sing race, howitzer sound.

3)

My count, treatise of my thighs.

4a)

Manassas scene gory, awful foulard.

4b)

Jerboam delights more drinking Innisfree.

3.19.2009

the practice of "sitting shiva" for someone who leaves orthodox practice is bsed on a typo

on wikipedia:

Recent scholarship has shown that the source of the original custom, a story published in the twelfth century by Rabbi Isaac ben Moses of Vienna in Or Zarua regarding Rabbi Gershom ben Judah, contained a typo and was thus misunderstood. Rabbi Gershom had a son who had converted to Christianity. A text that had been read as, "Rabbi Gershom sat shiva for his son when he converted [Heb. k'she-nishtamed]", turned out to have been "Rabbi Gershom sat shiva for his son who had converted [Heb. she-nishtamed]", when the son actually died years later of natural causes.
PHANTOM GALLERIES PRESENTS

SWAP MEET/ART SWAP

This Sunday, Swap & Meet by bringing along a small art work in the afternoon between 2:00pm & 6:00pm to be hung then and there. Wet your whistle while you work! we will be serving Sangria all afternoon. After this we ask that you find another work hanging, by another artist, and swap the work. This can be done as many times as you’d like throughout the evening until we close at 9pm. The idea is we all get to meet other artists in the community and exchange art, ideas & maybe make some new friends. So come in and listen to DJ Mikecheck's eclectic music mix while sipping Sangria & get double shot of artistic unity. This project was developed in honor of Raid Projects closing show.

3.16.2009

LITERARY CONFERENCE AT LMU FOCUSES ON “WRITING LOS ANGELES”

What: LAy of the LAnd: Writing Los Angeles
When: March 25, 2009 1:30-8:00 PM
Where: Loyola Marymount University

How do contemporary L.A. writers render the city they call home? What new directions are there in L.A. writing—is there a “school” of L.A. writing? What role should L.A. writers play during these crisis times in our city and country? Can L.A. authors give the city back the sense of history and identity that “development” so often erases?

Two of LMU’s own writer-professors, Gail Wronsky (director, Creative Writing) and Rubén Martínez (Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature & Writing) have curated a day-long conference dedicated specifically to writers in Los Angeles and writing on Los Angeles—not as a one-off occasion, but as an annual celebration of the literary arts in the City of Angels.

The conference will gather about a dozen writers, both established and upcoming who both live here and represent the city in their work. The presenters will range across the genres—poetry, fiction, non-fiction and criticism. There will be panels, readings and opportunities to break bread, time for the LMU community to rub elbows with the best of the city’s literary talent.

Among the distinguished company will be the grande dame of L.A. lit, Carolyn See (There Will Never Be Another You), poet and 2008 Whiting Award recipient Douglas Kearney, Los Angeles Times Book Review editor David Ulin, performance poet and MTA diva Marisela Norte (Peeping Tom Tom Girl), historical fiction/noir-with-a-twist novelist Nina Revoyr (The Age of Dreaming), Terry “the Insurgent Muse” Wolverton, a veteran of the poetry scene (Embers), the politicized cyber-punk phenom of East L.A., Sesshu Foster (Atomik Aztex)Los Angeles Poetry Festival organizer and “unofficial Poet Laureate of Los Angeles” Suzanne Lummis, former Los Angeles Times staffer and elegant prose stylist Lynell George, “Witness L.A.” social justice blogger and author Celeste Fremon, novelist and UCLA professor David Wong Louie, Eastside performance writer Raquel Gutierrez. (MORE)



LAy of the LAnd is sponsored by Creative Writing and Syntext, Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature & Writing, Graduate Program in English, Marymount Institute, Denise Scott Fund and the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts.

The event is free and open to the public.


PROGRAM


12:00 Opening Reception/Lunch (Marymount Institute)

1:30 Panel I: “Visibility” (McIntosh Center)
Moderator: Alicia Partnoy, poet and LMU professor
Panelists: David Wong Louie (fiction)
Celeste Fremon (non-fiction, blogging)
Lynell George (non-fiction)
Terry Wolverton (poetry)

3:00 Break/Tea (English Department Village)

4:00 Panel II: “Invisibility” (McIntosh Center)
Moderator: Chuck Rosenthal, novelist and LMU professor
Panelists: Sesshu Foster (fiction, poetry)
Raquel Gutierrez (performance, theater)
Nina Revoyr (fiction)
Suzanne Lummis (poetry)

5:30 Wine & Cheese Reception (Ahmanson Foyer)

6:00 Featured Reading & Discussion (Ahmanson)
Moderator: David Ulin, editor, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Readers: Douglas Kearney (poetry)
Marisela Norte (poetry)
Carolyn See (fiction)