7.17.2009

I want to say something about Sharon Harris' I Love You project, which is not at drunken boat (I am on the masthead, disclosure), and also that her ephemera, through dusie and others of her projects, is of high quality, artistically, and in execution, but very risky -- maybe brilliant, maybe weird, and I think that's a risk I take sometimes, but not as she does.

that "i love you" on a mug, on a t-shirt, in pen on jeans or hands in a boring classroom, scratched into a mirror, carved into the wooden walls around amusement park ride mazes during the hours teenagers spend there... wouldn't be text object, text clothing, what is? it crosses the usual and the emotional -- yet -- it is trite or sentimental? it is her best work thus far, but I expect more from her, given what I've seen of the ephemera too -- so few see the writing in the things that surround us, and then the poetry in some of that...

7.14.2009

Myself, I've decided to play 52 card pickup with my mss. The long
work comes out in order because I am writing it in order. Sorta.
However, stuff that was in it but gets pulled out comes out pell mell
with the other stuff. Some of my oldest poems are still circulating;
it is not like I'm going to hold up Ms. R in favor of Ms. L if Ms. R
has found love and understanding. What comes out fastest?
Stuff made to order for particular people.