Sunday, November 30, 2008


My father used the word 'usurious' in a sentence. This is one way in which he's similar to Ezra Pound.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Does anybody know how to get spyware off of a PC? Help old Mike out.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I was told today my building has "The Cadillac" of heating systems. So maybe this could be another incentive for members of the opposite gender to visit my apartment. My last apartment, I dunno, "The Hyundai" of heating systems? I'm just happy this one's an automatic.
My apartment is cold, my hands are dry.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My credit score's probably closer to how long creationists think the world has existed.
Talking Points

Because of how my hair lays after a bath, I might briefly have a mullet today.

How does one study tableaus?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

And now today its that newish Beyonce song where it's like "if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it." Directed at Jay-Z? I don't keep up with these things.

[It wouldn't have been directed at Jay-Z because he did put a ring on it.-- MH, 1-17-09]

Monday, November 17, 2008

This morning I have this admittedly terrible song in my head. What do you do in these situations? Resistance only makes it worse. I think every song by Extreme is an encoded message compelling me to go to Target.

And please don't say "22 mg of Morrisey STAT" or something like that because that doesn't work either. Maybe 23 hours of Kenneth Anger films...

Coda: I just took a bath and I realized that was an actual ad for Target wasn't it? This is an extremely depressing development.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Salacious Banter

Lewis Warsh
John Koethe

Thursday, November 13

900 S 5th.
5th & Walker Walker's Point
Food and drinks provided
Suggested donation: 5 dollars

Lewis Warsh has been a luminary on New York’s writing scene for 40 years. With Anne Waldman, he co-edited Angel Hair Books and Press, an important catalyst in the "mimeo revolution" of the 1960s and publisher of Alice Notley, Philip Whalen, Bernadette Mayer and Ron Padgett among others. The Angel Hair Anthology, brought out by Granary Books in 2001, was also co-edited with Waldman. Since 1977 he has edited United Artists Books.

Previous works of poetry, fiction and autobiography include Inseperable: Poems 1995-2005, Touch Of The Whip and The Maharajah's Son. Of the poetry collection, The Origin Of The World, Robert Creeley wrote: “Given the complexity of this world and all the myriad people who are in it, these poems are poignantly articulate experiments, which reach out endlessly, day or night, so as to feel another is still there too. If one could ever doubt, Lewis Warsh proves again that the world exists, even after all is said and done.” Here's a link to his website:

John Koethe has been placed by many critics in the tradition of Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery. Robert Huddleston wrote this of his work: "he can show us as few other contemporary poets can into an oneiric world of magnificent austerity."

Some of his books are The Late Wisconsin Spring, Falling Water, North Point North and his latest Sally’s Hair published in 2007 from Harper-Collins. He has taught Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1973. More at Koethe’s page at The Poetry Foundation Website.