Friday, February 23, 2018

Scenes from a Police Procedural #3

He was there when the
fencesitters came down.

Had nothing to say to
them. They were full of

themselves. So, too, his
blood pressure monitor.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Fervor in the catacombs

Mansions border the lake.
The dead are out there
dancing. Bones break into
singular schottisches, im-
pediments are handed in.

There is light from heli-
copters overhead. It was
deeper than they had
thought. He found a vacant
parking place beside the

harbor. A photographer
took shots of cortisone
injections. A duck enjoyed
the shade. That was what
they were searching for.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

wednesday newstrip

Wheat House aides advised the Precedent against golfing so soon after the shooting tragedy in Parkland, Florida · Fergie's NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amuses, & reveals human beings on brink of achieving immortality by year 2050 · Jar Jar Kushioner & dozens of Wheat House staffers handle sensitive information without permanent security clearance · millions of dollars, favorable coverage: what we can tell you about the new Benjamin Notjustanyahoo graft case roiling Israel · during the 2016 election cycle, the NRA spent $1 million on direct contributions to candidates, paid out another $3.1 million on lobbying & another $54 million on outside activities, such as television ads & communication to voters & members · doctors not convinced on medical cannabis.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Monday, February 19, 2018

Scenes from a police procedural #2

Could you wait outside for
a minute, please? It didn't
make sense at first. The bank
had approved the sub-prime
mortgage on his imagination,
his flu shots were up to date.
Then the site he had set his heart
on imploded. He tried to stand,
but couldn't get beyond a
circumflex. His subsequent re-
marks were mainly diacritical.

Sunday, February 18, 2018


Saturday, February 17, 2018

certain visible emotions

He was emotional in
Kansas. Not as much as
he had been elsewhere,
but bad enough. Fort-
unately he had pre-paid
for the tears which meant
his wages wouldn't be
docked this month. Do-

nuts abounded, but the
cradles were empty. He
set them to rocking. The
undiluted elephant in
the next room raised its
trunk & trumpeted Ernst
at him. Life was much
simpler in the Celebes.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Scenes from a Police Procedural #1

The Mercedes hatch in
front starts singing
liede. We all join hands,
some more than others.

Then the lights go out,
& time gets away from
us. Normal programming
resumes immediately.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A line from Dwight D. Eisenhower (2)

Persons who use balloons,
plastic cups, or sticky
tape are unlikely to
become refugees. This

slideshow is a meditation
on face-painting & music.
Plans to win every single
prize in Ellen's twelve day

flurry of giveaways are
useless until we understand
why we learn to love one
animal, yet eat another.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

wednesday newstrip

Man is struck by lightning while in the shower & 125000 people are left without power as North Korean cheerleaders steal the show at the Winter Olympics · Israeli minister says Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook going nude for Sports Illustrated sent clear message to Iran · Flat-Earther who saw SpaceX launch brands it an elaborate hoax · Mount Canobolas bushfire was charged with one count of engaging in an act of terrorism & was remanded in custody · Kourtney Kardashian screams with fear as her house is infested with tarantulas.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

exposing the Republican divide

card clok master time

human iris pattern recognition

a many-colored Persian Carpet

handpunch time employse cloking

over 36,000 Happy Clients in 2017

cinstruction time chronos time cock

local industry seldom considers any standards.

Monday, February 12, 2018

scene from above

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Today the
postman brought
me a military
parade down
Avenue. I was
so disappointed.
Where are the
shouted out. You
promised you'd
drain the swamp
so I'd be able
to see the submarines
that were lying
on the bottom

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Flowers of the Abyss

Hélas! tout est abîme
wrote Baudelaire—all is
, a completely
automated world of self-
assembling machine-flowers
made possible by an
emergent form of video
expression. Each change
brings out new curves in
the shoreline; in the same
ambient space there is a
region where the perception
of the image is still affected
by the dead blue screen. A
message appears to say
there is a problem with
the file. All windows
bare the infinite to me

Friday, February 09, 2018

Pulcinella goes dancing

Thursday, February 08, 2018

geographies: Xigaze

Properly managed live-
stock can function as
surrogates for biological
machines. They can climb
valleys & shoot waterfalls
but agonize over lifestyle
changes if they have no
fixed address. It's this
alienation that makes them
easy prey for the yak equi-
valent of people smugglers.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

wednesday newstrip

Earth's magnetic poles could be about to flip sparking chaos & mass blackouts after an emotional-support peacock was prevented from boarding a United Airlines flight at Newark Liberty International Airport · Robert Wagner named 'person of interest' in the 1981 death of Natalie Wood as Australia spy agency takes possession of secret files left at second-hand shop · 19-year-old bitcoin millionaire says dwarf galaxies threaten standard model of cosmology · human skeletons arranged in spooky circular shape found in ancient Mexican pit make smart speakers tough to recommend · if you don't make a fortune in the next ten years, it's your own fault.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

a diagram

Sunday, February 04, 2018


Thursday, February 01, 2018

The latest issue of Otoliths is now live

Rounding out the twelth year of its existence, issue forty-eight, the southern summer, 2018, issue of Otoliths has just gone live.

Once again, it's a cornucopia of diverse goodies, with work from Sheila E. Murphy, Douglas Barbour, Texas Fontanella, John M. Bennett, Diane Keys, Baron Geraldo, Mark Cunningham, Alyssa Trivett, Bill DiMichele, Jim Meirose, Guy R. Beining, Kyle Hemmings, Seth Howard, Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Cecelia Chapman, Jim Leftwich, Steve Dalachinsky, Magdalena Ball, Sanjeev Sethi, Lynn Strongin, AG Davis, David Lander, Lawrence Upton, Raymond Farr, Trivarna Hariharan, Clara B. Jones, Pete Spence, Jill Chan, Drew B. David, Jon Cone, Philip Byron Oakes, Karri Kokko, David Rushmer, Andrew Brenza, Marcello Diotallevi, Kathryn Hummel, Federico Federici, Mark Pirie, Diana Magallón, Laurent Grison, Jack Galmitz, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Sacha Archer, Justin Sheen, Felino A. Soriano, David Baptiste Chirot, Alice Savona, Thriveni C. Mysore, Howie Good, Thomas M. Cassidy, Brandon Roy, Brandstifter, Rich Murphy, hiromi suzuki, gobscure, Joel Chace, Volodymyr Bilyk, Olivier Schopfer, Brendan Slater, Joe Balaz, John Levy, Tom Beckett, Lakey Comess, Clay Thistleton, Anne-Marie Jeanjean, Poornima Laxmeshwar, Penelope Weiss, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Thomas Fink, Maya D. Mason, M.J. Iuppa, Ivan Klein, mary c fogg, Tony Beyer, Jeff Bagato, Charles Wilkinson, J. Paul Dutterer, Jessie Janeshek, Jeff Harrison, Louise Landes Levi, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Mary Kasimor, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Michael O'Brien, Linda M. Walker, Keith Nunes, Jesse Glass, Andrew Topel, Cheryl Penn, Richard Kostelanetz, Edward Kulemin, Karl Kempton, Ryan Scott, Emma Burgess, Katrinka Moore, Timothy Pilgrim, Marilyn Stablein, Seth Copeland, Vassilis Zambaras, Bob Heman, Brooks Lampe, Anwer Ghani, Chris Brown, J. D. Nelson, Jacqueline M. Pérez, Michael Brandonisio, Paul T. Lambert, & David Kjellin.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

wednesday newstrip

Strava, a fitness-tracking app, is revealing potentially sensitive information about military bases & supply routes via its global heatmap website · Westerners accused of 'singing & dancing pornographically' could face a year in Cambodian prison · T®ump says he's not a feminist: 'I'm for women, I'm for men, I'm for everyone, especially myself.' Adds '& anyway, I'm too busy punching cones to worry about being politically correct' · China is building a laser 10 trillion times more intense than sunlight that could tear space apart · lost NASA satellite found after a decade by amateur astronomer · Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested as thousands protest against Putin.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

be held accountable 4

Saturday, January 27, 2018

en passant

Friday, January 26, 2018

In 1920, W.C.W. to the Editor of Poetry

   Dear Miss Monroe:  Provided you will allow me to use small letters at the beginnings of my lines, I submit the following excellent American poem to you for publication in your paying magazine:

          SPIRIT OF '76

            Her father
            built a bridge
            the Chicago River
            but she
            built a bridge
            over the moon.

   This, as you will at once recognize, is an excellent poem and very American. I sincerely hope that no prehistoric prosodic rules will bar it from publication. Yours,

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

wednesday newstrip

Scientists find a 35-million-year-old "Mar-a-lago under the sea" near Australia · Republican strategists are plotting an election-year survival strategy to steer the midterms away from the dangerous terrain of T®ump’s tweets & Capitol Hill dysfunction · trust in US institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in Precedent DoNuts T®ump's first year in office. Legal drug overdoses rise · the world's only openly gay royal, Indian prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, has made it his personal mission to campaign for reform of India's anti-LGBT laws · a bizarre fossil worm from 508 million years ago has scientists excited.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

geographies: Mérida

Sunday, January 21, 2018

the / check is / in the mail

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

wednesday newstrip

The precedent, away for a golf weekend at Mar-a-Lago, made no public appearances · a truck carrying hundreds of chickens has toppled over near Geelong, spilling the birds onto a busy road. The precedent made no public appearance in response · two brothers die after inhaling fumes while cleaning tank at central Queensland business. The precedent was away for a golf weekend at Mar-a-Lago & was too busy to attend · false missile alert looms as a black eye for Hawaii & its governor · T®ump, speaking from Mar-a-Lago where he's attending an important golf weekend, says immigration deal 'probably dead' · taking a leaf from the DoNuts T®ump songbook, Facebook reminds the world that Facebook only cares about Facebook.