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Monthly Archive for August, 2006

I was once a doctor of philosophy

reading this phrase in this book it said: the ‘dinner party’ test is a good way to see if you understand your own thesis (i paraphrase). well i haven’t made the proposal yet (300 words, i shall probably scribble it near deadline) but i tried the test & failed abysmally. i just want all the [...]

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windows says bedtime

reading shklovsky’s the third estate & feeling astounded at what he did. i had only ever read his famous art as device essay, & had thought his idea of enstrangement really intriguing (enstrangement, estrangement, defamiliarisation – whatever) but now this book has shown me another side to his work. beautiful writing: autobiography, theory, fiction & [...]

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written so many poems leaping out this window to a tinted deathcarrying the dog too – that with the next thought flies past turbulencenipping my shoulder myannoyance green a mild green & the rows of tree not quite a distantneat like the vertigo so landmark in dreams, it’s doubt & the worstsort on a postage [...]

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big arcades

thinking a big academia f u sayingseveral versions different of nothingthe size the words effervescent verb likea new aspect a hole only get out of minehowever: ‘discussing how i feel’ relevantpeculiarly this not isn’t or never can get out& at stake of issue is my rampant will to be thought to get thought to have [...]

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attention drawn

check out some images by mazen kerbaj, a blogger drawing pictures & listening to bombs drop

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stupor sunday

feeling frazzled. not like those freaks down at fraggle rock… the poem is a complete answer in itself. it is a coherent unit of thought. to explain or explicate such a thing is pointless. says me stuck in a world of academic jargon. i need some time on a remote farm. anyone have one they [...]

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birds

issue 2 of Otoliths has gone online. this is a publication full of interesting works, from all over the world. it actually makes me feel a little unsure of my humble birds poem. well, best get to some more writing perhaps?

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