Mary Karr

Detail of Alex Katz, The Red Smile, 1963, oil on canvas, Whitney Museum
Detail: Alex Katz, The Red Smile, 1963, oil on canvas, Whitney Museum. Photo: Joseph M. Gerace
Assail self-portrait in U.S. letters 
today—an invention of his seductive voice
this zippo and his seductive voice 
is influence is influential 
is inflated enough to take a smart guy
immensely charming most celebrated 
and unclothed enough to take it
he’s a smart guy with a genius ear for music

In America’s besotted unclothed empire 
anybody else’s brilliant poison 
with a genius ear for clothes 
John Ashbery’s reputation is this
polis is zippo and its reproductive voice is an essay 
on U.S. letters today—an invention of his pure, convex seduction:

you can’t comprehend? Neither cant of his seductive voice 
comprehend? Neither the most poisonous emperor
can’t comprehend? influence is influence is inflated cloth
Neither can’t comprehend? A brilliant, modest guy
Neither a convex mirror, then enough to take it. He’s a 
can’t comprehend? Neither can’t comprehend? Neither 
can’t comprehend? Neither, in my besotted youth, I wrote a turd.

Source: “Mary Karr: By The Book.” New York Times 24 Oct. 2015. Web.

11 Tweets That Only Hotmail Will Understand

Hey, kids! Ocean Island here. Despite food in custody, I’m all Ultra Orthodox Jewish singers this morning. In California, the suspect lays with the elusive U.S. Newsletter, which is not what it seems.

Let’s hit play:

1. Here’s the honest Canadian election! Congrats, dude!

2. Despite all frogs dogging it this summer, which houseguest Canadian Ocean begs on the island weekend?

3. Here, a tad less “You Go On Vacation About The Twenties Based On 5 Minutes”, and much more “We Actually Won They Looked Like Lions!”

4. The survey group at 5:49 p.m. near Redondo Beach featured David Mack, a pro fog sufferer. In the hanging custody, we find another Ultra Orthodox Jewish singer trafficking in killed news.

5. First, create a flat iron. Then some hair. Or the other way around. Using that need, stay on Facebook all night.

6. Beauty told BuzzFeed to come up and step onto either and leave the end in. How about trying to dye it with chopsticks?

7. For extra supports of hair, don’t care. Truths all.

8. Overly, how long would a hangover at work produce extra support? The ponytails win 5 minutes, at most. Curl your how to curl your how.

9. Let’s talk about your weird obsession with pizza: America’s girlfriends straddled the 11-year old.

10. A cone of text, image, videos tagged punk.

11. I used the time for your favorite food and we tasted html tags.

Merciful police. She wound still-love and often obsessed with your aunties. “O, I Know Far Too Well” how to get Our App. Our staff needs wine for your Zodiac. Please share this with your family and friends on Facebook.

Ocean Island out!

Wikipedia Poem, No. 106

“As banked clouds / are swept apart / by the wind at dawn, / the cry of the first wild geese / winging over the mountain” — Saigyo (Source photo: Todd Heisler/New York Times)
among us knew many boys
a half dozen? she was 
a retired pant and the fridge 
is full

The tech tee fridge 
is full of bedrooms
The window is open
To Hackensack 

will you jump on my trampoline?
The lights have sparrows and 
among us knew many boys
a half dozen? said she was 

A crow alike at the phone; it's full
the dog refuses, we're out of 
phones; it's full of lights here's a snake origami, 
your will jumps on our fathers

Pressed pants and held 
us our mothers pressed porn
we knew many like her, loved 
them even, but who among us knew 

many boys
a half dozen? 
she was retired, hare
and crow calls alike

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she was a retired porn star.
We knew many boys and a hare

Wikipedia Poem, No. 105


Franz Ferdinand kissed the mission 
of Christian Jesuit prison 
the Serb reverb as serfs spaced short 
of Vicodin dyed Bosnian epic poetry 
that wanted  Herzegovina Uprison 
could because the boys instinctively overcame 
and Count Franz Ferdinand made into wine 
also told Loyoka about the new demonstration 
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aiming Modell 1914 Princip and Duchess 
Military bombs and for correctness near 
Bosnian Orthodox priest infancy exhibitions
to the city of serial reverberations his old him survives
a Serbian Orthodox prism believe the body
impulse station against Abstract Austrian correctness 
near Mortise and be danger angel Gabriel travels
across the state like a pun with wings but taking 
the hamlet offered out along the Ottoman Emperor
Franz back against the Black Hand 20 years
assassinate Mark's Commission against
inactively overcome of the mountain-head
he had give one of Bosnian empire 

he arrived with the boys 
whom died about a polices 
where the future belonged to 
the Austro-Hungarian school
of subjects buying armor 
the meter counts of nation and heroes 

the assassination amputated
worsened against the aged sky 
where what Princip’s jailers 
delay and become away 
claimed into the armor and become 
wrong bombs Mark's Commissioner
of the city after the results 
the bell’s peal like a siren

Wikipedia Poem, No. 104

Beyond the eyes, a dignity of sleep.


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in causing tumors in laboratory rats

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during the respiration of Queen Square London

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compare with manometric techniques elaborating
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placing this excess fermentation shows upon tumors — Jensen’s rat tissue
found invariably found for a large number chicken sarcoma ferments

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recently summarized the laboratories of the aerobic glycolysis

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propagated to these properties of tumors tumors quoted
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Lilting Towards Bethlehem

"Jarred by thought's boomerang you waken / on an open hillside. This is what it means / to be opposed, alert." John Ashbery
“Jarred by thought’s boomerang you waken / on an open hillside. This is what it means / to be opposed, alert.” John Ashbery

Shoulders too narrow
Ankles wrapped in fat

Where art for your bones
What color your breast

Bent toward a queer pouch
Straight to a sneer slouch

Beer luge and bar stool
Oxblooded law school, teleporter blues

Content is King
Google bench in the zoo

Zelig demands
400 words on Transformers 2

His diary a cook book
Tarzan lifts Jezebel toward Kalamazoo

Mrs Butterworth says hop
Scotch will kill you quicker than Flickr

Marissa Mayer’s a lyre
Ford’s car culture’s on fire

Maternity leaves in a fog
MILF is a short bob toward identity hog, snob.

from Ben Lerner’s “Leaving the Atocha Station”

“Reading poetry, if reading is even the word, was something else entirely. Poetry actively repelled my attention, it was opaque and thingly and refused to absorb me; its articles and conjunctions and prepositions failed to dissolve into a feeling and a speed; you could fall into the spaces between words as you tried to link them up; and yet by refusing to absorb me the poem held out the possibility of a higher form of absorption of which I was unworthy, a profound experience unavailable from within the damaged life, and so the poem became a figure for its outside. It was much easier for me to read a poem in Spanish than Spanish prose because all the unknowing and hesitation and failure involved in the attempt to experience the poem was familiar, it was what invested any poem with a negative power, its failure to move me moved me.”

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Wikipedia Poem, No. 103

"Calling all the drone-dead children." Michael Robbins
“Calling all the drone-dead children.” Michael Robbins

the ceremony of home
what bastion of Kanye 
said behind his moment

I may have not read 
rallying, rallying behind
a poet of serious political debate

the MTV Video Music Awards support 
a savvy e-seller of lengthy speech
what bastion for sale on eBay


an unusually lucrative poet
“C’est la guerre” 
was a serious singer 

his second prize 
is available — another hit
to be purchased unusually 

and the old
cannibal poet
strikes again


the officers search 
for three suspects 
in the night

they sent wounds over the radio 
into men off and back
with words like a gunshot 

the poet in heavy gear
with a high-fashion K-9 partner 
sent off pursuing others 


He never returned home 
the home of both teenage girls
and authorities on the Jersey Shore 

make contact with one 
and one told an angel reed
of their missing home 

O, Captain! You’ve left
never from the girl
only from the Jersey Shore