Family Happiness (Nondidactic)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 572

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“Overture of my voice like the flash of bats. / The hyena babble and apish libretto. // Piscine skin, unblinking eyes. / Sideshow invites foreigner with animal hide.” from Cathy Park Hong’s ‘Zoo’

they move today as was written   hold that sound
against one of

they move   today   dog hyper-aware   and read by complex formations
me she or   has gone

they   move today   perspicuous improvisational solo
explain more clearly   

they move   today it is being written   
hold it against one's   patience

they   move   today   for difference radiates 
one of us   curious dog

How to Write a Poem (Topography)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 571

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“The absence of plot leaves the reader room to think about other things. … Plots are for dead people.” David Shields

radiate what errs
as if it’s that simple
take words
mind nimble blades
being best free
let them delicate
among tantalizing ableness
let mind belong
let it glide to prayer
and grasp the error of being

Cosmopolitan Bias

Wikipedia Poem, No. 570

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“tip of finger moist from eye fluids deep breath mucus expulsion via spit deep breath yawn eyes view sky getting darker upper teeth bite outside of lower lip” Kenneth Goldsmith

the 
      forest
          thick 
with 
dread
cut by compulsive slashes
bearing no 
particular 
          reward
through the forest
thick about hunger
         masturbation
    nation
online 
video games
reading 
about hunger
   masturbation 
of crackling 
      wilderness
       a dozen cups 
of crackling no 
          particular 
    reward
    through 
the forest
     except forest
      think 
         of a dread 
wilderness
       a dozen cups 
of crackling no 
    particular reward
through the 
       forest
    except 
forest
except hunger
masturbation   
of 
  crackling wilderness
a dozen cups of 
       crackling about 
        hunger
         masturbation
online video games
read
    cut by compulsive slashes
         bearing no particular reward
through the 
forest
    except forest
except 
games
      about wilderness
a dozen cups of crackling 
wilderness
a dozen 
cups of
      eating with dread 
   wilderness
       a dozen cups of coffee
    eating hunger
masturbation 

of crackling 
wilderness
        a dozen cups of crackling wilderness
a dozen cups of 
         resource 
      rich 
      clientelistic nations 
of crackling 
wilderness
      a 
  dozen 
       cups of 
          coffee
    eating the wilderness of
       a dozen 
    cups of crackling slashes
bearing 
no particular reward
through 
  the 
      forest
thick with 
dreading 
no 
        particular reward
through the 
forest
       think about hunger
      masturbation 
of 
coffee
        eating about 
video games
reading wilderness
        in a 
          dozen cups 
of coffee
eating no particular 
        forest
          think 
with dread
      of cuts by 
compulsive slashes
   bearing wilderness
      a 
       dozen cups of crackling coffee
   without dread
would you
crackling 
cups of no reward
          through 
dissolution 

particular reward
through the 
      forest
        except forest
       thick without hunger

Schicchi, Capocchio and Torpedo Girl

Wikipedia Poem, No. 568

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Americana in Sunset

“Having failed on two occasions to win the Prix de Rome (1848 and 1849), Bouguereau was hungry for revenge.”

in one show 
the graphic novel enters 
formation with 
the circle one cerchio yoshio sawai-published language

          by 
illustrations 
   self-referent 
   it is in it is it is it in is it

this botches innocence
innocent humor uses 
        puns the virgil 
        end up ended up one

allies rebels record players
fan formal teen girls beautiful
in the original japanese 
anime fiume flegetonte

Abbas Akhavan

Wikipedia Poem, No. 565

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Abbas Akhavan, Fatigues, 2014; Detail (White-tailed Deer); Taxidermy animal. 48 x 150 x 179 cm; Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal

around politics 
   art finds 
(politeness &
   broken up like meringues 
   receives convalescence 
          
 
   — here's our alma matermill
   — the center that finds the new center 
for 
a curtain & documents proving exploitation 
in fabrication a/o the study of reading habits
          
—   
& 
foundry 
   — montreal 2017  
   — hackensack 2017 
   — so many things are stacked
museums 
            
—   
& perspectives
stuck   & solo exhibitions including nature
& how we remember september 
   (not even paris immune

David Altmejd

Wikipedia Poem, No. 564

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David Altmejd, Untitled, 2012; Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal

paramount 
    — he used 
   sculpture eye 
       (a complex 
         installs such involving 
motif   in his 
    mirrors   motivated canada 
2017 reflections 
    of 
making paramount 
     —       he 
is paramount 
         — he 
is paramount — he used 
sculptures he 
is 
paramount — he 
  is paramount — 
  he 
involving perspex 
structures    survey exhibition from the process of 
      a major surface of his hands 
      and exterior and destabilize    as well in 
        luxembourg 
   objects    such as 
a well as crystals as worlds of things    
in process 
of material connections generates 
      he is paramount — he involving is 
          is paramount — he is 
paramount — he is

Making Love to a Beautiful Blonde Frozen in Liquid Nitrogen Where the Beautiful Blonde is the Promise of Youth & To Make Love is To Ask What Happened?

Wikipedia Poem, No. 561

      wool as if from a grant 
come 
use us
      
     if 
     you so
wound an apple     curl  

i arrow situations 
but dislike curls 
 
     i 
pause    so if the doing
does
then when   where i am?

     i seem odious-juggling orderlies
oops choke all simultaneous on bended née 
handmade fingers said   perhaps originally 
the 

     wall experiences you 
what a babe 
branded to his remembering my 
    blood w 
          their meaning it is plural here meanings

trust me

instead attempt arson 
police of 
          skinny  
medial solace 

     instead attempt a pear 
anime girl     is not 
looking 
     at 
this covering ribbon of
or 
she's so 
          saved so tiny so precisely modified

Augustin Pajou with Fragile, White Stalk on Prime Time

Wikipedia Poem, No. 560

Augustin Pajou, alt. version (detail)

“I’ll just call this what it is / My vanity gone wild with my crisis” Josh Tillman

apala your head on fox 1997
prevarititians somewhat sorry conocybe
apala your head on the orderlies (eric payne r
and when pam’s (tichina arnold center
crazy twin cousin tammy comes to visit
she doesn’t realize she doesn’t realize
she escaped from a man acts against white dunce
cap too long in the orderlies (eric payne r
and white dunce cap too long in the orderlies (eric payne r
and white dunce cap too long in the lake
tammy comes to visit she doesn’t realize she escaped from a man
acts against white dunce cap too long in the lake
tammy comes to take tammy away

comes to visit she doesn’t realize she doesn’t
realize she doesn’t realize she doesn’t realize
she doesn’t realize she doesn’t realize she
doesn’t realize she doesn’t realize she escaped from
a mental hospital but when pam’s (tichina arnold center
crazy twin cousin tammy come to visit she doesn’t escape

from a mental hospital but when pam’s (tichina arnold center
crazy twin cousin tammy comes to visit she doesn’t realize

she doesn’t realize she
doesn’t realize she doesn’t
she doesn’t she really doesn’t

What would metal sound like after capitalism?

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“A pop song—and metal, for all its fuck no, is pop music—is a commodity, and its market conditions are written into its chord structure. It is caught up entirely in capitalism’s circuits. A wash of guitars and a blast beat do not have the power to resist the contradictions they expose and express.

“Imagine if, ‘after passing through [a] book,’ presto, we were ‘helpless’ to avoid changing our lives. Sometimes I wonder what metal would sound like after capitalism, or whether we would even need metal then. I wonder the same thing about poetry.”

 

— Michael Robbins, from his essay “Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives.” The essay appears in Robbins’s book “Equipment for Living”, which you should absolutely buy.