The Others: A Magazine

Wikipedia Poem, No. 733

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“When people give you fact in advertising, they basically kill your imagination.” Shirazeh Houshiary

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The Menace Relations In Himself Is To Destroy Them

Wikipedia Poem, No. 732

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reasonable people assemble people assemble
people assemble people assemble assemble assemble

people why liberals – some of torture while advancing
americas missible duress even the neoconservative

code-named geronimo carried 14-inch hatchets made
by a north carolina knife-maker for his chicago

police unit those same hard zuley a special
dispossession and brown democracy of opinion

the menace relations in himself is to destroy them
bend the observed race relation this toni purposes

morrison-industrial weapons and for the majority black
and brown and bellicose police the m under obamas element

together with mass incarceration now segregation
was always how long the non-book we were eight

years in american society he grew up in americally
disadvantaged me after and m urder the relevant point

he affiliated to obamas fascination of american
oligarchic shindigs that to netanyahu is presently claimed

to netanyahu is previously known as stenographer
to trumps pot for little slavery in american we understate

impressive especial groper is primarily consistent and genocide
there is no doubt that his run obama had inaugurated achievement

vindication of the i force: colour-blind universalism
its democrats was the cruellest  bottle-feeding class

the civil public view in a new era of opportunity of racial prosperity
liberalism are still prone to the the architecture of henry kissinger

that some of the lethal powers invested war oversaw more
than that thistled with no quid pro quid pro quid pro quid pro

quo the late jets during the aspen
ideas festival along aspen ideas festival

along with bill kristol house in the reflexive cause
more heat their cocktail dresses gentlemen shiverse workforce

fill the air was measured coates black lives matter is most
certainly not a white merica great again of non-violent protest

but also a comprehensive critique of non-violent protest
but also comprehend people each years to us have been

to have been hounded flaws that influential dispensation
of polition of white links of the right to be a rainbow of what even

embracingly aware of ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal
ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal of hierarchy and wit

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Source: Mishra, Pankaj. “Why do white people like what I write?” Rev. of We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. London Review of Books 40.4 (2018): 17-20. 23 Feb. 2018. https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n04/pankaj-mishra/why-do-white-people-like-what-i-write.

Curtainlike Rock Formations

Wikipedia Poem, No. 731

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proposed before but experts say two new studies
finally give convincing evidence that’s been propos

on cave walls and use symbols the brainpower
to make artistic works and use symbols the brainpower

artwork until now most scientists thought all cave
made there’s no way homo sapiens could have mad

some disks and the new work concludes that some
disks and the outline of lines some disks at the w

into europe that’s a surprise that’s a surprise
that constitutes a surprise that’s a surprise that

said in the new work now he said in the new work
now the second study provided evidence that nean

shells some 115000 years ago which is far earlier
than similar artifacts anywhere than similar ar

of the new work neanderthals lived in a boulder
who also didn’t participate in boulders who also did

into europe from africa the research released
on determining the time h sapiens moved into eur

team of previously known artwork in three caves
in three caves in three caves in three caves in nort

artwork surfaces and analyzed them in a lab results
indicated artwork from all three were artwork s

anthropology in leipzig germany rmany ich occurred
some 45000 to 40000 to 40000 years ago

made by spewing a hand made by spewing
a stenciled outline of a hand made by spewing

hoffmann said making preparation of the hand
othere creation of the wall hoffmann said making p

randomly so they are rather than randomly so
they are rather han randomly so the authors wrote

and punctured an age of 45000 years old too young
to 50000 to 50000 to find the age of shells th

for the new work researchers analyzed rock
that isls had been found results indicated the shell

attributed to h sapiens the finding shows neanderthals
shared symbolic thinking with h sapiens

artifacts in africa or western asia than comparable
artifacts in africa or western asia that are att

overall mental ability the two species were
indicated membership in researchers wrote nobody

who did the study with hoffmann and advanced
studies in barcelona spain who did the catalan instit

he shell color and holes could have occurred if the shell
color and holes could have occurred natura

papers said he rkeley geochronology center in
the dating technique used in california an expert

show we are not they show we are not the results
of both studies to be very solid the results

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Source: Ritter, Malcolm. “Science Says: European art scene began with Neanderthals.” ABC News, Associated Press, 22 Feb. 2018, abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/science-european-art-scene-began-neanderthals-53282078.

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.

Michael Robbins

Wikipedia Poem, No. 534

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“I like the fact that once a piece of work is done, I cease to exist. I like the feeling of disappearing after finishing an artwork.” Xu Zhen

what nobel academy might give such a thing
cleaned of its equipment for demolishing
full-scale life

modern life
modern horrors
hilarious at odds unsettle

tract about good criticism
an essential fact hilariously
variously attacked by an itch

black witch essential fact
but goth pop possibility
shot between his types of lips

heavy metal death metal speed metal in common
for living full-scale demolition critics
don’t point at books’ brash concluding

they full-scale banality for poetry
but collect one and clean it
white its equipment for information

take it try it dry it buy it
the academy has an informer
journey vital nails reformer to abundance

from Percival Everett in “The Art of Fiction No. 235”

Everett: “I remember loving Lewis Carroll from an early age, and not just “Through the Looking-Glass” and “Alice” but the syllogisms and a book on logic. And then I remember quite well, early on, reading something I thought I shouldn’t be reading, Maugham’s “Of Human Bondage”, which I got from my father’s shelf. I think I was nine. It was fun because I didn’t think I was supposed to read it. As I look back, I think that it’s reading, probably even more than writing, that I find important. Reading is subversive because you necessarily do it by yourself. Which is why books scare people like Donald Trump. What’s interesting to me is that the poor people who identify with Donald Trump, they think of themselves as unlucky rich people. If things had just gone differently, they would be rich, too. The system has worked against them. It’s the same reason people play the lottery. Overnight you could wake up rich, and that’s an exciting thing. What you can’t do overnight is become educated. That requires a lot of work, so that’s not a goal. It’s something to fear. But that’s exactly why I find books so important. I don’t care what people read. If they read anything, then they might read something else. I just want to participate in making a different culture. I’m thinking of that line of Walt Whitman’s—”Produce great Persons, the rest follows.” It sounds flip when you just say it, but it’s true. That’s not to say that people are bad, but I want a readership that wants to read things because the work is difficult, not because it’s only fun. I want the fun to be in figuring it out. That’s what reading is all about, and to me writing is really just an extension of reading. But there, enough of my soapbox.”

Read the entire interview in The Paris Review.

“be frank (if you can’t be frank, be john and kenneth).”

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From “The Last Avant-Garde” by David Lehman:

[Frank] O’Hara’s ironically self-deprecating tone was much imitated. “I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love,” he wrote. He kiddingly called his own poems “the by-product of exhibitionism” and wrote constantly about his daily life. It was O’Hara who initiated the policy of dropping names in his poems, a habit that became a New York School trademark. O’Hara peppered his work with references to his painter friends — [Jane] Freilicher, [Larry] Rivers, Mike Goldberg, Joan Mitchell, Norman Bluhm, Grace Hartigan, Al Leslie — with perfect indifference to whether readers would recognize their names. That indifference argued a certain confidence in the poet’s ability to make the details of his autobiography-in-progress so irresistible that the reader feels flattered to be regarded as the poet’s intimate. O’Hara s celebration of friendship in poetry represented an ideal that second-generation New York School poets, such as Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman, emulated in the 1960s. Everyone wanted to be, as [Ted] Berrigan put it, “perfectly frank.” James Schuyler has a marvelous rift in a letter to Berkson urging him to “be frank (if you can’t be frank, be john and kenneth). Say,” Schuyler continues, “maybe our friends’ names would make good verbs: to kenneth: emit a loud red noise; to ashbery- cast a sidewise salacious glance while holding a champagne glass by the stem; to kenward: glide from the room and not make waves; to brainard, give a broad and silent chuckle; to maehiz, shower with conversational spit drops–but I said friends, didn’t I–cancel the last. To berkson and to schuyler I leave to you.”

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Source: Lehman, David. The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets. New York: Doubleday, 1998, print, p. 73.

Inside Joke

Wikipedia Poem, No. 463

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“Jerry Rubin arrested! Beaten, jailed, coccyx broken — / Leary out of action – “a public menace … persons of tender years … immature judgment … psychiatric examination …” / i.e. Shut up or Else Loonybin or Slam / Leroi on bum gun rap, $7,000 lawyer fees, years, negotiations — / SPOCK GUILTY headlined temporary, Joan Baez’ paramour husband Dave Harris to Gaol / Dylan silent on politics, & safe – having a baby, a man — / Cleaver shot at, jail’d, maddened, parole revoked, / Vietnam War flesh-heap grows higher.” Allen Ginsberg

george meredith
tinter-365
the testament of cresseid
edmund near perigord
tennyson
thomas gray
elegy written in time
of cresseid
edmund near perigord
the dream-777
tha twee dogs
william butler yeats lamia
the axeheave
john keats meditations in time of civil war
robert henryson
the testament of the lady of civil war
robert from ireland
john wain 1937
dylan’s the rape of cresseid
edmund near perigord
byron aleppo beppo
the new testament’s best major earthquake
alexander the prisoner pope
samuel taylor colin clouts
come home home home

home home home come
home home home come home come home again
dylan thomas gray elegy written in a time of city showers
276 verses of allen ginsberg
america changes
copyright
meredith & her twee dogs
william butler yeats lamia
the axehandle jonson
thomas gray elegy written in time
time of cresseid
edmund the pear
near perigord
tennyson thomas hood
the lark ascending
johns hill