Manliness is a Terrifying Idea (Dan Graham)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 758

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                              buildings 
                    penetrate 
          people      
misunderstand basically a corporate site  
    my work     has to be people     misunderstand its heroic alienation 
      it’s a basic critique of alienationship 
to be sure         people misunderstand basic      society 
        corporate site work         has        that     way about it maybe 
people        misunderstand its     alienation   my work has to     baffle perplex 
misunderstand it       that way maybe     sphinx-like 
misunderstood it’s to be people misunderstand its 
          basic tongues of alienhood other jumbles 
          people misunderstand it’s basically   a corporate bulldog   people 
                    misunderstand its basic sociological critique
                              kill skin 
                                        and roast 
                                                  the brutalist 
                                                            opossum

 

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Wikipedia Poem, No. 741

hunger

“For the entertainment of his guests, Nero would illuminate his whole garden with bodies of live Christians covered in burning oil and strung up on flaming crosses, crucified. At dinner he would have the Christians rubbed by his guards with aromatic herbs and garlic and sewn up into sacks and then they’d throw these sacks to the dogs.”

“That’s terrible.”

“It’s horrible.”

“Terrible, is what it is.”

report every word of mouth 
swear vow word statement crack 

word of mouth swear vow word 
put in word 
word
word say-so 
word 

byword word it verbalism aphorism 
aphorism 
        aphorism 
                aphorism
                        aphorism 
                                aphorism 
                        aphorism 
                aphorism 

        vow 
        avow
        prayer 

"Learn to predict a fire with unerring precision.
Then burn the house down to fulfill the prediction."

word style 
utterance style 
pledge style 
trough style 

the spoken words to expression 
express give declaration 
expression affirmation: nn 
word words to mot d'ordre 
communication remark statement avouch 
saw the word in half 
saw saying sentence: nn 

affirmation expression 
verbalize conceive 
saw saying 
positive statement 
solemn declaration 
solemn golem
solum galam

"La pistola che ho puntato sulla tempia si chiama Poesia."

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Sources:

  • Jarmusch, Jim, Demetra J. MacBride, Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott, Eugene Byrd, Mili Avital, Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, Billy B. Thornton, Jared Harris, Gabriel Byrne, John Hurt, Alfred Molina, Robert Mitchum, Robby Müller, Jay Rabinowitz, and Neil Young. Dead Man. 1996.
  • Miłosz, Czesław. New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001. New York, N.Y: Ecco, 2003, pp. 83-87.
  • Merini, Alda, and Ambrogio Borsani. Il Suono Dell’ombra: Poesie E Prose 1953-2009. Milano: Mondadori, 2010, p. 1007.

Magpiety

Wikipedia Poem, No. 736

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“If however magpiety does not exist / My nature does not exist either.” Czeslaw Milosz, 1958

 

after Czeslaw Milosz

my birthplace
which applies distantly

from one and art
… to the direct experience of

this app
ibidem conferatur magpiety

i walked through books
against our will even

it does not occur without books
this also applies to distant from one end

even against our will
it does not occur through books ever

yet to my birthplace
against our will

applied distantly
it does not occur over rivers even

from one art to another
it does not occur with wetted thigh

… the direct experience of
this also applies distant from one and

this appellate iridescence
walking through my mind

ibidem conferatur magpiety
even against our will

Wikipedia Poem, No. 130

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“The street has swallowed itself into border.” Kush Thompson


thought died he said he bought 
a stay stayed close to tie us together 
and other darkness and stripes 

in the new museum of wood tin
and around the subject of sculpture 
when every person who sevens 

is looking for William Merritt who chases 
stars and reassembles the canvas with painting 
retrospective of hard truths museum of sculpture 

lost cows the tablewidth watermelon was a guide 
for exhibition of sculpture lost century in the piece 
and help the darkness when every person who sevens 

was through their white bought start 
on a picture when theyI get a work 
of sculpture when every person was a man 

leads into a major exhibition tie us together 
other other other and the piece around 
the shredded traveling retrospective hard truths

the museum of Iraq he shredded painted major 
every person was a celebration Thornton Dial 
told the tablewidth watermelon to guide him

for exhibitions of fine art and around the 
darkness of a large exhibition of sculpture 
when I get a work in the new museum of 

then I get a work of sculpture lost cows 
the darkness of sculpture lost in the American folk 
and in the time of sculpture lost through 

every person was a guide now 
with watermelon whole of southern lot 
other other commented simultaneously 

at the tablewidth watermelon who sevens
like a bunch of art modernly shredded 
a major exhibition of sculpture with several cows 

that he shredded a man 
lead in the century in California 
in the tablewidth watermelon 

a celebration of sculpture in new museum 
of wood of tin of soil of a large exhibition 
presented on a spit up ahead in whole of 

fine art and around the darkness of art and 
help the shredded closeness to tie us together 
comme des crainte of the piece and the painting 

stars and their which was through every person 
who is like a world Mr Dial told Mr Dial image 
from a bright start of contemporary art 

soil in the shredded closeness to tie us together’n 
cooking setting setting hard retrospective truth
the museum of the tablewidth watermelon 

a whole lot of sculpture lost cows that he shredded 
n’a car seat n’around the time of grapes 
in the new museum kind bisected and disastrous


Source: Grimes, William. “Thornton Dial, Outsider Artist Whose Work Told of Black Life, Dies at 87.” 
The New York Times, 27 Jan. 2016. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

Notes from Chicago

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"A fleuron is a typographic element, or glyph, used 
either as a punctuation mark or as an ornament 
for typographic compositions. Fleurons are stylized 
forms of flowers or leaves; the term derives 
from the Old French word floron for flower. 
Robert Bringhurst in The Elements of Typographic Style 
calls the forms 'horticultural dingbats.' It is also known as 
a printers' flower, or more formally as an aldus leaf 
(after Italian Renaissance printer Aldus Manutius), hedera leaf, 
or simply hedera (ivy leaf) symbol."

Nat history museum
Poetry 
Bow truss roasters

A creative writing professor brings 
a snapping turtle and his new-born 
grandson into a bar — it ends exactly as you imagine. 

“Come and show me another city with lifted head 
singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.” C Sandburg

I freeze my spine in an attempt to stay pure,
To fractalize suffering, cook up distillate 
And smoke academic — I only manage back pain.

Green mill
Girl and goat

Ray Yoshida 
Art Green
Oscar Nurlinger 
Richard Misrach

Nahuatl

"Alebrijes (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈβɾixes]) are brightly colored 
Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first 
alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. 
In the 1930s, Linares fell very ill and while he was in bed, 
unconscious, Linares dreamt of a strange place resembling a forest. 

There, he saw trees, animals, rocks, clouds that suddenly 
turned into something strange, some kind of animals, 
but, unknown animals. He saw a donkey with butterfly wings, 
a rooster with bull horns, a lion with an eagle head, 
and all of them were shouting one word, 'Alebrijes.' 

Upon recovery, he began recreating the creatures he saw 
in cardboard and papier-mâché and called them Alebrijes."

The greatest story ever told ... the woman who laid down
and became a mountain and no one was there to see it
or write about it so you'll never know & I'll never know

wikipedia poem, no. 20

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Adapted from a painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

boldness security
      togetherness

she discovers 
anger
     envy no love no standing
don’t dangle 
     anything from the ash 
        no 
flash photography
      do you, dear undertow

pity cruelty
pride modesty 
       shame

   please 
    be quiet
   no 
flash photography
        does she 
    dangle anything
        never forget 
touch her 
own safety shame
     
  please be quiet
      
you can’t 
park here 
        safety shame

  please, feels free to 
empty 
        her 
hands before signing on the 

push 
light
stop crying
          don’t dangle anything to empty the ledge
take a step back

        fear under surprise expect disrespect distand?
don’t 
          dangle anything to touch her own safety

wikipedia poem, no. 12

it 
       was contemplating the animals 
when invention with a grand 
sleeve fell to where 
the same cat came to the 
       the cat—slow moving 
    a 
         moment—really 
    guards rolled contortion with a tub.

The inside felt 
  freakishly positionary.
       
No tick marks away. Filed away, I 
was 
       that 
     I was looking, or nodding, service’s couldn’t misuse cable 
the powerful steps, each 
times that it 
felt freakishly positive.
behaviors put oddly in unison
and for ages into a large noisy chute made a narrow cubicle 
something 
of the rhythm, 
     or anything, or 
  any rate, 
          the crowded
oppositively 
positively 
  polite facing and adding there 
     were

somewhere

for Adam