i need new shoes. and sunglasses. and some dress shirts for work. last christmas my mom got me the hardcover of the collected poems of eecummings (how nice is that!) i would love the collected books of jack spicer…
so i continue to take a break from the application…and have been quite inspired on writing the Magee essay. i have around 20 pages already (in 2 days!)(ive been outof sleeping pills) but alot of it is quotes and there is much revision needed and i still haven’t written what i consider will be the hard part.
so i’ve been reading leslie scalapino’s “R-hu” (yet another Atelos publication) and am enjoying it for the most part. when i read scalapino (i also have her selected poems) i find myself skimming more than reading. when i read the poems, i get bored. but when i skim, i can jump around and go backwards to fill in…there just seems to be so much empty space (maybe even negative space) in the prose itself (R-hu is prose).
I do like this passage however:
One had to hear the sounds not as words
Hearing the sounds, I couldn’t be ‘undoing’ my culture by an (my) interior experiencing of theirs. Pronounced is in a different order from that written.
It seemed to only be sound.
at the gym tonight, i watched dave chapelle on the actor’s studio…it was quite funny and they played his parody of R. Kelly…i’ve embedded the song below and another chapelle piece that i really like.