Archive for December, 2007

Merry (X)times

December 23, 2007

The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

Alzo Sprach der Surgeon General

December 21, 2007

(A found poem)

Rauchen kann die Spermatozoen schadigen
und schrankt die Fruchtbarkeit ein.

Not only that, but
Rauchen kann todlich sein.

This Just In. From Canada.

December 19, 2007

Canada Strikes Again!

December 19, 2007


The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which had been undergoing construction, was evacuated today after it was attacked by Canada; no injuries were reported. The building is located adjacent to The White House, which was burned to the ground in 1812 by Canada. President George W. Bush responded, calling the U.S.’s big neighbor to the north, “The fourth leg on the Axis of Evil.” Whatever that means.


You’re Da-a-a-a-mn Right!

December 17, 2007

14 by 14, a new bimonthly online journal that publishes 14 sonnets per issue, took The Theme from Shaft (Part I: Geometry) for issue one. Others in include Margaret Menamin, Chris Hanson (also taking up a pop music theme), M.L. Price, Janet Kenny, and Maryann Corbet. The issue’s overall theme is “Flights of Fancy.” Beware of falling cows.

The Barefoot Muse

December 1, 2007


Winter 2007 includes Summer Lightning by your ol’ pal. Also, check out Tourista by Mike Alexander and Sleeping Hermaphrodite by James Wilk, for which those guys each picked up one of these. And here’s a trip–all three of us read our poems on the site. Mike and James will tell you that The Barefoot Muse is one of the best journals, on- or off-line, for the metrically obsessed. But I’m not sure they are the most objective sources on the subject.

Thanks, Barefoot Muse!

And then there’s Maryann Corbett and Quincy Lehr.