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Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Shadow and halo

Late evening on Meeker Street:

You have to look at it for a while to make them out, but there are some interesting patterns in the blackness. The image is my neighbor's house across the street, a tree in his front yard, and behind his house a light shining on the westbound platform at Mountain Station. There is enough of a mist in the air to give the lamp a nice halo.

posted evening of January 31st, 2013: Respond
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

El monstruo de colores no tiene boca

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Sunday, January 27th, 2013

New Shelves

The READIN family abode is newly embookcase'd, courtesy of the Swedes.

posted evening of January 27th, 2013: 2 responses

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Anoche soñaba contigo y con el abuelo.

Miramos al oeste donde se crepusculaba
y me apretaste la mano mientras
me explicabas la ausencia de los padres
y la furia del viejo.

Y encima de todo y atrás de todo se parecía
rondar el rostro y el ceño hostil de él, de Pablo Josner.
Voy soñando y lo que sueño no me parece tal sueño.


from journals of Lorenzo Josner (undated)

posted morning of January 26th, 2013: 2 responses
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Smoke and mirrors

smoke and mirrors

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Happy 225th, your Lordship

I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came and went--and came, and brought no day,
And men forgot their passions in the dread
Of this their desolation; and all hearts
Were chill'd into a selfish prayer for light:
And they did live by watchfires--and the thrones,
The palaces of crowned kings--the huts,
The habitations of all things which dwell,
Were burnt for beacons; cities were consumed,
And men were gathered round their blazing homes...

-- Byron

(Thanks AWB for bringing this to my attention)

posted evening of January 22nd, 2013: 4 responses
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Monday, January 21st, 2013


Todo el día no puedo acabar de leer y releer los «consejos de un discípulo de Marx...», sigo releyendolo en voz alta y en sussuro y... A bewitching poem.

posted afternoon of January 21st, 2013: Respond

A bit of asemic reading

-- from James Felter, at The New Post-literate

posted afternoon of January 21st, 2013: 1 response

Two Bolaño tidbits

1. Infrarealismo

The world gives you of itself in chips, in fragments: At bifucaria bifurcata, Rise reports that Wave Press will be publishing Mario Santiago's Advice from 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic in translation. You can read the original (which is dedicated to Bolaño and to Kyra Galván) at -- it is 2000 words which seems a bit short for the description "book-length poem" but I imagine the book will have some supplementary material in it as well, and/or the material online is not the complete poem.

The poem has a nicely Tractatus-y quote from Auden as its epigraph: "We must remember here, too, that nothing is beautiful, not even in Poetry, which is not the case." (Back-translated -- I don't know the source of the quotation.)

2. Adaptation

The first of Bolaño's novels to reach the silver screen will be (the as-yet unpublished in translation) Una novela lumpen; Chilean director Alicia Scherson has filmed it as Il Futuro, currently screening at Sundance. The trailer:
Thanks for the link, Jorge!

posted morning of January 21st, 2013: 4 responses
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Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Let's listen to

Indri indri.

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