Category Archives: Rant

That trendy thing

(Why subliminal advertising works) Potential customer enters store. “I’d like ten Fruit candies, please.” Store owner rummages. “Here you go!” “These are not Fruit candies.” “Oh yes, they are: red cherry, dark cherry, frutti di bosco, lemon, lime, pineapple, etc. … Continue reading

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Dear sensible reader,

have you come across poetry that is gratuitous and show-offy? That is camouflaging, experimental to a kind of insane degree? The difficulty of which really ignores the possibility of having a sensible reader? I have. Or have I? I’ve quite … Continue reading

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Not normal

Haven’t had my rented tux experience with pains due to starchy collar and cummerbund problems In fact, I didn’t even know what an effing cummerbund is until just now when Wikipedia informed me it was a wide sash But that’s … Continue reading

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Poems like untucked shirts

In extension to the previous Brautigan post and suburbanlife’s comment, here’s a quote from an article about Brautigan by Albert H. Norman (Newsweek, 29 Dec. 1969), quoted in the Brautigan Bibliography and Archive: Brautigan’s collected poems, The Pill Versus the Springhill … Continue reading

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Word 2007

The other day I installed Microsoft Office 2007, the Home and Student version, purchased for about 150 $. I hadn’t upgraded since Office 97 because I’d never seen anything worthwhile in the more recent versions I’d worked with on other … Continue reading

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Can poets make philosophers happy?

This morning I chanced upon an essay by Anthony Stevens titled “Cuttings poets to size – Heidegger, Hölderlin, Rilke” (in issue 32 of Jacket, a poetry ezine published by Australian poet John Tranter). About Rilke, Stevens says within the context … Continue reading

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