Thursday, 18 April 2013

Friday, 12 April 2013

whispered nothings overheard among the audience at the season finale of So You Think You Can Poetry!

"How bout that palindromic pirouette from Carmine Starnino? What a surprise from such a hardcore new formalist!"

"Can you believe that Ted Berrigan hasn't been voted off yet? Last week's solo sonnet do-si-do was for crap."

"I think I'm in love with Dennis Lee's shorts. Not his epigrams or what's inside his shorts, just the cloth of his skivvies."

"That Mary Ruefle, she seems to erase her every shadow feather step and apparition jelly arm stretch as she performs them."

"Jen Bervin could sequin my dance floor any day."

"Who let Rick Mercer into the competition? What a refreshing force! His enchulfas equals flarfy political didacticism!"

"Ode to Lycra: Stretchy, fetchy, kvetchy unitchy, retchy... spindix!"

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Ron Silliman's Recently Received Toys

Recently Received
Monopoly. Parker Bros. 2012.
Deck of Cards (Standard Diamond set). Vegas Editions. 2013.
Rubik's Cube. Rubik's Cube Enterprises. 1992.
Etch-a-Sketch. Irwin Toys. 1985.
Atari 64. Atari Co. 1989. 
Slingshot. Homemade. N.d.

  Toys (Other)
Play-Doh--Assorted Colours. Crayola. 2013.
Stuffed Poodle: Basket. Hasbro. 1937.
A rubber band. No publisher indicated.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Larkin and Amis Get Hot: the Letters

Dear King,
  I'm fed up with this librarian's stick body. Let's get hawt.

Dear Larky,
  I'm fed up with this novelist's paunch, too. How should we begin?

Dear King,

Dear Larkx,
  A revelation! I've already got a 6-pack!

Dear King,
  Nutrition is key. Lean proteins, dawg--don't forget.
Philip Lackin' Body Fat
Just did 10 chin-ups!

Dear Larko,
  I enclose my After picture. Not bad if I do so say so myself about my own hot self!
King of the Hot Guys Who Are Writers
"Don't forget to have one liquid protein meal a day, Larksman!"--the Kinger

Dear King of Kings,
  We both got it going on. My "after" attached. Bring on the groupies, son!
Larkin Lady Machine

"I'm so into burpees right now"--Larko Calrissian