Monthly Archives: July 2009


Carolina and I went to Johnny Brenda’s to see Polvo, who hasn’t released an album since 1997’s Shapes - their sound thrives on shape. In their song “Every Holy Shroud” Ash Bowie sings: “show me something round and I’ll analyze the form give us something brown that sticks like glue, I’ll recognize the taste and [...]

Said to me at a party on Friday

For someone like you
who works with language
there would be no job

Looking for Capital in the Grand World

     This past weekend Carolina and I were in D.C. visiting friends and Carolina’s brother. I’ve always liked D.C. because it’s architecture encourages me to think strangely. And it’s museums often have charged exhibits. Late on Sunday afternoon Carolina, Ben, and his girlfriend, Christina & I visited the Sackler Gallery, which along with the [...]

Archiving George Nakashima

     Last night I came home and found Cathleen Miller (poet, archivist, and Germantowner) and Carolina (poet, musician, and Germantowner) sitting on the couch talking. It was a nice surprise after a day in which I taught in the morning, did laundry in the day, and then in the evening went to my surprisingly [...]

The Mouth is to Feed - Poems for Juliette

In my post for February 5 I described Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s book release party for That Gorgeous Feeling where several poets read occasional poems for the event. After the event I wanted to post those poems because they were really great textured pieces of work. I posted my poem right away because it was immediate, [...]