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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Friday, June 17, 2016

Shift enter

My sequence of poems shifted into a sequence of microstories and aphorisms. I'll resume the sequence of poem when it wants me to resume it. Meanwhile the sequence of aphorisms wants me to work on it for a while.


The best place to write aphorisms is in the blank pages at the end of a book of aphorisms.

A fear of a parking ticket, even when I have walked down town.

I have been a specialist in the 1950s for much longer than there was a "1950s."

Buy expensive paper, but only write on torn envelopes.

Aphorisms linked thematically no longer work: they become notes toward a dull treatise on something.

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