Wednesday, March 05, 2014


Well, I always despair.
Despaired twice yesterday.  

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Monday, February 10, 2014


Minimum wage earners and illegal immigrants should be allowed to sell their children. The constitution must be re-interpreted. Perhaps we can take New York back to the London of William Blake --

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Thursday, January 30, 2014


I keep accidentally wandering into the Institute for Advanced Study. What I’m looking for is a Place for the Retarded.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Sunni and Shiite are older and more confusing than Guelph and Ghibelline and far more important. Thus, if you’ve been reading Dante since 1963, Guelph and
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014


Dogs are omnivores. Canned dog food is usually vegetation tricked-out with a chemical gravy. Cats are carnivores. If they don’t eat meat they die. Cat shit is highly nutritious. Dogs happily eat cat shit. It’s not a lovely sight. Canine visitors appall my cat. Cats bury it to keep it from the dogs. The Greek word for dog is cynic.  As the alchemists might put it, cats are noble; dogs are base.

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Monday, July 01, 2013


The small stone plaza was floating in the midday heat. The  Christ of Elqui, kneeling on the ground, his gaze thrown back on high, the part in his hair dark under the Atacaman sun -- he felt himself falling into an ecstasy. It was nothing  less than this: he had brought it to pass. Had restored to life a dead man.
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Friday, April 12, 2013


Anne Turyn took an earlier photo of Allen wearing the lone ranger mask. Then Allen gave me the mask. We were reading our poetry in Washington Square at the end of the 1982 Village Halloween Parade in support of Daniel Berrigan and the Plowshares 8.

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