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Friday, June 27, 2003

Hoping to make it to Fanny Howe's reading Sunday. Hope she won't mind this unauthorized excerpt:

I light up the grids
to make my woods

into a conservatory
Color all in to match the environs

If I follow a sequence of dares
each one will be part of

the final product
That's why I'm happy

Since we're playing the death clock game, I'm Friday, October 22, 2021. 18 more years to get it right.

Unrelated note: bowling terms one should employ at the lanes with impunity:

Get over!!!
Awww, tough split...
Lot a dead would there, fella.
Whassat, double eagle? Tough break, but doable....
Atta boy Tommy!
What the fuck?

Jim D brings up the Wieners poem "Children of the Working Class" in a n email. I used to think this piece was a bit on the melodramatic side. That is, until I started working in mental health here in Mass. From the films I've seen, pictures and written accounts, the condition of institutionalization in Mass was horrific, which was part of what prompted the move to residential living.

I have to take a closer look at this frightening poem, so I think I'll spend the weekend thinking and writing on it out here on Yoo Doo Right. To start with, a google search produces a number of references to Marxist papers and college English courses, in reaction to lines like the following:

but the unshrinkable duties of any society
produces its ill-kempt, ignorant and sore idiosyncrasies


More later....

Thursday, June 26, 2003

No blog yesterday since there was no blogger. They seem to have changed the way things are done done around here. I must admit, for a guy who loves change, I really hate change.

I forget exactly what I meant to write yesterday, but I know that I'm looking forward to hearing more on class issues from James. At the moment I'm scouring my brain and bookshelves for examples of class conflict between poets or poems dealing with class conflict that aren't slam or just silly. Will return.

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

I see that the Supreme Court upheld race-based admissions. Perhaps compassion is not completely dead....

Monday, June 23, 2003

Seems as though Sonic Youth has pulled out of tonight's Boston show because of Jim Behrle.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Gloucester updates found at Amanda's site. I can offer nothing more.

Except this:

The sun came
in form of glass
'Welcome To Cape
Ann'. Use your
wipers all the way.
We do rotaries the
worst, eh James?
Balloons spell 'Don and
Marlene's house party
this way' while
yellow ribbons beg
'Come home, but
not until we miss you'.

Yoo Doo Right is extra proud this evening to make the fait accompli bloglink crush list. Back atcha.

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