Pierre Joris Flash Interview #3 from Tawil Productions on Vimeo. Nicole Peyrafitte conducts & films another spontaneous Flash Interview at Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow where we spent an excellent near-week for the Outside-in / Inside-out poetry conference.
Pierre Joris Flash Interview #1 from Tawil Productions on Vimeo.
July 30, 2016 SO HERE we are. Either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be our next president. “Our”? I am not a US citizen, and have no desire to be one. But I live in a world in which the USA is the sole superpower, in which every decision of the US administration has an impact on the lives of every human being. FOR ME AS a citizen … Read more Uri Avnery: The Orange Man
A Nomadics blog & Straight Up tradition (well, must be the third or fourth or fifth repeat — when does ‘tradition’ begin?) continues. William S. Burroughs’s words of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day paired with two collages by Norman O. Mustill. Look and listen. It’s delish . . . Collages © 1967 by Norman O. Mustill, excerpted from ‘Flypaper’ [Beach Books, San Francisco, 1967] Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons, destined to … Read more Going Traditional Again on This Day…
Minoans in ancient Crete possibly starting their labor Day cook-out al fresco? Feast well, y’all!
Dismaland from Alex Jefferis on Vimeo.
As Carl Wilson remarks on Slate reviewing Elijah Wald’s book Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties: “Because history is told by the victors, rock lore holds up the Newport tale as the fierce nonconformist standing up to the timid crowd, but on a deeper level it was one nonconformity against another, a dispute about what it meant to rebel.” And the famous myth about … Read more Tomorrow: 50th B-Day of Dylan going Fender Stratocaster
Four exhilarating & exhausting days are over. The Marché de la poésie was exciting as every year — though a slight shadow seems to hang over it, i.e. economic politics (& conditions) may see it disappear, which would be a real shame. Was also sad that old friend Jacques Darras, whose last year as president of the Marché this was, couldn’t be there as he was ill (but is … Read more Post-Marché de la Poésie
This text was first published in Avanti!, Turin edition, from his column “Sotto la Mole,” January 1, 1916. Every morning, when I wake again under the pall of the sky, I feel that for me it is New Year’s day. That’s why I hate these New Year’s that fall like fixed maturities, which turn life and human spirit into a commercial concern with its neat final balance, its outstanding amounts, its … Read more Antonio Gramsci “I Hate the New Year”