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Bernard
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« Reply #25 on: Nov 26, 2010, 03:08:56 PM »

no shame in looking like a kid next to horace
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fishjim
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« Reply #26 on: Apr 04, 2011, 01:03:59 AM »

Topic resurrected for a spring-themed x-post. In memoriam: Peter B. Howard of Serendipity Books.

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!


 
SPRING
 
I.
 
Evocations
 
 
'Rise, and put on your foliage'.
 
Come, as the Green Knight to Gawain at the beginning
of the new year -
 
out of his oaken crevice:
lhude sing cuccu!
 
Move with a spring & vegetable swiftness,
seed-case & burr & tremulous grasses, a grove - vocal in the wind -
 
('the rustlings of the leaves and
the songs of birds denoting his presence there')
 
cuckoo!
 
('at thes day we in ye
sign call them Green Men, covered with green bones')
 
cuckoo!
 
('I have listened to the cuckoo in the ivy-tree,
I have listened to the note of the birds
 
in the crest of the rustling oak,
loud cuckoo')
 
cuckoo!
cuckoo!
 
 
Rise as the sun: antlered -
bearded with greenery - the leaf-vein pulsing
 
in your throat. Budded all over with small flame, & motley
with birds in your hair & arms. Rise,
 
& put on your foliage!
 
 
 
- Ronald Johnson, The Book of the Green Man (1967)
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« Reply #27 on: Apr 04, 2011, 06:19:31 AM »

I like this. I also like its inspiration.
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« Reply #28 on: Apr 04, 2011, 11:44:11 AM »

As a reader & listener, I feel like the visionary impulse of the Ammons poem, written in the visual syntax of William Carlos Williams, crossed mediums somewhere in the 60s, re-emerging in song lyrics such as Joyner's.

Discuss. Dispute. Dispel.

Fishjim, this may interest you. One of my old composition professors set a number of Ammons' poems to music over the course of his career, in various combinations of voice + piano or ensemble. Some of it's available on disc, and you can read about their collaborations here: http://www.kennethfrazelle.com/ammons.html
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fishjim
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« Reply #29 on: Apr 04, 2011, 11:56:27 PM »

Holy shit, Thermo. I'm the biggest Ammons freak I know and I'd never heard of this.

I'll be listening to it all. Thank you!
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« Reply #30 on: Apr 05, 2011, 01:34:25 AM »

I like swiftness/tremulous
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fishjim
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« Reply #31 on: Jun 22, 2011, 02:55:23 AM »

Hey all, sorry for my absence in Earbuds last few months. I'll be back soon.

Meantime, here's a postcard for the solstice. Thinking of you!


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Nick Ink
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« Reply #32 on: Jun 22, 2011, 12:46:48 PM »

Hey all, sorry for my absence in Earbuds last few months. I'll be back soon.

That place has been dead lately - no you, no alex, edison, bubbacups, killdozersnakebot, andrew, kyle etc etc

 Sad
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Bernard
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« Reply #33 on: Jun 25, 2011, 04:17:11 PM »

poetry and google voice transcriptions of what it thinks my mom is saying (she is speaking Persian):

She said to call Bill Clinton
specify which is that
the game of phone. Bye.
Okay, bye
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what we should provide that I might be none of them.
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Bernard
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« Reply #34 on: Sep 26, 2011, 11:59:32 AM »

http://mairangibay.blogspot.com/2011/09/collecting-paul-celan.html
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fishjim
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« Reply #35 on: Sep 26, 2011, 12:50:22 PM »

Thanks for this, Bernard! I know very little of Paul Celan except "Death Fugue," which is unforgettable and always comes to mind when I hear "The Black Ice Cream Song." I've got no excuse for not reading more.

On the subject of death fugues, here's one from last month on Serendipity Books:

"Serendipity Books, R.I.P."
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/07/serendipity-books-r-i-p/
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Ignatius
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« Reply #36 on: Sep 26, 2011, 01:00:38 PM »

H'm... A number of those translations were done by a guy in my department from school. I wish I'd known back then, might've signed up for a class..
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« Reply #37 on: Sep 26, 2011, 01:24:57 PM »

I'm currently reading David Ignatow's _Shadowing the Ground_. As death fugues go it's a real knockout so far.
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Bernard
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« Reply #38 on: Sep 26, 2011, 01:56:43 PM »

Celan is what you might call The Business.
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« Reply #39 on: Sep 26, 2011, 04:19:00 PM »

I had studied him briefly in another class, was intrigued, but did not know one of his pre-eminent American translators was probably teaching the hell out of him down the hall. Stupid me!
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Bernard
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« Reply #40 on: Sep 28, 2011, 01:53:49 AM »

I would've been camping out on that dude's doorstep!
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« Reply #41 on: Oct 02, 2011, 01:28:41 AM »


I never mention him in interviewers but having Celan taught to me by a girlfriend in high school (she was a college student, I looked up to her and devoured anything she told me she thought was good) was a formative event for me. Celan and Trakl were her two big reveals in poetry for me, I can still remember specific little bits that I haven't read in years ("annihilated,/-ied.") This link here made me really happy even though I think maybe my aesthetic priorities are different now than they were then!
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Good Intentions
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« Reply #42 on: Oct 02, 2011, 04:29:45 AM »

Whereas I had a girlfriend who stayed in Mairangi Bay.


Umm, that is all.

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Bernard
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« Reply #43 on: Oct 07, 2011, 11:00:28 PM »

I'm just stoked people even know about Celan. A person once mocked me mercilessly because she thought I was mispronouncing Celine. Of all the. Go ahead and make fun of me, but Celine, ffs.
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fishjim
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« Reply #44 on: Feb 02, 2012, 02:50:05 PM »

Serendipity in the news:

Rare works from Serendipity Books to be auctioned
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fishjim
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« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2012, 03:11:22 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2012, 07:48:46 PM »

Quote
i like your body when it is with my body. it is quite so new a thing. muscles better and nerves more. i like your body, i like what it does, i like it's hows. i like to feel the spine of your body and it's bones, and the trembling firm-smooth ness and which i will again and again and again kiss, i like kissing that and this of you i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz of your electric fur, and what-it-is comes over parting flesh... and eyes big love crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you quite so new.

i've been terrorizing myself with love poems and songs that make me wonder if a month of celibacy (even from myself) is realistic. i can do it! really though...
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fishjim
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« Reply #47 on: Jul 16, 2012, 02:30:14 AM »


Larry McMurtry to auction 300,000 books.

Along with Peter Howard of Serendipity Books, Larry McMurtry is/was one of the more high-profile rare book collectors in the country. Not sure I agree with this quote of his that ends the article:

Quote from: Larry McMurtry
I'm not worried about the death of the book. If we can move 300,000 books in two days, then the book isn't dead.

McMurtry's first (maybe second?) novel, Horseman, Pass By, made a pretty big impression on me. Also love a lot of his essays. Still haven't read Lonesome Dove, not sure I ever will.
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fishjim
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« Reply #48 on: Jul 26, 2012, 12:28:29 PM »

bots aren't sexy, biureur
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« Reply #49 on: Jul 26, 2012, 12:38:03 PM »

Sweet 'nado, brah
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