Wednesday, January 2, 2008

"at some point while reading, your lungs may begin to stink."


i just read the new issue of lamination colony. i like it. i like that the editor (blake butler) arranged the texts in a specific order. i read them in order and i liked how it turned out. and i like that he wrote his reasons for why he picked each piece. and i like that each piece has its own photograph. almost everything is improved by photographs. why are writers so snooty about visual art? like, when i was in grad school, every time i tried to put a photograph in something everyone would turn up their noses and say it "detracts from the writing." that is bullshit. look at that guy. he could only ever add to anything.

i have some hot air balloonist things in it. there is a picture of a hot air balloon. see? good. i liked all of the pieces but i think my favorites were by prathna lor, matthew savoca, brooklyn copeland and minna lincoln. i am glad to be in a journal with prathna lor again. i am glad that he wrote about pee again. i hope to always be in journals with prathna lor and i hope that he always writes about pee. i am not kidding.

also, i read matthew savoca's blog and linked to it. i LOVE the six love poems by benito mussolini. i wish i had it to hang in my living room.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

k+ is so good at finding new blog friends. Kudos to her for that, and for her excellent, hot air balloon-related poems in lamination colony.

Megan said...

agree. remember those granola bar things that were called kudos? they masqueraded as granola bars but were really candy bars?

Sarah said...

I wish I had one of those right now. Damn that Jillian Michaels and her supertrainer capabilities. I am rigidly adhering to my diet for 30 days.

Megan said...

i hope this diet does not include abstaining from alcohol.

Sarah said...

It's supposed to, but I've decided that Skinny Bitches can stay on the menu.

Kathy said...

let's just put it out there: sarah is only eating dust in the month of january.

there. someone had to say it.

prathna lor said...

i hope so too. i like some hot air balloon things. just let me fuck pedro up the nose, just ten minutes, it won't be long i promise

bc said...

Oi! Look at you turning Your Love + My Name into a label on your blog!

:-)