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.