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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Jorge Luis Borges’ 1967-8 Norton Lectures On Poetry (And Everything Else Literary)

"Now, thanks to UbuWeb, you can not only read Borges, but hear him as well. They offer MP3s of Borges’ complete Norton Lectures, which the writer gave at Harvard University in the fall of 1967 and the spring of 1968". List of links to the eight Harvard lectures. It says he was virtually blind and gave the lectures without notes.

Friday, June 13, 2014

A Curse Upon the Poets

Hopewell Rogers - undergroundbooks.org:

[...]

In truth, old dead, I pray you rose again--
I pray you found, once rain and roots renewed
A mustard tree, a house to revel in,
A feast by mulled camaraderie imbued
(Or, if you tired of the gab of men,
A sylvan path, a stream, some solitude).
But if you died who once could hold a pen:
I wish you—cordially—disquietude. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Uche Ogbuji

Descent

Pishsh!
The pishsh
Snow flies pishsh
Head height, foot flung,
Cold in crouching shock
As mouths Oh! into smiles
[...]
Read on: Link

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Southernmost Point Guest House

The name is taken from the first poem in the book. This book was meant to be a sequel or coda to the earlier volume, Last Night's Dream Corrected, which is also still available.
You can preview the list of contents here. For more information about the contributors and the book and for links to buy, please see http://newshortstories.com/southernmost-point-guest-house/