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2017-01-13 22:45
from AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOSTIf Jackson Pollock tore the door off the men’s room in the Cedar it was something he just did and was interesting, not an annoyance… Read More
2017-01-13 21:28
from AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOSTMy father, the Pumpkin King.  I am moving his boxes for the umpteenth, as he directs, calls me names, throws things.  Coming around the corner… Read More
2017-01-05 21:01
from AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOST. . . certainly I said I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.-- Gertrude Stein, Everybody’s Autobiograp… Read More
2017-01-05 20:58
from AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOSTNonlinear.  Discontinuous.  Collage-like.  An assemblage.  As is already more than self-evident.-- David Markson, Vanishing PointNot… Read More
Books For Dark Times: NAKED LUNCH
2017-01-05 20:52
William Burroughs, Naked Lunch: The Restored TextEdited by James Grauerholz and Barry MilesGrove Press, 1959 (Restored text, 2001)In the middle Nineties, I was a student in the Jack Ker… Read More
2016-12-26 23:11
from AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOSTFollow Us For More Bold Experiences!-- this bag of DoritosI dreamt I was instructing: here are rituals around the world, these are the necessary tools. … Read More
2016-12-20 16:53
from AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOSTI’m so nervous about my life the little of it I can get ahold of-- Frank O’HaraJohnny, saying, I wish I had more to go on is not a legitimate… Read More
2016-12-17 15:35
from AN ADVANCED CASE IN BEING LOSTIn regard to the “Great Mask” of the Dogon peoples: Although a mask in name and form, the Great Mask is rarely worn.  Instead it… Read More
2016-12-16 16:05
from AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOSTI value only those artists, who really are artists, that is, who consciously, in an entirely original form, embody the expression of their inner life; wh… Read More
2016-12-15 17:33
from AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOSTOne thing I have never figured out is if I am just very dumb or if my head simply has no patience.  (Either way, I fear the results are rather simil… Read More
2016-12-14 18:21
Robert Walser, Girlfriends, Ghosts and Other Storiestranslated from the German by Tom WhalenNew York Review Books, 2016As an passionate devotee of Robert Walser, nothing is bigger or mo… Read More
2016-12-14 18:00
from AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOSTIn the upper corner you can see that Kandinsky has painted the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Keep in mind that Kandinsky did not see the end of the… Read More
2016-12-14 17:59
from: AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOSTWE BUY REMNANTS BY THE TRUCKLOAD!-- a window in ManhattanMost things provide drastically less joy than advertised.  Others provide, without notice… Read More
2016-12-14 17:58
from AN ADVANCED COURSE IN BEING LOSTThe foundational error, the trick: you think you can make do without the lemurs.  You think there are only a few lemurs, and they are all the way ov… Read More
Guttersnipe Bookshelf, Julio Cortazar
2016-10-21 18:57
Julio Cortazar, We Love Glenda So Muchtranslated by Gregory RabassaKnopf, 1983We Love Glenda So Much is an advanced course of Cortazar.  In Blow-Up, his earlier book of stories, even as… Read More
2016-10-21 18:56
from Three Coin Prose: Bangkok (2009), revised 2016"Are you going with me to my hotel? I just ask you. Because otherwise I must have #97."The man who spoke was from Lithuania, "a tiny micros… Read More
2016-10-14 20:34
Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India, 2013Here in the holy town of Tiruvannamalai, I sometimes I go to a party where I’m the only person who’s not enlightened.  It’s so e… Read More
2016-10-10 16:17
Here is the second of two sets of additions to the novella Artifact Panel.  If you’d like to see the original 10,000 word excerpt, click here.  The other set of add… Read More
2016-09-30 19:32
Here is the first of two sets of additions to the novella Artifact Panel.  If you’d like to see the original 10,000 word excerpt, click here or contact me directly.It is important… Read More
New & Forthcoming
2016-09-30 19:30
New Publications, Available Manuscripts and News.My story, "The Right Way to be Crippled & Naked" is forthcoming in The Right Way to be Crippled & Naked: The Fiction of Disability: A… Read More
2016-05-27 23:09
(2016 revised version)I am thinking of Miro, who once began a painting with a blackberry stain on a canvas, and from there his imagination extended -- but he needed that stain, that irregula… Read More
2016-05-27 23:00
(2016 version)After much deliberation, after contemplating and delineating their desires and expectations, as well their weaknesses, histories, and needs, along with the possibilities and li… Read More
2016-05-27 22:53
(2016 version)After years of attempting to manage the problem with vitamins and acupuncture, with exercise and affirmations, Randy decided to go to an actual medical doctor.  One doctor… Read More
2016-05-13 18:02
(extended dance remix, 2016)Starting on this very day, he resolves to be more sensible regarding beauty. And not just in terms of clouds or birds or dawn -- about which it is hard enough to… Read More
2016-05-06 21:26
James Schuyler, Selected PoemsFarrar, Straus, Giroux: 1988, new edition 2007One of the best and grandest days of being a college student, more than 20 years ago now, was the afternoon I sat… Read More
2016-04-20 22:27
Ferreira Guilar, Dirty PoemTranslated from the Portuguese by Leland GuyerNew Directions Poetry Pamphlet #18, 2015If the good doctor, William Carlos Williams, returned to life and I was given… Read More
Guttersnipe Bookshelp: Wayne Koestenbaum
2016-04-01 18:02
Wayne Koestenbaum, Moira Orfei in Aigues-MortesSoft Skull Press, Brooklyn, NY, 2004 I found this book in New Orleans, in the dollar box of a used book shop: it was one of the best dolla… Read More
2016-04-01 18:01
Stanley Elkin, Van Gogh’s Room at ArlesDalkey Archive Press, 2002Contains 3 novellas:Her Sense of TimingTown Crier Exclusive, “Confessions of a Princess Manque: How Royals F… Read More
News, New Work & Thanks
2016-04-01 17:41
To my joy and astonishment, I’ve been selected as one of the 2016 Lambda Literary Fellows.  I’ll be in the Fiction cohort with Andrew Holleran.  The retreat is in Los A… Read More
News, New Work & Thanks
2016-04-01 17:41
To my joy and astonishment, I’ve been selected as one of the 2016 Lambda Literary Fellows.  I’ll be in the Fiction cohort with Andrew Holleran.  The retreat is in Los A… Read More
2016-04-01 16:55
Spell the SecondTo Speak With the Gods of Weather1.  If you don’t dance, no prize.  You have to dance.  Sorry.  It’s my rule, it’s my show.  No dan… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Takahashi Mutsuo,Twelve Views from the Distance translated by Jeffrey AnglesUniversity of Minnesota Press, 2012  One of Japan’s most prominent poets, Mutsuo Takahashi knows… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Recently at orgies I’ve become one of the peripheral people.  One of those ravenous middle-aged lugs straining forward shamelessly to get a scrap of what’s on offer.  F… Read More
2015-11-24 15:28
Marguerite Duras, Emily L.translated by Barbara Bray Random House, 1989 Emily L. is for confirmed fans of Duras. This is the advanced course, suitable only for the devoted -- among whom I a… Read More
2015-11-10 01:19
After many years of wandering, I no longer have a home in America.  Instead I visit friends -- some of whom are, by now, quite well-to-do.  Not that they think they are well-to-do… Read More
2015-11-09 01:19
The belief that one possesses psychic powers is a remarkably common delusion.  Only at its further reaches does it attract attention.  (Most everyone is fairly sure they know what… Read More
2015-11-08 19:54
The man on the phone asks, “So -- what turns you on about transforming into an animal?”  I want to say, Hey man, this is your call, your fantasy, I’m just going along… Read More
2015-11-08 19:54
Not because I understood. Not in the least. Just the opposite, in fact. I have a congenital disability. I was born without a big picture. Other people have one. They try to lend me the… Read More
2015-11-08 19:53
I need to do dishes but this palmetto bug won’t leave the sink.  When he finally does climb out, his next choice is to perch on the sudsy tip of the orange dish soap.  Hello… Read More
2015-11-08 19:53
This mop-headed tie-dye teen opening the screen door with his shoulder because he’s got iced coffees in both hands, calling back to his brotherI was talking to ME Read More
2015-11-08 19:53
“Please.  No.  You haven’t seen all of them yet.”Says the former soldier, boyish and lean even at 50, even after the Afghanis blew him up.  The government re… Read More
2015-11-08 19:52
What most people want, it appears, is a movie without electricity.  A sensitive rendering.  A compendium of perspectives and issues.  Astonishingly, it appears people think th… Read More
2015-11-08 19:52
I’m not going to attempt dating again until I meet someone who understands that -- disappointment is just the way that it works.  I’m disappointing, I’m reliably disap… Read More
2015-11-08 19:52
Amazing what one single daiquiri can do for a shopping mall.  True, it’s 32 ounces, frozen, and made with tequila but still, moments ago the air-conditioning was the only thing go… Read More
2015-11-08 19:52
My original idea was to become a big, big success.  Just as, you know, a way of making sense out of everything Read More
2015-06-16 13:01
for Sara LevineI dreamt I was taking an important exam at my former workplace, a medical school in Tokyo.  I am not certain what subject I was being tested on -- something like the hist… Read More
2015-06-04 16:02
Samuel Beckett, Malone Diestranslated by the authorpublished in French, 1951published in English, 1958published by John Calder, 1958, and by Penguin in 1962It is always a relief to read a bo… Read More
2015-06-04 16:00
Marguerite Duras, Summer Raintranslated by Barbara BrayScribner, 1992I’ve read half a dozen of Duras’ short novels, but when I found a tattered, moth-eaten copy of Summer Rain la… Read More
2015-05-22 14:41
Visitors to India, having already created the idea of enlightenment, also created a junior grade known as awakening. Awakening means you’ve had a very big and special spiritual experie… Read More
2015-05-22 14:40
My husband, from whom I am estranged, maintains that circumambulation is my favorite word.  Indeed, on this matter there is no reason to doubt him.  Few things please me more, or a… Read More
2015-05-22 14:40
My favorite dog is gone.  White, brown, black, and smart, she was the #1 dog at Only Coffee.  Every morning she met me a block away and escorted me to the coffee man, whom I often… Read More
2015-05-22 14:08
If I could call back from the beyond every page I’ve ever written, there would be hundreds of pages I wrote before I ever wanted to be a writer.  Then there would be thousands and… Read More

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