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Toribio E-mail
Saturday, January 03

Christmas Eve of the New Depression year
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The Big Joke E-mail
Monday, December 22
someone else entirely
who doesn’t mind
being
dead
or over there
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New Poems by Elinor Nauen E-mail
Monday, December 22
cher chez la femme
behind the house is a woman
nothing is behind the house
I am the house & twice as safe

or take Italian cinema
red wine & guns, space & money--
every day when the sun comes up
I dress in my potbellied two-tit stove
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Jim Gustafson's Maniac Memories E-mail
Thursday, December 11
Jim died, but his maniac memories live on!
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H.C. E-mail
Tuesday, December 02
Tinkerer bucker jammer carpenter mechanic hack
father son baler dishwasher dendroflack

jester wise guy loiterer diner vagrant
worn rake licorice-tooter redactor hermit
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Oana Sanziana Marian in English and Romanian E-mail
Saturday, November 29
Active Image Circus Song

The first words I said that day
were, "Danny, I don't want to die
a virgin anymore," to which he said,
without so much as turning over,
"Time enough, Lassie, time enough,"
and I had to wonder what I was
still doing there, wearing boys' underpants,
and waiting to be introduced.
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MANIAC MEMORIES, SAN FRANCISCO 1974 E-mail
Saturday, November 29
This is a composite of tales, of forty days and forty nights
in that pretty-pretty gray-white city. Tales of glowing platters of
transcendental chow yuk, of cadged mild euphorics, of wanton quests
with the unslakable Andrei, full-throttle power dives into the quagmire
of imagination, and the unsurpassed sensation of sedentary free flight.
We wondered what would happen if you held a compass too close to your
third eye. To us, these were still pioneering days, and navigation
was for ninnies. We speculated on how far you could take the given
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Lines Not Written Wearing Mouse Ears E-mail
Saturday, November 29
arly-adolescent period, Ebb
Tide, Stranger in Paradise, Volare
Probably topped my private charts.   This was
Mid-America, remember;  little
Freedom to choose,  definitely no
Alan Freed to guide one.   But to get back to your
Question, burning like a plutonium
Ingot in the pants of an action hero,
Where were the girls?     Dipping Volare
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Untitled (true) E-mail
Tuesday, November 18

My experiences were far greater then I realized at the time.
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The New World E-mail
Wednesday, November 12
Eruptions of starlight, joy and gladness
As, at 10:30 p.m. on Shattuck, the New
World dawns with shouts of "Yes we can!"           
From young persons thronging the clogged street.   
The street people, however, are just trying
To get some sleep.    I infer this from the body-
Bundles I see huddled in every alcove.    But why,
In the rapture of intoxicated victory
I glimpse around me, do I insist on this
Dissonant note?   "A complete curmudgeon,"
Gentle Dorothy once called me, in
Exasperation, accurately,
I cannot deny.    Aye, O Friend!   I fear there are
What are lately called Depression Issues
At work here.    How tiresome, really.
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Rivercourse E-mail
Saturday, October 18
last call
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BOMBE FOR DESSERT E-mail
Tuesday, October 07
He is afraid to go to the war zone but he has heard
one restaurant there serves a great bombe.
 
ONE by Ed Baker E-mail
Sunday, September 21

ONE

WATCHINGTHINKINGGOING  COMINGSHYISBYPRODUCTOFJUST
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10 Hindi Poets, translated and introduced by Arlene Zide E-mail
Sunday, September 21
I was a true mustard seed
He, just a huge mountain of lies

He talked for hours
about gunpowder
so when I handed him a match
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Six Works E-mail
Saturday, September 20
What do you say

when you’ve got

two pages left

in the journal

and dread

when you’ve got

the plane crashing?

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My Mother Gets Hopeful E-mail
Thursday, September 11
My mother gets hopeful after every hurricane.
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