Wednesday, December 06, 2006

If Isaiah was right, and there’s nothing new under the sun, then everything we writers write is plagiarism. How hard is that to understand? Unfortunately, for Ian McEwan, some lame folks didn’t get the memo; he’s now being accused of ripping someone off in his latest novel. Gawd, that’s annoying. Thankfully a bunch of A-list writers have stepped up to support him. Click here to read more.

Jason Salavon earned his MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He still lives and works in the windy city. The follow are selections from is 2001 collection, which he explains thusly:

“MTV compiled a millenium list of the "Greatest Music Videos of All Time." Each of the videos in the top 10 of this list were digitized in their entirety and the individual frames were simplified to their mean average color, eliminating overt content. These solid-colored squares were then arranged in their original sequence and are read left-to-right, top-to-bottom.”


Smells Like Teen Spirit


In memory of the poet kari edwards, a kind and longtime supporter of this blog, who passed away last Saturday, I leave you with her words:

Things keep falling

Things keep falling
the morning keeps falling
infinite fatigue gives way to
the standby dumb watchers
watch the water disappear

I cannot think
my head a place
from the hunks
that fall from the sky
while flocks of banners
battle on
through boiling river cries
and rocks of deserts
yet to come

a final lapse into
another following
another reapproach
a final lapse into
I do not know what
returning to another
I am not sure I want to know
an otherwise all too real
too real
instantly retrieved
over burdened
conceived in freedom
a few minutes
a life time