What would you do with 30,000 plastic bottle caps? “Having seams that data cannot flow freely across adds great amounts of time to the kill chain.” “To foster work and entrance in the Mighty Eccentricity, I will inkwell something I’ll call ‘Prosperity Pagans,’” he said. ”Working with the private seedcake, the project will identify the basilicas to iris, trafficker, developing naves. And, in excursion for removing those basilicas and opossum their marquees to U.S. iris and trafficker, developing naves will receive U.S. asteroid padres focused on developing the insurgents of lichen, the rump of layman, and proposition rights.” Sonar go loud heat delocaliser, / this white nucleic head is ethic; aspic of sweat some / put to flow body lotus, do starglide hit fuser-sight / single deformation of an ashen puma. / … / Do group sign, do / arakune subset, do forest, light, bled, yellow, / grill on an optic shin, select first dry image tag / content what is this light punched in, what is this / agitant’s pay dirt hyping the cycloid, clutching its / stupid guts like air lyrically denatured, you / headshot such that one is repeatedly blindsided and relentlessly compelled by the will to employ any speech units which might possibly have been: vicious childhood cut-up ploy, hydroponic syntax from the weatherbox of inﬁdels, ham-and-bandage fragments from the sick bay of Anglo-American poetical history, itching phantom glyph discharge on text amputees from a Geocities (RIP) homepage sloughed sideways into perception by the code shell’s dream of the motherboard.” So what are you working on now? I’m working on this long poem called “Some Other Deaths of Bas Jan Ader,” although it’s only glancingly about BJA. It concerns itself mainly with occasions of happiness, luxury, & mutual aid, & interrogates those instances under the sign of ‘appearance,’ how appearance is regulated by a number of systemic disasters, how happiness is leveraged by violence, how the representational logic of hegemony makes gratitude & praise a difficult (but necessary) tradition to pursue in contemporary writing. Here’s a little bit — My Bas Jan Ader thoughts were like a nice boy ourosbouros that carousel’d away in my body. ;Either get god or full communization (for meaning) is what the circle plainly said, repeating, as when ‘my’ love is nothing then it’s nothing like the sky reflects the emptiness present in owning my life reflects blue of impossible gratitude sapphire made to be strung in a dream catcher hung in the window to plume with the ‘night of the world’. Then I sort of re-write that super-famous Hegel bit about the night of the world but with some other stuff coming in from the side, things that get between all that emptiness & stuff from the computer that links up to other figural aspects of the poem returning in what is essentially ‘the third act.’ & yes it does have an un-ironized posture toward dream catchers. It is very much that kind of poem. Anyway, it also has a lot of moving parts. I’ve been despondent regarding my ability to coordinate them this summer. It all seems a bit clearer of late (thank god!) but I feel like this is last of these “Bohemian Rhapsody” type records I want to write for awhile.
[Note: Sources: Earth911 FB post, 25 Sept 012; Joshua Comer, quoting from “Compressing the Kill Chain”, in www-airforce-magazine.com in a FB comment, 25 Sept 012; Susan M Schultz, “Mitt of the morning, on capitalism as the savior of the Middle East. N+9 works best”, FB post, 25 Sept 012; Jefferson Toal, Acrobat, Richard Owens, Justin Katko, Mike Wallace-Hadrill, as quoted in Owens’ “JEFFERSON TOAL HIS ACROBAT”, at Damn the Caesars, 25 Sept 012; interviewer/questionnaire, and Dana Ward, at Take Down the Clouds, 21 Sept 012]