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Sturgeon is Neither Alive nor Well (via his vorpal sword)

Here is a good piece On Theodore Sturgeon that I stumbled across. Sturgeon is another great and sadly neglected American writer. Just in time for Christmas, I received Slow Sculpture, Volume XII of the complete stories of Theodore Sturgeon (hardcover, … Continue reading

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Calendar of Regrets

  Lance Olsen’s Calendar of Regrets  is, to quote the back of the book, “a wildly inventive and visually rich collage of twelve interconnected narratives , one for each month of the year, all pertaining to notions of travel-through time, space, … Continue reading

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Agrarian Socialism in Oklahoma: The Early Twentieth Century

Agrarian Socialism in America: Marx, Jefferson, and Jesus in the Oklahoma Countryside, 1904-1920.  By Jim Bissett (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999.)     Most Americans are unaware of the fact that the rural state of Oklahoma supported the strongest socialist … Continue reading

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ALEXEI KRUCHENYKH (via The Matt Gonzalez Reader)

This is a good piece about a poet who should be better known. first published in the San Francisco Call, May 24, 2002 LET'S BELLYACHE! A book review by Matt Gonzalez [Suicide Circus: Selected Poems by Alexei Kruchenykh (Copenhagen & … Continue reading

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THE SPIRIT OF SARTRE (via As It Ought To Be)

This was excellent so I want to reblog it. THE SPIRIT OF SARTRE by Peter Gabel Taken as a whole, the work of Jean Paul Sartre is that of a sensitive man with a good heart gradually coming to understand … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: CHARLES BUKOWSKI (via As It Ought To Be)

I really like this Bukowski poem so I decided to repost it. DINOSAURIA, WE by Charles Bukowski Born like this Into this As the chalk faces smile As Mrs. Death laughs As the elevators break As political landscapes dissolve As … Continue reading

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Felipe Alfau 1902-1999 (via As It Ought To Be)

    Felipe Alfau was Spanish-American writer who spent most of his long life in New York City. While not a prolific writer, he was one who was far ahead of his time, employing authorial techniques that would later be "discovered" … Continue reading

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