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Monday, July 23, 2007

102. Thank Youse VII

Thank you James Schevill
"How he rolled down night streets
Like a barrel heaved from side to side;
How his heavy, high forehead,
Great chunk of a headstone,
Loomed over the polished bars
In a frenzy of glass-shaking laughter."

Thank you Carol Rumens
"Oh smiling children, dangerously gifted ones,
take care that you learn to ask why,
for the room you are in is also history.
Consider your sweet compliance
in the light of that day when the book
is torn from your hand;
when, to answer correctly the teacher's command,
you must speak for this ice, this dark."

Thank you Thomas Merton
"How slowly this bell tolls in a monastery tower for a
whole age, and for the quick death of an unready
dynasty, and for that brave illusion: the adventurous

Thank you Diane Ackerman
"The big picture: as a nuanced listener
and ecologist of the psyche,
you do see the forest for the trees,
but not many of my quirky tastes,
only a scattering of oases
where my curiosity dines,
just a peek at the closet meditations
where I store my moods,
rarely a health update, precious
few of my raving passions."

Thank you Charles Bukowski
"when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by
itself and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.
there is no other way.
and there never was."

Thank you Eavan Boland
"The Gaelic world stretches out under a hawthorn tree
and burns in the rain. This is its home,
its last frail shelter. All of it—
Limerick, the Wild Geese and what went before—
falters into cadence before he sleeps:
He shuts his eyes. Darkness falls on it."

Thank you Elizabeth Bishop
"The gracious royal couples
were warm in red and ermine;
their feet were well wrapped up
in the ladies' ermine trains.
They invited Arthur to be
the smallest page at court.
But how could Arthur go,
clutching his tiny lily,
with his eyes shut up so tight
and the roads deep in snow?"

Thank you F.T. Prince
"For we know nothing but that, long ago,
We learnt to love God whom we cannot know.
I touch your eyelids that one day must close,
Your lips as perishable as a rose:
And say that all must face, before we know
The thing we know of but we do not know."

Thursday, July 12, 2007

101. Charles Bukowski - Contributors' Notes

From: The People Look Like Flowers At Last by Charles Bukowski

Contributors' Notes

WENDELL THOMAS teaches creative writing every summer at Ohio State
University. His recent credits include Lick, Out of Sight, Entrails and
many other important small mags.
RICHARD KWINT recently moved from South Carolina to Delaware. He
is now divorced and is currently working on several one-act plays
TALBERT HAYMAN has appeared in over 23 anthologies. His 3rd chapbook
of poems Winter Driven Light of Night will be published by
the Bogbelly Press later this fall. He is on the faculty of Princeton
Day School in N.J.
WILLIAM PREWIT has been widely published in the little mags. He lives
with his aunt, his daughter (Margery-Jean), his wife and his tomcat
(Kenyon) in upper New Jersey.
BLANDING EDWARDS founded the little magazine Roll Them Bones.
PATRICIA BURNS is a genius. She teaches at Princeton Day School in N.J.
ALBERT STICHWORT has worked as a dishwasher, veterinarian, lumber-
jack, hotwalker, stevedore, motorcycle policeman; he studied under
Charles Olson and once fought four rounds with Joe Louis. He has
lived in Paris, Munich, London, Arabia and Africa. He is presently
studying Creative Writing and the University of Southern California.
NICK DIVIOGONNI rides her horse every day and teaches summer
classes at Montclair State Jr. College in N.J.
PETER PARKS teaches at Princeton Day School in N.J.
MARCEL RYAN once shaved the hair off the balls of Jean-Paul Sartre.
PETER FALKENBERG is the father of 3 children and has worked as a
janitor, payroll clerk and as an attendant in a mental hospital.
PETER BENNETT has appeared in the North American Review, Southern
Poetry Review, Quixote, Meatball, Wormwood Review, Hearse,
Harper's, Evergreen Review, Ramparts, Avant Garde, Northern
Poetry Review, The Smith, The New York Times, Chelsea, The New
York Quarterly, Atom Mind, Cottonwood Review, Antioch Review,
Beloit Quarterly, Sun and Mummy. He committed suicide November
9, 1972.
DARNBY BEMLE is part owner of a Turkish bath.
STUART BELHAM masturbates 4 times a day.
HARLEY GABRIEL plans to teach English next year at Princeton Day
School in N.J.
WILLIAM COSTWICK was born in 1900 in Yokohama, Japan.
MASH EDWARDS once raped a girl riding a bicycle. He has studied
under Wendell Thomas, Albert Stichwort, Tyrone Douglas, Abbot
Boyd, Peter Parks and many others. His main influence is Dame
Edith Sitwell.
TANNER GROSHAWK is wanted for the murder of 4 high school
SASSON VILLON is a former friend of Victor Mature. He teaches at
Princeton Day School in N.J.
VICTOR WALTER writes his poems with flaming fencing swords on the
throats of vultures and hates television.
STUART BELHAM'S wife, Tina, masturbates 4 times a day.
CARSON CRASWELL asks for no contributor's note.
PARKER BRIGGS is presently an "A" student at Montclair State Jr.
College in N.J.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

100. Quotes From Bibliotopia

Some Dorothy Parker Quotes:
All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.
Do me a favor. When you get home, throw your mother a bone.
I require only three things of a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.
It serves me right for keeping all my eggs in one bastard.
If you want to know what God thought of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
The woman speaks eighteen languages, and can't say "No" in any of them.
The transatlantic crossing was so rough the only thing that I could keep on my stomach was the first mate.

Some Tom Robbins Quotes:
A sense of humor, properly developed, is superior to any religion so far devised.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
The beauty of simplicity is the complexity it attracts

Some George Bernard Shaw Quotes:
Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of children.
He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows nearly everything. That points to a political career.
A perpetual holiday is a working definition of hell.

Some Molière Quotes:
Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.

Some Stephen Leacock Quotes:
Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
I am a great believer in luck, and find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.