I love films about the DDR, aka East Germany. This is probably generational. I’m a boomer and was used to cold war. But also it reflects my politics. I am anti-capitalist and accordingly have a natural curiosity about and empathy for anti-capitalist regimes, as awful as they may have been.
There are of course good Americans, even white ones. But they seem increasingly outnumbered by bad ones.
The need to write is already enough of an aggravation without having to worry about getting published. Besides, I’m retired and the internet “lets me” give it away.
Jingles and Quips. Old Spice. See the USA in your Chevrolet
Typical bad behaviour of territorial primates.
From a feline perspective humans are strange. They actually go to a bathroom when they go to the bathroom, rather than to a box.
The Groves of Academe, the novel.
Many African-Americans suffer from the same blind (or deaf) prescriptive monolingualism as white Americans, even if they speak AAVE (aka Ebonics) and are thus bi-dialectal.
Open the gates of poetry
Vietnam is the Asian country which most affected my life because of the American war. But I also feel the ancestral call from Japan, China and Korea.
Im a rhymester, a lover of ditties and jingles and the like. But I’m also loyal to my concretists phase, including an affection for found poems, prose poems, any use of language which calls attention to how strange it is.
Everything could be
structured differently. But it ain’t!
II = imho the best indigenous identifying poet
A whole passel of folks with values antithetical to my own have a lot of power.. What to do about this ?
Hedonism is a philosophy for the old. Youth itself is pure pleasure. The young don’t need to reflect on it.
Not yet Altzy, Parky or demented
just plain old senile
During the week I had asymptomatic covid I had weird dreams and I am sure that my purportedly innocuous bout of omicron has sped me on my way to dementia. Or maybe I was losing it before covid, which just gave me a way to conceptualize what was happening.