Minor Miscellany

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Tonight’s tune: Nick Drake’s “Which Will” — quite lovely (30 second excerpt here, though the entire song is most gorgeous and somehow necessary).

DVD to be acquired: “A History of Violence” starring Viggo Mortensen, not a bad poet. Thought-provoking film, moreover. A trailer and an “exclusive clip” can be viewed here.

New to my reading list: Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace — I’ve never been interested in his fiction, but after a quick in-store scan, these essays picqued my curiosity — and they’re sustaining my interest so far (no real time to spend with them yet though until the semester’s glorious end). From the Guardian Unlimited, “...these pieces, previously published in Rolling Stone, Harper’s, Gourmet magazine and the Atlantic Monthly, explore three broad themes: language, literature and US society.”

Also, Bob Marcacci’s been posting some interesting pics from Bejing lately. Poetry happens everywhere — even now.

[p.s. Thanks, Chris Murray for posting my poem. Thanks, Sip’N-Stars for posting my poem.]

2 Responses to “Minor Miscellany”

  1. sakkis Says:
    May 4th, 2006 at 2:56 pm ehilarious, i was just blogging about viggo…did you know that he’s on the board over at Beyond Baroque Books?

    i love viggo!

  2. Brian Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 9:33 pm eConsider the Lobster is terrific! The SNOOT essay from Harper’s is a classic. I’m on my fourth reading of Infinte Jest in about a seven year span — no shit I have a problem.

    ps- you are my favorite.

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