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This is a an imaginary diary of facts, confessions, or messages. This is a notebook of working but broken ideas, lines, images, notes on books I'm reading, writers I admire, and brief fantasies of language. Here unfiltered  all mannerings pseudo-private, publicized, ur-. Here I am art and unrevealed: poetic, political and pop. These are my moonlit rough beginnings and should not be taken literally, directly, truthfully, reliably, and none of it is legally binding. These lies are all choreographed, but only haphazardly. Beware.

28.7.07

BRING BACK THE BARDS!

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The Chelsea Hotel. New York. Haven for Art, Family, and Ideas--what's happening when the Bards are disappeared?

We need our champions! We need the Bards to believe more in our Art and less in our bank accounts--We need people who know how to value the valuable, know how to discern the superficial for the unseen gifts of creative accomplishment, the work of engaging our lives in a meaningful way--and that the artifact of our struggles is not invaluable, but worth more than our rent, our debt, our mortal taxes--

Viva Bards!

Bards Adelante!

BRING BACK THE BARDS!





Casebeer and Joe.
Artist and Musician
for the Heartist Revolution--



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1 comment:

lp said...

Thank you so much for posting thisand helping the protest against this terrible takeover. Make your own sign, take a photo and send it to chelblog@yahoo.com or post it on flickr and add it to this group:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/
bringbackthebards



There is some hope. One of the minority shareholders, David Elder, has been withholding his elderly stepfather's inheritance. the old man is the great Hispanic writer Piri Thomas, and he has had to pay almost a half million in taxes on money Elder, the trustee, won't pay him. Courts have ruled for Piri, but Elder has tied it up in appeals. Show you support by clicking on the link below and voting YES in the right side poll.

http://savepirithomas.blogspot.com

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My work has been awarded the Katherine C. Turner Prize from the Academy of American Poets, a Swarthout Award, and has twice been nominated and shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize. My first book, A Book Called Rats, was selected for the Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry (Eastern Washington University Press 2007). I'm curating editor for the online journal of poetry: PISTOLA and my poems and reviews most recently appear in Massachusetts Review, Beloit, Ploughshares and RAIN TAXI. I currently teach writing and literature at Santa Monica College in southern California.