Monday, May 14, 2012

"... affecting, with regard to, or in respect of / to ..." - Jim Bennett

Holy moly, a bent old man bursting with Russian language grabbed my arms, whirled me searching eyes with disgust, then dasvidaniya'd me on his way to who knows, and I crossed 21st to sit at the bus, mornings are when things make the least sense. 

Much Lars Von Trier lately, Charlotte is changing, my throat is closing a little, a process of scraping has been enacted for what seems weeks now, of pneumonias. 

And much, much immersive poetries, about which I am proud. Some concerns, notions, practices are discussed in the following transcription of a page of notes written on the reverse of a movie schedule, at Harmony Holiday's recap-chat of her book Negro League Baseball ( see the packed page at Coldfront ) : 

Race, representations enacted within/of a racial binary, null representations ...

Banter on an intuitive composition, a violative ( but not meandering necessarily ) composition that is capable of ( and is therefore expanding via )  negating/ redefining/upsetting/reforming/violating/meditating upon itself and what is pre-said in saying ( Mackey is referred to here, in my mind, with his inverting, traumatic chants, pulsed/cubist rhythms, orbited musicality as in a jazz-hive ) ... 

CONCERNING JAZZ - Mingus, Shepp, Dolphy, Coltrane, Miles, Charlie Parker, Gillespie : before the series begins to sour, before it is realized is let go, the cue of jazz ( or jazz as it pertains to these artists, perhaps 'bop' ) was to me the ability to do away with completion and stagnation, to see these as unnecessary, unappealing, passe, tired notions / ... / something cannot go on living forever, the candle burns itself out of existence attempting, the room is dark before the room is light enough to realize the room, "...deconstruction through duplication...," riff, the fun in the telephone game is duplication is usurped by the human tendency of connotation, impression, a mis-knowing, energy within the ORBIT, space and alteration of materials occurring between presentation and duplication ( re-presentation ), hive, farm, network, web ...

CUBISM - presentation of re-presentations, canvas of the ability to undo canvas ...
Embedded music vids anchor/refract the major expressions of the interview : Mingus/Holiday, previous post on terrific article by Arielle Greenberg ( on contemporary, innovative African-american poetries ) ... 


( I cannot recall the author, but here is a fine example )

"... matter of undoing reflection back to sparklers 
and the hand (spinning, carnivalesque) the sparks 
are biting into.  The sort of door this biting makes
hot against the spinning hand circling a brightness ..."

THE ORBIT is a consuming thing, for me because of the yield of connotation, Stein stuff, a stray, a center of points, hydra, skeletonizing every other point ( the possibility of other points ), composed of what enacts it, pushing/pulling course, the unknown course yields, not tennis without a net unorthodox net... remembering Herbert's DUNE ( applied to poetry ) - the relationship between Stagnation / Destruction, that "... Absolute prediction is completion . . . is death..." &, concerning the ability to construct, to fight "... a temptation to choose a clear, safe course... that path leads ever down into stagnation."