Banango Lit: Review: Nancy & the Dutch (NAP, 2013)
what is hilarious is that i accidentally sent this to the wrong rachel and justin for two months before just gchatting justin about it.
Nancy & The Dutch (NAP, 2013)
By: Carrie Lorig and Nick Sturm
Review by: Leif Haven
“We’ve all learned what was
tucked away behind a little comma here and there. “
-Carrie Lorig & Nick Sturm & Ronald Reagan
Nancy and The Dutch achieves something that many conceptual…
This is so generous and close with its glass eye.
• 8 May 2013 • 18 notes
this is real good
SINS OF OMISSION, an ebook by DJ Berndt, is out today from HOUSEFIRE.
i’m clicking so fast to download this and reblog my fingers aren’t keeping up with my brain
• 8 May 2013 • 35 notes
Received a review copy of Fright Catalog by Joseph Mosconi today, and it sure is a beautiful book.
• 7 May 2013 • 1 note
zizek x abercrombie
best thing i’ve seen this life today
• 7 May 2013 • 1 note
thank you Andrew Shuta for this awesome gif lol
one more very compelling reason to read pop serial
• 2 May 2013 • 10 notes
THE CORPSE OF OUR SEPARATE YOUTHS
What do you call a jar of salsa with a thumb in it?
You can call it whatever you want but to me it
only means my wedding night. I wore a dress
made of reeds. We canoed down the burning Susquehanna.
We paddled the corpse of our separate youths into a new life
together. You never mentioned that you were the pigeon man.
Oh my god, look at the air. There isn’t much time
put the reactor core under your shirt. We’ve only got
• 2 May 2013 • 51 notes
Hash, hasher. Seated, to seat. Ah yes, ah evening.
One should take advantage of it. Summer
evening on the darkening page; the scream
of a pig whose throat is slit. On the square,
light still, Page, Pope, and King bowl for wine.
Who knows who keeps silent behind the flickering
walls. For a long time already some partial
truths have abandoned the dining rooms: let’s
cry, my friends. Let’s have a hard, hard cry
and wave our big wet hankies. Let’s run, my
friends, behind the balls which soar and explode.
—Paol Keineg, from “Eight Poems” (translated from the French by C. D. Wright)
Photography Credit Roman Vishniac, “After All, He Did Promise to Return, Did He Not?”
• 2 May 2013 • 118 notes
“A Love Story,” Zachary Schomburg.
doesn’t get much better than this.
• 1 May 2013 • 324 notes
Snowball (also called a Chaterism): A poem in which each line is a single word, and each successive word is one letter longer. One of the constrained writing techniques utilised by the Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature).
Given the mathematical genesis of the Oulipo and the interest in the movement among other programmers, I thought that someone must have created a program to generate these, and I was surprised that I couldn’t find one even after some pretty thorough Googling. So I wrote one myself. The C++ code is here.
It takes input from a text file which contains novels from Project Gutenberg, scans for word pairs where the second word is longer by one letter, and builds up a poem using Markov chains.
The poems in this post were all created by the program. They have not been edited.
• 29 April 2013 • 1,303 notes