Monthly Archives: November 2009

SURREALISM

Portrait of André Breton by Victor Brauner, 1934. WHAT IS SURREALISM? by André Breton This was first presented as a lecture in Brussels on June 1, 1934 at a public meeting organized by the Belgian Surrealists, and thereafter issued as … Continue reading

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HITCHHIKING & TRAINHOPPING–Part VI

THE CONFESSIONS OF FOFI LITTLEPANTS PART VI by Fofi Littlepants VI. SOCIETY II ~ IDENTITY What a person sees and experiences in a particular lifetime is invariably affected by a complex interplay of internal and external factors. One views the … Continue reading

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Sunday Poetry Series Presents: David Gibbs

Nearly Forgetting the Anniversary of Your Leaving A street vendor tells me you made it, there’s only one Time left, just as a lady steps out of a bail bond. A wall mirror slips from under her arm. The falling … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DOROTHY PARKER

By Dorothy Parker: WAIL Love has gone a-rocketing. That is not the worst; I could do without the thing, And not be the first. Joy has gone the way it came. That is nothing new; I could get along the … Continue reading

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HITCHHIKING & TRAINHOPPING–Part V

THE CONFESSIONS OF FOFI LITTLEPANTS PART V by Fofi Littlepants V. SOCIETY I ~ NATIVE AMERICA While the land and nature found within the United States are unqualifiedly beautiful, the society sojourning on its surface, and its underside, are a … Continue reading

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SUNDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: “If” by Rudyard Kipling

  IF by Rudyard Kipling   If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: BERNADETTE MAYER

THE WAY TO KEEP GOING IN ANTARCTICA by Bernadette Mayer Be strong Bernadette Nobody will ever know I came here for a reason Perhaps there is a life here Of not being afraid of your own heart beating Do not … Continue reading

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GEORGE ORWELL

WHY I WRITE (1946) by George Orwell From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. Between the ages of about seventeen and twenty-four I … Continue reading

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The Coming Crisis of Western Food

by Liam Hysjulien “There is no possible way of transcending the present and the past from where it derives, without a thorough-going criticism of it.” –Alvin Gouldner, The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology In a recent New York Times Op-Ed … Continue reading

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HITCHHIKING & TRAINHOPPING–Part IV

THE CONFESSIONS OF FOFI LITTLEPANTS PART IV by Fofi Littlepants IV. THE JOURNEY Our odyssey spanned 29 states, 3 countries, and 1 federal district. We didn’t have much of a plan when we started, except that we decided to head … Continue reading

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