There’s a great essay over at the Poetry Foundation exploring Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground in the context of New York School poetry.
It’s not possible to calculate the number of times I listened to Transformer my freshman year of college, nor to say how much I needed the company of that sweet, rough voice.
1:11 pm • 31 October 2013 • 126 notes
by Marina Apollonio (*1940)
10:28 am • 28 October 2013 • 1,008 notes
Marcel Duchamp, Rotorelief Eclipse totale/Spirale blanche,1953 - 1965, Disque en carton imprimé en couleurs par lithographie offset, Diamètre : 20 cm, Paris Centre Pompidou.
© Georges Meguerditchian - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI (diffusion RMN)
© Succession Marcel Duchamp/ Adagp, Paris
10:28 am • 28 October 2013 • 367 notes
Insisting on working for small businesses leaves me:
dealing (with limited or no protection) with egomaniacs
with no health insurance
knots in my stomach
nights whisked away by the terror of morning.
11:46 am • 19 October 2013
—E.E. Cummings, Poetry, January 1939
Cummings won Poetry's Levinson Prize in 1939 for his poem “[love is more thicker than forget]”. We've just announced the winners of the 2012 Prizes for Contributors to Poetry. Take a look.
5:31 pm • 14 October 2013 • 858 notes