Thursday, June 26, 2008

Phillysound on FANZINE

There is a Phillysound feature on FANZINE out. It is curated by CA Conrad and hosted by Thom Donovan. I think FANZINE is a really super site and Conrad and Thom have done an amazing job on the feature.

Here are my poems in the section. The first poem can be found in my chapbook, Tourmaline, put out recently by the great Transmission Press.

Tourmalines are very important to me. Sometimes I think about and look endlessly at pictures of watermelon tourmalines online. I have a necklace of them too, but I never wear it. I don't know why, but it is something about it being too powerful. Because tourmalines can come in so many colors, there is no way to ever get one clear, singular view of a piece of one and thus, in its raw forms, it is forever an image of simultaneity, in some ways too duality. To me, God and the world, the self and the world, are always in a state of togetherness and simultaneity. Even nothingness is always in state of oneness with somethingness, which is why people who believe in complete nothingness are wrong. The world is futile always just as it is meaningful, and so forth--spirit and object consistently and constantly circling one being (see quotations and poem below, and also the grey cat video). Of all the magical rocks in the universe, tourmalines might be my favorite.

Anyway, I digress, but I do hope you will check out the great Phillysound poems up on FANZINE today. I don't think any of them have to do with tourmalines.


Eric Baus said...

I am down.

Matthew Frederick said...

Of all the magical gymnastic devices in the universe, trampolines might be my favorite.

Shane Jones said...

i bought your book AWE. i enjoyed it.

Dorothea Lasky said...

Shane, Thank you so much!!!!

EB, you usually are.

Matt, why are trampolines magical?

Matthew Frederick said...

Trampolines sort of rhyme with tourmalines. That's all. sheesh.

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