Monthly Archives: September 2008

October Pathos

1. An Urgent Matter When Gelacio Guillermo gave me a print-out of the blog of a certain Eugene Gloria, whom he said was a much awarded Fil-Am poet in Chicago (a “virtuoso,” an admirer wrote), I was puzzled & amused … Continue reading

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Mediations

1. Amnesia They virtually buried the news about activists in their teens who perished unknown on & after September 21, except for the Inquirer who had it front-paged. The exhibit, mounted by Felisa Supapo, who was inspired by the Holocaust … Continue reading

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Poems of Ignominy

1. Misprision   The room is an archivist’s nightmare: books & papers piled up everywhichway – on the bed & under, stacked against the wall & spilling over to the door, as if to brag to the curious & the … Continue reading

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Ideologies

A. Back to the Womb   Christopher K. Travis, an architectural designer, has for his staff “a neuropsychologist and a chemical psychologist advising him” to promote his “method” in utilizing “an exhaustive psychological and aesthetic compatibility exercises for would-be homebuilders” … Continue reading

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Loose Change: Two-cent Poems for Two-cent Losers

  A.   He was gazing at her with stupidly sad eyes, but she wasn’t stirring from stirring her coffee, & he was sitting like a fool on the hill, watching the sun expire; she, in measured moves sipping the … Continue reading

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