1. I now wonder where the idea or of the ideology of creativity started. Shakespeare and company certainly stole from, copied each other’s writings. Before them, the Greeks didn’t both making up any new stories. I suspect that the ideology of creativity started when the bourgeoisie—when they rose up in all their splendor, as the history books put it—made a capitalistic marketplace for books. Today a writer earns money or a living by selling copyright, ownership to words. We all do, we writers, this scam, because we need to earn money, only most don’t admit it’s a scam. Nobody really owns nothing.

    — Kathy Acker (via botchedandecstatic)


    Each page of Standards bursts with references: to the history of robotics, FBI conspiracies, art and literature, and above all, to the neverending cavalcade of proper nouns at once highly familiar and deeply strange—the names of the famous, of luxury brands, of televised events—that have taken the place of ethos as the foundations of identity for a modern class of “people to whom nations are meaningless, who live in a stateless global archipelago of privilege,” in the words of Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi. One could criticize the novel for its allusiveness, which occupies so much space normally reserved for sentiment or plot; and yet it is precisely this sort of writing, cool, shifting, and rootless, that is best suited to analyzing the displaced lived Sierra has taken for his subject.

    Read more: http://wordswithoutborders.org/dispatches/article/new-in-spanish-german-sierras-standards#ixzz2xlMQTccK

  3. 1 April 2014

    42 notes

    Reblogged from

    Every poet should want to be knocked off course by some incredible new-to-them poem, whether it’s contemporary, ancient, or from any of the several hundred misery-infused centuries humankind has inflicted on the earth. Nobody should need to know whether a poem is important or permanent before allowing him or herself to get renovated by it.

    — Joyelle McSweeney (via mttbll)

  4. 14 March 2014

    82 notes

    Reblogged from

    The Cloud, the State, and the Stack: Metahaven in Conversation with Benjamin Bratton →



    Benjamin Bratton is a theorist whose work spans Philosophy, Art and Design. He is the Director of the Center for Design and Geopolitics at the University of California, San Diego. In a previous life, Bratton was the Director of the Advanced Strategies Group at Yahoo! His forthcoming book,…

  5. 8 March 2014

    1 note

    Reblogged from



    Ongoing I, going on in a dim gait cause of a unsolvable mood or outer roughness that reveals piercings crossing through, since I’m towards-addicted in order of my sight of declivity wherein I’m pushed i’m dealing with this raw nerve that i belong. Or not. There’s no such description that makes me…

  6. 8 March 2014

    1 note

    Reblogged from



    Fragments fall down, underneath and scattered. Riddled houses hold-incapable spread the ways outside, or rather, explode discontinuous body parts, both sedentary or crazy. Processes are boring machines of solid sense and concepts, thus ideas overflow without paths, and this leads from people and…

  7. 5 March 2014

    29 notes

    Reblogged from

    Ending every sentence feels like a breakup to me, because the words have become so involved with each other and have tried out so many different positions on each other and have then eventually settled down into something so permanent and independent that I can feel the sentence physically breaking away from me, breaking off from me—dumping me altogether. My reaction is equal parts sadness, grief, and, I guess, a lust for revenge on behalf of the narrator. And it’s in this rocky state that I try to get another sentence started, maybe just a ‘fuck off’ lunge of a sentence, which I guess accounts for the lack of pillowy transitions in my fiction. There’s no cradling anywhere.

    — Gary Lutz (via mttbll)

  8. durgapolashi:

    Lars von Trier


  9. berfrois:

From Rauan Klassnik’s ‘Sky Rat’


    From Rauan Klassnik’s ‘Sky Rat

  10. Songs from the Black Moon



    Rasu-Yong Tugen, Baroness de Tristeombre. Songs from the Black Moon. ISBN-13: 978-0615969008. ISBN-10: 0615969003. gnOme, 2014. 80 pp. Text and images. $9.99.

    “All the trees whose names we have forgotten have long since embraced our entwined limbs.”

    In the tradition of the 19th century, fin-de-siècle prose poem, Songs from the Black Moon is a dark elegy for an already-forgotten planet and its wandering, somnambulistic inhabitants.


  11. Serial Kitsch →


    Yuu Seki. Serial Kitsch. HWORDE, 2014. forthcoming soon

    Serial Kitsch is an epic poem assembled from the testimony of a slew of serial killers, of so many translucent interiors taking on the colours and dimensions of many and of none. Though edits have been made, the words are all…

  12. twodollarradio:

    D. Foy talks Made to Break in this gorgeous trailer shot by photographer Snorri Sturluson, with music by author Sean Madigan Hoen. Give it a peek!