"the adjectives are worst of all, anarchic, full of terrifying ambushes, threats to all the silences she’s built" – http://bit.ly/hs84Nd

“the adjectives are worst of all, anarchic, full of terrifying ambushes, threats to all the silences she’s built” – http://bit.ly/hs84Nd

"Fundamentally I teach because it makes me feel good. It helped me certainly clarify my own…"

“Fundamentally I teach because it makes me feel good. It helped me certainly clarify my own objectives. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing someone’s life affected in a positive way by something you’ve said.” – swissmiss | Milton Glaser…

"The rise of the Lifestyle Blog doesn’t mean that other blogs will disappear. It’s just a…"

“The rise of the Lifestyle Blog doesn’t mean that other blogs will disappear. It’s just a growing and increasingly relevant part of the ecosystem. This crude breakdown is to illustrate the differences between Lifestyle Blogs and other blog busine…

Tom Phillips reviews anthology "City State: New London Poetry" on Todd Swift’s Eyewear – I’m in there, somewhere… http://bit.ly/hcTKjg

Tom Phillips reviews anthology “City State: New London Poetry” on Todd Swift’s Eyewear – I’m in there, somewhere… http://bit.ly/hcTKjg

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than…"

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. P…

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some…"

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, w…

Guide to a better year – Recovering Lazyholic. And a Happy New…

Guide to a better year – Recovering Lazyholic.

And a Happy New Year to you, too.

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Essay: In Defense of SLAM! Nation. Kalamu Ya Salaam, 2001. Old now, but worth a gander. http://bit.ly/fg443x

Essay: In Defense of SLAM! Nation. Kalamu Ya Salaam, 2001. Old now, but worth a gander. http://bit.ly/fg443x

Haven’t yet found an alternative iOS browser that I’ve stuck with (just can’t kick Safari), but @cyberspaceapp looks like a contender…

Haven’t yet found an alternative iOS browser that I’ve stuck with (just can’t kick Safari), but @cyberspaceapp looks like a contender…

"What if I were winged and luminous? Could I shatter like a constellation / across the night sky?" – Erika Meitner: http://slate.me/g2VnLY

“What if I were winged and luminous? Could I shatter like a constellation / across the night sky?” – Erika Meitner: http://slate.me/g2VnLY

Hm. Seems to be a slight problem with text rendering of quotes on the site today. Regular service…

Hm. Seems to be a slight problem with text rendering of quotes on the site today. Regular service will be resumed shortly. 
*crosses fingers.
**time for a new template?
UPDATE (@19:24): Text is back. First quotes went down, then all of the text on the…

"A poem is never going to be a copy of the real world or a mirror—it’s always a…"

“A poem is never going to be a copy of the real world or a mirror—it’s always a translation of experience and another experience in and of itself. Even seemingly unaltered photographs are composed and exposed, developed and printed in ways that m…

And for years I believed / That what went unsaid between us became / empty,/ And pure, like starlight… Larry Levis: http://bit.ly/fsOUhZ

And for years I believed / That what went unsaid between us became / empty,/ And pure, like starlight… Larry Levis: http://bit.ly/fsOUhZ

“It is not given to us to know whether we shall succeed or…

“It is not given to us to know whether we shall succeed or not. In failure there is no disgrace. There can be but one ultimate shame… the cowardice of not having tried.”
So sayeth the Silver Surfer. 
the silver surfer – moebius/ stan lee « S…

"we are minor kingdoms of salt and heat. / We trace each other’s scars—proof of our small / green hearts…" Brimhall: http://bit.ly/eKItz1

“we are minor kingdoms of salt and heat. / We trace each other’s scars—proof of our small / green hearts…” Brimhall: http://bit.ly/eKItz1

Got Mum and Ms Linda talking about partying back in the 60s at the Hammersmith Palais, over some STRONG black cake (soaked in brandy… ;)

Got Mum and Ms Linda talking about partying back in the 60s at the Hammersmith Palais, over some STRONG black cake (soaked in brandy… 😉

Merry Xmas one and all! Have a slice of this: Michal Levy » Giant Steps (jazz+animation=beauty) via @rogre http://bit.ly/gmDTS6

Merry Xmas one and all! Have a slice of this: Michal Levy » Giant Steps (jazz+animation=beauty) via @rogre http://bit.ly/gmDTS6

"We are en mal d’archive: in need of archives. Listening to the French idiom…to be en mal d’archive…"

“We are en mal d’archive: in need of archives. Listening to the French idiom…to be en mal d’archive can mean something else than to suffer from a sickness, from a trouble or from what the noun mal might name. It is to burn with a passion. It is…

Mm. Just had my first taste of pepperpot this Christmas. Now, to find some Supermalt and a decent kung fu movie…

Mm. Just had my first taste of pepperpot this Christmas. Now, to find some Supermalt and a decent kung fu movie…

Any chance of some contemporary #poetry for the Olympic Park? Make your nomination by Jan 6th via http://bit.ly/gmebr1 / @winningpoetry

Any chance of some contemporary #poetry for the Olympic Park? Make your nomination by Jan 6th via http://bit.ly/gmebr1 / @winningpoetry