Thursday, September 29, 2011

Save the date: 10 Years opening will be on January 14, 2012.

How to Make Newspaper Nails

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy 5772!

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"Nobody suspects that there are living artists and living poets. All are dead: the musicians, the poets, the sculptors."

From "The Life of Poetry"
by Muriel Rukeyser

''Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.''

From "The Life of Poetry"
by Muriel Rukeyser

"The city rises in its light. Skeletons of buildings; the orange-peel; highways put through; the race of skyscrapers. And you are part of this"

From "The Life of Poetry"
by Muriel Rukeyser


"These roads will take you into your own country"

From "The Book of the Dead"
by Muriel Rukeyser


"o for God's sake
they are connected

From "The Gates"
by Muriel Rukeyser

Cal Arts Class

Get ready to workshop the hell out of this workshop.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The book is cooking wih gas. Thanks to Rich. And to Mary. And to Sherry. And to Matt Singer for sharing his office.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Friday, September 23, 2011

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Riverside Hotel (Clarksdale, Mississippi)

Broad and Erie accident report for 2000 to 2010.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Notes from the Memphis Airport La Quinta or One Day In Mississippi or The Day Troy Davis was Murdered

September 20, 2011- In the evening, flew into Memphis, Tennessee.
Above Memphis, Tennessee

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In Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis at Night

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September 21, 2011- Drove from Tennessee to Mississippi

Route 61

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Clarksdale, Mississippi: Crossroads

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To Rosedale, Mississippi

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Rosedale, Mississippi: Crossroads

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Wishes for a speedy recovery and much love to Kayla Reed, who seemed to be waiting for me at the crossroads. She was shot last month in Chicago and came down to stay with some of her people in Rosedale. She's healing up ok, she was shot 3 times and one of the bullets went right through her hand and that's causing her the most problems.

Looking forward to seeing you again, Mz. Reed.


Route 1

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Clarksdale, Mississippi: Riverside Hotel

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Clarksdale, Mississippi: Crossroads

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Highway 61

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September 22, 2011- In the morning, flew back home to Philadelphia, PA from Memphis, TN.

Above Memphis, Tennessee

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Clarksdale Sites

Robert Johnson Blues Foundation

Cross Road Blues

Robert Johnson: the Legend, the Devil, the Crossroads, and 27

How to Locate the Devil's Crossroads of Robert Johnson in Mississippi

Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in Rosedale, Mississippi

How to Locate the Devil's Crossroads of Robert Johnson in Mississippi

Bessie Smith


Geographical Investigations of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi, 1944. By Harold Fisk.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Troy Davis murdered.
Back in Memphis. I went to Rosedale, MS and Clarksdale, MS and I am bringing back a photo to put at Broad and Erie. I was at the crossroads and I met a young woman who seemed to be waiting for me. No god or devil, just all of us trying to make it the best we can. Tomorrow I'll be home after having seen a mysterious and hallowed place. And image for all us who can make it to Broad and Erie in January will be coming home, too. Much love and respect to Kayla Reed.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011