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Many thanks for your messages. I’m sorry to have had to cancel my short US trip, and the DIA reading next monday with Jack Kimball.


Private Prisons

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… a little more here.



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remembering Kofi Awoonor, killed in the Nairobi Mall terror.


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Limbs Of The Apple Tree Never Die, by Joel Felix, is published by a new Chicago press, Verge Books and can be found here.
Phosphorescence Of Thought, by Peter O’Leary, is published by The Cultural Society.
link here.

Through The Looking Glass

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Three privately run prisons in Arizona have contracts that require 100 percent inmate occupancy, so the state is obligated to keep its prisons filled to capacity. Otherwise it has to pay the private company for any unused beds.



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New link to Bill Knott’s site is in the list: you can also get to it here: and to his prose here.


Advice For Schedule 7

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The absence of a requirement for reasonable suspicion was explicable and did not render the powers arbitrary.


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Ronald Johnson’s ARK

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There will soon be a new edition of Ronald Johnson’s ARK from Flood Editions. Peter O’Leary (its editor and Johnson’s literary executor) has a piece here; information from Flood Editions is here.

Public Radio

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S.Fry fucking pontificating:

or direct download: fryf.mp3



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Favourite quote so far today:

China’s wage rates are now higher than Mexico’s wage rates. If China can’t compete on wages, who can? The answers will define the world. (Stratfor)



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Why Was I Born (Take 1) Hadda Brooks Beating The Petrillo Ban 1947
Makoun Oumou Fatoumata Diawara Fatou
Baby You’re The One The Ebonaires Single
Assosa Derache Mulatu Astatke Sketches Of Ethiopia
There’ll Be No Distinction There Blind Alfred Reed Complete Recorded Works
Three Chords And The Truth Ry Cooder My Name Is Buddy

Direct download: litewite.mp3


Worth A Look

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Economic Collapse Seen Through Aerial Photos Of Abandoned Mansions
….for the greater good. Nevada…. a State known for its waters.


Yet More

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Fielding Dawson Christmas collage 1961

Flyer for piero heliczer’s Dead Language Press, early 1960s

Flyer for reading by piero heliczer, London, early 1960s


Nine Eleven

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1987 Marseille

1991 Chicago


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I’ll Never Do It Again The Ebonaires Beating The Petrillo Ban 1947
Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban Bolero Somnambulo Mambo Sinuendo
Dr.No Babyshambles Sequel To The Prequel
Real Life Hits Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard & Steve Swallow Songs With Legs
Cinco Minutos Con Vos Elvis Costello & The Roots (with La Marisoul) Wise Up Ghost
Gene’s Guitar Blues (Take 2) Gene Phillips Beating the Petrillo Ban 1947
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live Blind Alfred Reed Anthology Of American Folk Music

Direct download: lowlite.mp3


Rainy Morning

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Dutch Treat

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Nature Walk

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… and reflection


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When I Am Laid In Earth Andreas Scholl O Solitude
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live UB40 Getting Over The Storm
Alabama John Coltrane The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane
Copper Kettle (without overdubs) Bob Dylan Another Self Portrait
Regal Tione/Jealousy Thomas Mapfumo & Wadada Leo Smith Dreams and Secrets
When I Am Laid In Earth Janet Baker and The English Chamber Orchestra Purcell: Dido & Aeneas

Direct download: branches.mp3

Whispering Morse

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My only contact with Seamus Heaney was a brief exchange of postcards many years ago on the subject of Doc Martens boots, but I got the sense of a decent man. Heathcote Williams wrote this:

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which seems appropriate. Published by Cold Turkey Press in Rotterdam.

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