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I use acrostics to get laid
Then pulp to pay my rent
And ballads to buy off the Christians
Sonnets to learn counterfeit
Chant to reverse black circles
Cantos trigger insanity and worse
Terza Rima when I feel like swimming laps
Odes for luck in blackjack
Index for sedative
A prayer to…

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cedarmask:

"Now the hallucinations begin. Outside objects assume monstrous appearance. They reveal themselves to you in new and unknown forms. They grow shapeless, reshape themselves and end by becoming part of you; or rather, you become part of them. The strangest ambiguities, the most inexhaustible transpositions of ideas take place. In sounds there is color; in colors there is a music. Musical notes become numbers and you solve stupendous arithmetical computations with alarming speed as the music reaches your ear. You are sitting and smoking; you believe that you are sitting in your pipe, and that your pipe is smoking you; you are exhaling yourself in bluish clouds" - Charles Baudelaire from On Wine & Hashish (translation Ellen Fox)

cedarmask:

"Now the hallucinations begin. Outside objects assume monstrous appearance. They reveal themselves to you in new and unknown forms. They grow shapeless, reshape themselves and end by becoming part of you; or rather, you become part of them. The strangest ambiguities, the most inexhaustible transpositions of ideas take place. In sounds there is color; in colors there is a music. Musical notes become numbers and you solve stupendous arithmetical computations with alarming speed as the music reaches your ear. You are sitting and smoking; you believe that you are sitting in your pipe, and that your pipe is smoking you; you are exhaling yourself in bluish clouds" - Charles Baudelaire from On Wine & Hashish (translation Ellen Fox)

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cedarmask:

Jess, The young Tell or Y is for mummy, 1966

Another poetic prompt from CEDAR SIGO!

cedarmask:

Jess, The young Tell or Y is for mummy, 1966

Another poetic prompt from CEDAR SIGO!

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Here’s our inaugural #FridayReads from Wave Books Intern Sarah Baker! She selects The Anatomy of Harpo Marx by Wayne Koestenbaum. What are y’all reading today?

Here’s our inaugural #FridayReads from Wave Books Intern Sarah Baker! She selects The Anatomy of Harpo Marx by Wayne Koestenbaum. What are y’all reading today?

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Simple, elegant, & right up in there with the farmer’s market madness. Longfellow Books is an indie stronghold in Portland, ME—keeping it real while the whole town is blowing up with all things new. #wavepoetrytour #longfellowbooks #lobsterdinner

Simple, elegant, & right up in there with the farmer’s market madness. Longfellow Books is an indie stronghold in Portland, ME—keeping it real while the whole town is blowing up with all things new. #wavepoetrytour #longfellowbooks #lobsterdinner

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These two titles enter the world today! RETRIEVALS by GARRETT CAPLES & ECODEVIANCE by CACONRAD. Much excitement! Today is also the last day to purchase our fall titles at 33% off on our website: http://bit.ly/1rxDtLq  Happy fall, everyone!

These two titles enter the world today! RETRIEVALS by GARRETT CAPLES & ECODEVIANCE by CACONRAD. Much excitement! Today is also the last day to purchase our fall titles at 33% off on our website:  

Happy fall, everyone!

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cedarmask:

Harry had a unique method of producing - he was our producer. He did two things during the sessions (other than have the genius to record everything). He said, three words - “just/get/going”. So we sort of milled in front of the microphones and we did (non-stopped), all our songs twice, which has been… that one..that session has been the one basis for countless CDs and re-issues. And then, we even put the babble, the inter.. the babble in between takes, now, (since he had had it all recorded). So then.. And then.. I learned from Harry. He was very professional. He told me .. you know.. he would give me really good advice. He said, if you get the best equipment you can get - and just not get very much of it, but get the best - he says “I always wear the best shoes because they last long” - Ed Sanders on recording the first Fugs album with Harry Smith

cedarmask:

Harry had a unique method of producing - he was our producer. He did two things during the sessions (other than have the genius to record everything). He said, three words - “just/get/going”. So we sort of milled in front of the microphones and we did (non-stopped), all our songs twice, which has been… that one..that session has been the one basis for countless CDs and re-issues. And then, we even put the babble, the inter.. the babble in between takes, now, (since he had had it all recorded). So then.. And then.. I learned from Harry. He was very professional. He told me .. you know.. he would give me really good advice. He said, if you get the best equipment you can get - and just not get very much of it, but get the best - he says “I always wear the best shoes because they last long” - Ed Sanders on recording the first Fugs album with Harry Smith

(Source: ginsbergblog.blogspot.com)

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cedarmask:

I wonder when Rene Ricard’s works will begin to be collected….

cedarmask:

I wonder when Rene Ricard’s works will begin to be collected….

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A Poet’s Diary: for the month of September Wave’s tumblr will feature guest posts from CEDAR SIGO, author of LANGUAGE ARTS (Wave Books, April 2014). Sigo’s tumbling will feature diary-esque entries and imagery prompts—playful posts from the poet to share with all you lovely readers.
Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger In Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He lives in San Francisco.
And here’s Sigo’s first entry…
cedarmask:

We will travel not only in space but in time as well — “That is to travel in space is to travel in time — If writers are to travel in space time and explore areas opened by the space age, i think they must develop techniques quite as new and definite as the techniques of physical space travel — Certainly if writing is to have a future it must at least catch up with the past and learn to use techniques that have been used for some time past in painting, music and film — William Burroughs from the international writers conference, Edinburgh 1962

A Poet’s Diary: for the month of September Wave’s tumblr will feature guest posts from CEDAR SIGO, author of LANGUAGE ARTS (Wave Books, April 2014). Sigo’s tumbling will feature diary-esque entries and imagery prompts—playful posts from the poet to share with all you lovely readers.

Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger In Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He lives in San Francisco.

And here’s Sigo’s first entry…

cedarmask:

We will travel not only in space but in time as well — “That is to travel in space is to travel in time — If writers are to travel in space time and explore areas opened by the space age, i think they must develop techniques quite as new and definite as the techniques of physical space travel — Certainly if writing is to have a future it must at least catch up with the past and learn to use techniques that have been used for some time past in painting, music and film — William Burroughs from the international writers conference, Edinburgh 1962

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Leif Haven reads MICHAEL EARL CRAIG’s “Perhaps You See Where I am Heading” from TALKATIVENESS. Fantastic reading, Leif!