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  2. Duke of Birds, redux.

     
  3. dionyssos:

    David Hockney, Punchinello from El Grand Teatro, 1984. Acrylic, 244 x 122 cm,

    (via oilsy)

     

  4. Bob Schofield Discusses The Inevitable June and His Sad-Cartoon-Apocalypse Aesthetic

    biblioklept:

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    Bob Schofield is a writer and artist who makes strange words and art. He first showed up on my radar when theNewerYork sent me a digital file of his book The Inevitable June, which I lamely described as “the kind of thing that we need more of; not a gimmick or a hybrid, but something new.” I’m still not sure what the book is, but I dig it. Bob was kind enough to talk to me over a series of emails…

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    I did a really indepth interview with Biblioklept.

    We talked about the book. About my ebook The Last Days of Tokyo. About how collaboration is creatively fulfilling, and what it’s like to work with cool folks like theneweryork and altcomix and kdecember and littlethousand. About why superheroes are boring, why I think I’m so fucking clever, and how come everything I draw’s so effin’ sad.

    (via theneweryork)

     
  5. fleurisms:

    kdecember:

    I made an e-book of poems, I hope you enjoy them. 

    highlights:
    "dear Laura,
    turn that song up
    spin dark into the
    dark”

    "dear audrey horne,
    cold war him into your car.”

    "dear shelly johnson,
    I found something in the woods.
    kneel down with me.”

    "dear special agent dale cooper,
    we are every look
    they give us”


    (via othernotebooksareavailable)

     

  6. bobschofield said: candle, bavaria, lightning rod

    momwank:

    we ain’t used to Germany

    ma said, “make me a drink before you go
    it st-stings, it stings over here in Bavaria.”
    we piled the room up with warm bread but
    our misfortune kept shaking down the walls 

    it’s no use, using heat

    i wanted to love you in the cold, in the dark

    visitors sit down and search their heads 
    for hairs that feel like lightning bolts
    with singed fingers they pluck them
    out and see they’re just candles

    “’nunna that gon help us now” mama says, “since we used all the matches lightin’ the stove and that electricity fooled us into trusting air.”

     
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  9. can i out misanthrope the ocean?

    is it really
    a staring contest
    if i have no eyes
    bc at least half of me
    is a tugboat?

     

  10. this pen and this keyboard and all the blank paper in the world make good friends

     
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  12. (Source: tarassein, via creepytwin)

     

  13. proclivitease said: Do you have any advice for reading poetry out loud for the first time (like at a coffee shop or book store or where ever they may have a reading)

    Hi yes I have opinions on this!

    The main thing about reading out loud is that you need to understand this is a performance. You are performing for an audience. You might not be in like frills and black tights, holding a fake skull or some shit, but you are standing in front of an audience, and they deserve to be engaged. So a little theatricality is required.

    That means you should try to make eye contact. You should probably gesticulate a little, with your hands. You’re going to need to emote a bit, where necessary. Basically read your words with conviction, but try to make it sound natural.

    Like you don’t need to go all slam poetry with it (unless you’re going for that sort of thing), but as a rule I think it’s better to go overboard than keep it flat. Some people might not like slam poetry, but absolutely no one likes monotonous-academic-poetry-robot guy.

    Don’t worry about messing up, or flubbing a line. Don’t apologize for yourself, and keep self-deprecation to a minimum. The audience can smell a lack of confidence. Just remember that when you’re reading, YOU are the boss. The audience is there to listen to you. If you fuck up, you fuck up. Just roll with it, make a joke. They will appreciate you not being all weak kneed about it.

    As a primer you should maybe go watch some stand-up, some of your favorite film monologues, some Don Draper speeches. Basically just anything where a person is telling someone else a story. Because that’s all you’re doing. What you’re reading might be a little abstract, might not begin with “Once upon a time,” but reading is reading. Oral recitation has and will always operate under the same basic principles, whether it’s in the nursery, or the boardroom, or a bunch of lit nerds in a coffee shop.

    Okay, I hope this helped. Good luck!

     
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