Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The new ontology

I guess, now that I've discovered RSS feeds and the like, there's the possibility of sending ghost messages. What I mean is that, presumably, if I post something here and quickly take it down, it will still show up on news aggregators.

What fun!

In other news: So far, I think public aggregators are a mistake.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Responses to last night here, here, and here.

Later: Here too.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

I'm not usually one to get excited about technology, but this thing is cool in a nice, routine-changing way.

Notice I use "cool" to mean "it's useful to me" or "I like it" as opposed to "it's slightly dangerous and countercultural and maybe even practises questionable hygiene," and thereby find myself unintentionally in the dominant current of early twenty-first century North American usage.

Friday, May 19, 2006

This month's Test

Please come to the third installment of the Test Reading Series

STEPHEN CAIN and LISA ROBERTSON
a launch for Lisa Robertson's The Men: A Lyric Book (BookThug)

24 May 2006, 6:00 p.m. (readings will begin promptly at 6:30)
Mercer Union, a Centre for Contemporary Art
37 Lisgar Street, Toronto
pwyc ($5 recommended, all of which goes to the readers)

Please visit the Test site for more information, including biographies, poetry samples, poets' notes, recordings of previous readings, and a map to Mercer Union.

(Stephen Cain's info will be up soon.)

UPDATE: Stephen's stuff is up.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

In case people are anxiously awaiting the sound files from the last Test: I'm having a little trouble posting one of them on the hosting site. The site, an altruistic operation likely with limited resources and likely doing the best it can, seems to get a bit boggged down at times.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Thanks to everyone who came out last night. Good readings (excellent readings, including one of Susan Kernohan's first, which was incredible, and an especially good one by Derek McCormack even by his standards), good intros, good music, and good conversation. I think it lived up to its billing (see below).

Adventure of the day: three orphaned baby squirrels delivered to the Humane Society, where they will be cared for until they're big enough to fend for themselves. They were very cute but covered in mites.

Later: Yes, courting "is kind to small animals" designation. I promise to watch some violent sports soon.