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Magic Helicopter Press: We Were Eternal and Gigantic, by Evelyn Hampton

In Fashion, Poetry, Prose on September 3, 2010 at 7:39 pm

He was huge but could not grasp himself.
Evelyn Hampton, from SAG: A SAGA

We Were Eternal and Gigantic, Evelyn Hampton

We Were Eternal and Gigantic, Evelyn Hampton‘s small collection of poetry and prose from Magic Helicopter Press, is a wonderful first read, but I’ve been over my copy several times, and each time find something new to appreciate and wonder over. Throughout the book, Hampton covers America’s money-obsessed culture, superficiality, capitalism, sexism and other heavy topics so lightly and effortlessly, you barely notice. In bill blass gave money a breezy look, she tells us, about Bill Blass: He designed a suit for the ways a woman could behave. A woman could walk quickly. A woman could sit sexy on her bare legs and still have some legs left over to run a business.  Somewhat devastating. Really charming.

There are 10 poems and 4 stories in this collection. The poetry tends to deal with larger, less personal issues, like money, sex, society, faith. Haircuts. The stories are more in depth, uniquely insightful about people and their relationships, effectively braiding image and occurrence together in a steady emotional progression. Cell fish, in particular, is especially moving, about a couple affected by illness.

Highly recommended. Many odd citrii.

My dead smell like lemons

In Fashion, Household, Poetry on September 2, 2010 at 7:55 am

Rebecca Loudon

I was tending the garden when a bee flew
up my blouse stung my left nipple
I was claimed then
I wanted to be a better woman
reaching back with a corked finger
into fruit
I carry ice
worship fur

My body is split
& wet in spite of alcohol
with the goaty head man
nails curling down
becoming cloven
I’m not alarmed
I like the pillow

I fold the clothes of my dead
into plastic bags dresses shirts
socks slippers the whole shebang
my dead smell like lemons
their teeth are marshmallow white
my sister is perfect
she has a perfect body
her hair is a gold wasp’s nest
I fold her Snow White pajamas
into a square

I see the reptile man on television
& realize it is my husband
holding a two-headed turtle to the camera
all three of them smile

Bird Girl

In Art, Drama, Fashion on February 1, 2010 at 9:28 am

Colette Calascione

Dance, Dance Industrial Revolution II

In Art, Fashion, List on January 5, 2010 at 3:48 am

Ryan Abegglen

Fakes is fakes

In Confessional, Fashion, Philosophy on November 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Something I’m struggling with right now.

What the goat says

In Advice, Fashion, Photography on October 1, 2009 at 1:33 am
Nazif Topçuoğlu

Nazif Topçuoğlu

Goat Horoscope
1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

Chinese Goat Daily for Oct. 1st, 2009 (Today)

All those natives who’ve had diffuse troubles will finally be able to be cured. Don’t have any regrets for a new conquest who has fled you so rapidly; another very charming person will already be on the way! Despite your habitual prudence, you’ll hardly be able to resist your present desires for spending. In your work, favor quality over output for the time being. Slow your tempo and strengthen your achievements, otherwise you may go past the door in your hurry to find it.

The speed of light is the right speed

In Fashion, Music, Science on September 28, 2009 at 12:01 am

Attila! by Short Hand

If people were rain

In Fashion, Photography, Prose on September 6, 2009 at 11:04 pm

John Green: Author of An Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska

John French "Jean Shrimpton"

Chalk supply

In Confessional, Fashion, Photography on August 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm
Gabe Kirchheimer

Gabe Kirchheimer

I don’t know where this is, who erases it, if it has to be done daily, or  if there’s even a blackboard big enough for all of my fears. But I like the existence of it all– the sign, the board, the man in the cowboy hat and skirt and his pink-trimmed bike; the photograph. I am grateful.

I barely know you

In Art, Confessional, Fashion on July 15, 2009 at 5:53 pm

but I think I’ve learned enough.

Minsk, Belarus