Cami Park

Posts Tagged ‘Dance’

No Tell Books: Personationskin, by Karl Parker

In Confessional, Opinion, Poetry on September 1, 2010 at 11:00 am

My accomplice is an animal, that’s why I often have an animal’s head.
Karl Parker, from DESERT PLACE

Personationskin, by Karl Parker

Not everyone has the ability to bring us into their heads, but Karl Parker does, and it is a trippy, animalistic place. At 130 pages, Personationskin is a substantial book of poetry, and the poems within are successively, often simultaneously, apocalyptic, tender, naturistic, fantastical.

For instance, the fantastical and tender A Hospital-Bird describes the effect on hospital patients of the visit of  A large bird wearing a hospital gown as the sick ones grew less tired, less borne down upon.  This poem ends with a humorous, suitably understated discovery, which I wouldn’t spoil for the world.

Fog At Morning is at once apocalyptic and somewhat naturistic as it juxtaposes zombies and fog, again, humorously, yet tenderly, sadly:

Zombies appear in the mist.
They take you to the mall, where they make you try on clothes.

These are just two examples, but these poems are often skillfully hitting on multiple cylinders.

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MABEL

In Art, Confessional, Prose on March 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I have a new story, Even the Smallest, up at the always fresh Wigleaf. Plus a postcard.

Hula, hula

In Film, Hobby, Prose on February 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Witches have no wit, said the magician who was weak. Hula, hula, said the witches.Norman Mailer, An American Dream

Smokes

In List, Music, Poetry on January 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm
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Things That Used to Be Legal
Cami Park

Burning leaves
Sunday afternoons a giant cigar

Cigarette commercials
Animated packs dancing, singing of their flavor

Stalking
This hurt the most to lose
Bloated nights cushioning eggshell days
Everything underwater

Free Philip Glass

In List, Music, Universe on January 11, 2010 at 6:27 am

“I believe that when we are in the presence of interpreted music, we are watching the creative process as it happens. It is a very special moment. It’s something that, while scientists are looking deep into space, looking for the moment of creation – how can we do that in our ordinary lives? I think we do it when we look at sports, when we look at music, when we look at dance. It’s a moment when we can participate in that moment of creation. It’s a powerful, powerful moment.” –Philip Glass

free mp3s here

Found songs

In Art, Music, T-shirt on January 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm

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Dance, Dance Industrial Revolution II

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

Ryan Abegglen

Just have the cake

In Confessional, Film, Photography on January 4, 2010 at 6:41 pm

this somehow reminds me of Calvaire


My cybernetic eyes

In Film, Poetry, Travel on December 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm

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Organoptropy
Jason Christie

In this picture, my cybernetic eyes quickly
acclimatized to the early sun, which is amazing
but I still maintain that I am not a robot.
My travelbot mailed you a postcard with
pictures from our trip to Spain on the front.
His handwritten message on the reverse remains
illegible, I thought it said: “You should see this
view!” My wife could hardly believe her new
eyes and ears. She said: “I’d cry if I could.
I’m crying on the inside.” When she asked
about the fuzzy haze on some of the shots,
I said: “I never really liked that robot camera
anyway.” Anyway, last night I voted for the
robot candidate, even though her main platform
policy is the extermination of all human beings.
I believe everyone deserves a chance in a
democracy. “In a democracy no less!”
the robot Optometrist said, “I can’t
believe my eyes.”

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A very straightforward blog post of new things to read

In Confessional, Poetry, Prose on August 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Juked #5 is all up and online and in your business. I haven’t read it yet, but it must be good, featuring fiction from writers like Liz Prato, Craig Snyder, and Marianne Villanueva, poetry from others like James Belflower, Shawn Fawson, and Sarah Blackman, plus an interview of Claudia Smith by Kelly Spitzer.

I have read the new decomP, and especially liked the flash pieces by Ravi Mangla, Michelle Reale, and J. A. Tyler, and the poetry by C. L. Bledsoe and Jen Shalliol.

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