Archive for September 18th, 2010

American Poets: Joe Bolton

by lizard

I’ve been getting reacquainted with the poets in my extensive poetry collection looking for the second candidate of this series, and by extensive I mean browsing roughly 350 books, give or take a few.  That number includes biographies of poets, over two dozen anthologies, poetry journals, essay collections, and a few rare first editions.  Obviously I’m invested in the relevance of poetry, which is why I will be highlighting some poets not too many people have ever heard of, like our next poet:  Joe Bolton.

First, I’ve got to credit my friend, Dennis Arlo Voorhees, for turning me on to this phenomenal young poet.  Joe Bolton was born in Kentucky in 1961, and followed the MFA/teaching track, publishing two short books of poetry.  After turning in his master thesis (which later became the posthumously published book The Last Nostalgia), Joe Bolton committed suicide.  It was March, 1990.  Joe was 28 years old.

I chose the following poem because it’s seasonally appropriate, and also because it shows how contemporary Continue Reading »

For Your Viewing Pleasure…

By @CarFreeStpdty

Could it be that the Taiwanese understand the Tea Party better than the rest of us?

Not being able to understand the commentary makes it just that much more perfect…


Ok, this is too good to pass up. You can’t make this s*#$ up. The wacky gets whackier. The crazies get louder. Then the mainstream starts buying into the legitimacy of these loony candidates. What gives?

Seems that the conservative movement, republicans and tea partiers are all aflutter this week about the ascension of one of their own to the ranks of nominee for major political office. As in the U.S. Senate.

Yes, the Tea Party sponsored candidate nominated by republicans in Delaware is a witch. As in she admitted to Bill Maher on Politiclly Incorrect:

“I dabbled into witchcraft… I never joined a coven, but I did, I did. I hung around people who were doing these things. I’m not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar and I didn’t know it. I mean, there was a little blood there and stuff like that.

“We went to a movie and then had a little midnight picnic on a satanic altar.”

So for your viewing pleasure, and discussion this weekend, I bring you Christine O’Donnell’s admission to being a witch:

In related news, Christine O’Donnell canceled all of her scheduled appearances on major media this weekend–including her Sarah Palin suggested megaphone moment on Fox News.

The GOP is Dead! Long live the GOP

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