Blogging all the poems of Emily Dickinson, by Susan Kornfeld
Here’s the entry for the poem from which I took my website name:
Love this writer:
In her how to do nothing article, she writes about Mierle Laderman Ukeles, whose Maintenance Manifesto, 1969 is familiar to me from earlier aimless Internet browsing.
We bicycled past a labyrinth in New Orleans but didn’t stop. I was dead set on giving a well-curated tour experience to my partner. I had the idea, maybe mistakenly, that he is easily bored. We also rode right past the Tree of Life, which is clearly marked on the map as a destination for photos. We ended up in Riverview Park, riding the wrong way on one way streets and trying to avoid giant puddles. The river view was obscured by thick white banks of fog, which itself was interesting. My friend said the fog developed because the water was cold, flowing down from the north. This was surprising to me.
We got charged a penalty of $10 for locking the bikes outside the service area of New Orleans (?).
We spent a lot of time walking muddy, gravel-y, pot-holed, puddled streets in front run-down neighborhoods. It was real public space, not faux public space as distinguished by Jenny Odell. It felt healing. A lot of “Happy New Years” greetings were exchanged. We laughed and goofed around with people outside St. Coffee on St. Claude. It was fun.
Other color names used needing further research from this period: DOVE-GREY, PANSY, SCRATCH FACE, VERDIGRIS, DAWN, WATER-COLOR, BEANS-BLUE, APE’S LAUGH, CRISTALLINE, SMOKED OX, TRISTAMI, FLOWERING RYE, FADING FLOWER, GOSLING GREEN, CANARY, ARGENTINE, MERRY WIDOW, RESURRECTION, KISS-ME-DARLING, CHIMNEY-SWEEP, AMARANTH, FLAX-BLUE, BOTTLE GREEN, JUDAS-COLOR, OX-BLOOD, DYING MONKEY, BROWN BREAD, MORTAL SIN, HAM-COLOR, and LOVE-LONGING.
I’m serving as co-editor on the upcoming issue of qarrtsiluni! Excited about this issue!
The art of Karen Green. I really really like the ink work, especially fond of Survivor Mice.
…otherworldly hats and crowns along with strange clothing and bird imagery seen underfoot
myriad interesting animals used as mounts … yak, otter, cuckoo bird, water beasts
“Initiation cards” described in Rubin Museum exhibition “Bon: The Magic Word”
One-Line Poems by Kathryn Born
Of interest because it uses office artifacts to create poems
and because the coffee stain on the front cover is an enso
(or the enso on the front cover is a coffee stain).
This is the only example I’ve found. Probably because
office artifacts are not that interesting as a raw material.
“Why not” is what I’d like to know.