Wednesday, November 10, 2010


the ART of CAPTIVITY part two
On view through December 3

The diverse and compelling ways in which captivity is expressed in art & literature

Wednesday, November 17, 6:30-8 pm
46 West 90th St

Moderator: Professor Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University

Jessica M. Kaufman, Kim Luttrell, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Elizabeth Weiss

Novelist Michael A. Eisner, The Crusader (Doubleday, '01)
Poet Christine Hamm, The Transparent Dinner (Mayapple Press, '06); Saints & Cannibals (Plain View Press, spring '10)

• • • Seats are limited • • •

Part Two is the sister exhibition to Fordham University's Part One of the same theme

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For more information about either exhibition, please visit:

Sunday, November 07, 2010

How One Cat Holds the Other

Tongue dipping into an ear, white
paw fixed over the other's neck.
Low growling. Whiskers lifting,
repointed. Black back paw tap-
ping like an impatient tap-dancer
at the door. What serves as an
orange elbow, crooked and in
the air. White fur on red, like a fur
sandwich or a pie made of fur.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Periodic Table of Car Crashes

in the heat, the temporary classrooms ping like empty oil drums
everyone's getting their learner's permit this year

how to doodle a black stallion using three different pens:
movies of people crashing and slides of what happens when people crash

this is called "distracted driving"

what a lightbulb feels like when it touches your wrist

the sounds the starving stray makes as you feed it your cheeseburger
on the back porch

this is what happens when you slam on the brakes

stolen Pabst in our thermoses at lunch, practicing how to
hold a cigarette, strategies for keeping our dads' hands off us

this is what happens when you don't signal

babysitting the neighbor's dog, watching it slip into the pool

this is what happens when you don't check the rearview

the last day of class we all sign a card for the teacher:
I'm not as think as you drunk I am

the bruises his sharp hips left on your thighs

this is what happens when you turn left against the light

the final quiz, multiple choice, ten questions:
writing, wish you were here
wish you were here
wish you were here
wish you were here
wish you were here
wish you were here
wish you were here
wish you were here
wish you were here
wish you were here