Monthly Archives: December 2008

Poets: the new novelists

The Internet is rewiring our brains, according to Nicholas Carr’s July/August 2008 Atlantic Monthly article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”—I agree with Carr. Carr’s thesis is that hypertext links, like the one in the previous sentence, which give us instant … Continue reading

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Sitting in a three-armed gown (fourth revision)

The technician in the aqua lab coat summoned the balding guy with the slightly bleeding shunt in the crook of his arm, with whom I had commiserated about the insipid iodine cocktail we were both sipping: he departed clutching at … Continue reading

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There are dreams I could conjure in these lines— walk on Mars kiss a willing stranger wear a diamond drive a Maserati cut a throat— but blood dictates another course: And so I will not kiss you Princess nor bind … Continue reading

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