Friday, October 15, 2010

You'll Think of Kermit When You Hear Him Say Help

My friend Noah told me about this early Jim Henson video and I thought you would enjoy it. Notice the cars when Jim Henson crosses the street. American cars used to be cool.

So, why does he paint an elephant?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Where May I Cash This?

I've always thought our bills should be updated...

Raffled Hair

Watch out, y'all! There's an anagram maker! What do you get when you type in your name? When I graduated from Columbia, Lucie Brock-Broido and Richard Howard used to make anagrams from all the students' names. I don't have an L in my name, but who cares?

Speaking of raffled, I've always been a little smitten by words that end -led. As though those words are led to something or by something. Baffled, led by confusion or baff. Tousled. Crumpled.

Friday, October 1, 2010

List: Poetry Books With the Author on the Front or Spine

  • Collected Poems by James Merrill
  • Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan
  • T.S. Elliot Collected Poems
  • H.D. Collected Poems
  • W.H. Auden Selected Poems
  • The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley
  • Collected Poems of Ted Hughes
  • Selected Verse by Frederico Garcia Lorca
  • Selected Poems and Three Plays by William Butler Yeats
  • The Poems of Marianne Moore
  • Robert Frost Collected Poems
  • Robert Lowell Selected Poems
  • Jorge Luis Borges Selected Poems
  • Opus Posthumous by Wallace Stevens
In General, with a poet on the front or spine:
  • Poet Be Like God by Ellingham and Killian
  • The Journals of Sylvia Plath
  • The Selected Letters of Amy Clampitt
  • A Helen Adam Reader by Kristin Prevallet
  • Spontaneous Mind: Selected Interviews with Allen Ginsberg
  • Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke