Tupelo Press 30/30 Project + Art + PoemCard

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Invocation collage – Casting yourself as a spell – base 2014 (?) – top 2015 (?) – most image swivel/xacto-knifing 2011

I’ve been selected to be one of Tupelo Press’ 30/30 Project poets for March. 30 poems in 30 days going to their rather larger-than-mine platform/audience. Part of the deal is that I also make an effort to fundraise for them. One of the options is a year’s subscription series (9 books for $99, & you can choose from prior years back to 2009 as well). Tupelo Press is a non-profit press and they’ll be setting a page up for that through Network for Good. This will be my first non-self publishing credit other than the short-lived Purple Pig Lit ezine.

Meanwhile, to get the Message of the Days (target: ~2.5 a week) I post to Psychic Fugue Studio by email, occasional announcements, and a copy of the 3 sample poems and bio that got me the gig, please fill out the contact form at bottom. I’ll be using MailChimp, and I don’t really know how it works yet, but unsubscribe links should be included in every email.

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Calculating Toadstools
Discordian Postcard Conspiracy, Series B #171

Above border: From a 3/17 Tupelo Press 30/30 project selectee

They went by hex, they went
by text, they went with art
& nitrous carts, they went along
on callousy foots. They found
the Flots that gobbled dots, they
knew who was the man to see,
they altered coats and rolled up
goats, they had too many shots
for me. They knew the time,
it didn’t rhyme, but each
loose cannon heard his chime,
and in the end, your ear to bend,
your coat, your heart, your
mind, push send. A fallow
field, a toe unfelt, a time to dance…

:: to be sent to an NYC poet
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Additionally, Synaptic Syntactic is finally near completion of revisions and is estimated to be in all major ebook markets worldwide by 3/21 at the latest (BookBaby has a 3 week turnaround time from submission to publication.

Series B – Cards #54-58

Fortune Telling Parrot + Cage
Fortune Telling Parrot + Nasty Cage

#54
Got yr wrk cur out fr u, ind-
eed. Nosferatu waits by the
doorway. He will not be persua-
ded to diet on wheatgrass &
hemp milk easily. Do not be
discouraged. The ship of sta-
te steers like a blunderbuss
beset by squirells & parrots.
Most are incensed; the scent
is sandalwood. Overland, the
soothsayers grow wings &
endogenous peptides of novel
types. Rebinding & cleansing
happens, but daily rites of
unbinding are the way. Entangle.

::: continuation… of sending surprises to therapists in the 20003 and 10022 nearby areas. haven’t been keeping records of which specific cards go where; but that is likely to hold. some have been sent to DC poets. But 40ish are still unposted. I’ve finished addressing all the therapist cards that are getting written, but 30-40 are still unwritten. the Synaptic Syntactic manuscript has been my major procrastination/stumbling block, but made a lot of progress yesterday. Many cards need to partly promote that, so it’s near time to switch over :::

#55
Instrumentally deficient, the
Chaos-Clowns assaulted the
Dream-Barricade. Lit up &
instantiated, a mine of summer
sunlight was wrought in the
edging of the Liminal Plane.
All Olly Osten Free was the
cry… But Down In The Park, on
the other hand, was another
story. Clipping the minions’ ear
lobes to dissuade their defection
was not fantastic to think any
more. Overland, the silence
grew deeper. Overland, the Fai-
ries intensified their trickster
ways. Everything seems a symbol of
something else.

#56
Of course, vigilance is only a
fractional part of the equation.
Fraggles & Smurfs & Alf & Gob-
lin Kings reign in the under-
story of consciousness. Perhaps
a new set of Memes is called
for… A paper on the windshield
is easily done, & less easily
skipped over. The Notwist
determines the spin. But The
Naught determines the charge.
Thorium reactors produce no
weapons material but have been
ignored since the beginning.
At the nexus of hope & lunacy is
the key. Spin not, but resimmer.

#57
Illumination can sometimes
be detrimental to the best
path. No features of derealization
are present. No questionable
entanglements were found, but
that does not mean there were
none.In the backwards tumble
of memory, fall into the void.
In the methodical spin of
photons, see the potency of
Spark & Sparkle. Clear up the
debris & move on…. No one is
paying you to be a basket case.
JK! Let this be the end point
of diminishment of terms. A
preponderance of needles chose.

#58
Limitless vigilantism.. Vigilant
. Limitless. Instantaneous slope
can be measured only on the
complex plain. Loss? It is not
determinate yet… Purges?
Time will tell. The mountain
of deceit did not pan out. The
appointment of monstrosities
continues. Yet we survived GWB
Loss… [square] Determinate fallacies
are one way deflecting, yet
becoming overtly active in
more creative ways is a poss-
ibility. Elementally shrinking
& crinkling & tap dancing & flowing

.-=-.-=-.-=-.-=-.-=-.-=-.-=-.

Inspiration: watchout4snakes: With the intuitive grandmother studies her derivative system.

Message of the Day: Psychic Fugue Studio
10 Learnings from 10 years of Brain Pickings:
5. When people tell you who they are, Maya Angelou famously advised, believe them. Just as important, however, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them. You are the only custodian of your own integrity, and the assumptions made by those that misunderstand who you are and what you stand for reveal a great deal about them and absolutely nothing about you.
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Series B – Cards #99-104

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#99
Smelting the whales’ bones in
the absence of nitrogen rend-
ers switchflipped antimatter….
All on the other methodical
palm, some snails were pon-
dering new prions for the
bipeds… But not to be said
or skewered, one before the
other was most unwound….
In all the alien alkaloid
grasses was a semblance of
other, a purpose for truth,
a notion of weatherbeaten
robustness, a concept of love.

::: continuation… of sending surprises to therapists in the 20003 and 10022 nearby areas :::

#100
In the annals of dream-
time, there were many that
exceeded what most believ-
ed were hard boundaries…
This one is unique, to our
knowledge, but our knowl-
edge is really quite small.
The keys, however, are pref-
erably not blurted out every-
where. In times of rain, in
times of dust, in times of
each carefully selecting
their own singular tesserae,
we star on the motions of bees….

#101
Somnambulism is not the only
effect, it is also hallucinog-
enic, though memory impairi-
ng. Atypical. But enough of th-
at! Collections of artisanal junk
drawers aside, there was
a mysterious sparkle in the
air… perhaps the Piskies had
been up to some of their more
benign sorts of tricksies (?)
Let not this vine restrain you,
let not this shine entrain you,
instead, check first for the
influence of our friend, Demonoid…..

#102
The invasion of unlimited varie-
ties of speaking plants into the
bedroom… Over & over & over…
A shade of things to come after
the Oxygen Catastrophe. A vis-
ion of an unnoted oneirogen…
Stepping on the toes of the
powerful is hereby recommend-
ed & endorsed by The Five. So
mote it be. Let it be said that
altogether under the waves,
the heliotropes were assembl-
ing a crack coven of dreamers.
Underneath the geometry of this
continuum, another space, but not the
bottom

#103
Interest? Checkmark. Spoiler?
Checkmark. Positive bank balance
…. oh, erm, why so many questions
eh? Hehe… Spinmasters may
have taken much of the mind sp-
ace, but we are not overrun
yet… So while the BattleToads
fight it out, we continue our
slow plod to something that
matters. Under all & becoming
two, the persona is spun into
Charon’s boat. (Only for a brief
visit, we promise). Yet underne-
ath it all, Demonoid was at play
with Cosmos’ dice. Rescatter….

#104
Looks like a nice neighbor-
hood. I figured you lived in a
more downtown/hood-y area.
Nevermind. The poem. ::: Exp-
ect strings of slime molds to be
colonizing the lawn; in the pr-
ocess, become more of wha-
tever you are… Some thread
by silence & some by scream
Elimination of trivialities by
graffiti crews is enacted. No
questions mark the edges
right, & no manifesti get to
the bones of the matter…. do not
see disclaimers

Image: Antimatter Trap
Message of the Day: Psychic Fugue Studio
10 Learnings from 10 years of Brain Pickings:
5. When people tell you who they are, Maya Angelou famously advised, believe them. Just as important, however, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them. You are the only custodian of your own integrity, and the assumptions made by those that misunderstand who you are and what you stand for reveal a great deal about them and absolutely nothing about you.
300 DPI Postcard Image Files
Economy & CO2 emissions decoupled