Monday, October 27, 2008

Algebra Suicide

Enjoy Lydia Tomkiw, belle of Chicago's disjointed poetic collaboration, Algebra Suicide. How true and tragic these turns:

"It's was keeps our glands oiling."

I was also given (to borrow) Joe Soap's Canoe from the UK (Copyright 1991) which included essays on poems that poets were assigned. Citics/essayists included Paul Violi, Tony Towle, and Simon Pettet, among others.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

"The Fall"

A visually stunning movie about a beautiful little Persian girl with a wild imagination who worked in the citrus groves of California in 1913, and who is in a sanotorium/hospital after falling and breaking her arm. She meets a young suicidal actor who tells her tall tales while they are both in the hospital. The director is Tarsem, helped with producers Spike Jonze and David Fincher.

An absolutely captivating spectacle of scenery and two great lead actors who make this story of the human condition and connection resonate. Some nods to Fellini and Jordorowsky.