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Monday, July 6, 2009

This Thursday's Workshop

Attention past present & future Next Objectivists!

We are meeting this Thursday, 9 July, at our usual time & place:

The Mess Hall in Rogers Park, Chicago, 7:00 - 10:00 pm.

The Mess Hall is located at 6932 N. Glenwood Ave. A stone's throw from the Morse Red Line stop & close to the Morse Metra station & Broadway & Clark buses! Easy to bicycle there, as well!

This Thursday, we'll be discussing selected passages from the work of Lola Ridge.

Here's a poem we'll be looking at:


Long vast shapes . . . cooled and flushed through with darkness . . .
Lidless windows
Glazed with a flashy luster
From some little pert cafe chirping up like a sparrow.
And down among iron guts
Piled silver
Throwing gray spatter of light . . . pale without heat . . .
Like the pallor of dead bodies.

We'll also be mining the synesthetic or/e generated by our in-the-field poetypists. Positions are available in our Poetypist pool! We're transcribing immediate worldly sensations into the imagination using typing machines in public locations all summer. See the previous post for more details. Send applications to

Join us! Everything is waiting.

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