Tuesday, February 21, 2012

F&$K Poetry!! I'll make a rabbit out of toilet paper

after a long day wrestling with good & evil, man's heart, blah, blah, blah---

comes a little tweet

F&$K Poetry!! I'll make a rabbit out of toilet paper

(blessed art thou, our Twitter, our Tw$$....)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

a Tale of Two Pekes

the photo above, as many of you may know, is of Malachy, the Pekingnese who was just crowed Westminster Best in Show 2012

the photo below is of my Pekingnese, Chuy

I know, I know, it's hard to tell them apart!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tweet Tweet Tweet

Just joined Twitter--- please consider following me @klassnik

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Me at Last Night's Reading

man, o, man, I forgot what these can do to ya !! (the syringe--or something else--entering)

totally shattered. ecstatic.

basking in the wistful afterglow.

and woke up this morning with a terrible headache... as though all the life had been sucked out of me..


Monday, February 6, 2012

for the Nic Cage Lover!!

From Nic Cage is Everyone--- and lots more where that came from

The Mushroom Pickers

They thought they were going to die after getting lost while picking mushrooms and spending nearly a week in the rugged forest of southwest Oregon.

They spent the nights huddled in a hollow log and considered sacrificing their pit bull, Jesse, for food.

"She's that good a dog, she'd have done it, too," Conne said.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Most Vulgar & Violent,.... (Holy Land)

well, well, what goes around doesn't always come around....

my Super-Ultra-Mega Muse, Seth Abramson gives my debut book, Holy Land, a thumbs up at the Huffington Post!!!

These poems may well be among the most vulgar and violent published in the English language in the past quarter-century. Many will be offended by what's in this book; Klassnik doesn't just gore sacred cows, he disembowels them and devours their entrails. A superficial reading of the text might even produce a damning accusation of homicidal misogyny. Yet such a careful study of violences--which is what, in toto, Holy Land is--permits a notable accumulation of gravitas, and Klassnik earns his strong language and deeply distressing imagery. In both its tender and horrifying moments, Holy Land aptly maps how we are chained to time, place, ourselves, and one another by a million minor assaults--only some of which are physical. As a wide-ranging, metaphoric look at death, power, gendered bodies, sublimity, despair, and anguish, Holy Land succeeds even as it terrifies and, yes, turns the stomach. A remarkable achievement, and one which deserves to be (and must be) read in its entirety.

The Whore's blood's trembling in me !!!