Saturday, January 16, 2010


piece up at the2ndhand

piece up at pank with some great folks, like Maureen Alsop, Andrew Borgstrom, Doug Paul Case, Mark Cunningham, Geordie deBoer, Sutherland Douglass, Dave Housley, Stephanie Johnson, Carolyn Kegel, Thomas Patrick Levy, Amy McDaniel, Carrie Murphy, Joseph Murphy, Ani Smith, Janey Smith,


  1. Hey Alec. Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed Baseball. Excellent stuff man.

  2. Aw, thanks Thomas. I really appreciate that.

  3. As I have expressed before, one of the more alluring themes or structures common among much of your work is an idea of separation. SEPTEMBER brings your play of separation into new areas. Distance has at once both shrunk and expanded into tiny chasms and enormous slivers. The disparate statements of the story are not explicitly unrelated; indeed, the can very easily be put into the same conventional narrative. The shortness of the piece, however, immediately increases the effort necessary for a "whole" conception of the text, events, or images. I could be there with david and ellen, whilst still thinking about the events of September. Perhaps it is David's admission that reminds I of the September where he and others learned to forget. The sentences are connected in a small or large way, but each one requires at least a bridge, if not a paraglider. Each word necessitates a leap to the next. The explanations do not explain, the characters are or are not dreams, but "there is no question." I might write more later.

    A current favorite.
    Keep up the good work, as always, Alec.

  4. Thanks so much, Aaron. That's gorgeous. Your mind works on such big levels.

  5. Email me; I'll email you back with a poem from WTMA that maybe you can use for your course/paper.