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Sparrow’s
WE WERE WRONG

Occupy Lunch
by Ralph Steadman

<center><b><font size=3>Sparrow’s</font><br /><font size=5>WE WERE WRONG </font><br /><font size=3></font></b><br /><font size=4>Occupy Lunch</font><br /><font size=3>by Ralph Steadman</font></center>

  Millions of us old, battered Believers prayed for this movement to arise – while k… Read the rest »

Max Blagg’s
‘70’s [Slight return]

<center><font size = 4>Max Blagg’s</font><br />‘70’s [Slight return]</center>

There was no art in life just raw bodies colliding in the chemical night soft explosions of lust and battery eclipsing the civilized as the years poured down the drain. Echoes of that loveless tune still resound through the hallways of the Hotel Chelsea epidural center of a numb youth the hum of true Bohemia coursing through the building »

Michael Randall’s
GRAVY MASTER
for Ralph Ackerman

Holiday Dinner by Ralph Steadman

<center><b><font size=3>Michael Randall’s</font><br /><font size=5>GRAVY MASTER </font><br /><font size=3>for Ralph Ackerman</font></b><br /><font size=3>Holiday Dinner by Ralph Steadman</font></center>

All the pure products of America make some sort of gravy. Fast cars leak motor oil in the driveway and soft lumps form in the sand if there is some. Sweat rolls down the ass-crack of day-laborers and Britney Spears. Unearned or unexpected, we hope you enjoy our sauce. We like our fat and our juices ... »

Maureen Owen’s
ON A POEM ABOUT ELVIS PRESLEY
but for Ted Berrigan who understands momentum

<center><font size=3><b>Maureen Owen’s</b></font><br />ON A POEM ABOUT ELVIS PRESLEY<br /><font size=4>but for Ted Berrigan who understands momentum</font>

    I thought she said                “There’s a bullet hole in my skull the size of Detroit”                     He got older but what he really lost was the energy of life          he had this energy      then he lost it because what happens                       is you start to see the outcome see where it’s all headed & then you do   So you don’t want to go there anymore but there’s already nowhere else to... »

The Vampire Wilts at Jodie Foster’s Innocence
by Philip Herter

<center>The Vampire Wilts at Jodie Foster’s Innocence<br /><font size = 3>by Philip Herter</font></center>

Jodie Foster strolls onto the black square of asphalt shopping for a Cadillac for her dog and the universe bends ever so slightly with a reassessment of John Hinkley. The miniscule refraction of intergalactic guilt and misguided suffering registers in the Andes by a quantum leap in the tonnage of coca leaves harvested and in New York... »

OUR BETTERS :
WANT OUR BEDS
by Patricia Freed Ackerman

<center><font size=5>OUR BETTERS :</font></center><center><font size=5>WANT OUR BEDS</font></center><center><font size=4>by Patricia Freed Ackerman</font></center>

there is a note in my folder. written to myself if it says Bet(ting) is the opera of the poor who should grudge it to them? then it was someone else’s words if i was me it says Bed is the opera of the poor who would begrudge it to them (Bed being the place we sleep sleep being the place of dreams dreams being... »

Janine Pommy Vega, Restless Poet, Dies at 68

<center>Janine Pommy Vega, Restless Poet, Dies at 68

A celebration of the life and work of the late Janine Pommy Vega—poet, writer, teacher, and political activist—will take place on Sunday, February 20, at the Colony, Rock City Road in Woodstock, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a formal program with invited speakers and musicians, followed by... »

Michael Simmons on 
THE ONE, THE ONLY, BUDGE THRELKELD

<center>Michael Simmons on <br />THE ONE, THE ONLY, BUDGE THRELKELD

Funny man Budge Threlkeld's death in 2005 was heartbreaking but historically appropriate. Few could match his charisma, innate kindness, and epic wit. He could endear himself to Republican tourists at a Disney World comedy club as effortlessly as if they were a gang of stoned malcontents in a smoke-filled basement in New... »

ON A POEM ABOUT ELVIS PRESLEY

but for Ted Berrigan who understands momentum I thought she said “There’s a bullet hole in m… Read the rest »

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