Editors' Notes

Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS with Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton and Michelle Greenblatt

Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz

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Three Poems by Mark Cunningham


Thought the guy was making a Black Power salute, but then he pulled off to the right. So what if nobody can remember my name—my high-tech foam cushion remembers the shape of my ass. Now that we've pretty much destroyed the world, we're going to have to advertise the hell out of it to get people to think it's real. Once they moved in and got used to the radiation from the power lines in the back yard, they realized the plate in her head made perfect grilled cheese sandwiches. First bones, then moving pictures and TV shows, and now any thought you happen to think: the evolution of fossils.


Just when she thought it was safe to say, "Well, I'll be felt up by a Japanese business man on a crowded train." Obscurely rigid. "Like space, when you think too long about the distances of the stars." Dear William S. Burroughs: not a film, but a cartoon: Western Hemlocks, Cedars, titanic Douglastrees, and great Lowland Firs come rushing toward you, are passed, fall behind, and then seem to spring reborn out of the horizon ahead."1


Another one of those talk-on-the-cell-phone-while-taking-a-dump guys. She had us repeat after her: "Dynamism is continuous." Alpha cellulose. The river carried away "the grandest river scenery on the continent." Every situation constitutes in itself a direction, and every direction in itself constitutes a Starbucks.2

The term "sort" comes from John Locke's "sorts of substances" with our understanding of each substance made of collections of ideas that are "supposed to flow from the particular internal constitution" of the substance (An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 2:23:2-3), and from FedEx's "sort," the twice daily receiving and routing of packages at airport hubs.

1 The two bits in italics and the quotation about space is from A Natural History of Western Trees by Donald Culross Peattie (on the Sitka Spruce).

2 The quotations about dynamism and situation (this one in italics) are from The Propensity of Things by Francois Jullien; the quotation about the river is from A Natural History of Western Trees by Donald Culross Peattie (in the section about the Western Hemlock).

Mark Cunningham's books include Helicotremors (Otoliths) and Scissors and Starfish (Right Hand Pointing). An e-book, 71 Leaves, is available from BlazeVOX.

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