Saturday, December 05, 2020

Pure Psychic Chance Radio: Essays 2016: Jim Leftwich

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Pure Psychic Chance Radio: 

Essays 2016 

Jim Leftwich

Table of Contents Pure Psychic Chance Radio: Essays 2016 

1. Permission slips: Thinking and breathing among John Crouse's UNFORBIDDENS 

2. ACTs (improvised moderate militiamen: "Makeshift merger provost!") 

3. Applied Experimental Sdvigology / Theoretical and Historical Sdvigology 

4. HOW DO YOU THINK IT FEELS: On The Memorial Edition of Frank O’Hara’s In Memory of My Feelings 

5. mirror lungeyser: On Cy Twombly, Poems to the Sea XIX 

6. My Own Crude Rituals 

7. A Preliminary Historiography of an Imagined Ongoing: 1830, 1896, 1962, 2028... 

8. In The Recombinative Syntax Zone. Two Bennett poems partially erased by Lucien Suel. In the Recombinative Grammar Zone. 

9. Three In The Morning: Reading 2 Poems By Bay Kelley from LAFT 35 

10. The Glue Is On The Sausage: Reading A Poem by Crag Hill in LAFT 32 

11. My Wrong Notes: On Joe Maneri, Microtones, Asemic Writing, The Iskra, and The Unnecessary Neurosis of Influence 

12. Noisic Elements: Micro-tours, The Stool Sample Ensemble, Speaking Zaum To Power 

13. TOTAL ASSAULT ON THE CULTURE: The Fuck You APO-33, Fantasy Politics, Mis-hearing the MC5... 

14. DIRTY VISPO: Da Vinci To Pollock To d.a.levy 

15. WHERE DO THEY LEARN THIS STUFF? An email exchange with John Crouse 

16. FURTHER SUBVERSION SEEMS IN ORDER: Reading Poems by Basinski, Ackerman and Surllama in LAFT 33 

17. A Collage by Tom Cassidy, Sent With The MinneDaDa 1984 Mail Art Show Doc, Postmarked Minneapolis MN 07 Sep '16 

18. DIRTY VISPO II (Henri Michaux, Christian Dotremont, derek beaulieu, Scott MacLeod, Joel Lipman on d.a.levy, Lori Emerson on the history of the term "dirty concrete poetry", Albert Ayler, Jungian mandalas) 

19. Notes Taken In and Around the Online Archivio Maurizio Spatola, September 2016 (on Guiseppi Chiari, Bernard Heidsiek, Michael Gibbs, Vincenzo Accame, Adriano Spatola) 

20. Reading Is An Intentional Look: Assertions & Insertions (Nico Vassilakis on reading visual poetry, Jed Birmingham on William Burroughs in mimeo revolution presses, Kansas natives in San Francisco, Ginsberg responds to the Kennedy assassination, Floating Bear #24, Burroughs on hieroglyphics in The Third Mind) 

21. UNDER THE MARGINAL GROUND (John Fowler's Berio/Dubuffet, Juxta, Fowler on The New Synthesis in Grist On-line, Jim McCrary Resisting Poetry, McCrary in Juxta/Electronic 21, Fowler on McCrary, McCrary as anti-poet, McCrary on Burroughs in Kansas) 

22. Nico Vassilakis & Jim Leftwich, LETTERS: a conversation (fabricated by jim leftwich) 

23. We undress the wheel: reading Fick Thus, by Nico Vassilakis, with detours to Vassilakis in Juxta 1 and Juxta/Electronic 21 

24. Jurgen O. Olbrich, postcard (2006) 

25. Philip Whalen, Collected Poems, p. 428 

26. At the moment Magdalo Mussio 

27. That which seems most useless might be of the utmost use (Franz Mon) 

28. A Measure of Off Language: Martino Oberto, letter [da "tool", n.1]/om (1965) 

29. Pie Glue (Burroughs’ Talking Asshole, Experiments and Expectations) 

30. I will begin with notes taken while reading John Cage: An Anthology, edited by Richard Kostelanetz, at the DMV in Roanoke, on Monday October 3, 2016, and then I will muddle the waters to make the surface more textured and reflective, which is what Nietzsche was clearly advocating when he ridiculed the poets for muddying the water to make it seem deep (he was prophesying the restless experimental/research poetics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries) 

31. Pure Psychic Chance Radio (Breton Spicer Helene Smith Cage Burroughs) 

32. Writing-Against-Itself

Sunday, November 29, 2020

jim leftwich, 3 poems

​red Fred
red bed
bead bread
read red
Fred fried
tried tired
tred red
Fred bred
red Fred

omega oracular we might
that bring the gathered
truths and coal so from
noon to the holic trill we
escalate many an other
ruse within one thousand
beans of the closing year


Sue counted eleven
white-tailed deer
in a field
beside the parkway
just north of
Abbott Lake