12 April 2014 4:23 pm

What is it for you then, the insistent now that baffles and surrounds you in its loose-knit embrace

Aerial photographs of Iceland by Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris. Text from John Ashbery’s “The Recital.”

(via but does it float)

“Adele with Friend, c. 1947” / “Sailors, c. 1952”

from this post on Saul Leiter’s black and white photography

4 April 2014 4:31 pm 19 March 2014 9:15 am

A Seasonal Dwelling

The thinking soul is conducting an experiment. The method
of investigation: as soon as you have felt something,

throw it away.

She has discarded several
large cities. There are porches
she refuses to return to.

Rivers and dresses
already seen-through.

Rows of almond trees.

She has never seen the Southern Plains.
Has never dived for memories into a swimming hole
or an ocean. Tomorrow night she hopes
to be lifted once again by a painfully clear sky.

To be disappointed once again by aurora borealis.

—Olena Kalytiak Davis

27 February 2014 9:56 am

Isabel Urbina Peña designs lovely covers and photographs them excellently.

(via quipsologies)

23 February 2014 9:58 pm

“Eye of the tiger” on dot matrix printer


21 February 2014 9:38 pm