Category: Politics

The Sanctity of Marriage

Ever hear of Diane Savino?  You will.  Currently our senator from Staten Island, she recently made the nation’s radar with her speech on the sanctity of marriage, well worth viewing here: “Diane Savino has dedicated her entire professional career towards improving the lives of working families. She began her career in public service as a…

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Steal This List!

CONTEMPORARY QUEER POETS Grow this list – Proliferate! Redistribute! I initially started this list as one for contemporary queer poets, but it has grown to include the living and the dead, the post-poet, the fiction and non-fiction, the bent, the bendable, and more. Thanks to all who’ve contributed so far! Please feel free to add…

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Saturday: Upstairs @ Erika’s

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009 Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm Location: erika’s loft Street: williamsburg City/Town: South Brooklyn, NY           Join me for three great writers: Amy King, Ana Božičević and Jeni Olin– Ana Božičević emigrated to NYC from Croatia in 1997. Her first book, Stars of the Night Commute, will be…

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Stay Tuned…

I can’t watch this video, but it’s me about twenty pounds lighter since last year, though I was pretty thin to begin with.  It seems my doc is coming close to a different diagnosis than last year’s, so stay tuned for an interesting update, particularly since the diagnosis might apply to your own G.I. /…

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Is It True?

That no one wants to read the poem I wrote after Lidija Dimkovska? Finding it hard to believe, finding belief is hard … ~~~~~~ LIDIJA DIMKOVSKA HAS MADE A BOMB OF MY EYES Lidija Dimkovska has made a bomb of my eyes, pulled the pin and women become the new ramparts from which we watch…

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Comedian Comes Out

At the Las Vegas rally for Proposition 8 yesterday, comedian and Adventures of New Christine ingenue Wanda Sykes told a massive crowd of onlookers that she’d gotten married on October 25…to a woman. After divorcing her husband in 1998, many had hoped Sykes would break up Larry David’s marriage and claim him for her own.…

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Weekend Hits

Maddow on “The Gay” ~~~~~~~ Rachel Maddow On Lesbian Men and Women ~~~~~~~ Current Mood Tune ~~~~~~~ Men Define Feminism for Maddow ~~~~~~~ A Little Lovely Waits While You Wait ~~~~~~~ Maddow on They Don’t Say “GAY” Debates ~~~~~~

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Gross.

BLACKS LOVE WHITES? AMERICAN CITIZENS LOVE IMMIGRANTS? WHITES LOVE PAKISTANIS? WOMEN LOVE WOMEN? BLACKS LOVE LATINAS? WHITES LOVE BLACKS? OLD LOVES YOUNG? FAMOUS LOVES UNKNOWN? MAN LOVES MAN? HAPPY LOVES DEPRESSIVE? ~~~~~ CIVIL RIGHTS DON’T BELONG TO EVERYONE! JOIN ME IN APPLAUDING PROP 8! [THIS POST IS SARCASTIC FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T “GET…

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Skinny Love

HOW ABOUT A LOVELY TUNE THIS MORNING? [YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHyo33XLP24] BON IVER ~~~~~~~~~~~ EXCERPT BY MIGUEL MURPHY: Prop. 8 is fanatical and filled with prejudice. Why trust gay men and women to cut your hair, write your television shows, do your banking, file your taxwork, drive your buses, serve as your councilmen, your senator woman, operate on…

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Eleni Sikelianos – THE BODY CLOCK

photo by Amy King Body Clock Eleni Sikelianos Lauded by Michael Ondaatje as an “unforgettable” writer, and praised by The Washington Post for her ability to capture “the subtlest shades of the emotional palette,” Eleni Sikelianos is one of the most highly regarded poets of her generation. In Body Clock, she charts the curvature of…

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PoetryPolitic

3 poems by Jaswinder Bolina, Ana Bozicevic’s (aka my) Voicemail Anthem and from Where Absence Is by Nathalie Stephens aka Nathanaël are on PoetryPolitic today in the form of three poemfilms by the great magus Joshua Marie Wilkinson of Rabbit Light Movies. As per the Wikipedia, the Magi, magicians and interpreters of dreams (singular Magus,…

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Over the Coals …

ROBERT GIBBS TAKES SEAN HANNITY TO TASK: HOW TO FRAME AN ARGUMENT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From THE HOUR OF THE STAR by Clarice Lispector Everything in the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born. But before prehistory there was the prehistory of prehistory and there was the never…

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Political Poems

BETTER THAN, AND AKIN TO, THE V.P. DEBATE [Here] “Befoulers of the Verbiage” It was an unfair attack on the verbiage That Senator McCain chose to use, Because the fundamentals, As he was having to explain afterwards, He means our workforce. He means the ingenuity of the American. And of course that is strong, And…

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I Dunno

ABOUT THIS DEMOCRATIC VOTING SYSTEM, BUT YOU KNOW, GIVE IT A GO? TELL SOME BLOKES? STUDENTS? ‘RENTS? EXES? SOMEBODY? HERE ARE SOME FAMOUS PEOPLE TO MOCK YOU: IF IT’S GOING TO BE A CLOSE ELECTION, WELL, YOU ONLY HAVE A COUPLE DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER. I GUESS. ~~~~~~~~ Just a few link updates too. And…

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Thanks, George.

Thanks, George Bush, for your anti-social, soul-sucking-religious, hate-mongering, anti-thinking, old-boy networking, pro-rich scaffolding policies and legacy. Thanks for the war, the recession, and the imminent depression. Thanks for conflating government with yours and your pals’ profit-making agendas. Thanks for ignoring, and in many cases dehumanizing, everyone not seated at your very small table, and thanks…

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Race and Poetry [preview]

Part 1 of 3 Stay tuned for the *complete* audio of the Race and Poetry panel @ PennSound [http://www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/King.html or on a “bigger” page, waiting to hear]. In the meantime, *incomplete* video @ Blip.TV [http://amyking.blip.tv/ – better quality & only 3 long parts] or YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/user/amyhappens] with 7 shorter videos. The Wilders have also put…

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Little Noteworthies

SELF AWARENESS? I found this elephant — Hong — on G.I.’s blog, “Love Settlement“. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ They just wanted to be like everyone else, and unfortunately they were: normal guys who happened to have sex with other normal guys. For me, to be gay was an elective affinity, a chosen destiny. For most of them, it…

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GET BITCH

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpteWcREVVA] NOT JUST FOR THE LADIES, THINKING GUYS DIG IT TOO! One of the few kick-ass feminist publications produced by and for a younger generation, here’s their mission: Mission We seek to be a fresh, revitalizing voice for feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments, showcases witty and whip-smart critiques of popular culture, and refuses to…

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