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Oulipo Pornobongo: Anthology of Erotic Wordplay

July 5th, 2016 · No Comments

Black Scat Books has published a trade paperback collecting the three issues of Oulipo Pornobongo, a curious little publication devoted to smut written under formal constraints, edited by Norman Conquest. I contributed six pieces (a song, an acrostic, an alphabet, a univocalism, a comic strip on a scenario by Derek Pell, and a homophonic transliteration). […]

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Oulipo Pornobongo 3

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Oulipo Pornobongo 3 is now available from Black Scat Books!  Edited by Norman Conquest, this anthology collects smut written under formal constraints.  I contributed an alphabet (“Hybrids”), a homophonic translation (“A Homophonous Restoration of the ‘King James’ Text of Psalm 23”), and a univocalism (“Gus Fucks Lulu”).  There is also work by Maria Schurr, Tom […]

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On the Opening of Yet Another Last Run of “The Regard of Flight”

March 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Bill Irwin, Michael O’Connor and I performed The Regard of Flight frequently between 1980 and 2003.  It seemed, at times, that we would spend the rest of our lives doing it.  Its last run at the Signature Theater in NYC, however, laid it peacefully to rest.  I wrote this verse in 1991, as we prepared […]

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Opus No. 1

March 5th, 2014 · No Comments

I’m not sure how old I was when I committed my “Opus No. 1” to paper.  Six?  Seven?  Unfortunately, I didn’t date it.  At any rate, it’s a curious little piece, with the virtue of brevity.  The key signature in the bass at the beginning is probably an error.  And there seem to be sketches […]

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The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone

October 15th, 2013 · No Comments

I wrote an introduction for this collection of magazine articles and lectures by John Keel, edited by  Andrew Colvin.  For more on John Keel, look here.  To order the book on Amazon, look over here.

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Oulipo Pornobongo 2

September 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Oh boy!  Oulipo Pornobongo 2 is now out, chockablock with smut and recreational linguistics.  This one features work by Opal Louis Nations, Farewell Debut, D.S. Macpherson, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Giovanni Zuniga, Derek Pell, Roger Leatherwood, Eckhard Gerdes and others.  I contribute a song, an acrostic about mating dachshunds, a translation of an 1885 story by Alphonse […]

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August 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

From the sketchbook…

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July 17th, 2012 · No Comments

I do like the rich sound of viola and organ.  Here’s the beginning of a brooding piece for that combination.

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Out in Cowboy Country

November 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I drew this originally as a slide show, then made a comics version.  I kept the graphic balloons translated by subtitles, however, since that was so much a part of it.  Our cowboy does see some cows, but they head out, so he stops for lunch.  His horse is stolen, so he serenades his sweetheart […]

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The Oberlin Dance Collective in Sonoma

August 12th, 2011 · No Comments

The Oberlin Dance Collective performed at Sonoma State College in 1977.  I sang a couple of songs, and contributed a theater piece, “Hide Hide The Cow’s Outside.”  And it looks as if I lettered the program, too.

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