This biological alphabet can be found in The Doug Skinner Dossier, available from Black Scat Books. HYBRIDS the alligator bones the crocodile the dog enters the fox the goat humps the ibex the jaguar knows the lynx the mongoose nails the otter the pika quickies the rabbit the starfish taps the urchin the vole works […]
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December 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments
June 8th, 2015 · 5 Comments
A brief essay on the nature of humor. This page will appear in The Doug Skinner Dossier, to be published next month by Black Scat Books.
December 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments
November 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments
Buttons showing John Dee’s Hieroglyphic Monad, to hand out at my recent talk about Dee.
November 3rd, 2014 · 5 Comments
Horoscrapes is now available! Here is the publisher’s blurb: Part Oulipian exercise, these meticulous scrapings reveal the future in all its sublime absurdity. The author approached the horoscope in his morning newspaper as if it were a puzzle, like the crossword or sudoku. By scraping out the middle part, and joining the beginning and end, he received a hidden message. Reading outside the lines […]
October 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments
At a recent reading/slideshow of selections from The Unknown Adjective, I performed a musical version of the last page. Ralph Hamperian played the tuba.
October 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments
The book blog “Wuthering Expectations” has posted a nice review of the Selected Plays of Alphonse Allais. You can read it here. The book in question is available from Amazon. Norman Conquest, of Black Scat Books, has sent these photos of happy readers:
April 4th, 2014 · No Comments
A round on a bit of verse by Ambrose Bierce.
May 9th, 2013 · No Comments
Francisque Sarcey (1827-1899) was, for much of his career, the most powerful theatrical critic in Paris. He was the perfect model of the blunt bourgeois, championing common sense, anti-intellectualism, and traditional values. He favored light, commercial fare, and railed against Ibsen and Jarry. He was, predictably, a prime target for young artists. Alphonse Allais took […]
March 13th, 2013 · No Comments
“Hide Hide the Cow’s Outside” was another piece I did for the Oberlin Dance Collective, back in 1976. It was assembled from found material, bits of text and music, many having to do with Calvin Coolidge, our most taciturn president. The performers all wore black, with tuned bells at their waists. Margot Crosman made a […]