Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chicago Poem #33

Waiting for the Uffizi

The Chicago Avenue bus is number 60
The Clark Street bus is 22
The Fullerton bus is 74
The Armitage bus is 73
One less.
The Ashland bus is 9
The Ashland Express X9
The Western bus is 49
The Western Express X49
The Damen Bus is 50
One more.

Waiting for the bus,
I imagine they are waiting
in a long queue for the Uffizi
to view some fine art
from some Renaissance
during some plague.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Handmade Underground Beautiful Books from Marseille

If you're ever in Marseille, check out his bookstore:

Librairie Le Lievre de Mars
21, rus des 3 mages, 13001 marseille

I bought several handmade books there that were amazing and beautiful. My favorite "L'Usine Nouvelle" came with a website.

This website was everything I expected and more. It plays into my idea of French Artists. I clicked all over the page hoping it would lead me further. But, ah, Monsieur...Madamoiselle...Life is Absurd! Give cigarettes to babies!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Chicago Poem #17

Irwin Birds
Art by Todd Irwin

Old notebooks have resurfaced
and apparently,
late 20th Century Chicago
was full of whiny brats
with bad cursive,
naive notions of life and art
and disposable pens.
Let us now sing.