A Different Sort of X-Mas

Tired of the same old Christmas rut? Me too. So, I've gone off topic and slapped together a motley list of Christmas ditties from the various alternative subcultures that have enlivened the pale blue dot over the years. Enjoy! And do feel free to offer your own suggestions in the comments. Merry X-mas! Motley and…


William Burroughs – Thanksgiving Prayer

Looking back, absorbing now, casting a gaze toward the ugly red horizon, this is the liturgy we have left to us ... as WSB said, "until the bare lies shine through": To see Big Bad Bill read the whole thing in all his glory, watch this video of WSB reading "Thanksgiving Prayer": Amen.

A Word on Spam Poetry

A few years back, while attending the &Now conference on innovative writing at Lake Forest College in Chicago, I was introduced to the concept of spam poetry. For some, this exercise simply takes the form of a kind of poetic version of Duchamp's "found object": take the spam email and, without reshaping it in any…