how many ants are need to fill an apartment
A wrecked Zeppelin sits ashore in Mison, France, 1918.Photograph by Paul Thompson, National Geographic
According to Freud, zeppelins are dream-symbols for erections.
My cousin’s wife gave birth a week ago. She’s in love. Yesterday an old classmate died after jumping from a 7th story. My boss is due in a month. And you’re in the hospital. We, like warped spokes on a pair of creaking life cycles.
Sufjan Stevens — The Owl and the Tanager
how could you run from me now?
the loneliest chime in the house
the loneliest chime in my house
you let it out you let it ou
spring quarter resolution no. 1:
stop using acronyms.
Very alive. The past week is a testament to how much you can love a person. Also to adventures. To companionships. To the kind of partnership that gets shit done. In the middle of Pennsylvania, the Allegheny River cuts open mountain lips. In Ohio, there is snow, and four-wheelers keel aside until it lifts. It doesn’t. I am as ready to go back to Chicago as I’ll ever be, looking for some better balance between guilt about not taking care of the people closest to me and guilt about not advocating for a better world (or let’s start with a better Chicago). Okay.
Photographs by Thom Sheridan
In 1986, the United Way attempted to break the world record for balloon launches, by releasing 1.5 million balloons, which resulted in two deaths, millions in lawsuits, and a devastating environmental impact.
Here, in the birthplace of slam, there are still very few opportunities for poets of all ages to perform together on equal ground—not as mentors and mentees, but fellow students of our own voices. Fellow poets…We live in a city of grand contradictions: A city known for great violence and great art, lavish corruption and grind-mode work, abject resignation, and endless wonder. Our poetry teaches us how to exist in this space. It teaches us how to speak up, and how to do it well. It comforts us, saddens us, moves us, and redeems us. It teaches us to find our voices, and then it teaches us how to use them, together.
Sign up for Chicago Grand Slam~ You don’t have to be from Chicago to register! Cheapest indie slam evar. And all the registration fees go to a prize pot for 1st-3rd!