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KILLERS IN TUTUS

The best of the poems, photos, and meditations to appear on UPICTURE have now been collected in a book,  KILLERS IN TUTUS, available at Amazon.  Click here.  The cover photo appeared on November 2, 2012 in an essay on Fasching … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood, in Tallinn

. “Welcome to Alaska, where all the women are men, and the men are animals.”

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Ken Kesey and Patsy Cline

. Kesey was sitting on the floor with his back against a washing machine, rolling a hash joint with practiced dexterity. This was in Richard Hugo’s basement, I think. We were respectful, awed, especially by the tightness of his roll. … Continue reading

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Dean Moriarty (Neal Cassady)

. “So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over … Continue reading

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William Burroughs’ Dreammachine

. “Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it ‘creative observation.’ … Continue reading

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F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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“The Botticellian Trees”

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Hearing Robert Frost everywhere

. So apparently simple that he seems easy: “two roads diverged,” “I have been one acquainted with the night,” “Good fences make good neighbors” — you begin to hear him everywhere and to ask about “diverged” and the chasm between … Continue reading

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The Garden of Forking Paths

. “Before unearthing this letter, I had questioned myself about the ways in which a book can be infinite. I could think of nothing other than a cyclic volume, a circular one. A book whose last page was identical with … Continue reading

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“the pure products of america”

“… while the imagination strains after deer going by fields of goldenrod in the stifling heat of September somehow it seems to destroy us It is only in isolate flecks that something is given off No one to witness and … Continue reading

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