Friday, April 02, 2004

Check out this wonderful N+7 makeover by Michael James Bogue of Frank O'Hara's "Why I am not a Painter" at As/Is.

In one of those synchronicities that delight the heart I was thinking of the O'Hara poem when I posted "Kuhn's Nude, Duchamp's Paradigm" a couple of days ago. "Kuhn" is an outtake from a longer poem called "The Armory Show" which got its name from the reference to Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase", a painting which caused enormous controversy in the U.S. when it was first exhibited in what has now come to be known as the Armory Show.

& now the Nude has stepped out of my poem. But the title remains. & so I was thinking about SARDINES. Sorry, make that SARGASSO.

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