Lyrics: Andrew Bird

We often overlook how important poetry is in our society. Our identities are nearly unthinkable without the poetic, artful language that we share. We just don’t call it poetry. We call it slogans. We call it sayings. And above all, we call it lyrics. Take the pop violinist and singer Andrew Bird. Here is a

Reading: Light by Charles Simic

Fellow Dutch poet Willem Thies shared this short poem from the book “The lunatic” by Charles Simic on social media. I forward it here. The light Our thoughts like it quiet In this no-bird dawn, Like the way the early light Takes the world as it finds it And makes no comment About the apples

The Impossible Art of Instagram Poetry

Poetry adapts. It can permeate every medium, play with every medium, turn every medium into its proper form. There is no need for a theoretical underpinning. Poetry can. But poetry can not just “be”. It has to happen, too. All the efforts to put poetry on the street, among the ‘normal people’ hinge on what


Today I found this: Growl Now that I am lowered into my trench language I become an invocation. I am muscles and tendons, a pressurized blood machine, slowly releasing what was stored between the apostrophes, like a captured animal. I am a cormorant of the apocalypse, a confessing nihilist. Opinions grow on me like frozen

Professor Trompsky #3

Professor Trompsky, welcome. I guess you are a regular on our show now. – Yes you could say that [chuckles] Just  before this interview, you said you had a mediocre ephiphany. Care to elaborate? – Yes. Consider thissimple question. Would you increase your happiness at the cost of another’s happiness? I guess not. – But isn’t

Beauty Flarf

Is Double Cleansing Really Necessary? Norwegian-born supermodel Frida Aasen has a special glow to her skin. I think we can all agree that the first jet lag mask from Summer Friday’s was not disappointing. We’re exposed to hundreds of thousands of bacteria every single day. Most of these 24 makeup mavens are bilingual. Facial hair