Tuesday, December 27, 2005

INDEX

For convenience, here's an INDEX. I'll renew its post-date each time to maintain it at the top of the blog. Each new blurb contribution will continue beneath it. I invite all readers to participate by sending me blurbs to GalateaTen@aol.com . No limitations on what the blurbs can say -- just include your full name, please.

I will take blurbs until Dec. 31, 2005. I'll begin writing next year the ONE book to fit ALL blurbs. Please feel free to keep sending blurbs for the rest of the year.

To date, here are the blurb contributors (THANK YOU for participating!):


INDEX:

Sept. 28, 2005:
Project Description
Nick Carbo
Del Ray Cross
Ron Silliman
Tsipi Keller
Stephen Vincent
Andrew Joron

Sept. 29, 2005:
Brian Clements
Addie Tsai
kari edwards
Tom Beckett (1)
Aldon L. Nielsen
Michael Magee
Bob Dylan, as channeled by Chris Stroffolino
Patrick James Dunagan
Sandy McIntosh
Allen Bramhall
Irving Weiss
Kent Johnson
Martha Deed
Timothy Martin

Sept. 30, 2005
Thomas Fink
Bino A. Realuyo
Mark Lamoreaux
Veronica Montes
Jean Vengua
Ruth Lepson
Mark Young (1)

Oct. 1, 2005
Karri Kokko
Lorna Dee Cervantes
Leny M. Strobel
Chris Toph
Michael Wells

Oct. 2, 2005
Anny Ballardini
Noah Eli Gordon
Barbara Jane Reyes
Patrick Rosal (Maysa, 1)
Patrick Rosal (Duwa, 2)
Patrick Rosal (Tallo, 3)
Lee Herrick (1)
Mark Young (2)

Oct. 3, 2005
Michelle Bautista (1)
Ernesto Priego
Rich Magahiz (1)

Oct. 4, 2005
Lyle Daggett
Jade Afable
Ivy Alvarez
Benito Vergara
Emmy Catedral

Oct. 5, 2005
Jukka-Pekka Kervinen -- 100 Blurbs!
(Jukka's blurbs split in four posts)

Oct. 6, 2005
Lee Herrick (2)
Tom Beckett (2)
Aileen Ibardaloza
Paolo Javier (1)
Paolo Javier (2)
Rhett Pascual (1)
William Allegrezza

Oct. 7, 2005
Michelle Bautista (2)
Rhett Pascual (2)

Oct. 9, 2005
Rhett Pascual (3)
Rhett Pascual (4)
Catherine Daly
Steven Donald Dalachinsky

Oct. 10, 2005
Joanna Fuhrman

Oct. 11, 2005
William Allegrezza (2)

Oct. 12, 2005
Rich Magahiz (2)

Oct. 13, 2005
Rochita Ruiz
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Rene Magritte, as channeled by Mark Young

Oct. 17, 2005
Barry Schwabsky

Oct. 21, 2005
Brandon Shimoda (1)
David Delbaum

Oct. 25, 2005
Brandon Shimoda (2)

Oct. 26, 2005
Billy "The Blogging Poet" Jones

Oct. 27, 2005
Nadine Sarreal

Nov. 3, 2005
Michelle Bautista (3)

Nov. 6, 2005
Rich Magahiz (3)

Nov. 13, 2005
Rich Magahiz (4)
Sheila Murphy

Nov. 24, 2005
Rich Magahiz (5)

Nov. 27, 2005
Chris Perkins

Dec. 2, 2005
Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor

Dec. 6, 2005
Rich Magahiz (6)

Dec. 27, 2005
Dan Waber

N.B. The titles of the blog posts are by Moi, not by the participating authors.

UPDATE: A HURRICANE VICTIM RELIEF FUNDRAISER --
Are you a writer who needs a blurb for your book? Jukka-Pekka Kervinen's blurbs are available for sale; you can replace references to Moi with your name and title of your book. Contact Moi for further details. All sales/donation proceeds to be donated for hurricane relief efforts!

PREEEEN! MOI AM FOREVER OUT OF REACH!

DAN WABER WRITES IN:

Throw out everything you know about the meta, the self-referential, the paradigm shift, the running gag, the subtle, the wry, the twisted and everything you only thought you knew about the beautiful lie. The very instant you think you have this book figured out it giggles "yes" in your ear and skitters just out beyond your reach again, again, again.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

MOI ANSWERS "WHERE'S THE BEEF?"

RICH MAGAHIZ WRITES IN, SIXTHLY:

One standout in the week's mailbag is the überchapbook *To Beef the Poet*, which recasts Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics from the point of a contemporaneous Melanesian peasant who spends his days singing of his fine carabao and planting his rice paddy and wandering through the bamboo grove then to come home in the evening to his little nipa hut to sip sweet, sweet tuba all night long whilst gazing on the lissome bare-breasted neighbor girl and ay hesus maria hosep it's all so very freaking quaint it's SICK!

Whoa...

Friday, December 02, 2005

CELEBRATE WITH MOI THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF EINSTEIN'S RELATIVITY!!

REBECCA MABANGLO-MAYOR WRITES IN:

Whether expounding upon the complex refractive index of highly concentrated hemoglobin solutions, birefringence control, or thin-film optimization strategies, Tabios’ newest collection of traditional and avant-garde poetry crystallizes and refines the beauty of photonics and optics, revealing a depth of complexity and artistry never before seen. Her creativity combines the highest levels of scientific investigation with the pure vision of an imagined and intuitive submicrometer poetic field to reveal the innermost weavings between science and art.

The visual poetry contained in this volume not only reveal the newest, most novel approaches to microlithography, but also illuminate the transient yet practical splendor of microsystems on the nanoscale. Diagrams are further enhanced by Tabios’ often peculiar way of segmenting language, exposing the language and cultural gaps so often overlooked in our high-technology society. Critical dimension variation in high-NA optical lithography is used to illustrate the strained and intricate relationship between the working poor and the affluent world investor. Complex propagating wave formulae and Bragg wavelength definitions combined with simple lists of consumables and commodities acronyms provide a new vision of line enjambment sure to be the topic of intense scrutiny by the critical elite for many years to come.

Although Tabios’ approaches to utilizing Fourier-imaging applications in magnetic resonance spectroscopy seem simplistic, by using Bayesian image reconstruction algorithms to investigate the deformation and commoditization of women’s bodies, this poet for the 21st century shows that she is unafraid of edge distortion and pixilation when it comes to cultural critique. On the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s special theory of relativity in the Year of Physics, it is appropriate that Eileen Tabios has given voice to a new level of scientific and poetic achievement.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

MOI MOVES SHORELINES!

CHRIS PERKINS WRITES IN:

Outrageous: a true archetype! Mme Tabios throws another thought into the supremacist pond -- then somehow delights with us; redefining our shoreline boundaries and challenging our inner architectonic sophistry.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

MORE SUCCINCTLY FOR THANKGIVING!

RICH MAGAHIZ WRITES IN, FIFTHLY:

Bastos!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

LET MOI UNPIN YE FROM FOSSILS!

SHEILA MURPHY WRITES IN:

The full comPRendium: dollops turned spatchfuls of punctual, lyrical flow, as far from leaning on crusts of punctuation as they go. Is she for REAL, this dynamo of informal forms? Surrender while she unpins you from your fossilized state of UNendorse, meant to share firm, free unwrinkled poesy in tune with times to come, all mathematically unbundled for the tutored and untutored eyes.

THE BASTOS ARE COMING IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING!

RICH MAGAHIZ WRITES IN, FOURTHLY:

The writerly landscape of The Storming of the Bastos is compelling in just the same way a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is compelling at the moment when the lid of a heavy chrome salver is raised to reveal a severed chimpanzee arm flecked with gore. A heady romp through an anthrax-ridden meadow!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

MOI AM A "FABOO" DIAMOND!

RICH MAGAHIZ WRITES IN, THIRDLY:

Simultaneously promising much but witholding that which is most at issue from view, this "faboo" new author has produced a new work in her randy oeuvre which leaves the distinct impression of a spirited cakewalk draped in a diaphanous burqa. Yet if nothing else must needs compel, one is drawn to the droll notion that once you have seen one pachyderm inseminated, you don't have to see another. Or, as another reviewer put it succinctly, the perserverant reader is likely to encounter here a "diamond passing the first water."