Sunday, April 12, 2009

real palm sunday

"easter" haiku why
waste of time no one reads you
ku anymore now

Friday, November 07, 2008

snow mobiles

so now that sarah
sings sonnets to alaskan
dawns praise snow machines

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hi. I've been listening to a lot of metal.

At my desk, both feet
beating out fifteen eighths,
certifying loans.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The *Other* You Ku

Google searches for
"you ku" lead them here; but we're
not Chinese YouTube.

Sunday, March 02, 2008


when all is silent
i awake and ask myself
is the world still there?

Monday, February 04, 2008

Woke up in New York,
fell asleep in Chicago,
more dreams of L.A.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Columbia College Chicago Beautifies Neighborhood Subway with Harrison Haiku

Media Contact: Micki Leventhal 312-344-7383

January 23, 2008

Columbia College Chicago Beautifies Neighborhood Subway with Harrison Haiku
Art Installation Contributes to CTA Adopt-A-Station Program with Text & Graphics

Opening Celebration January 30

CHICAGO, IL -- Moments of awe, radiance and sudden insight in the midst of everyday life, captured in 17 syllables, are the essence of Haiku, Japanese minimalist poetry. A graphic art installation of Haiku, written by poetry students from Columbia College Chicago and Jones College Prep, will be unveiled in a community celebration in and around the Harrison Street Red Line subway station on Wednesday, January 30. The event takes place at 10:30 a.m. and will feature poetry readings and music, as well as comments by Columbia President Warrick L. Carter, Ph.D., Jones Prep Principal Donald Fraynd, Ph.D., Second Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti and a representative from the CTA.

“The spare beauty of the Haiku form paired with the colorful graphics will be a wonderful ‘awakening’ for the South Loop residents and workers, as well as the thousands of Columbia and Jones students, faculty and staff who use the Harrison subway each day,” says Kenneth Daley, chair of the English Department at Columbia, which offers both undergraduate and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Poetry.

Haiku will be read by Columbia MFA/Poetry students Nicole Wilson and Kate Brady, Columbia MFA/Poetry alumni John Franklin Dandridge and Jones students Nat Iosbaker (senior) and Erayna Wright (freshman). Jaman Dunn, first violinist and concert master for the Jones orchestra, will perform a violin piece and a short percussion performance will be provided by members of the Chicago Dragons Athletic Association.

The Harrison Haiku project was conceived as both a means to showcase the creative product of Columbia Poetry students and to contribute to the community. After getting approval from the CTA to adopt the Harrison station, the school’s Office of Campus Environment held a competition with Interior Architecture students to design the physical installation. Through workshops conducted by Poetry faculty and students and teaching artists from Columbia’s Center for Community Arts Partnerships, original Haiku were created by college students from Columbia and high school students from Jones.

Installation of artwork in the mezzanine, escalator/stair and platform levels will begin in January and will be staged over the upcoming months.

The Harrison Haiku art installation is another example of Columbia College Chicago’s innovative efforts to create a vibrant and welcoming environment in the South Loop,” says Alicia Berg, Columbia’s vice president of campus environment. “It will join the public art we have already installed on previously blank building facades and storefronts so that our campus better reflects the creative spirit of our institution. We are thrilled to be able to contribute Harrison Haiku as a beautiful and educational resource for the community.”

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

r/x mantra

looking from windows
speaking behind the blue mask
what is it we fear

Friday, November 16, 2007

Something for David Yow (I'm becoming a feminist)

Fighting fascistic
freedom for feminism
so fuck you too Juan

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Stranger Than (A Philosophically BAD Movie)

No, just like fiction.
Hollywood wins narrative
tug of war, hands down.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

band x's third album crescendo dilemma

how many more times
and how many different ways
can we go for it?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

A Death Wish Is Forever

Four paparazzi
princesses crash hard in a
diamond SUV

Sunday, July 29, 2007

bye derr

push has come to shove
mike, but not before one more
party over here

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

the angel of the board

the darts snap too fast
from our man to win, but when
he turned 21. . . .

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Domestic Fable #84

Contessa's scared of
the new fan. I'll come home to
find it still, mangled.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

you can't make this up

"i've got confidence
in al gonzalez doin'
the job"--gwb

Friday, May 18, 2007

almost as good as ours

Old friend, Cro Bagnon,
Your douche Kingdom hath no end,
'Bag Superhero.

Duke Nukem Douchebag
It's time to Bleeth and chew gum
I'm all out of gum.

-- danny bonnadouchey

Fire giver too strong
Cro Bagnon Burnt Angry GRRR
women need help bagnon.

-- SkanderDouche

'The Rock' eyebow douche
unbuttons his shirt four down.
Need towel for face grease.

-- Grigori Rasdouchin

no fake 'n bake, that.
mandana usurped by gel.
love your geico ads.

-- douche of earl

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

What in the

It is sometimes called
La-La Land but also known
fondly as Hell-A.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

post 900

calzones, bechamel
marxist mind control potions
in every loaf

Monday, April 30, 2007

Pet Story

Dog's grown a grey beard.
Still barks at thunder, sirens
raise sympathy howls.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Along the coastline
birds soar on the offshore breeze.
Clouds gather inland.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

overheard on state street

"my life is a mess
someone else made i'm trying
to clean up for good"

Saturday, March 31, 2007

maintain myriad
flirtations. you're great. you should
shine against the dull

Thursday, March 29, 2007

all the craziness
desire brings, the crude pleasures
the depravities

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


competition is
fierce dans le monde de moustache
is that a three-tier?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

wall street journal haiku

Rise in Downloading
Fails to Boost Industry; A
Retailing Shakeout

Saturday, March 24, 2007

For Demetri

Both: admirable.
But democracies evolve,
"move on" (as they say).

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I'm gonna need some more testosterone.

I bet this guy thinks
we're a bunch of amateurs.
Time to prove him wrong!

How To Be A Bizbot: CFO Conference

don't shower; inside
out underwear; fart; bleed from
fresh scrape on keyboard


Office mate: big creep

East coast, old money
Dartmouth, UVA, Sidley
Let me touch your boobs??

political haiku of the day #2

steve, you called it. you've
probably seen this; this guy
says why he did it

four years long

what if they rise up
in strength and go stop, enough
the length alone sucks?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Action photo!

Can someone explain
exactly what's HAPPONING
in this photograph??

Whatever, we're grown-ups.

Would we act this way
if we had not been drinking?
Oh ya... probably.

Mob Mentality

have your fun, dear jerks
but remember i am an

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Atomically and Mathematically but not nowadays

We are black swans who
sing broken songs tripling
nine notes in coda

Sunday, March 18, 2007

r.i.p. haiku baby?

teary commencement
ceremony, moustaches
on bottles, ollie

Friday, March 02, 2007

the museum of online museums

the vintage hi-fi
brochure gallery? grocery
list collections? fun

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Net neutrality

call your senator
or your congressperson now,
or no more haikus.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

$1 on scorcese

anyone up for
an academy awards
pool party sunday?

Monday, February 19, 2007

Super furry photographers

Such concentration.
Penguin must be posing the
perfect penguin pose.

Friday, February 09, 2007

solid gold baby

never ever will
i need to search for kitty

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Friday, February 02, 2007

You gotta try eeeeet!

Go here, let meaning
be eaten; our blog becomes
Haiti Youngsters Ku.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I Forgot to Write Haiku for a While

DayQuil. DayQuil. Ooh,
pleasant tingle! DayQuil's like
la la la la la.

Monday, January 29, 2007

long weekend

grammar school failed to
convey the gravity of
a missed period

Friday, January 26, 2007

A smile betrayed me
Before I could stop myself
A new commitment

Thursday, January 25, 2007

They Made Me Do It

Sorry, everyone--
Google allowed just one last
look at my dashboard.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Life burns within us.
One day all will be ashes.
Didn't you know this?

A manual mashup for a modern lesson on an old, old theme

Instructions: turn on
Mogwai's "Auto Rock" - watch the

expansion of gods.

i'm really sorry
to follow nice images
with scat humor, but ---> !