Distribution Automatique

Saturday, February 17

Holland Cotter featured Mimi Gross' painting
-which we saw and greatly admired at the Ceres opening
last night- (Ceres Gallery:547 West 27th Street)
in the Friday, February 16 NY Times Art section

Agents of Change: Women, Art and Intellect

that included a link to the

The Meaning Forum

which features a painting by Toni Simon!

Contradicta recently Translated Into Icelandic!

Thanks to

Tiubusund tregawott for the link.

PS Shanna Compton featured on the same site.


SPD has sold out the first shipment of *fait accompli* from Heretical Texts.
Until some have been shipped you can order from this page:

Factory School

Tuesday, February 13

This Side of Paradise

"Q- Do you want a lot of money?
A- No. I am merely afraid of being poor.
Q- Very afraid?
A- Just passively afraid.
Q- Where are you drifting?
A- Don't ask *me*!
Q- Don't you care?
A- Rather. I don't want to commit moral suicide.
Q- Have you no interests left?
A- None, I have no more virtue to lose. Just as a cooling pot gives off no more heat, so all through youth and adolescence we give off calories of virtue. That's what's called ingenuousness.
Q- An interesting idea.
A- That's why a good man going wrong attracts people.They stand around literally *warm themselves* at the calories of virtue he gives off. Sarah makes an unsophisticated remark and the faces simper in delight-'How *innocent* the poor child is!' They're warming themselves at her virtue. But Sarah sees the simper and never makes the remark again. Only she feels a little colder after that."

-F.Scott Fitzgerald

*This Side of Paradise* was Fitzgerald's first book, begun when he was still a Princeton undergraduate and published when he was 23.

Sunday, February 11

Today is fait accompli's 4th birthday.

Come celebrate the publication of *fait accompli* the book-
from Factory School's Heretical Texts
at Unnameable Books
456 Bergen Street
(off Flatbush Avenue)
Tuesday, February 27
at 8pm.
The book begins with our first post
on this date in 2003.


^Gary Sullivan, The Great Enabler*

Stan Apps posted a personal and passionate essay about Gary Sullivan's poetics-
"Gary’s poetics consists of decisively rejecting mysterious theatricality, and thereby creating an aesthetic of material accountability. The words in Flarf poems are materials that have been put there precisely so that a mysterious theatrical tone of all-knowingness from the beyond cannot develop. Instead, evidence of human foolishness and goofiness is there instead. The tone of Flarf poems is not really (or not only) a tone of willed outrageousness or silliness, as it may seem to be; the tone is a rejection of mysteriousness, and therefore an acceptance of words and phrases that can be accounted for as merely human..."

read the entire post right now on

refried ORACLE phone


Digitalized Thought from Peter Ciccariello
[via the
Buffalo Poetics List]