Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Body of SONS


The Wheel

Home-Schooled By a Cackling Jackal: Toonces the Driving Cat

("drive, he sd" ~R. Creeley)

thanks reb for great pic (so bright!)


Blogger Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

please note that in the making of this production no babies were actually harmed ("in the name of the Father, Son & The Holy Ghost" Ah, men. To Poetry) in mind, body or spirit

please note the people in the background
clearly this documented (& supenable - gee never had to spell that before) event occured in a parking lot, note the kite, and not on a super deluxe highway to Hollywood with not a seat=belt in site


14/7/05 04:34  
Blogger Renee Wagemans said...

I have a simular picture of my son at the age of 10 months.
He is now 19 years

14/7/05 08:09  
Blogger Reb said...

Yes, this picture was taken at a rest stop parking lot on our drive to Pittsburgh.

I would never use flash photography when Gideon is actually driving. I don't want him to be distracted and lose his concentration on the road.

14/7/05 09:26  
Blogger poetzie said...

Lorna- I'm sure you've seen this, though that doesn't make it any less disturbing. . .

15/7/05 15:16  
Blogger poetzie said...

the link is
but without the breaks. This window won't let me put it as a string.

15/7/05 15:18  
Blogger Tony said...

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16/7/05 09:26  
Blogger Tony said...

What is so disturbing about not wanting to ghettoize or exoticize my ethnicity?

What is so disturbing about thinking critically about identity rather than buying some party line about what a "real" Chicano is supposed to be?

These attitudes are far more disturbing and racist than any poem I may write.

I am incredibly OFFENDED that Lorna Dee offered to "critique" my poems, to "sand my planks" and that she called me a "latent tortilla eater."

I've thought this through, and there are no hard feelings. I'm over it. (That is until someone jumps on me again about this topic.)

17/7/05 11:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lorna Dee Cervantes,
I greatly admire EMPLUMADA. I haven't read your second book but hope to do so soon. At least the library in Denver has a large selection of poetry. I'm in El Chuco now working. I'm not sure if I will be staying in Denver or not yet in the fall, but I'd like to drive out to Boulder and meet you even if I'm just putting my stuff in storage. I hope this isn't too presumptious. I've been an adjuct at Metro. with that huge salary and concern for my healthcare if you know what I mean.
I wanted to drive to Boulder and meet you for some time. I should have just done it. I'm terribly shy about meeting poets. I will miss Denver if I have to leave. My first book was recently published. I can't purchase any books for a while, but hope to read your new stuff. Oh, I know Carolina M. and she told me about the Latina Letters conference. Maybe some day I'll attend. It sounds like a place to meet some nice women who are working to share their work as a community in a spirit of generosity and constant learning, unlearning and growth. Have a nice day! I look forward to reading your new poems. I got hold of your email and would like to send you an email sometime, but I thought I'd just post something here first. I'm in limbo right now about where I'll be in September. But I am always looking forward to your poems here. I admire your poetry, and poety is the secret as someone once said to me. He also said poetry is a movement for lamentation to praise. It certainly can be!
Sheryl L.

18/7/05 12:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops, forgive the errors above.
among others :)
I'm off to work for a company of sellers who yell, "sell, sell, sell, hustle these customers" all day long.

18/7/05 12:50  
Blogger Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

btw, reb, captivating as he is, note that the baby is not the subject of this post, it's the steering "Wheel"
gotta ask ourselves, Is it Poetry, or is it Memorex?

19/7/05 15:44  

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