Saturday, February 14, 2009

a beginning


It's the vertical plane: it connects the earth to the sky. In physical terms it represents the spine, with the anus at one end and the brain at the other. The 'I' explores this vital contradiction, our life is the conflict and resolution between these zones. One so exalted, seemingly unattainable; the other so base and basic, a world of bums, of earth, of dung and weight. The result of this conflict--that is 'I'. The world of idea, pure, and the world of pure shit.

~from Andrew Lindsay's "The Breadmaker's Carnival"

citadel of the spirit

Well, folks, here it is:

Citadel of the Spirit is a valentine for Oregon just out from Matt Love's Nestucca Spit Press in time for Oregon's sesquicentennial, which is today, Valentine's Day.

This is a literary mix tape collection of essays and excepts featuring authors such as Monica Drake, Walt Curtis, Kaia Sand, Cheryl Strayed, Gina Oschner, Michael Strelow, David Horowitz, Erin Ergenbright, Bart King, and others, including yours truly. Much better than some corporate I-love-you.