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Two Poems

18 Nov

I haven’t written, let alone put out into the world, any poetry in quite a while. The lapse in poetry coincided with the rise of prose, interviews, reviews and other such works that are intended for clear articulation of ideas, getting down to the point. But so many phrases rack up in notebooks and scraps, […]

Veterans Day

11 Nov

Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen, France 1917 Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; […]

Love Is Blind… And Furry

6 Nov

Dear Four Humors, (With apologies to everyone.) Though it may be an indelicate topic If you’re seeking the intellectually erotic Try getting spanked with the New Yorker, But if you’re looking for a corker, Some light psychology to fix your mood Before it sinks in to a winter brood, Then get down to the Bedlam […]

Picking Up Crumbs: Rock & Roll Circus

16 Oct

Alright, so that picture is from Fort Wilson Riot’s Idigaragua and not from the spectacle going down at the Music Box tonight, but it seemed as good a place as any to start. As Hilary Davis of the band Bella Koshka said, “The way to bring in a big crowd in Minneapolis is to bring […]

Alec Soth and the “The Last Days of W.”

20 Jan

Paul Schmelzer over at MNIndy posts up about Twin Cities photog turned art-star Alec Soth‘s latest compilation, a book of photos entitled “The Last Days of W.”  Which was yesterday, but like any bad hangover, is gonna have it’s lingering effects.  The title is taken from a beautifully simple, cutting poem by (the pseudonymous?) Lester B. […]

Sarah Palin: Poetry in Motion

1 Oct

We here at Cake in 15 pride ourselves in having read a little poetry here and there. Yes, our bodies have been sung electric and we have had elevators drop us from our day. Sylvia Plath, Nikki Giovanni, Louise Gluck, Sharon Olds, we love you ladies. But the newcomer on the scene, with her direct […]