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JSA Lowe

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JSA Lowe's poems have been published most recently in Black Warrior Review, Chicago Review, DIAGRAM, Hobart, Salamander, Salt Hill Journal, Third Coast, and Versal. Her translations appear in the MLA anthology Nineteenth-Century French Women Poets. DOE was recently reissued by East Beach Press, and Cherry-emily is available from dancing girl press. Currently completing a PhD in poetry and literature at the University of Houston, she also studied at Mount Holyoke College, University of Cambridge, Boston University, and Arizona State University. She lives on Galveston Island.

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DOE: A Lyric Novella

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Cherry-emily

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“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
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“You nightmare, gasped and jerk up all at once where I bolt too, hand flown to rest on his kidneys. Confused bedclothes, the sulphurous dark. Worse for you, the same war, another battle so undoing that in daylight you won’t admit it, nothing, nothing, avert and work. His purple-circled eyes could have been anywhere. She sets a pan, quietly, of biscuits. Bring me morning’s water bucket, then turn wordless out. Finished enough, now I will out too, Mr. Whitman in scandalous hand with a leaf to hold my place. Rivering. Greening. It all stops, water too silty and feet booted, she crooks in a moss-tree and is lost, forgets even to ask for moccasins. I have wrapped fear into linen and hoped it into lavender, saved for funerary. At noon he looks; returns, admits. Across the tablecloth can ask Where did you come from.
JSA Lowe, DOE: A Lyric Novella
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“We gave each other wedding rings made of ice.”
JSA Lowe, DOE: A Lyric Novella
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“Why is it that whenever I hear music I think I’m a bride?”
Djuna Barnes

“True heroism is minutes, hours, weeks, year upon year of the quiet, precise, judicious exercise of probity and care—with no one there to see or cheer. This is the world.”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

“If poets often commit suicide, it is not because their poems are bad but because they are good. Whoever heard of a bad poet committing suicide? The reader is only a little better off. The exhilaration of a good poem lasts twenty minutes, an hour at most.

Unlike the scientist, the artist has reentry problems that are frequent and catastrophic.”
Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

“You’d better get busy, though, buddy. The goddamn sands run out on you every time you turn around. I know what I’m talking about. You’re lucky if you get time to sneeze in this goddamn phenomenal world. {...} I used to worry about that. I don’t worry about it very much any more. At least I’m still in love with Yorick’s skull. At least I always have time enough to stay in love with Yorick’s skull. I want an honorable goddamn skull when I’m dead, buddy. I hanker after an honorable goddamn skull like Yorick’s.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

“When the starry sky, a vista of open seas, or a stained-glass window shedding purple beams fascinate me, there is a cluster of meaning, of colors, of words, of caresses, there are light touches, scents, sighs, cadences that arise, shroud me, carry me away, and sweep me beyond the things I see, hear, or think, The "sublime" object dissolves in the raptures of a bottomless memory. It is such a memory, which, from stopping point to stopping point, remembrance to remembrance, love to love, transfers that object to the refulgent point of the dazzlement in which I stray in order to be.”
Julia Kristeva, Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

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message 1: by Moira

Moira Russell O HAI BELLA


message 2: by JSA

JSA Lowe O HAI IT IS ME NOW


message 3: by JSA

JSA Lowe Frankly, it's a bit euphoric. εὐφορία!


message 4: by Moira

Moira Russell J.S.A. wrote: "Frankly, it's a bit euphoric. εὐφορία!"

That is awesome! (WTF GR did not email me comment notif)

That is a snazzy userpic, too. It would be nice if you could somehow xfer your books/comments/&c over - are you having to do it all by hand? Or choosing new stuff?


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JSA Lowe Haha, and my userpic also displays my terrible scribbled posture and disintegrating cervical vertabrae! I brought over all the books (YAY IMPORT/EXPORT FEATURE), but the comments I think will always be by one irritatingly verbose chick named unnarrator.

Sadly I did lose all my favorite quotations. :o(


message 6: by Moira

Moira Russell WHAT THE HECK GOODREADS EMAIL ME NOTIFS PLEASE

J.S.A. wrote: "Haha, and my userpic also displays my terrible scribbled posture and disintegrating cervical vertabrae!

It is WRITERLY posture! Like the old man in the Peter S Beagle book who said he liked to think of himself as a permanent living question mark.

(YAY IMPORT/EXPORT FEATURE),

YAY TECH

but the comments I think will always be by one irritatingly verbose chick named unnarrator.

We are verbose, we contain multitudes!

Sadly I did lose all my favorite quotations

Well boo, that sucks. I didn't have any when I first joined but now I have lots.


message 7: by Moira

Moira Russell HAPPY BIRTHDAY bella!!


message 8: by Moira

Moira Russell YOU NEED THIS. You NEED this. WE ALL need this. It is so funny and wise and comforting whenever I open it, at any page, and I just started it but if I were right there next to you I would press it upon you and say read. OMG it's so fucking good.




message 9: by Moira

Moira Russell O HAI have THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...


message 10: by Moira

Moira Russell TEAM GOODREADS ALERT ALERT http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

SHIT where's my copy of Vol I? argh


message 11: by JSA

JSA Lowe OH DAMN THAT IS SO EXCITING

(we crossed in the ether, I just emailed you! but tragically briefly)


message 12: by Moira

Moira Russell I KNOW HOLY CRAP


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JSA Lowe Moira wrote: "AHEM"

"from Kleist, Poe, Musil, and Lovecraft to Philip K. Dick"

WELL DAYUM

Thank you lady! And Trier too! //scurries to I.L.L. website


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