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JSA Lowe

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JSA Lowe's poems have appeared in AGNI, Black Warrior Review, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Harvard Review, Hobart, Salamander, Salt Hill Journal, and Third Coast. Her translations appear in the MLA anthology Nineteenth-Century French Women Poets. Her chapbook DOE was published by Particle Series Books, and the chapbook Cherry-emily is forthcoming from dancing girl press in 2014.

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DOE: A Lyric Novel
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Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul by Susan A. George
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall & Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
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The Saga of the Renunciates by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? by Lundy Bancroft
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A Matter of Magic by Patricia C. Wrede
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Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Davila
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A Test of Poetry by Louis Zukofsky
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Heaven and its Wonders and Hell by Emanuel Swedenborg
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A Burial Cave in Baja California the Palmer Collection, 1887 by William C. Massey
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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.
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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

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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(

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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.



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.

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

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

SHIT where's my copy of Vol I? argh

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

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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"


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

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