Bench Press

'Where's revolution these days? I spend a long time hunting for it, but I can't find it. Then I have an idea: if it's been pensioned off, it probably lives in a pension. Quite right! I find it staying at a pension in rue Danton. It's hanging from the ceiling like a chandelier and is very dusty. All the candles have burned down.'

Sven Lindqvist, Bench Press


nick-e melville

Life is elsewhere

'if a poem is to be a true poem, it must be read by somebody else besides the author; only then can it prove that it is not merely a disguised diary and that it is capable of living its own life, independent of the person who had written it.'

Milan Kundera, Life is Elsewhere


the case for lower case

i have no idea if you can get lower case letters for blog titles and such, big fan of lower case.
in the meantime:

lower case is presence...lower case gives you space to live...
lower case is the swish of the skirt

with apologies to Tom Leonard, from the case for lower case,
it seemed apt.

four self portraits, variation

nick-e melville


'Not reading, it might be said, [is] the highest expression of atheism...' Roberto BolaƱo, 2666.