120 Jacket interviews: The list at the end of this link provides quick links to one hundred and twenty interviews mainly with writers in «Jacket» magazine up to and including «Jacket 40» (late 2010), sorted by the interviewee’s last name.
Photo: US poet Kathleen Fraser at a San Francisco Poetry Center grant party, 1973. Photographer unknown.
A healthcare provider has sued the Internal Revenue Service and 15 of its agents, charging they wrongfully seized 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans.
The name of the provider is not yet known, United Press International said. But Courthouse News Service said the suit claims the agency violated the Fourth Amendment in 2011, when agents executed a search warrant for financial data on one employee – and that led to the seizure of information on 10 million, including state judges.
From: The Washington Times at Link.
A swan has been grounded for his own safety after falling head over heels in love with a helicopter. The bird – called Whooper – has developed an unusual attachment to the £6million chopper and tries to fly up to meet it every time it comes into land.
Whooper has been looking for a new mate for the past two years in the skies over Les Mielles Golf and Country Club on the Channel Island of Jersey after losing his partner. But instead of falling for a fellow bird he’s become obsessed with the dark-coloured Eurocopter that regularly lands at the adjacent airstrip.
Photo (c) SWNS.com
Published on MailOnline at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/
Story by Suzannah Hills, PUBLISHED: 17 May 2013
Two items that perhaps should be linked: (1) US Government secretly spies on reporters, and (2) “StrongBox”: a safe way for whistleblowers to contact the press.
Read on: (1) the US Justice Department secretly listened in on thousands of phone calls from AP reporters, attempting to trace their contacts. Link.
And (2): Aaron Swartz, a programmer who was given a crushing federal criminal indictment and who subsequently committed suicide in a Brooklyn apartment, developed a safer way for journalists and their anonymous sources to communicate without being traced by anyone. The resulting Open Source code (anyone can use it) is now operational at the «New Yorker». Link.
Photo: l to r: Kevin Poulsen, Aaron Schwartz, courtesy The New Yorker.
Norman Vincent Peale… remember him?
Killing machines: a photo taken at the Sydney Fish Market.
“Who did you say was standing next to me?…”
Maxine Chernoff, John Tranter, Lyn Tranter, Chicago 1989: don’t time slip away?
You can see nineteen photos of the magnolia flower, from birth to death, right here on my Main Site:
Adventures on the Isle of Adolescence; La Loca:
Pocket Poets Number 46, City Lights Publishers, 1989 – Poetry – 118 pages
La Loca is at a high pitch in these confessional and ecstatic outbursts made famous by her performances on tour from New York to Australia [where she read with Gig Ryan at the Evening Star Hotel near Central Railway in Sydney, a.k.a. The Evil Star Hotel. JT] She was one of four American writers chosen to represent the United States at the 1988 Winter Olympics Arts Festival in Calgary, Canada. La Loca grew up in impoverished Chicano districts of Los Angeles and now lives in Hollywood, California.
“To watch this kinetic portrait of sass and blood and fire and gentle weeping is to wonder if an eggshell shaved translucent could be more fragile then her soul.” – Itabari Njeri, Los Angeles Times
“What this dynamite young woman does is use her keen intelligence, lacerating wit and bold sincerity to transform the ugly, the mundane, the painful into a poetry of substance and joy. Simply wonderful.” – Wanda Coleman
What those beautiful magnolia flowers turn into: seeds! For more magnolias!
Australian poet Bruce Beaver 1928-2004, at the fun fair in Manly in Sydney, 1984, photo John Tranter. You can read my obituary article here: