Partially Congealed Pundit

Partially Congealed Pundit: A to Z

I wrote these all between 2000 and 2004 or so. Anthropology A to Z Analyzing bigamy, chiropractors dissecting Ethiopians find gratuitous horniness. “Inferior jism kills,” lament medical non-Negroes. “Our prostitutes qualmlessly relish sable, towering usufructuaries.” Vampire-vivisectionist-vasectomites want xenopotency — yea, zoöplasty. Grants A to Z Argh. Bastard coins demand enthusiastic flim-flam, genuflecting horse-pucky — iterated. […]

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Partially Congealed Pundit: Statement of Purpose, first try

Last week I printed the Statement of Purpose I sent to MFA programs in 1998. Below is the one I sent in 1997. (I like the 1998 one better, I think…though among MFA program evaluators, both were greeted with equal indifference, as far as I could tell.) _____________________ Statement of Purpose I plan to write […]

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Partially Congealed Pundit: Statement of Purpose

I wrote this in 1998, I think, when I was unsuccessfully applying to MFA programs. I actually used this as my Statement of Purpose. It was published in the Chicago Review a couple of years later. ______________________________ Statement of Purpose (adapted from The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron with […]

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Partially Congealed Pundit: Why We Can’t Do Lots of Things

This short short story is from 2001, 2002 or thereabouts. Bonus points to anyone who can figure out where I stole the good professor from (using google doesn’t count.)_____________________ Why We Can’t Do Lots of Things at Once Professor Challenger lives in the future. Because of all the time machines there are dinosaurs everywhere. Luckily […]

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Partially Congealed Pundit:Christopher Columbus

Since it’s the 4th, I thought I’d do an American themed poem. Sort of. This is from 2003 or so, I think. ___________________ Christopher Columbus If I was Christopher Columbus I wouldn’t be so boring. Because that is the name of a parrot and he just sits there on the island he is on. Maybe […]

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Partially Congealed Pundit: Reply to Thoreau

I wrote this in the mid-90s, I think. A Reply to Thoreau Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. My mind is but the stream I go drowning inand time is the bank of a streamwhere fish eyes stare unmoving at the ravelling motionof water catching at the banks of the stream. I […]

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Partially Concealed Pundit: Picture for Edra

This actually is a recent drawing.Edra Soto has an exhibition at the MCA. She asked a number of artists and friends to contribute drawings combining her face with the face of a gorilla. Most people followed the assignment, but, unfortunately, I can’t really draw, so I ended up with this: Edra’s face is under there […]

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