Theses: Lines/Code 1

1.)  Read first things first.  See (2.)

2.)  do all things
      above ground

3.)  camp = avoiding the past by signifying.

4.)  then, the cheesy task of making stories.

5.)  narrative => "To Comfort and Appall"

6.)  quiche lorraine or tomato aspic and cottage cheese for lunch.  Commodity
      reports and the chit-chat boys at noon on WREC.

7.)  The Tomb of the Unknown Woman.  Under Eve's.

8.)  The security of making a list.  That implies a narrative.

9.)  A silver Bugs Bunny with wings arises from the body to a New Jerusalem.

10.)  Bad arguments in line 5 to implode.

11.)  You've won when you knock down the statue;

12.)  If you don't know who it's from, don't open it.

13.)  "Re: dead pelicans."  Don't open it.

14.)  Use random snippets of memory and dreams to amount to

15.)  "the umbrella cried" I dreamt.

16.)  I'm teaching a Chihuahua how "to smell," using a lily.

17.)  If it doesn't make sense, make a list.  Make something of it.

18.)  It's too easy to write "thing fall apart."  That's why a list is in order.

19.)  The girls ran the robotype machines in the basement, while the
        men were on the Floor, making History.

20.)  But the list as an exemplary form.

21.)  and will be shut down.

22.)  History makes sentences

23.)  Ragnarok.

24.)  People look better in their cars.


Theses: Lines/Code 2

1.)  Setting: before everybody gave up on everything.

2.)  Body text 2.

3.)  Neural dynamics underlying complex behavior in a songbird.

4.)  I watched that blue jay dismember a monarch butterfly.

5.)  fruit as an egg or egg as a fruit

6.)  I came in with Reagan and AIDS.  AIDS won that election.

7.)  1,000 sulfur butterflies flutter on 1,000,000 sulfury prickly pear flowers.

8.)  A list can go on forever and does

9.)  A fatal exception has occurred.  Yggdrasil is contraindicated.

10.)  Complete sentences are the comfort food of the mind, as, "You are

11.)  Whence did I acquire these immaterial desires?

12.)  But to weep over lost innocence, press 4.

13.)  It coheres all night, even if my thoughts do not cohere.

14.)  A version of the wave will roll under this sidewalk next weekend.

15.)  The extinction canceling button can be found just under the

16.)  The world is an egg, as everybody used to know.

Joseph Harrington is the author of Poetry and the Public: The Social Form of Modern US Poetics (Wesleyan, 2002). He is currently at work on a mixed-genre and mixed-media account of his mother's life and times, entitled Things Come On. In 2005, he will be the Walt Whitman Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.