L. Z. Smash, Esq.

ask me (I won't say no)   poet-about-town

thisbigcity:

ceevee5:

Brilliant. New street signs in Toronto where you can walk the solar system.

Walking your city should be an awesome experience. But if you find yourself getting bored easily, adding a little solar system to the mix is a great idea. Go Toronto!

thisbigcity:

ceevee5:

Brilliant. New street signs in Toronto where you can walk the solar system.

Walking your city should be an awesome experience. But if you find yourself getting bored easily, adding a little solar system to the mix is a great idea. Go Toronto!

— 1 month ago with 305 notes
#public science  #walking the earth  #strolling to neptune  #toronto 
What We Read Is Who We Are

openbooksorg:

Comedian and writer Chris Neill gives us another reason to buy books in a column for the UK’s Daily Express:

Imagine getting to the end of your days with a lifetime of reading behind you and there being nothing to show for all those experiences save a slab of plastic, the contents of which are only licensed to you and could be cut off on a whim at any moment.”

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Books are more than the sum of their parts - they help store memories as well. Building a personal library is a good way to keep track where you’ve been, what you’ve accomplished, and who you were. 

Imagine no one caring about your personal dead-tree collection. Imagine, post-you, your loved ones hauling boxes to the local public library, heedless of your underlining and margin notes. Imagine browsers at the library book sale ignoring the volumes you so cherished, or picking them up, leafing through the pages, putting them back down again, and moving on. Or, imagine mildewed pages in the basement of some great-nephew. Upstairs, his family is reading books you never heard of because they were published after you died.

If you want memories of reading for yourself, keep a list of what you’ve read! Or read and collect printed books because you enjoy the sensory experience of printed books. But have no illusions as to legacy. If your self is made up of reading experiences, those experiences are not contained within the books themselves: they vanish when you do. And your glossy art history books will end up in the landfill sooner than you think.

— 1 month ago with 7 notes
#chris neill  #daily express  #the death of the book  #personal library 
broadsidedpress:

For Throwback Thursday, a Broadside from 2006 (Vectorized earlier this week): "In the Library of the Fairy Tale" hangs in the library with the books of fairy tales.

broadsidedpress:

For Throwback Thursday, a Broadside from 2006 (Vectorized earlier this week): "In the Library of the Fairy Tale" hangs in the library with the books of fairy tales.

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#fairy tales  #broadsided press  #guerrilla poetry 
theparisreview:

The Met Museum’s new retrospective on photographer Garry Winogrand opens today. Here’s our look at his career.

Do I ever make this face? Be honest.

theparisreview:

The Met Museum’s new retrospective on photographer Garry Winogrand opens today. Here’s our look at his career.

Do I ever make this face? Be honest.

— 1 month ago with 171 notes
#animated features  #slightly mad facial expressions 
Write on the DOT Vol. III →

Write on the DOT Vol. III includes a poem by me about dating ineptitude, as well as prose and poetry on other subjects by other equally fabulous writers. You can snag a copy of the journal for FREE at these Dorchester locations:

Savin Hill Yoga
Dot2Dot Café
Ashmont Cycles
BPL Uphams Corner
BPL Grove Hall
BPL Codman Square
BPL Fields Corner
BPL Lower Mills

If you know of other locations around the Dot that would be good for distribution, please email dotreadingseries@gmail.com. If you want a copy but don’t live in the Boston area, or don’t want to ride all that way down the Red Line (it’s really not that far, Somerville folks), drop me an ask and I’ll see what I can do.

— 1 month ago
#write on the dot  #dorchester  #boston literary journals  #lori zimmermann  #savin hill  #ashmont  #boston public library  #the dot 
Writers Tribe Review: Alienation →

Oh hey, Writers Tribe Review (free to read online!) published a poem of mine. It’s about a house rabbit. An alienated house rabbit.

— 1 month ago
#writers tribe review  #alienation  #lori zimmermann  #lost: pet rabbit  #poems about bunnies 
poetrysociety:

Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past.Burnt Norton Published today in 1941.

poetrysociety:

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.

Burnt Norton Published today in 1941.

— 5 months ago with 137 notes
#burnt norton  #happy birthday old book!