Posts Tagged ‘Outlaw’

Monday, February 1st, 2010

todd moore | burning

burning

houses my
old man
sd licking
a drop
of whiskey
off the
back of
his hand
you can’t
beat them
for drama
the way
flaming
timbers fall
across a
sofa or a
kitchen
sink clouds
of sparks
shooting
out the door
some nights
i sleep in
fire i always
walk in
smoke

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

todd moore | dillinger, death, and the high mountain air

Some days I am more haunted than others.
Some days my face paints all the mirrors so black the glass screams in fear of its blindness. Some days my face gets into car windshields and turns them a so viciously dark they want to shatter outward into skin. Some days my shadow plans all the [...]

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

tony moffeit | outlaw consciousness

Friedrich Nietzsche | Drawing by Hans Olde
when i think of outlaw i think of a change in consciousness. a new level of consciousness. the first outlaws, to me, were those who initiated a change in thinking, a change in living, a change in viewpoint. turning the world upside down. thinking in [...]

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

todd moore | machine guns, movies, culture, dreams

Right
in the middle of a bank robbery and probably staged for effect, Dillinger turned to Charles Makley and said, What is it about machine guns that gets the blood going. Makley gave the bank president a look, winked, and replied, It’s because they kill people. Dillinger glanced over at the teller who was nervously [...]

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

todd moore | scratching it out street level for the poem

Todd Moore | Photo: Brian Morrisey | manipulated by Monsieur K.

There is nothing more unnerving, nothing more existential, nothing more exhilarating and depressing than reading poetry to a roomful of strangers. I think I can safely say that after having given poetry readings in almost every conceivable situation for nearly forty years. And, the reason I can make such a claim is that no two readings are ever the same. Every reading is different and differs to the extent according to the locale and the room in which it is given.