Sunday, July 15, 2018

At The Mall

"At The Mall"
A mini-essay by Rasmus Wright

I can say without shame or irony that The Mall is a comforting place for me. It connects me to my origins as a middle-class, suburban American and provides innumerable sensory stimuli that excite, surprise, and fascinate. Problematization of my complicity in the horrors of global capitalism aside, I cannot deny that on a deep-seated emotional level The Mall is a safe place for me. As an adult, my experience there has been one of ease, tinged with a sweet nostalgia as I reflect upon the ever-constant Mall as a source of continuity in the unremitting, uncertain churning of time. That was my experience...until Wednesday, July 11, 2018 around noon. I went to The Mall to return some suit pants at one of the anchor department stores. While there, I took advantage of the opportunity to take a lap around the promenades to exhale mightily the accumulated tensions of the week and return to my hum-drum life refreshed. What I stepped into was not the familiar warm place insulated from the world outside but rather a cold place, fully permeated by the callousness, cynicism, and indifference I was hoping to escape for a brief time. Store after store, kiosk after kiosk, I was struck by a profound sense of emptiness, dread, and mounting anxiety, not the pleasant bemusement to which I was accustomed. Had The Mall changed? Had I? Likely, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Regardless, I'm not ready to love again and won't be for some time. But, in the meantime, where will I go?

A collage of images encountered and captured by RW at Boise Towne Square mall on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 around noon. 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Poet's Korner

Found poetry, 7/9/18, tavern readerboard, W. Main St., Boise, ID:

          SAN          ISH

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Poet's Korner

“Extracts from Google search 'l.3222' executed by Bob Peebles, 27 May 2018”
By Chris Peebles

HPCS Code for Mens
shoes hightop depth
HPCS Code L32
Orthopedic footwear
hightop depth
inlay each

3-2 2-2
L Handles, Industrial L
Handles SPEP
322 SPEP offers
professionals shop our product
order your handles today

The French treatise
on founded
flight, flying
of a dove
floor, flour
meal, powder
L3-22 flourish

Annual Statement Navigation
Board of Trade 1908
Notice of Judgment
Food and Drugs
Drugs, See Ferro
China bitters
See bitters

Fish canned L3-2
L3-2 dried haddock

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Kandor Korner

"Adventure" is an important and appealing concept but a woefully overused word. That goes double for "curate." It'll be a real blow if the merchants of tedium commodify my beloved "paraprosdokian."
 --P. Michael Watson

Monday, June 11, 2018

Huey Dood presents "The Kreation Korner Entrepreneur of the Month, Presented by Huey Dood"

Behold! Warren Edward Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha. He, who partaketh of the breakfast patties. He, who suppeth upon the sundaes regal. He, who consumeth heroic fluid volumes of catsup and Coke products. He, who upon acquisition of these ritual foodstuffs, restructures and merges them into the revered high financial fecal portent. He, who passes with ineffable acumen that majestic and harrowing excrement into a humble porcelain bowl he purchased in 1958. He, who divineth from that venerated stool's smooth topography and Pollockian spatters the shape of men's fortunes to come. Behold, the inimitable Oracle of Omaha! Behold, the great Scatomancer of Nebraska!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Poet's Korner

a declaration
sometimes woud i but hollow out a home
in the snow
the light waning
burnin throu stiff cold limbs of limbs ..

the bark that is cold to my touhc
reading words from outside in
the cold stills the confuision

-Lost Teeth

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Video Korner

Today we bring you something a little out of the ordinary, which is an ordinary thing for us to do. So then how do we be out-of-the-ordinary if such an action is ordinary? We may opt to dispense with the ordinary/out-of-the ordinary dichotomy all together, which should be no problem since dispensing with artificial partitions in the universal set is business as usual for us, in other words, ordinary. Glad that's settled! Anyways, we're excited to present to you a triumviri of videos co-created by Korner ko-founder Patrick M. Watson and Megan Williams, his travel companion on the perilous-yet-exilharating journey of life and legal spouse. While not our typical kommissioned fare, we feel these videographic modules are more-or-less aesthetically aligned with The Korner and paddle more or less the same direction as we do on the wandering Kanoe of Kreation. As we're certain you'll perceive, these vids stand on their own and are not some sykophantik ploy to kurry favor with a founder. Look and listen:

Swedish Sedan Soldiers / 2014 / 1min 6sec

Domestic Triggers / 2014 / 5min 20sec

W.B. Yeats - The Second Coming - Read by Loretta Jean Mahoney / 2017 / 1min 32sec