On August 28 Pierre Jorris began posting installments of Robert Kelly’s An Alchemical Journal (first published in IO magazine #4, summer 1967 & reprinted in The Alchemist to Mercury, a collection of Kelly’s work edited by Jed Rasula in 1981).
9The Leaves of SouthwellMaple & hawthorn & oak. Crow-foot & cinquefoil(Aubrey’s Midsummer Silver?).Vine & ivy & hops. Rose, bryony (a Mandrake), geranium, mulberry,wormwood. Fig, bittersweet & blackthorn.It is an assemblage (a community?) including its dragons withcrisply carved acorns.Two hounds devour a hare. A bird seizes a grape with itsbeak. Both green men & the wingedfruit of maple are in hierarchy of accuracy—the ribbed & the delicateascending to the general. But here, a throatcome aleaf, there a branch held aloft.And a kind of greening speech comes from those mouthsall but winged—each leafcleft & articulate. Southwell, of the leavesof limestone: trefoil, quatrefoil, cinquefoil (as foil meansleaf): a ‘burnisht corall’ & geraniumbrain: cranesbill, crow-foot: blackthorn & whitehorn,quickthorn, Jack-in-the-green:a man cleft, as Mandrakes, the ‘man-shapeddragon’, Mandragora.
Clark Coolidge. From The So, 1971. Read or Download at Eclipse Archive.
Robert Creely with Allen Ginsberg at the Vancouver Conference (July 1963) issued as Audit Vol. V No. 1 in the Spring of 1968. Download PDF Here
“Hegel asserts that the animal voice signals but does not signify. Wrong again, bitch. Through a process of re-wilding, Beast Feastreturns us to the lingual theater of the Real Animal while nevertheless articulating “human” concerns. The beast itself, unnamed and unspecified (and ALIVE), retains its vital essence, devouring Hegel and anything else dumb enough to enter its zone. Which is everywhere. Here nature surpasses itself by its own means: death, annihilation, eating, subsuming, excreting. An ode to excess that masticates the inscribed and the liminal (gender, race, capital, the idealized environment); a feral politics indeed. The new cosmophagist anthem.” —C. Violet Eaton