february 1–february 15


  • Anna Maria Ortese, A Music behind the Wall: Selected Stories, trans. Henry Martin
  • William Burroughs, Junky
  • Jack Green, Fire the Bastards!
  • Jonathan Williams, A Palpable Elysium: Portraits of Genius and Solitude


  • Der Golem, Wie er in die Welt Kam (The Golem: How He Came Into the World), dir. Paul Wegener & Carl Boese
  • The Shop around the Corner, dir. Ernst Lubitsch
  • My Crasy Life, dir. Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • Two Rode Together, dir. John Ford
  • Time Limit, dir. Karl Malden


  • “New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia,” Met

the corrupt text

The child is feather to the man;
mice don’t brood. The swiftest race
to the pie. In the sky an encomium
rewards all who notice it.
This isn’t the way I meant to live
but I must or will have to move.

In broader streets the video preference
startles a dozing anomaly—“Come again?”
I just did. I want it to be all clean
and tasting of only distance and water.
There is a stairway in my pocket
and pheasants on the railway
and all I ever had was to be yours,
your instructor. Again I fell for it,
his pencil sharpener. Over time that
made him quite difficult and complicated.

Now is only sun, sunstrife and sea.

(John Ashbery)

january 16–january 31


  • Augusto Roa Bastos, Son of Man, trans. Rachel Caffyn
  • LeRoy C. Breunig, ed., The Cubist Poets in Paris: An Anthology
  • Pierre Reverdy, Selected Poems, trans. Mary Ann Caws, Patricia Terry & John Ashbery
  • William Goyen, The House of Breath


  • International House, directed by Edward Sutherland
  • Poto and Cabengo, dir. Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • Routine Pleasures, dir. Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • Le Tempestaire, dir. Jean Epstein
  • Autumn Fire, dir. Herman G. Weinberg
  • La coquille et le clergyman, dir. Germaine Dulac
  • Geography of the Body, dir. Willard Maas
  • The Mechanics of Love, dir. Willard Maas & Ben Moore
  • Visual Variations on Noguchi, dir. Marie Menken
  • House of Cards, dir. Joseph Vogel
  • The Potted Psalm, dir. Sidney Peterson & James Broughton
  • The Cage, dir. Sidney Peterson
  • Christmas U.S.A., dir. Gregory Markopoulos
  • Adventures of Jimmy, dir. James Broughton
  • Interim, dir. Stan Brakhage
  • Unglassed Windows Cast a Terrible Reflection, dir. Stan Brakhage
  • The Way to Shadow Garden, dir. Stan Brakhage
  • The Extraordinary Child, dir. Stan Brakhage
  • Coogan’s Bluff, dir. Don Siegel
  • The Fall of the House of Usher, dir. James Sibley Watson & Melville Webber
  • Rebus-Film No. 1, dir. Paul Leni
  • Pacific 231, dir. Jean Mitry
  • Arrière saison, dir. Dimitri Kirsanoff