Back on the CC campus, my good friend Ali Abraham is doing great things with a TypePad blog, titled “The Neon Zee”.
ALI WORDS: Poet, brilliant, ridiculous, insane, GaGa fanatic, penis fascination, ketchup, romantic, hopeless, hopeful, stubborn romantic, chef, tree climber, philosophy, crazy, octopus.
You should know these things cause Ali has really taken off as a thinker/blogger in the last few months, and its been awesome to watch. Here’s a recent post of hers, about some boy following her around on some night:
All I can say is that having 100% of the power and being in complete control WAS NOT a turn on. it was boring. it was like dragging a fish through the water by the hook piercing its lip as it slowly dies. DEAD FISH not a good thing to be compared to!
it felt evil bad. and it felt good to be so fucking bored.
LETS PLAY A GAME.
DONT BE THE DEADFISH. DONT BE THE FISHER (HE SUCKS.)
be the fucking hook. or the puncture wound.
From the excellent post, “Let’s Play a Game.”(The rules of the game are pretty spot on for me… almost too spot on…)
Her time in Greece, “Things that Ring”
And a poem of hers:
SO Shoot Me, Another God Poem.
I thought God was opposite of man,
Judging, but indifferent.
And I thought,
here I am,
spurned by indifference.
but when God speaks to God,
how does he address himself?
If each man is a piece of Him,
when we speak to each other,
are we eavesdropping
on yahweh’s senile mutterings?
The lack of sex makes Christianity so sexy.
until my grandmother took me to church when I was four,
I thought I was a beast.
I am 20,
and my sweet heart
rots through my breast bone,
tickling my skin.
I want to fuck. and I want to laugh hard. and I want to cheat at life,
where is the wonky Christ to save me now?
Again, go to theneonzee.typepad.com.
Also, I’m working with Ali to start a new blog that’ll feature Colorado College artists of all makes and models— we’ll be posting student creative writing and artwork, interviews with student/teacher/visiting poets, upcoming arts events, guest posters, creative writing prompts, and whatever else we can think of. We just put up a feature of beloved professor-poet Jane Hilberry there.
Check it out at theleviathanblog.wordpress.com.