I blurbed a book


Travis Naught asked me to write a blurb for his fine collection of poetry, The Virgin Journals, and I was glad to oblige.


  1. Travis is inviting mockery, but there is no Travis, and the photo is supposed to look like a Munch painting.

    • Cubeland Mystic says

      Hi JP

      That is cool. I cannot find the book on Amazon. Can you post a closeup of the blurb or the text. I cannot read it–too small.


    • Churchill, I can understand your skepticism, given that tricky last name. Cubeland, try clicking on the photo. Jonathan, you have arrived.

      • Cubeland Mystic says

        I think Churchill’s comments suggest a deeper question: Don’t all poets invite mockery?

        • Matthew Lickona says

          Well, sure. That’s why rappers are forever striking hyper-aggro postures and going on about their guns and money and such. So we don’t notice that they’re all a bunch of soppy poets.

      • Nothing tricky about it. To me a word was just a word until recently, and now I see you can make it do almost anything you want it to.

        • Cubeland Mystic says

          That is the beauty of words Churchill. That is what inspired Jonathan to build his house on a foundation of words. You just delidificate the word, pour in the meaning, and relidificate it. Shakes vigorously to mix the meaning into other meanings already resident within the word. You want it to emulsify.

          I hope you all noticed that I try to keep my guns and money on the down low.

          • Matthew Lickona says

            House of Word, Mystic.

          • CM,

            Ezra Pound called what you just described (and performed) as “logopoeia.”

            Logopoeia is that which “employs words not only for their direct meaning, but…takes count in a special way of habits of usage, of the context we expect to find with the word”.


      • Jonathan Potter says

        Sometimes I feel like a Naught ….

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

      Churchill, YouTube has some videos that purport to show Mr Naught — maybe not as conclusively as a telescope will show Jupiter’s moons, but I’m convinced:


      Though I guess you might dismiss this as part of an elaborate Korrektiv-sponsored ‘alternate reality game’ — maybe a promotional stunt for House of Words, or some other book yet unpublished?

  2. Jonathan Webb says

    There is a lot of pressure on the blurb people as Lickona and Updike will tell you.

    The guy in the wheel chair owes me money on the Patriot game.

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