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COLUMN EIGHTY, DECEMBER 1, 2002
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WHO ARE THE REAL TRAITORS?
GETTING FUCKING PISSED OFF
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 18:53:47 -0700
From: allan winans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
my better judgement, I turned on some of the so-called liberal biased media tv
stations, which are in reality right wing propogranda machines for Bush, and
found a bunch of the usual asshole pundits calling Kennedy and everyone else who
calls for waiting for a UN resolution before going to war "traitors."
The real traitors are these asshole right wing fuckers who have been
dismantling the U.S. Constitution from the day Bush took office.
What really galls me is these fucken chicken hawks, who used their
influence to avoid going to war, or in some cases even serving in the war,
calling people like Mc Cain, Kerry, and others who fought for this country
"traitors." These fuckers
don't mind sending blue collar son's off to fight their wars, while they sit
home living on the fat of the land with bank accounts padded by their political
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GETTING EVEN MORE PISSED OFF
Re: Re: Re: NYTimes/CBS poll shows feelings of Americans
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 16:44:15 -0700
From: allan winans email@example.com
THERE ONLY TWO SENATORS WITH BALLS. SENATOR HYDE INDICATED TODAY HE WILL USE
STALLING TACTICS TO DELAY GIVING BUSH THE AUTHORIZATION HE WANTS.
HIM AND KENNEDY AND A HANDFUL OF OTHERS.
NEED A WORKING CLASS PARTY CANDIATE.
LIBERMAN IS THE WORSE JOKE OF THEM ALL, JUMPING ON THE BUSH BAND WAGON.
THEM ALL. MAY THE PROTESTS GROW IN
NUMBER LIKE THEY DID IN THE SIXTIES. ##
Fw: Ibbetson Update/ sixty-seven poems for downtrodden saints-Jack Micheline
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 11:26:44 -0700
From: allan winans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Forwarded message ----------
Douglas Holder email@example.com
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 13:53:08 -0400 (edt)
Subject: Ibbetson Update/ sixty-seven poems for downtrodden saints-Jack
Poems For Downtrodden Saints. Jack Micheline. Editor: Matt
guess I am privileged. I know, have published, have interviewed and exchanged
letters with a well-known North Beach poet, who harks back to the days of
Kerouac, Ginsberg, and others of that ilk, A.D. Winans. Winans, poet and friend
to the late, great Beat poet, Jack Micheline, sent me a collection of
Micheline's poems, "Sixty-Seven Poems for Downtrodden Saints." Charles
Bukowski said of Micheline in a letter to A.D. Winans:
Jack loves the sun...and the horse and the streets, and he loves the strong and
the common people. Jack is the last of the holy preachers sailing down Broadway
singing the song...He's fought hard...sleeping on people's rugs, sponging,
playing the clown for a night's sleep, a piece
reading Micheline's work it seemed that the Buk hit it right on the head. His
work is generously laced with booze, "broads", the horses and hounds,
the down-and-out, the gone-to-seed, the ne’er-do-well, the wail of the sax and
sex, in short, a long funny/mournful Blues
was concerned with the plight of the common man. He was in the tradition of
Kerouac, living as the vagabond-bohemian bard. He never pandered to the
academics, and his poetry lacked any hint of pretense.
Micheline (aka Harvey Martin Silver) was
born on Nov. 6, 1929 in the Bronx, N.Y. During the 1950's he spent years traversing the country and
working Blue Collar jobs.
was everything from a dishwasher to a street singer. His first poem published
under the Micheline name was STEPS in Le Roi Jones' magazine YUGEN (1958). He
was included in two early Beat anthologies, THE BEATS by Seymour Krim and THE
BEAT SCENE edited by Elias Wilentz. He had several collections of poetry
published including: I KISS ANGELS (1964) and NORTH OF MANHATTAN: 1954-1975. He
self-published his first collection of stories: IN THE BRONX AND OTHER STORIES
in 1965. In June of 1997, Micheline's book, SIXTY-SEVEN POEMS... was published
by FMSPW in San Francisco, his home for many years. In 1998 Micheline died from
a heart attack on a Subway in the same city.
poems in this collection have a stong sense of setting. They take place in
mostly urban settings, where the working-stiff and the marginal
to popular notions, Micheline raises a defiant cup and embraces the life of an
often-indigent poet. IN CHASING KEROUAC'S SHADOW, Micheline again sets himself
up as a downtrodden bum, only to come back and celebrate the fact:
I am the gray Fox some schmuck
The old pro chasing the mad dream
The crazy Jew himself,
I only know when the cock rises and the crow howls,
To eat, to drink, to take a leak,...
Let's sing a song,
For those who chase the night
For those that dance with light...
Fuck the Gung Ho!"
seems evident in every poem that Micheline knew where he was from, and would not
let the reader forget it. He was a street kid from the Bronx, a stumble bum from
'Frisco, and a snake oil salesman. In SOUTH STREET PIERS, the poet describes the
setting in where he hopes to have his ashes scattered to the wind:
red brick warehouse stands
the stevedores haul the rigs to the masts
the kids fight in the streets...
the cleaning girls are scrubbing Maiden Lane,
the smoke pours stacks from the Brooklyn shore--
the fog horn tickles my belly
I hear the drums beat
throw my ashes from the pier when I die."
collection of poems (many of them unpublished before), are not all stellar.
Often they are raw, violent and vulgar. Yet, they are a fitting tribute to a man
who represented a vanishing breed of poets. Throughout the book are photos of
the poet and his friends, and samples of his prolific body of artwork. It is
also an important historical and artistic document of an era and a movement,
that will be a great interest to scholars, students, and readers in years to
Holder/ Ibbetson Update/Somerville, Ma./Oct. 2002 ##
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PUSHING DENNIS KUCINICH AS A WORKING CLASS CANDIDATE
Re: working class candidate
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 01:46:19 +0000
To: allan winans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
congressman Dennis Kucinich is one to watch.
He's endorsed by a lot of leftists I know, including Studs Terkel (is
Terkel a lefty?). Supposedly,
Kucinich is like the perfect leader, except for a couple votes he made on
abortion issues a while back.
proposed an initiative to have a cabinet level Department of Peace to
balance/offset the Dept. of Defense (previously Dept. of War).
think it was The Nation that said he could be a presidential candidate very
I wouldn't fuck any of 'em, not even with YOUR dick. =) Maybe we need Jessie Ventura and Hillary Clinton at the
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