Infantia (1996-2006)

I had begun to write in English—at the time, my fourth language—upon arriving in Canada in 1996. This section traces, in reverse order, my poetic progression from the start of the ninth grade to the second year of my undergraduate studies.

The beginning of this period is marked by wide-eyed exuberance of one whose tail, in the immortal words of БГ, has not yet been "singed by an ember"; many pieces are typeset in all capitals and wish to conquer the world, yet do not know which world.

The two most notable pieces from this period are Cliché Manifesto 1.0 and Go Fish.

2006-06-10 07:38 PM
Go Fish

2006-06-10 04:48 PM
lemma-dilemma

2006-06-05 01:45 PM
why i do not fear death

2006-05-31 06:38 PM
for america

2006-05-24 03:48 PM
six men in a restaurant...

2006-05-21 04:38 AM
pièces de monnaie sur yeux andalous

2006-05-19 04:46 PM
gnida erfo ekase htrof gnit irw

2006-05-13 03:32 AM
th pome (unfinished)

2006-05-13 02:54 AM
Found Poem III or Un1ver$1ty Degree

2006-05-03 12:10 AM
From a Hack to the Poet-Laureate of the Blogosphere

2006-04-10 02:21 PM
earthquake in silenceville

2006-04-07 12:58 PM
arts degree

2006-03-31 10:06 AM
late-night search for mayakovsky (unfinished)

2006-03-27 10:27 AM
a matter of time

2006-03-23 10:21 PM
Ode to Jack Bauer

2006-03-20 11:45 AM
dum

2006-03-17 09:58 AM
no one in empty

2006-03-17 09:40 AM
the theo of philo

2006-03-13 10:10 AM
premonition

2006-02-23 08:35 PM
unbody poetry

2006-02-22 10:30 AM
This Poem

2006-02-09 03:45 PM
Bullshit Bingo: Undergraduate English Class Edition

2006-02-08 12:00 PM
con/science

2006-02-07 12:00 PM
there are no !!! in lullabies

2006-02-01 10:30 PM
enter passion apparatus

2006-01-23 09:38 PM
Found Poem II or Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life

2006-01-23 09:35 PM
magnificent bullshit

2006-01-11 07:02 PM
the heat of the moment

2006-01-06 04:33 AM
ursine nomenclature
or how i learned to stop worrying and love the womb

2006-01-04 05:56 PM
The Inauguration of the Death of King George XVII

2005-12-29 03:42 PM
riding shotgun

2005-12-28 10:18 PM
the cock

2005-12-19 07:00 PM
Moleskine

2005-12-19 05:52 PM
free dolly

2005-12-19 05:46 PM
ceci n'est pas une page

2005-12-19 05:12 PM
1980 + 1980

2005-12-18 08:38 PM
buying notebooks

2005-12-16 05:36 PM
corporeal underagents

2005-12-15 05:22 PM
your current options

2005-12-14 12:48 PM
waiting I

2005-12-14 12:05 PM
separation

2005-12-10 08:11 PM
looking into the tunnel of her sleeve

2005-12-08 02:30 PM
highways of their legs

2005-12-08 02:30 PM
vi. gates

2005-12-08 02:30 PM
v. kisses

2005-12-08 02:30 PM
iv. sonic

2005-12-08 02:30 PM
iii. feet

2005-12-08 02:30 PM
i. period

2005-12-07 06:04 PM
adam pops the question

2005-12-06 04:30 PM
he asked for flesh

2005-12-04 04:29 PM
almost there

2005-12-02 10:02 PM
24 hours

2005-12-02 09:58 PM
memories for lost tomorrows

2005-11-08 09:00 AM
component cable

2005-11-05 11:27 AM
Achilles's Hell

2005-10-29 02:21 AM
A Poem for 1:58 AM

2005-10-28 09:14 PM
correspondence

2005-10-24 12:09 AM
Pandora

2005-09-15 10:43 PM
doing research

2005-09-06 02:01 PM
a post office in oregon

2005-09-05 12:15 PM
paul tries to remember words II

2005-09-05 12:00 PM
paul tries to remember words I

2005-09-04 01:00 PM
quick thought

2005-09-03 01:00 AM
kubeton

2005-09-02 11:00 PM
to the thirteenth apostle

2005-09-01 11:21 PM
on the sightline of tile

2005-08-30 07:16 PM
Granville

2005-08-30 03:53 PM
things fall apart

2005-08-27 11:04 AM
street signs

2005-08-13 05:47 PM
dream

2005-08-11 01:27 AM
tearthrough

2005-08-10 04:02 PM
un nuit dans un vaincu verre

2005-07-24 09:43 PM
a transcendental cocksucker

2005-07-13 07:57 PM
talking to glass

2005-06-10 10:55 PM
To Carrie

2005-05-26 09:33 PM
in spite of the rusty microphone

2005-05-25 10:06 PM
wrong turn

2005-04-27 10:00 AM
ducts and other spaces

2005-04-25 10:30 AM
daptone

2005-04-23 03:03 AM
True Love

2005-04-17 12:21 PM
English Bard and Hodge-Podge Reviews

2005-04-07 09:13 AM
now

2005-03-30 04:42 PM
Clot .45

2005-03-25 05:16 PM
salt

2005-03-16 05:56 PM
unfamiliar ceilings

2005-03-15 02:14 PM
Le grand masturbateur

2005-03-10 08:04 AM
lifetime guarantee

2005-03-04 04:18 PM
semiotics

2005-03-04 12:34 PM
follow your own schedule

2005-02-27 07:20 PM
man and his cymbals

2005-02-21 02:05 PM
introductions

2005-02-21 12:33 PM
Fair Use

2005-02-07 02:15 PM
conversation

2005-02-07 12:30 PM
relative non-event

2005-02-04 11:17 PM
Pilgrim Pastiche

2005-02-02 05:28 PM
Today

2005-01-31 02:21 PM
modern philosophy

2005-01-18 08:47 AM
30 Minutes

2005-01-18 07:11 AM
when people ask me

2005-01-18 07:02 AM
morning at granville and forty first

2005-01-17 02:09 PM
plate 41

2005-01-17 11:55 AM
meeting of minds or unison

2005-01-14 02:22 PM
Harry Falseman

2005-01-07 02:21 PM
snow

2005-01-05 10:25 AM
fits like a glove

2005-01-05 10:05 AM
complete and unconditional regard

2004-12-31 11:45 PM
soundcheck

2004-12-31 10:45 PM
the definition of happiness

2004-12-30 11:09 PM
flamenco

2004-12-26 05:23 AM
Leave at 20

2004-12-19 06:40 AM
distance

2004-12-18 09:26 AM
8 am on a saturday morning

2004-12-15 05:06 PM
cell death

2004-12-15 02:45 PM
buffer overflow

2004-12-09 06:19 PM
brush with death

2004-12-09 06:14 PM
looking at the lights of residence at night

2004-12-09 07:42 AM
particle effects

2004-12-08 05:01 PM
fractalisation

2004-12-08 03:16 PM
naïve spelled backwards

2004-12-08 11:00 AM
passive immobilizer

2004-12-03 01:20 PM
master bird

2004-11-30 05:28 PM
and he could understand all the animals

2004-11-30 05:19 PM
simple needs

2004-11-29 02:07 PM
Michael

2004-11-29 11:53 AM
revelation

2004-11-27 01:07 AM
warm bath

2004-11-26 04:16 PM
notice to operators

2004-11-26 12:23 PM
mired

2004-11-25 10:20 AM
hoppers rug art

2004-11-24 05:47 AM
insert coin to play

2004-11-22 02:10 PM
confessional poem

2004-11-22 12:13 PM
headline news

2004-11-22 02:02 AM
Galaxy in My Coffeecup

2004-11-21 02:19 AM
Phases

2004-11-20 11:29 AM
this year is different

2004-11-20 04:04 AM
you have to do things in stages

2004-11-18 09:01 AM
Chinaski Meets Cappelbaum

2004-11-17 05:18 PM
crazy poet boy

2004-11-17 05:04 PM
comfortable slow

2004-11-17 12:25 PM
Ninja Star Wars Car

2004-11-16 09:11 AM
continuity

2004-11-13 06:45 PM
one plus one

2004-11-13 02:25 PM
writing is a holy occupation...

2004-11-12 02:46 PM
Everything from Soup to Nuts

2004-11-12 12:31 PM
window

2004-11-10 06:15 PM
mental picture

2004-11-10 05:35 PM
post meridiem

2004-11-10 05:15 PM
Mirroring

2004-11-09 02:55 PM
CAUTION! MARGINAL UTILITY!...

2004-11-09 12:37 PM
poetry is an alibi...

2004-11-09 05:29 AM
Breath

2004-11-08 02:17 PM
Lesson

2004-11-08 12:39 PM
Simple Entendre

2004-10-27 10:16 PM
Karma Incarnate or The Silver Lining of My Asshole III

2004-10-27 02:45 PM
stet

2004-10-25 02:45 PM
Mack Mickey Malone

2004-10-24 08:45 AM
i think too much...

2004-10-21 03:37 PM
Khamsin 38

2004-10-19 12:47 PM
if you write for yourself...

2004-10-19 12:44 PM
adam and eve discover the internet

2004-10-19 11:09 AM
morning in paradise

2004-10-19 09:23 AM
there is nothing wrong...

2004-10-19 09:19 AM
i wish i were a construction crane...

2004-10-19 08:55 AM
Found Poem I or occupational hazards

2004-10-19 08:47 AM
leçon

2004-10-19 08:45 AM
and sometimes...

2004-10-19 08:42 AM
we are all alone...

2004-10-18 12:38 PM
fifteen minutes of silence

2004-10-14 11:15 AM
because

2004-10-13 02:15 PM
just a thought

2004-10-12 03:45 PM
observation

2004-10-12 09:44 AM
spare

2004-10-12 09:32 AM
the woman with no neck...

2004-10-12 09:18 AM
so what

2004-10-07 01:35 PM
lost meaning

2004-10-05 09:38 PM
what is poetry

2004-10-04 12:45 PM
implicit shimmering implicates...

2004-09-29 03:51 PM
ms. ant rope

2004-09-27 12:56 PM
matching the inside to the outside

2004-09-26 09:37 PM
Nothing New

2004-09-24 10:28 AM
if the space...

2004-09-20 02:35 PM
mutability

2004-09-18 05:45 AM
Gartruda

2004-09-10 07:10 PM
(handicapped man) (black square)

2004-09-09 03:40 PM
In Defence of Modern Poetry

2004-09-08 04:30 PM
what would happen

2004-09-07 12:45 PM
new pastures

2004-09-07 08:45 AM
sexual desperation is equally synchronised...

2004-09-07 04:34 AM
just another poem

2004-09-02 08:40 PM
The Silver Lining of My Asshole II

2004-09-02 04:21 PM
if you're reading this...

2004-08-31 05:52 AM
Lovingly

2004-08-30 07:18 AM
if i had children

2004-08-26 08:35 PM
driving

2004-08-26 09:49 AM
ya zhivu v belom dome

2004-08-24 10:54 PM
scheiße

2004-08-06 11:32 PM
an evening with k, d, and h

2004-08-05 08:11 AM
variation on a theme

2004-08-03 09:55 PM
severe randomness

2004-08-03 09:01 AM
dance

2004-08-02 04:19 AM
full moon handshake

2004-08-01 07:30 AM
digunies II: faec rep

2004-08-01 12:29 AM
digunies I: digunie aloe

2004-07-30 03:32 AM
Blood and Oil

2004-07-28 11:56 AM
so it comes to this

2004-07-27 03:30 AM
job interview

2004-07-18 09:28 PM
paranoia sensed...

2004-07-15 12:43 PM
night mother horse

2004-07-15 11:15 AM
axe murder

2004-07-15 10:45 AM
there's a hole somewhere...

2004-07-15 10:07 AM
ground zero...

2004-07-13 07:23 PM
writing sample

2004-07-10 03:57 AM
Tonight

2004-07-09 07:12 PM
another day

2004-07-08 01:39 AM
poem written on the fore-head of ORSON WELLES

2004-07-07 08:37 PM
A Bookstore in British Columbia

2004-07-07 04:45 PM
radical liquefaction techniques...

2004-07-07 03:47 PM
Second Political Poem

2004-07-04 09:41 AM
Insight

2004-07-04 12:46 AM
Tweening

2004-07-02 02:03 AM
Who Do You Know Here

2004-06-30 05:30 PM
smoke signals

2004-06-28 12:30 PM
what you couldn't say

2004-06-27 10:45 PM
delicate transformatory expectation...

2004-06-26 02:51 AM
variation on eyebrows and cream
or knowing when to finish

2004-06-24 02:00 PM
die polizei in sex minor

2004-06-22 05:30 PM
gedanken

2004-06-22 12:03 PM
two persons in a photo
to say nothing of the photographer

2004-06-22 11:50 AM
a new ad campaign

2004-06-22 11:15 AM
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog

2004-06-21 02:20 AM
when good men do bad things

2004-06-21 01:30 AM
i'm in the market

2004-06-18 11:43 AM
Memorandum from 1973

2004-06-13 10:59 PM
ARGH

2004-06-09 01:53 AM
III

2004-06-09 01:53 AM
Chinese Lesson II

2004-06-08 09:30 PM
Observatory

2004-06-07 08:50 PM
supplantation

2004-06-06 03:42 AM
blend no. 2212

2004-06-06 03:09 AM
i finally know what you mean

2004-05-26 04:24 PM
Chinese Lesson

2004-05-21 01:21 PM
continuation

2004-05-21 01:21 PM
étienne de silhouette

2004-05-21 02:08 AM
how things come together
despite the fact they must come together
and that you orchestrated your life knowing that

2004-05-17 01:04 AM
why you should never put your picture on the internet

2004-05-07 11:42 AM
Daily Life

2004-05-06 11:26 PM
Three and a Half Moods for a Fast Day

2004-05-04 06:31 PM
 piphany

2004-04-29 06:22 PM
Mental Work

2004-04-29 02:53 PM
i am night people

2004-04-14 01:56 PM
Thought #6

2004-04-13 12:44 PM
tricky

2004-04-10 02:38 AM
Forty Percent Black

2004-04-08 12:55 AM
i'm a very strange creature...

2004-04-07 03:04 AM
people waiting at the bus/stop

2004-04-05 11:06 PM
Uncanny Titling Ability

2004-04-05 03:39 PM
red

2004-03-31 06:24 PM
eschewing conclusions

2004-03-06 07:30 PM
Molly Dernving

2004-03-05 10:20 PM
Granville Street Night

2004-02-13 10:20 AM
dream

2004-02-12 04:28 AM
big fan

2004-02-11 06:00 AM
dawn

2004-02-06 03:25 AM
singing stood the...

2004-01-27 03:57 AM
Soft Ultraviolet

2004-01-27 01:23 AM
postacomment

2004-01-23 04:04 AM
Catacopia

2004-01-19 09:22 PM
Chaos Theory

2004-01-18 12:04 AM
alright...

2004-01-08 10:30 PM
postpartum cheeseburger

2004-01-04 10:19 PM
Imaginary Girlfriend

2004-01-01 02:52 AM
New Text Document

2003-12-25 08:24 AM
Exercise in Futility

2003-12-22 06:41 AM
Disintegration

2003-12-14 01:11 AM
Breakout

2003-12-09 01:57 AM
came back...

2003-12-08 09:41 PM
put a footnote...

2003-12-02 03:17 PM
Cross Yourself

2003-11-27 02:02 AM
The Tragedy of Polychromatic Encounters

2003-11-25 09:11 PM
Suckstex

2003-11-25 11:00 AM
Genetic Material

2003-11-19 11:09 AM
Best-Kept Secret

2003-11-18 02:47 PM
inventory control

2003-11-17 11:16 AM
Scan Stripe

2003-11-16 09:44 PM
ejaculate

2003-11-13 11:37 AM
self-diagnostic

2003-11-11 08:09 PM
i cannot sleep...

2003-11-09 09:45 PM
The Future

2003-11-06 02:56 PM
i once read...

2003-11-03 12:00 PM
Version 22

2003-10-30 12:00 AM
Aside

2003-10-29 10:52 AM
i cannot sleep...

2003-10-27 09:47 PM
Warm

2003-10-23 01:24 AM
Twenty-Five

2003-10-21 01:03 PM
Cliché Manifesto 1.0

2003-10-20 12:49 AM
Parallel

2003-10-09 03:06 PM
I Do

2003-10-08 09:17 PM
No Smoking

2003-10-06 07:28 AM
243344

2003-10-03 10:07 AM
Master Carpenter

2003-09-30 02:35 PM
Clarity

2003-09-30 11:00 AM
To Walt Whitman

2003-09-29 10:18 AM
Amber

2003-09-28 03:39 AM
Make a Wish

2003-09-23 03:10 AM
Ode to Neon

2003-09-02 02:01 AM
Cappelbaum's Protest

2003-02-21 12:45 PM
Freudian Slip

2003-01-16 08:45 PM
I found a parrot feather...

2003-01-04 01:55 AM
Denied

2002-07-31 01:20 AM
Suffocated by Greatness

2002-07-27 02:13 AM
Emptiness Is

2002-07-18 05:08 AM
Stream of Consciousification At—Then

2002-06-30 02:46 AM
Prozac vs. Viagra

2002-05-24 03:32 AM
Bamishor Hafilosofi

2002-04-30 11:37 PM
liberated, clean, free, and unafraid of death

2002-04-28 09:20 PM
.Here I Sit

2002-04-26 01:26 PM
Yad Yniar Rehtona

2002-04-10 02:48 AM
The Burden of Knowledge

2002-04-08 08:30 PM
Monday Evening

2002-04-05 01:49 AM
align = justify

2002-04-04 02:26 AM
A Haiku for Microsoft FrontPage

2002-03-31 07:45 PM
Elegy to My Brother

2001-04-17 10:40 PM
Afternoon, Standard Mid-Rise Amphibian Martian Time

2001-04-17 09:46 PM
Alternate Perspective

2001-04-15 12:00 AM
the shortest distance

2001-04-08 03:20 PM
of course...

2001-03-31 01:25 PM
different standard time...

2001-02-24 12:45 AM
qwerty fog...

2001-02-14 12:59 PM
i have finally realised...

2001-02-14 12:57 PM
it is not until you have loved...

2001-02-07 01:45 AM
143 Starstruck Street: A Time to Kill

2001-01-22 01:42 PM
my girlfriend is an unkempt little girl...

2001-01-22 01:42 PM
i fit into you...

2001-01-19 05:20 PM
lickening sickening tract...

2001-01-18 11:08 AM
deathless statements of affair...

2001-01-11 03:13 PM
Thinking of popsicles...

2001-01-10 01:15 PM
What do you say...

2001-01-04 04:38 PM
Crazy shit...

2000-04-22 05:52 PM
Introspective of a Boy and a Girl

2000-02-26 04:08 PM
On Solipsism and Existence

1999-10-24 10:11 PM
Verhandlungsangebot zur Tyrannei

1999-09-01 08:00 AM
Selbstmord

1998-06-04 08:00 AM
A Woman in a Picture

1998-06-03 09:10 PM
The Thought (#11)

1998-06-02 10:38 PM
Thought #9

1998-06-02 09:15 PM
Thought #7

1997-01-05 08:00 AM
That Girl

1997-01-04 08:00 AM
Inside my mind

1997-01-03 08:00 AM
Dear Life

1997-01-02 08:00 AM
Diamantes

1997-01-01 08:00 AM
Word-Cinquains

1996-09-02 08:00 AM
You

1996-09-01 08:00 AM
I am