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M Sarki was born in East Tawas, Michigan in 1953. Besides being a poet with four collections published, Sarki is a painter and photographer. He likes fine coffee and long walks, as well as his good woman. His screenplay Alphonso Bow was produced by Nut Bucket Films. There are others in the works. There is some talk about a play. And more poems. And food perhaps. Anything creative goes, but quite less stays.

M Sarki has written, directed, and produced six short films titled Gnoman's Bois de Rose, Biscuits and Striola , The Tools of Migrant Hunters, My Father's Kitchen, GL and Cropped Out 2010. More details to follow. Also the author of the feature film screenplay, Alphonso Bow.

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    Sam Michel in Cowboys, Swimming, Dogs, Claus, and Black

    17 months ago

    ...She said it never bothered her, my being lost to Easter bunnies and to Santa Claus, but her heart aged for me sorrowfully the day she saw me sitting on the fencerail with my legs crossed. Next thing she could see...

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    Walser, Bernhard, and Stifter in Narrative, Plot, and Digression

    17 months ago

    Narratives Unsettled: Digression in Robert Walser, Thomas Bernhard, and Adalbert Stifter is important as it focuses on three writers (one of which I was not at all familiar with until now) and their narratives that were...

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    A Fight to the Finish: Salinger's Glass Family versus Walser's Tanners

    17 months ago

    Robert Walser was not a big, strapping man. He wasn't a smooth operator who could charm the ladies. There wasn't any threat deemed imminent by his behavior as if he was after something or attempting to get untoward, and...

  • 2

    A Disabled's Argument for Succession

    22 months ago

    It is possible my own falling off the roof of my cabin and the subsequent months in a wheelchair and physical therapy had something to do with my liking this book more than I ever expected to. The fact that Andre Dubus...

  • 0

    Living From a Character His Own

    17 months ago

    Two years before Lawrence died Aldington offered to lend him some money when he had heard that his friend's health was getting worse and that he was down and out in his publishing and legal woes. But Lawrence answered...

  • 2

    Neck Deep in Ander Monson

    20 months ago

    I not only love these collected ordeals of Ander Monson but think they are as good as any essays I have read including my favorite essays of David Foster Wallace, that is except for his A Supposedly Fun Thing I Will...

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    Motherlodge Fundraiser 2012, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Who Really Was Missing

    22 months ago

    It was amazing, the professionalism and gratitude shown to those of us who did brave the mid-November weather of seventy degrees and no rain in the forecast. Not to mention that on Sunday nights the parking downtown is...

  • 0

    The Duane Allman Story

    17 months ago

    Skydog took me back in time, made me remember things I had forgotten, and put a smile back on my face for the richness his guitar playing gave me. There are good memories connected to me via Duane Allman and it mattered...

  • 2

    D.H. Lawrence and Italy

    17 months ago

    I was continually impressed with the way Lawrence found fault with so many things he saw and almost every location he had traveled to. If it was indeed a place he might have admired it waned in his abhorrence for what...

  • 0

    Kristofferson, Browne, and Bonnie Prince Billy: A Music Icon Folds

    17 months ago

    Notes on novelist and playwright Yasmina Reza, our communities of odious freedom, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Jackson Browne.

  • 0

    There Is a Time We Are No Longer Becoming

    17 months ago

    We dream and plan our indulgent escapes that never materialize. But in the mapping out of all our differences and what makes us most interesting to each other, we learn so much about ourselves, our love for each other,...

  • 0

    Geoff Dyer Selects the Best Essays of John Berger

    17 months ago

    Another way to look at my experience reading this book is that I am not sophisticated enough in my tastes to be pleasured to the extent Geoff Dyer is by his favorite essayist John Berger. It is possible that this...

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    Pulphead, Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan

    16 months ago

    This morning on the CBS Morning Show Charlie Rose was reporting on an exotic animal compound in Oklahoma City and how dangerous to humans it could be since it is situated in the heart of the country's Tornado Alley....

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    And She Will Wake Before You Pass

    22 months ago

    It isn't hard for me to imagine the countless other affairs similar to Ernaux's that haven't been so consciously visited as thoroughly and made into a book for our public consumption. The fact that Ernaux's sexual...

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    A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates

    22 months ago

    I got interested in reading this biography of Richard Yates because of what a writer said in her review of the book. She said that if one were to read this six hundred page monster and not want to read his novel...

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    The Sadness of Antonioni by Frank Lentricchia

    22 months ago

    Almost from the very beginning of The Sadness of Antonioni I feel Lentricchia is messing with me. Who else would have written into his novel a love interest of a renowned college professor working behind the counter at...

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    Making the Most and Wishing For the Best

    18 months ago

    For those of you who think this matters too much to a person like me, you're right. It does. It matters too much because it promotes bad poetry, lifeless poetry, or stuff I call agenda-driven whether it be somebody's...

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    BOB DYLAN, AND, OR, HOW HE GOT HIS NAME

    22 months ago

    Bob Dylan's Chronicles Volume 1, published in 2004, was ignored initially by me. I was fatigued as much as Dylan ever would be while I listened to his own mumbling and mingling of words that rarely made sense. I...

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    With Love For George Clooney, Zadie Smith Swings

    17 months ago

    Given my own rather serious self-education but certain lack of any so-called higher education, the most accessible and enjoyable essays in Sadie Smith's book titled CHANGING MY MIND were the ones when she wrote about...

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    When Ecstasy Might Be Influenced by a Lesser God Than I

    17 months ago

    I couldn't tell you if I like better being knocked out by a great book while reading it or after finishing it even more wanting to write about how it turned me on. Regardless, it is quite a bit of fun to listen in on a...

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    Just Kids, Patti Smith, The Beats, Punk, and Poetry

    17 months ago

    Patti Smith has attempted in JUST KIDS to record the story of her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and their collaboration as artists and friends. But for me it is more a story of Patti Smith and how she evolved...

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    The Woodchuck Terrier, Hank Dolworth

    17 months ago

    Seems the wife in the story was required to cheat on her husband and report the act in detail back to her husband in order to save her marriage. The detective could not grasp the fundamental concept of the banker's...

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    The Sicker Truth of Recovery From Substance Abuse

    22 months ago

    The fact is, I really was excommunicated from the Lutheran church sometime back in the early seventies. Just a couple years prior to my removal I could be witnessed in virginal white robe on stage professing my faith in...

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    The Best Electric Guitarists Ever

    22 months ago

    So much goes into being the best electric guitar player that most of us are not equipped artistically or even musically to decide in the most objective terms who may or not be the greatest. I am listing here my favorite...

  • 2

    A Time For Fists

    17 months ago

    Notes on the works of Jonathan Lethem and Roberto Bolano, bad poetry, bad fiction, and why perfectly good, if not great, writers fall victim to their own desperate aspirations for fame and/or recognition.

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    The Skinny on Alexander Payne and The Descendants

    22 months ago

    I was hoping for The Descendants to be a blend somewhere between About Schmidt and Sideways. I was excited for myself and my partner because we were going to have a cerebral as well as a funny emotional experience blown...

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    Steve Jobs and Walter Isaacson Star in "The Biography Horror"

    20 months ago

    Even in the void of philanthropic endeavors, Jobs will go down in history as a great man for what he gave to the world. Jobs wanted the Macintosh to be used by the masses so it is not surprising he wanted his biography...

  • 2

    Louisville: The Corner of Baxter and Highland Avenues

    22 months ago

    Notes on crazy drivers, pedestrian dangers, Sixty Minutes, terrorists, Al-Qaeda, and Louisville bullies

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    Notes on Mad Men, jigsaw puzzles, European writers, tea bags, politics, and Jackie Collins

    17 months ago

    Notes on Mad Men, jigsaw puzzles, European writers, tea bags, politics, and Jackie Collins

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    My Father's Kitchen

    22 months ago

    Growing up in a rigid Lutheran home we kids had to take turns adding further remarks to our family supper prayer. Sometimes our father just did it himself outlandishly. Hear his prayer.

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    Three Decent Poems by Sylvia Plath

    17 months ago

    After reading a piece about Sylvia Plath written by A. Alvarez in his book The Savage God: A Study of Suicide, I was slightly hooked on this fascinating woman and therefore needed to learn more about her as a poet. It...

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    In Favor of His Savagery

    22 months ago

    Notes on Baba Ram Dass, Maharaj-ji, Fierce Grace, old age, strokes, disability, and skepticism.

  • 1

    Why I Meld Film To Poetry

    17 months ago

    The suckling sounds you hear from me are my release into, not out of, her servitude as my personal whore, and the profanations given in the development of our relationship. All of the creative work we do truly belongs...

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    HORRORS of BLACK RAIN, NUCLEAR BOMBS, SMOKING, and STUPID WARS

    22 months ago

    A critical review of the novel Black Rain by Japanese author Ibuse Masuji. The review rambles on over other philosophical questions and offers a personal view about stupid wars and smoking.

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    LETTER TO STRONGHEART, ERROL MORRIS, AND WERNER HERZOG

    22 months ago

    Review of the book Strongheart about the famous god of film plus notes on Werner Herzog and Errol Morris.

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    Five Best Books For 2010

    22 months ago

    Critical book review by the poet M Sarki. Authors mentioned in this piece include Hunter S. Thompson, Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, Cormac McCarthy, Geoffrey Wolff, Tobias Wolff, Gordon Lish, Thomas McGuane, James...

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    Tribute To A Great Cajun, Zachary Richard

    22 months ago

    Notes on northern Michigan, being southern, raising a family, Zachary Richard, and getting old

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    Leaving Us Wanting More Emmett Kelly Guitar; Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and the Cairo Gang

    22 months ago

    Notes on Emmett Kelly, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, The Cairo Gang, The Salvation Army, Old Male High School, and Neil Young

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    Indie Rock and Folk Icon Will Oldham, as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Quietly Abides

    22 months ago

    Notes on Will Oldham, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, The Palace Brothers, Ray Johnson, Bob Dylan, Emmett Kelly, The Cairo Gang, Motherlodge, and The Salvation Army

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    What A Surprise When Your Company Deserts You And Throws You To The Wolves

    22 months ago

    Notes on employment, accidental injuries, long careers, abandonment, surgery, health care, recovery, and more so love and honor.

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    My Annual Cruise With Hot and Sexy Carnival Queen, Katrina vanden Heuvel

    22 months ago

    It wasn't as if I had applied for the job. She supposedly had read some of my work online and thought I would be a fantastic candidate to write something for The Nation.

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    Frank Lentricchia's Pretty Italian Actress

    17 months ago

    It's a pretty book, and only one hundred and seven pages.

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    From Roundhouse To Fogelsinger, Tawas Racks My Dishes

    22 months ago

    Notes about The Roundhouse, Tawas, spiritual advancement, deterioration and decline, and the Huron National Forest

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    Now Getting My Yin Off kd Lang

    22 months ago

    We talk about food, and sex, and poetry, Cormac McCarthy who happens to be a big Lish favorite, and whatever comes to mind in the time we have allotted together to speak before another client arrives.

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    That Odious Weight Tied to Bad Blake

    22 months ago

    Notes on the film Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Ryan Bingham, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scott Cooper, and how to have a good time gone bad.

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    When Patriotism Becomes A Curse

    22 months ago

    Notes on celebrity, Gordon Lish, Jack Gilbert, J.D. Salinger, friends who write, Guido, and Thunder Over Louisville

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    Jack Gilbert's Poems, THE DANCE MOST OF ALL

    22 months ago

    The interesting story about Jack Gilbert is that he was discovered by Gordon Lish in California while Lish was cavorting with the likes of Ken Kesey and Neal Cassady.

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    Tawas Point Is Not "The Cape Cod Of The Midwest"

    22 months ago

    Fully engaged in the meaningful throes of my Google search on "Tawas Point" I made note of a quote in Wikipedia referring to the area as "the Cape Cod of the Midwest". Being a native of the...

  • 2

    Max Lane, a short story

    22 months ago

    Every day of his life he spent at work. Even with Helen waiting at home for him he worked. And in his pocket, he carried a silver watch. And then finally he died. And...

  • 1

    A Parallel Intelligence, And Wondering If It Stinks

    17 months ago

    O this is going to cause me some grief, but funerals or weddings, they are all the same to me. We practice both customs in America because we always have. It is important to note that I...

  • 0

    Tell Me When To Visit The Dead Man Jim

    22 months ago

    I want to tell you about the many young people I saw huddled in Père Lachaise Cemetery around the tombstone of the long-deceased music artist named Jim Morrison....

  • 0

    The Room and the Waltz of Last Year's Parade

    22 months ago

    The movie, THE ROAD, based on a Cormac McCarthy novel by the same name, was playing at the Baxter Avenue Theater yesterday so instead of sitting in our less-than-properly-heated apartment...

  • 2

    Louisville Downtown Truth

    22 months ago

    A slightly unique and bent point of view from a tad more discerning and critical professional voyeur about the fine city of Louisville, Kentucky. The use of the author's photographs enhance the short text suggesting a...

  • 3

    Looking For Charles Stanley Gifford

    22 months ago

    The first time I saw her I knew my search was over for the girl for me. Problem was, she wouldn't have me until another twelve years had passed. But good things are definitely worth waiting for, that is, if you can...

  • 15

    Why I Hate Poetry

    22 months ago

    The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference. These two old guys drove twelve miles into town to attend a special poetry reading, hoping to eventually read publicly a few of their own poems in the...

  • 6

    How To Catch The Mice or Mouse In Your House

    22 months ago

    My son-in-law just wrote me an email asking, "How do I get rid of mice?" I answered: "Two things, both old-fashioned."1. Clean the apartment thoroughly. All snacks must be sealed and put...

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    You Ask For Directions To Louisville?

    22 months ago

    You ask for directions, I give you directions. You tell me you are coming through Cincy, and I say great because that is the way I would come if I were you. And it is a good thing I...

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    Notes From A Complete Stranger, Part 10

    22 months ago

    In other news outside of Tawas I so much enjoyed the television interview of Joaquin Phoenix on the David Letterman Show. From the February 17 Herald Sun: "JOAQUIN Phoenix's recent movie...

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    Notes From A Complete Stranger, Part 9

    22 months ago

    The headlines of ICN on February 11 read "Large crowds, great weather warms 59th Perchville". There was a picture of a...

  • 33

    Best New Indie Music Bands For 2010

    22 months ago

    My taste in music is as old as the Super Bowl. Really, I am that old. Growing up with Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles, and then completing my high...

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    Notes From A Complete Stranger, Part 8

    22 months ago

    Schools are again closed today in Louisville. That makes a solid week. Still 180,000 people without power in the state of Kentucky....

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    Notes From A Complete Stranger, Part 7

    22 months ago

    A winter storm has wreaked havoc on my town. Louisville has been gripped by power outages and a...

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    Notes From A Complete Stranger, Part 6

    22 months ago

    Having just witnessed Joe Biden being sworn in as our Vice President, I am excited to know that soon Barack Obama will be sworn in as our...

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    L'occitane, Simply The Most Amazing Hand Cream

    22 months ago

    Truth is, my hands were getting pretty dried out and I was starting to think it was time again for some of my wife's hand lotion. Problem was, every time I use the damn stuff I...

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    Notes From A Complete Stranger, Part 5

    22 months ago

    Just returned from a very long walk along the river. I am struck by the good taste the river city architects of Louisville used in...

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    Notes From A Complete Stranger, Part 4

    22 months ago

    Unbelievable as it is, Barack Obama will be our nation's next President in just a few days. Wow, my country actually voted for a black...

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    Notes From A Complete Stranger, Part 3

    22 months ago

    My idea for an essay is for me to travel up north to my old hometown of Tawas, Michigan and report on the...

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    Alphonso Bow

    22 months ago

    Let's just say I knew somebody I thought was interesting and felt he had something to say. It wasn't that I believed anyone really would want to hear about it, and I...

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    Notes From A Complete Stranger, Part 2

    22 months ago

    I am on assignment, but I am not being paid. I have taken this journalistic venture on my own. Yes, it would be nice to be paid, but I am not. To think...

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    Notes From A Complete Stranger, Part 1

    22 months ago

    David Foster Wallace has done for cruise ship essays what Cormac McCarthy did for the novel. Really, every essay written by Wallace rings true...

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    Diary Of The Modern God

    22 months ago

    I published this first book of photographs that are joined with original poems and essays also written by me. I think it is a good book and one you will enjoy.

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    The Perfect Poem?

    22 months ago

    This is the only perfect poem I have ever written or seen. Nobody knew it was me, that it was mine. But I did.

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    How I Write A Poem

    22 months ago

    Notes on what it takes to write a great poem, desire, Jonathan Galassi, Eugenio Montale, and The Mighty Dead.

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