June 14th, 2013 / 10:20 am
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The Fassbinder Diaries


The Fassbinder Diaries by James Pate is now available. I had the pleasure of blurbing this (along with Johannes Göransson and Ken Baumann). The book contains many strange and beautiful pieces, including Pig Beach which you can read here.  Pig Beach is one of my favorite contemporary poems In fact I like it so much I’ve mixed bits of it in to some of my readings:

The human sand pink and the pig wall burnt.

The beach light bright in the pig eye.

You can get The Fassbinder Diaries here



  1. M. Kitchell

      out of curiosity–is the stretching of book covers & images into an exact-same-sized squat rectangle in every post intentional or accidental?

  2. Rauan Klassnik


  3. randy

      i was hoping these were some fassbinder writings… what gives?

  4. Matthew Simmons

      That’s the actual shape of HAPPY ROCK. It may have been printed in a standard 9X6 softcover format, but when you read it, it flattens and spreads in the brain. Took me and my research and development team years to figure out how to get it exactly right.

  5. Rauan Klassnik

      Fassbinder didn’t write this book, no. but he’s all through it.

  6. Bobby Dixon

      /* Using ‘class=”alignright”‘ on an image will (who would’ve
      thought?!) align the image to the right. And using ‘class=”centered’,
      will of course center the image. This is much better than using
      align=”center”, being much more futureproof (and valid) */

  7. Bobby Dixon


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  8. Trey

      what are you, a witch

  9. Bobby Dixon

      no, just pagan tech support — not that good at it

  10. jihui659