Back by popular demand! Miss Theresa Williams (Bradner, Ohio, USA) & her most amazing zombie doll +! a tribute to “Uncle Tom” Eliot

Mail-art by Theresa Williams (Bradner, Ohio, USA)

We are absolutely voracious fans of Mr. Tom Clark’s blog, as in our estimation he is the only authentic poet remaining in the USA today. (We have some peculiar views.)

Please see Mr. Clark’s blog and a recent, most relevant post concerning Mr. Ezra Pound:

We even find ourselves some days preferring the company of the genuinely, dearly departed to the legions of the Living Dead – leading us to today’s ghoulish topic and Miss Theresa William Carlos Williams and her remarkable zombie doll.

Mr. Clark once commented in a blog insightfully about the pros and cons of being the “popular girl.” At MinXus-Lynxus, we are well aware of the perils of gaining a reputation as the popular girl on the block. (Mr. Olson advises: “Have nothing to do with it.” Yet sometimes our eyes stray from the task at hand to the record of visitors to our humble MinXus-Lynxus blog.

It is then we note our dear friend Miss Theresa William Carlos Williams is is indeed a “popular girl.” Our guest book soars whenever she graces us with mail and Dw can take time from mink ranch toils to scan and post.

So with a nod to dear friends and aspiring tenderfoots alike, we share a rare photo (above) received from none other than Miss Theresa Williams Carlos Williams. This is not so much a matter of giving “The People” what they want as offering a select group what they need.

Many will immediately recognize Miss Theresa’s Baby Ghoulio who made such an Eternal Network splash during the now-fading 2012 Halloween season.

Always thoughtful, Miss Theresa has imbued this Baby Ghoulio with “Redeeming Social Value” to meet the always high standards and impeccable tastes (as well as everyday low prices) of MinXus-Lynxus.

As with so many of us, the zombie baby’s existential crisis is sparked by an encounter with Mr. T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland.”

Reverse side of zombie baby mail-art from Miss Theresa William Carlos Williams

And the envelope:

Make sure to visit Miss Theresa’s letter project:

Not to imply a hasty “drive by” of our favourite Uncle Tom Eliot, but “The Wasteland” reminds us mostly of Mr. Ezra Pound. After all, he had the best hair.

Mail-art by Miss Theresa William Carlos Williams

The distinguished Mr. Pound is best known today, of course, for his role in Italian politics and for founding the St. Elizabeth’s Correspondence School in Washington, DC, which attracted so many notable participants from Mr. Ray Johnson’s alma mater – the long defunct Black Mountain College.

Who would guess that Mr. Pound was also once a poet of some note? And more – he assisted our sometimes wysterical Uncle Tom in editing “The Wasteland” from embarrassing ravings about his (Mr. Eliot’s) sexual inadequacies into properly annotated and dense verse still fit to be required reading for the inmates of high schools, colleges and universities and similar institutions.

What greater honour is there? (Of course the United States has chosen to honour the work of Mr. Ron Silliman and his contributions to democracy and capitalism through electronic installations that display his verse in bus terminal restrooms – or so we have been informed by a sometimes reliable source. Alas, we must be content to only dream of such laurels.)

We deeply appreciate this rare version of Baby Ghoulio and hope that he sparks reveries and deep insights.

“The Wasteland” – a collaboration, a collage, and a work ahead of its time anticipating the St. Elizabeth’s Correspondence School.

Thank you dearest Miss Theresa!


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