MinXus Mail Bag: The “Crazy Wisdom” of Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)

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Mail-art by Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)

Around the time of the release of the summer 2014 issue of the DKULTNY Trashpo Fanzine, we proposed that snippets of wisdom emanating from Trashpo luminaries Jim Leftwich and Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) be gathered and circulated among trashpoets in TLP (Tacky Little Pamphlet) form, similar in concept to Chairman Mao’s little red book. Jim Leftwich mailed us these interesting quotes, employing a fortune cookie style presentation, that might – indeed – provide another model as well as content for our plans to circulate the thoughts of our Trashpo founders.

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The multiple copies would suggest these pieces are meant to be distributed further, and so we shall. The topics reflect Jim’s wide-ranging interests: poetry, history, his popular Useless Writing group on Facebook and Sun Ra, among other topics – all relevant to Trashpo theory and practice. These were contained in an excellent envelope:

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And the reverse:

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Many thanks to Jim Leftwich for this fascinating material that broadens and deepens Trashpo!

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