Posted in books | music on March 10, 2014

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Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields, Future Bible Heroes, Gothic Archies and other projects certainly has a way with words. He'll be using that talent for a book of poetry titled 101 Two-Letter Words. Illustrated by Roz Chast, the book consists of four-line poems based on the 101 two-letter words accepted in Scrabble. Here's "Yo":

The country folk say "howdy-do"
but here in town, it's "yo";
they'll say it in the country too
in twenty years or so.
101 Two-Letter Words will be published by W.W. Norton in October.

In other news, Magnetic Fields satellite members Sam Davol and Claudia Gonson performed with Tanya Donelly in NYC over the weekend.

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Comments (9)

how precious

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 3:37 PM

69 Shit Poems

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 3:51 PM

Stephin. Go back to doing what you do best. Sucking.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 4:59 PM

69 Love Songs was a breathtakingly amazing album.

3:51 and 4:59 were breathtakingly banal cunts that lost their funny along with their milk money, when I took it from them.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 5:39 PM

5:39 if you're Stephen Merritt's only defense after 3 funny comments, he's in trouble.

I also like 69 Love Songs, but with company like yours maybe I shouldn't admit that?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 6:00 PM

Why couldn't they make it a nice round number, like 70 or 75?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 6:30 PM

6:00 if you think the other 3 comments were funny then maybe I should come over your place and beat some sense into you. I don't mean that in a bad way.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 6:32 PM

More sour than meritts puss.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2014 9:33 PM

Is there a two letter word for hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2014 1:01 AM

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