Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – YI SANG


SEPTEMBER 14 —YI SANG
Vanguard Korean surrealist poet, street rebel.

POEM NO. XI

That porcelain cup resembles my skull. I am holding the cup tight with my hand when out of my arm another absurd arm sprouts like a grafted branch and the hand pending from that arm grabs the cup in a flash and hurls it over my shoulder to the floor. Since my arm is defending the cup to the death, the shattered pieces of course are my skull which resembles the porcelain cup. If my arm had budged before the branching arm crept like a snake back into it the white paper holding back the flood water would have torn. But just as before my arm defends the porcelain cup to the death.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
GRECIAN NEW YEAR, 2310. BYZANTINE NEW YEAR, 7507.
Kisar Island, Indonesia: FEAST OF URU-WADU, the Primal Couple.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 14 IN HISTORY…
1321 — Italian vernacular poet Dante Alighieri dies, Ravenna.
1883 — Reproductive rights activist Margaret Sanger born, Corning, New York.
1910 — Korean surrealist poet and social rebel Yi Sang born, Seoul, Korea.
1927 — Isadora Duncan strangled by scarf caught in sports car, Nice, France.
1930 — Over 100 Mexican and Filipino farm workers arrested
for union activities, Imperial Valley, California.
1966 — French surrealist André Breton dies, Paris, France.
1978 — Pope John Paul I dies suspiciously after only 34 days in office.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — IBN KHALDUN

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May 27 — Ibn Khaldun
Great Arabic historian, chronicler.

MAY 27, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Feast of Zerowork

ALSO ON MAY 27 IN HISTORY…
1332 — Arab historian Ibn Khaldun born, Tunis, Tunisia.
1525 — Anabaptist communist Thomas Münzer executed.
1871 — Paris Commune crushed, with 25,000 massacred.
1878 — Modern dancer Isadora Duncan born, San Francisco, California.
1907 — Ecology pioneer Rachel Carson born, Springdale, Pennsylvania.
1949 — Robert Ripley dies, believe it or not.
1997 — Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs historic treaty with NATO.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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