Friday, November 9, 2018

New Site!


After leaving this poor blog to languish for ages (four years?! yikes), I've dusted it off just to say... I'm over here now https://www.ateacozyisasometimes.com/ 

Same basic teacozy, fresh new look. In addition to a blog with events listings and maybe even the occasional poetry musing, you can find ?! Press chapbooks for sale, as well as original art, including works created by and with my late father Steve (Pisti) Hajnoczky.

You can also find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ateacozyisasometimes/
If you like lots of updates that's your best bet.

It's nice stopping by the old blog, and getting a chance to read the writings of past me. Part of me is inclined to shutter this forever, in this new age of internet horrors, but I feel like the young person who so earnestly typed out her various urgent thoughts on pomes deserves to keep her voice. So I'll leave this for now - it was hers, after all, who am I to delete delete delete.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pink

                                                    if we were flowers
                                                                       each confetti and flagrant
                                                            perfume of your smile


                                                               drowsed the evening sighs
                                                   buds and tender open now
                                                                          solemn and your eyes


                                                  icing sugar bloom
                                                               petals adrift on a lake
                                                                             soft and steady sleep


                                                                   sunset and glimmer
                                                     dew settles on each petal
                                                                              rose and violet sky


                                                         your sweet and fragrant
                                                                      garden florid in the breeze
                                                  spring and opulent


                                                                             rose and rise hollow
                                                       the lilac of your shadow
                                                                       morning and softly


                                                                  if the sunshine now
                                              warm and blossom this trinket
                                                                                 tumble of your hair


                                                                      frosting of spring buds
                                                  each sleeping forage and quick
                                                                                         flower bed molten


                                               tinkle of new leaves
                                                                     clang of bluebells and zephyr
                                                              your laughter flowers


                                               ripple of lily
                                                         each wave and pollen giggles
                                                                                 your grin, water flower


                                                 confection and sprout
                                                                   sprinkle of rain and new leaves
                                                             your smile, the spring

Monday, November 24, 2014

earknowseye: a poem for a. rawlings

earknowseye: a poem for a. rawlings from Helen Hajnoczky on Vimeo.

A short little stop motion visual/sound poem dedicated to the amazing poet and artist a. rawlings. If you're not familiar with her work you can find her online here!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Blert it out

Blert, all at once from Helen Hajnoczky on Vimeo.

Jordan Scott's phenomenal book "Blert" (Coach House Books, 2008: chbooks.com/catalogue/blert) "represent a spelunk into the mouth of the stutterer." Here is every page of the book read at the same time--blurted out, so to speak.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Google Street View of every address in "Walkups" by Lance Blomgren

Each of the vignettes (or little short stories or however one would define them) in Lance Blomgren's book Walkups (2nd ed from 2009, Conundrum Press) is entitled with the address of an apartment in Montreal. Here screen shots of the google street views of those addresses, in the order in which they appear in the book.
 

#4-345 rue Lachapelle
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the closest available address.


3444 avenue Coloniale


2120 rue Clark
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected.


5574 boulevard St. Laurent


78 rue Villeneuve E.
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


 12 avenue d'Orléans
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


 6296 rue Casgrain


#802-10 rue Ontario O.


5170 rue Durocher
Google Maps directed to a location in Parc Ex but this address is located in Outremont.


#2-383 rue Edouard-Charles


#5-1609 rue St. Hubert


3134 rue St. Zotique E. 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. 3133 was visible but 3134 was not. 


#8-223 rue St. Viateur 


340 rue Ottawa 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


 #1-1949 boulevard St. Joseph E. 


"An Apartment in the Village" 
I selected an apartment in the village of personal significance to myself. 


#11-2021 rue Atwater


4531 rue St. Dominique


5433 rue Waverly


7856 rue d'Iberville


4863 avenue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville


6102 rue Jeanne-Mance


5746 rue Clark


7432 rue Garnier


6296 rue St. Dominique 


6542 avenue Papineau
The exact street number is not visible. Closest possible address shown here between 6540 and 6546.


868 rue Champagneur


8561 rue René-Labelle


 5155 avenue du Parc


1027 Côte du Beaver Hall


2353 rue de la Visitation 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. It is possible that the building occupied the now vacant lot in the right hand side of the image. 


266 rue Fairmount O.


586B rue Peel 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. This street is across the field from the corresponding odd numbered addresses.


4533 rue St. Dominique 


1861 rue St. Grégoire
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


6709 St. Laurent


8393 rue St. Michel


 4312 rue Rivard


6287 rue St. Dominique 


88 boulevard St. Joseph E.


4289 rue St. Émile
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 




 254 rue Berlioz
Google Maps placed street view at the slightly wrong address. This is likely the correct address though the street numbers are not visible in all cases. 


#304-3620 avenue Ridgewood (Le Four Thousand)


#100-7 rue Notre-Dame


5949 rue Hutchinson


5449 rue St. Urbain 


67 rue Dupré
Using Google Street View the road could be located but no buildings with street numbers on them. 


3442 rue St. Dominique


5162 rue Casgrain


1037 rue Gertrude 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


805 avenue Antoinine Maillet


2233 rue St. Mathieu
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 



48 rue Haliburton
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. Google Maps would not even try. 


5236 rue St. Urbain 


#1-4163 rue St. Urbain
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the closest possible given the other street numbers nearby. 


Somewhere in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Address randomly selected: 2335 avenue Bourbonnière


444 rue de Bienville
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


4808 rue de Grand Pré
Using Google Street View this street number could not be found. This is the location Google selected.


 5729 avenue du Parc


5162 rue de la Roche 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


1008 avenue Van Horne 


4821 avenue l'Hôtel de ville 


486 rue Beaubien 
Est or Ouest not specified in the text though Est seems more likely. Using Google Street View the street number could not be seen, though numbers above and below 486 are visible. 

Note: Apt. d'Amours
The title Apt. d'Amours is used throughout the text. A photograph of the apartment at the beginning of the book reveals that it bore the street number 1000. At the end of the book in "Author's Notes" we read that the building was, "not far from the bike path in Rosemont." No apartment with this name could be found via Google Street View at the address 1000 on any of the intersections in Rosemont. Pictured here is 1000 boulevard Rosemont, located beside the bike path. The structure appears to be a new condo development.