originally intended be strictly be a poetry blog for unrefined ramblings, i've expanded msb in attempt to further assimilate into the blogging community by creating a space for personal commentary on general literature, visual art and miscellaneous cultural contribution. i do not pose as an impartial spectator nor an academic critic. i am merely a man-boy who participates in the act of looking at art and generating ideas. and i write poetry. the name of the blog is derived from a faux manuscript made for a poetry workshop given by a mentor, lyn hejinian. the manuscript, though eventually becoming a glorified chapbook, was--in its formative stages--a series of boxes with poems printed on each face of the cube. i ran with the idea of poems as objects and wanted to concretize verse in the most literal way, matching boxes that were stuck inside of each other. cutting and construction of nesting boxes proved unnecessarily taxing, so i settled for naming the book match[ing] box[ing] stick[ing]. this blog attempts, at the digital level, to view cultural artifacts as physical objects with the agency to crush like an anvil or tickle like a feather. i guess we'll see.