poems

“A Bone and It’s Dog” published in Slipstream 39

Just received my copy of Slipstream #39 in the mail yesterday. This new issue is themed “Boneyards, Junkyards and Backyards”–80 pages of poetry in an outlaw mode. Lots of great stuff, judging by the brief time I’ve flipped through it. This is a print-only magazine, so copies can be purchased direct through the journal’s website.

I’m pleased to be represented here with one poem, “A Bone and It’s Dog.”

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“Silver Tree in the Black Castle” and three other poems published in Ygdrasil

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The August 2019 issue of online literary journal Ygdrasil was released on July 10. It includes four of my poems from the Civilization’s Lost series: “The Silver Tree in the Black Castle,” “Capital Ruins,” “Early Observatory,” and “Erasing the Temple.” This series examines lost civilizations from around the world to highlight the fragility of languages, cultures and nations in the wake of the current American regime. You can read the whole issue here.

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“This Changes Everything” and two other poems plus four vispo published in Otoliths

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Otoliths 54, the Southern Winter 2019 issue, was released today, encompassing another encyclopedic cross section of the international avant garde in textual and visual works. I’m very pleased to be included with four visual poems and three new text pieces: “This Changes Everything,” “See What’s All About,” and “What We See.” You can check them out here.

The vispo are part of a small series of “tape sample” works made by pulling images from a daily newspaper using cellophane tape. The texts are part of a series inspired by the Facebook AI units that created their own language using English words with new semantic and syntactical values.

 

“Don’t Fear the Rainbow” and one other poem published in Unlikely Stories

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A great, long-running literary journal based in New Orleans, Unlikely Stories expands its online component with a monthly literary salon, book publishing, video readings and more. I’m pleased to announe two of my poems were published on the site today: “Don’t Fear the Rainbow” and “A Picnic Full of Secrets.” You can read them here.

Two poems published in Futures Trading

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The latest issue of online literary journal Futures Trading, this one numbered 7.1, came out yesterday. It includes works from across the international avant garde, pieces from Mike Jurkovic, John N. Miller, DS Maolalai, Genelle Chaconas, Sanjeev Sethi, Christopher Barnes, Grant Jenkins, Jim Meirose, Richard Kostelanetz, Mark Halpern, Mark Blickley, Monty Jones, Natan Last, Ewa Mazierska, Liz Glodek, Jeff Bagato, Sacha Archer, and Mark Young. Check it out here.

I’m pleased to be represented by two poems: “By the Wind, By the Sea, By the Storm” and “Coming Home to Lemuria.” These are from a new-ish series based on lost civilizations from around the world, an effort to account for the fragility of languages, cultures and nations in these grim times. You can scroll down through the issue to read my work, but here’s a brief excerpt, below.

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“Best Offer” and “Quick Cash Secret” published in Avant Appal(achia)

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An online journal for experimental writing, Avant Appal(achia) just released its seventh issue today, featuring contributors from around the world. I’m pleased to be represented by two texts, “Best Offer” and “Quick Cash Secret.” Both of these are from a new series in which I’ve attempted to work with the kind of language deconstruction displayed by the two Facebook transactional AI units before they were disconnected. You can read them here.

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“Civilization’s Lost” in Stampzine

 

Stampzine is an assembling zine comprised of works featuring rubber stamping, edited by long time mail artists Picasso Gaglione and Darlene Domel. Participation is open, free, ongoing, and simple: just send 20 9″x5″ pages featuring rubber stamp art. The latest issue is number 20, which includes a piece I did with the rubber stamp I made for my poem “Civilization’s Lost.” Each issue is documented in a YouTube video; Issue 20 can be viewed here.

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Here are directions for participation in a future issue of Stampzine.

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One poem and five pieces of asemic calligraphy published in Angry Old Man #7

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A new issue of experimental lit journal Angry Old Man was released online on May 29, featuring an encyclopedic selection of works from the international avant garde. I’m pleased to be represented by five more works of asemic calligraphy (view here) and the text piece “Final Days” (view here). Samples below.

The text piece is one of my experiments to replicate machine language, following the lead of the Facebook AI units which detourned English to their own meaning and syntax. These pieces represent transactions of some sort–persuasive messages, negotiations, or something else.

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“Flip Operations I” and two other texts published in Zoomoozophone Review’s last issue

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The last issue of experimental lit journal Zoomoozophone Review was released yesterday, May 17.  This blow to the international avant garde is tempered by the massive trove of material in ZR Issue #17, which features 116 pages filled with work from 40 contributors, including: Alexander Limarev, Alexandra Naughton, Angela Caporaso, Austin Islam, Beach Sloth, billy bob beamer, Cand Torrance, Carmen Tracey, Cecelia Chapman, CL Bledsoe, Clay Thistleton, David Patton, Francesco Aprile, Glen Armstrong, Heath Brougher, J. D. Nelson, Jeff Bagato, Jeff Harrison, Joel Chace, John M. Bennett, John Pursch, Keith Higginbotham, Kristie Shoemaker, Kushal Poddar, manuel arturo abreu, Nanna Juul Lanng, Nathan Spoon, Nathan Stapleton, Nicholas Bon, Nico Vassilakis, Patricia Walsh, Rosaire Appel, Sanjeev Sethi, Shane Allison, Sheila E. Murphy, Susan Sweetland Garay, Texas Fontanella, Volodymyr Bilyk, Yrik-Max Valentonis, and Yuan Changming.

I’m pleased to be part of this issue with three texts: “Flip Operations I,” “To This End,” and “Everything Goes Now.” These are part of a new series exploring the possibilities of AI computers performing transactional negotiations, with stripped down vocabularies of English words used in ways that do not mirror normal syntax.

You can purchase an issue of Zoomoozophone Review #17 (price starts at $0) on Gumroad using this link.

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