Poetry

“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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“We May Cry Atlantis” and two other poems published in BlazeVOX

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Blaze VOX #19, the Spring 2019 issue, was recently released online, filled with experimental work from a wide range of contributors. This issue includes three of my poems: “We May Cry Atlantis,” “Reporting from Oz,” and “First Dispatch.” You can read them here.

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One poem and five asemic works in Angry Old Man

AOM 6 coverOnline experimental lit journal Angry Old Man released Issue 6 today, with another great roster of visual, text and video work from across the spectrum of the international literary avant garde. I’m pleased to be represented by one text piece and five asemic calligraphy works. The text piece is part of a new series of experiments involving a very restricted vocabulary intended to mirror the kind of language invention of an AI transaction robot. View the text piece here, and the asemic calligraphy here.

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“Watching that Fire” published in Rat’s Ass Review

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The Summer 2019 issue of Rat’s Ass Review was released today. Lots of great work here in what would probably be called the “outlaw” vein, so I’m pleased that my poem “Watching that Fire” made the cut for this issue. You can read the full piece here. My piece is the third from the top, only cause it’s arranged alphabetically by author.

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Postcard project: Civilization’s Lost

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Here’s an experiment in poetry publishing that’s new to me. The idea was planted by fellow DC poet Buck Downs, who’s been regularly sending out postcard poems for years. At just three lines, the title piece from the Civilization’s Lost series–poems based around lost cities and civilizations to highlight the fragility of languages, cultures and nations–seemed perfect for this. I ordered a custom rubber stamp to imprint the faces of old postcards, some I made from paperback book covers or record jackets. Been sending these to literary journals, poets, mail artists and friends, as long as I have a snail mail address.

“Rabbit Toilet Fantasy” and four other poems published in Ramingo’s Porch

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Today, outlaw poetry magazine Ramingo’s Porch published five of my poems: “Rabbit Toilet Fantasy,” “The Desperate Ones,” “Another Hit for History,” “Plastic Surgeon Voyeur,” and “Bag of Bones.” You can read them here.

I didn’t actually intend to get published in this journal so soon after the last time; it’s a happy accident. I thought I was submitting to their special print issue with the the theme “Sex.” So I rounded up the dirtiest pieces I had and sent them in. Turns out that “Sex Issue” was released last month, and its deadline closed last August! It’s available on Amazon.

It may be worth noting that “Rabbit Toilet Fantasy,” partially seen below, is written from the perspective of the trickster rabbit character that showed up in a few poems. “The Desperate Ones” features Casanova as a character.

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