Flashback: One poem in Flipside

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That time my poem “Cheated” appeared in Flipside #83, from March/April 1993. I’m not sure that’s how I originally had the spacing though.

Even cooler: John Brannon of Laughing Hyenas was on the cover, and there was a flexidisc single by Shonen Knife included in the magazine. I never played my copy of the record.

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Flashback: One poem in Flipside

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That time my poem “Alicia” appeared in Flipside #81, from Nov/Dec 1992. This piece is a true story based on a coworker when I worked at the American Psychological Association as an abstractor for their academic database. One of the nicest people I met there, Alicia endured the regular stream of attention rather graciously.

For those who never saw it, LA-based Flipside was a massive newsprint fanzine that chronicled underground music and culture. They ran two pages of poetry during the 90’s era when I was subscribing and submitting work to them.

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Work in H& and In Between Hangovers

Latest publications:

Today, In Between Hangovers published “Up Off the Crapper.” You can read it here. The journal will be releasing a batch of my poems throughout the summer.

One more visual poem in the H& vispo blog appeared yesterday, June 19. This one’s called “Civilization’s Lost–6” and you an check it out here. This piece is another still from a video you can see on the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel.

 

Cthulhu Limericks promo video

In yet another blatant attempt to generate sales for my book Cthulhu Limericks, I created this promotional video, now live on the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel. You can check out the book in eBook and old school paperback formats through Amazon, Lulu, and other retailers.

The video has a rudimentary “plot” in which a reader picks up the book, and while reading a sample limerick is transported to a glitched out, eldritch world where Cthulhu darts forward to capture his prey!

Flashback: Two poems in Open 24 Hours

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That time Buck Downs published two of my poems in his DC poetry journal Open 24 Hours #10, back in 1994. According to a note I found with copies of the mag, Buck saw me reading at an open mic night at the old 15 Minutes nightclub in DC. Liking what he heard, he requested some pieces, and of those, he took “Best Left to Herself” and “The Odor of Business is Business.”

DC is not an easy town for artists to gain traction in, and Buck has long been an inspiration to me because he never gives up. Although he stopped editing O24H a long time ago, he’s still very active in the DC poetry scene with his poetry postcard mailings, running a poetry reading series, and publishing books. I always run into him in the oddest places around town–random coffee shops, Second Story Books, Bridge Street Books, DC Zine Fair–and often when I’m putting up street art! When I organized the free-improvisation ensemble Croniamantal, he served as the first bard, reading poetry to a backdrop of experimental electronics. But that’s another post!

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Poems in River River, H&, Black Poppy Review and In Between Hangovers

New publications this week:

Hudson Valley literary journal RiverRiver broke out a shiny new web design for their Spring 2017 issue, which includes my poem “Modern (American) Lifeline.” You can read it here.

One “Civilization’s Lost” film still in H&, a journal of experimental visual poetry. You can check it out here. This is another excerpt from some glitch video work.

One text poem in Black Poppy Review. You can read “The Lock of Victorian Hair” here.

In Between Hangovers accepted a batch of work to be published over the next couple months. “Vegetarian Is the Night” was released on Thursday, May 26. You can read it here.