Poetry

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.

 

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.

“Excuse from Another Dimension” in Futures Trading

On May 16, Futures Trading, issue 5.1 was released into cyberspace containing one of my poems, “Excuse from Another Dimension.” You can find it by scrolling to the bottom of the page in the issue, or by going to the Scribd page here.

Lots of other interesting experimental work in this issue, as well, so check it out!

Flashback: Two poems in GYST

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That time two of my poems appeared in GYST #3, from 1992: “In America” and “Sentimental Grunge.” GYST (an acronym for “Get Your Shit Together”) was a digest sized, DC based literary magazine edited by Art Schuhart, Zach Barocas, and Edgar Silex. Art ran an open mic poetry series at the 15 Minutes nightclub in the early 90’s, which I attended pretty regularly. To be honest, I don’t remember these poems at all!

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Poems in Ex-Ex-Lit and Sick Lit

A few more poems appearing in digital print:

Poetry blog Experiential-Experimental Literature (aka Ex-Ex-Lit) posted “Trapped by the Pyramid” on May 8. You can read it here.

Online journal Sick Lit–tag line “Bringing the real. Keeping the weird.”–posted four poems on May 5: “Research on the Line,” “Hidden Curriculum,” “At a traffic light, looked up,” and “If the world can get me to sleep.” You can read them here.

Poems published in Otoliths, In Between Hangovers, & Black Poppy Review

Just catching up on some publications after a trip to the Southern California desert: Joshua Tree, Slab City, Salvation Mountain, Mount San Jacinto, the Cabazon Dinosaurs, and the Palm Springs Tonga Hut.

Over the break, three different journals included my work on May 1:

A big group of multi-media material appeared in Otoliths #45, including a textual poem, a video poem, and six stills from the video. “The Earth Remains Flat” is one of the pieces I’ve been working on lately with the theme of “Civilization’s Lost.” I used a section of the text as an overlay in a video poem of the same name, and then pulled stills from the video. Some of the images dig into asemic territory. You can view it all here.

“The Haunting” appeared in Black Poppy Review. You can read it here.

“One for the Road” appeared in In Between Hangovers. You can read it here.