Up the Staircase Quarterly #38 is a special issue collecting audio and visual poetry. It includes my video poem “Fake History,” along with a note about the inspiration and making of the piece. You can check it out here.
A couple new publications went live today.
My text poem “Last Nickle Phone Call” appeared in the literary blog Your One Phone Call. This one features a recurring character in my poetry–Ouija, basically a living “mystifying oracle.” You can read it here.
Four visual poems appeared in the weblog The New Post-literate, which “explores asemic writing in relation to post-literate culture.” Asemic writing includes any kind of marks that seem like they might be writing, or suggest some intent to convey meaning. You can view the images here. All four pieces are stills taken from my video poem “Earth Remains Flat,” which can be seen on my Bionic Eyes YouTube channel here.
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.
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!
The latest music video. The song is actually rather old. I can’t remember when I recorded it, but probably in the early 2000s, back when the counterculture criticized the media for being under corporate control. I recently made a mixdown of the track. The video itself is new.
New publications this week:
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.
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.
Last week I posted a new video to the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel. This one is a music video for the title track from the Tone Ghosting cassette Private Jet Experience on Coffeehead Duck tapes. You can check out the label (and purchase copies) here:
In this video, nymphs and chimera romp across a candy-colored cyberscape as shattered neon waves crumble around them. Plenty of hyperdelic glitch washouts and damaged montages clutter the screen. Everything melts down into a plastic surface where the biological destiny of the body is denied, and the prurient gaze is subverted into an alternate plane of confusion. This is the longest video I’ve posted so far, so hopefully the colors will carry you to the rhythm, and the rhythm will carry you to the end.
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.
Several poems appearing in the blogoverse this week.
On April 25, one of my video poem stills, “Emit Damage-1” appeared in H&. You can see it here. This is a still from the video poem “Reprogramming Cybertopia.” You can see the entire video on the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel here.
On April 23, “Rock Remains Rock” was published in Streetcake Issue #52. You can read it here.
Plus, I posted another video poem on the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel. This one’s called “Succubus Highway” because of all the bikini girls on motorcycles. The text reads “wherever there are ruins/lives like flames/dance across time.”
This one is something of a science fiction story about a UFO invasion during which aliens reprogrammed our two dimensional reality to create a cybertopia based on disinformation. The sphere of control includes mental processing, advertising, reconfiguration of physical space, and the deletion of individual consciousness.
Flashes of awareness interrupt the flow of kaleidoscopic patterns, glitch erasures, and a thick haze of throbbing video distortion. Humans conduct themselves as normal, despite being embedded in an artificial environment.
Video text: “emit damage/and what remains/to defeat real truth”