Video work

“Last Nickle Phone Call” in Your One Phone Call; 4 visual poems in The New Post-literate

A couple new publications went live today.

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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.

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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.

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!

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.

Pegasus Paradise music video

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.

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.

Poems in H& and Streetcake; new video poem on YouTube

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.”

“Reprogramming Cybertopia”–New video poem on YouTube

This week’s video poem posted to my Bionic Eyes YouTube channel is “Reprogramming Cybertopia.

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”