poems

“All Those Zimbabwes” in Futures Trading

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The issue 5.2 of Futures Trading was released August 16. It includes my poem “All Those Zimbabwes,” part of a series based on various lost civilizations. Under the current U.S. regime, it seems important to examine the fragility of languages, cultures and nations. This one starts with the ancient kingdom of Zimbabwe, which left many cities in ruins, each of them apparently called “Zimbabwe.” You can read it here.

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“Johnson Absolutely” in Your One Phone Call

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Outlaw poetry blog Your One Phone Call published my poem “Johnson Absolutely” today. You can read it here.

This piece is another to feature Jean Savage, an antiestablishment figure who turned up in a number of poems and stories. When I compiled Savage Magic to be the “complete Jean Savage poems,” I overlooked this one somehow. That’s what happens when you have a backlog of a few hundred poems. If you like this one or some of my other pieces in “surrealist rant” mode, you might check out the book, available on Amazon and Lulu.

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“Breech Birth of Democracy” and 2 other poems in Ygdrasil

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“The first Literary Journal to be published on the Internet,” Ygdrasil started in 1994 and is still going strong. Their new September issue (Vol XXV, Issue 9, Number 293) was released a bit early. It contains three of my poems: “Breech Birth of Democracy,”
“These visions have a human reference point,” and “Out of House, Out of Home.” You can read them here.

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“Hashing the Input” with related video and stills in Otoliths

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Otoliths #46, the southern autumn issue, is finally live on the web. A massive collection of visual, textual and video works, the issue includes my text poem “Hashing the Input” along with a link to the “Succubus Highway” video poem, and six stills from that video piece. The stills and video incorporate a section of the text piece: “lies like flames dance across time.” You can check out the whole package here.

“Tame Me Baudelaire” and two others in Midnight Lane Boutique

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Early this morning, three of my poems went live on Midnight Lane Boutique: “Margin Flowers,” “Eat this History,” and “Tame Me Baudelaire.” You can read them here. As a bonus, a link to my music video “Fire Dance” is included.

Midnight Lane Boutique features outlaw poetry with a dark tone, with great visual design. Well worth exploring.