some poetry, politics & what have you

Saturday, August 18, 2007

a new issue of MiPOesias

i have two poems in RealPoetik. thought they wouln't appear for a couple of more months. i was briefly a coeditor with Ana until i lost it. & that's the end of that story

Friday, August 17, 2007

can poetry change the world? don't know. but i do know that eileen tabios is trying to make it happen with her handwritten-on-demand tiny books. we need more eileens. now

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Joel Weishaus

in my ongoing but sporadic attempt to create a private diplomatic conflict with england (not scotland or wales) we have come to the clowns. the following is a quick translation from my local newspaper. They took it from TT - AFP

English security thinking seems to have put an end to the clown Barney Baloney. First he couldn't use his bubble machine because the children could slip. Then a client forbid him to make pistol-like forms from his balloons because it could encourage violent fantasies in the children - for some reason swords were ok. Now a shopping mall has refused Barney to perform with balloons out of worry that they will trigger allergic reactions in the audience. "Now I don't have a performance left. This country is going mad from its political correctness & talk of health & security. It's making us a laughing-stock", says Baloney who keeps his balloonish stage name for now

anybody wants to go there to try making satire? not me

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Ana Bozicevic-Bowling has a couple of really fine posts the last few days. & RealPoetik is publishing never less than interesting stuff all over the obscene boundaries. To quote Heather Green

Up, whorish daffodils!

& it seems like it's near impossible to link to h_ngm_n. at least i've been trying to do so for two days. so find that mag somehow else. it's well worth an hour or two of your time. as a first shot

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

water justice reports from world water week

a rundown of some recent diy publishing activity

a call for submissions

my submission guidelines

clearance sale of Martian Press books & some other cool things
. The wolves chap is a delight (the other one i haven't seen). & yes i published the first part, & until i saw it i wasn't even sure luzmag was going to be (& now it's up only as an archive). could be he still has a paper copy of that one left

& be sure to check out by the skin of me teeth press. kevin makes beautiful handmade chaps

Saturday, August 11, 2007

three poems by ek rzepka are up at skicka

also i keep comments open at the strappado blog so you, dear reader, may suggest improvements or what you will. & yes, there's a new poem there

Friday, August 10, 2007

-So I'll ask you one more time. Where. Is. The. Shit?

yesterday i watched planet terror. a one & a half hour catalogue of useless talents & lovely mayhem. there's nothing like a zombie movie to shake some life into a tired brain. but should you want to watch it i think you'd do well to do so on a screen a bit larger than that of a laptop

& today mr silliman did one of those posts that keep me coming back to read his blog