radioactivemoat:

Elizabeth Workman’s ULTRAMEGAPRARIELAND (Bloof Books, 2014)It’s not too late to pre-order it for $11!

radioactivemoat:

Elizabeth Workman’s ULTRAMEGAPRARIELAND (Bloof Books, 2014)

It’s not too late to pre-order it for $11!

boosthouse:

figuring out final design things for the yolo pages… this is the back/spine/front cover . (front cover by hunter payne.) we’re going to actualy add an ISBN /barcode to this design . can u believe. boost house and stev roggenbuck have never even purchased an ISBN until this day. but now it is time . hail satan
[this book is coming out april 8th. preorder to get your copy rite away]

boosthouse:

figuring out final design things for the yolo pages… this is the back/spine/front cover . (front cover by hunter payne.) we’re going to actualy add an ISBN /barcode to this design . can u believe. boost house and stev roggenbuck have never even purchased an ISBN until this day. but now it is time . hail satan

[this book is coming out april 8th. preorder to get your copy rite away]

radioactivemoat:

[Click] to read more of Jaffe’s poems in Deluge 2



Russell Jaffe
is the co-editor of Strange Cage, a chapbook poetry press, and MC/coordinator of its reading series. He is the author of one poetry collection, This Super Doom I Aver (Poets Democracy, ’13) and a few chapbooks. His poems have appeared in The Colorado Review, PANK, H_NGM_N, Spork, La Petite Zine, American Letters & Commentary, and others. He collects 8-Tracks. His baby, a collaboration with Carleen Tibbetts is forthcoming (August ’14). Get at him at russelljaffeusa.com. He would like to publish more poems by people there, people like you—

Gus Van Sant’s Elephant (2003)

Gus Van Sant’s Elephant (2003)

"One morning I woke up in the midst of troubled dreams that would not settle, and found myself in the midst of more midst and more troubled dreaminess, into the turbulent verminousness mid-morning of adolescence, well-documented in the Gus Van Sant film, Elephant. Late to school, but alert to World Lit Class, I was handed very few texts that would unsettle me further. But one such drug for unsettlement was The Metamorphosis. 
If The Metamorphosis hits you when you are vulnerable, it lodges like an apple in your dubious carapace, and stays there to shed its rotty apple-effects indefinitely afterward. The Metamorphosis is so massively culturally dispersed that it almost feels like an epic shape you can move inside of, despite its extreme brevity. Or, to re-read it is to move inside a kind of funhouse, with new and familiar (=uncanny) apparitions arising every time (and perhaps you are the wraith haunting The Metamorphosis). Or, when you re-read The Metamorphosis, it becomes a shifting topo-map, the text presenting new clefts and declivities, welling with intensities and sinking away into a diminishment one might choose to view as repose.” -Joyelle McSweeney via Fanzine[Click] to continue reading

"One morning I woke up in the midst of troubled dreams that would not settle, and found myself in the midst of more midst and more troubled dreaminess, into the turbulent verminousness mid-morning of adolescence, well-documented in the Gus Van Sant film, Elephant. Late to school, but alert to World Lit Class, I was handed very few texts that would unsettle me further. But one such drug for unsettlement was The Metamorphosis.

If The Metamorphosis hits you when you are vulnerable, it lodges like an apple in your dubious carapace, and stays there to shed its rotty apple-effects indefinitely afterward. The Metamorphosis is so massively culturally dispersed that it almost feels like an epic shape you can move inside of, despite its extreme brevity. Or, to re-read it is to move inside a kind of funhouse, with new and familiar (=uncanny) apparitions arising every time (and perhaps you are the wraith haunting The Metamorphosis). Or, when you re-read The Metamorphosis, it becomes a shifting topo-map, the text presenting new clefts and declivities, welling with intensities and sinking away into a diminishment one might choose to view as repose.”

-Joyelle McSweeney via Fanzine

[Click] to continue reading

radioactivemoat:

(Check out Kyle Bella’s poems in their entirety via Deluge 2)


Kyle Bella is a Brooklyn-based social media writer for media website Alternet and a freelance writer for various publications including Huffington Post, Buzzfeed LGBT, and Truthout. Previous creative writing has appeared in [wherever] magazine, nomorepotlucks, and Jacket 2. He is launching a new book project in May 2014 called Viral Legacies, which will examine the HIV/AIDS crisis and its impact on a younger generation of queer men.

More [here]

queerembraces:

My Viral Legacies fundraiser ends in 13 hours! I just crossed the 2K mark, and am now only $460 away from my goal. Donate here or help spread the word in supporting this innovative HIV/AIDS history project.

queerembraces:

My Viral Legacies fundraiser ends in 13 hours! I just crossed the 2K mark, and am now only $460 away from my goal. Donate here or help spread the word in supporting this innovative HIV/AIDS history project.

actionbookspress:

"One of the great cliche conventions of 90s experimentalism was that narratives were inherently conservative. In part this came from the (justified) criticisms of the ‘narrative poetry’ (or ‘Quietism’) that used to be imposed on students in most poetry writing classes. But the problem with the Quietist poems is not necessarily that they are narrative but rather that they use narrative in a boring way: I look out the window (literally or metaphorically) and see something that makes me remember and based on that memory I have some sensation of transcendence or epiphany. 
These Quietist poems depend on a self-righteous sense of interiority and authenticity that allows no interesting language. You have to find your ‘voice’ (interiority) but it’s a voice that sounds like every other quietist voice and anything interesting you might do with language will be a threat to that voice. And the narratives tend to be from behind the ‘window,’ remembering, so it rarely feels that anything is at risk.”[Click] to continue reading

actionbookspress:

"One of the great cliche conventions of 90s experimentalism was that narratives were inherently conservative. In part this came from the (justified) criticisms of the ‘narrative poetry’ (or ‘Quietism’) that used to be imposed on students in most poetry writing classes. But the problem with the Quietist poems is not necessarily that they are narrative but rather that they use narrative in a boring way: I look out the window (literally or metaphorically) and see something that makes me remember and based on that memory I have some sensation of transcendence or epiphany.

These Quietist poems depend on a self-righteous sense of interiority and authenticity that allows no interesting language. You have to find your ‘voice’ (interiority) but it’s a voice that sounds like every other quietist voice and anything interesting you might do with language will be a threat to that voice. And the narratives tend to be from behind the ‘window,’ remembering, so it rarely feels that anything is at risk.”


[Click] to continue reading

radioactivemoat:

"rush" by Rachel Burns(Read more from Burns in Deluge 2)
my wannarexia hasbecome indecipherablewith my craft& allthe other poetessesthink i’m a belliedsecond cousinbut you are so sweetyou are so so sweeti am as metaphoricalas a home town buffettaking the first swan dive

Rachel Burns has poems forthcoming in Spork, H_NGM_N, White Stag, and others. She is co-founder and managing editor of Similar:Peaks::.

radioactivemoat:

"rush" by Rachel Burns
(Read more from Burns in Deluge 2)




my wannarexia has
become indecipherable
with my craft
& all
the other poetesses
think i’m a bellied
second cousin
but you are so sweet
you are so so sweet


i am as metaphorical
as a home town buffet
taking the first swan dive







Rachel Burns has poems forthcoming in Spork, H_NGM_N, White Stag, and others. She is co-founder and managing editor of Similar:Peaks::.

Head over to Fanzine for my thoughts on Coconut’s 2014 catalog and three of their more recent titles: Ji yoon Lee’s Foreigner’s Folly: A Tale of Attempted Project, Steven Karl’s Dork Swagger, and Shelly Taylor’s Lions, Remonstrance.

Head over to Fanzine for my thoughts on Coconut’s 2014 catalog and three of their more recent titles: Ji yoon Lee’s Foreigner’s Folly: A Tale of Attempted Project, Steven Karl’s Dork Swagger, and Shelly Taylor’s Lions, Remonstrance.

stevenkarl:

While in the Brooklyn branch of Rough Trade Records, I scored this limited vinyl pressing of Texas shoe-gazers, Pink Playground. My copy is numbered 657 of 750.

radioactivemoat:

(Here’s some Drew Kalbach for you!—straight from the digital pages of Deluge 2)
Sic semper feed me first IHave a clutch and a newSharpened coin and a mile-long hungerFor flesh of the beast.Leaky hero thrust through my hair-do likeTell me more on credit scores orHonk away little traffic jamDealing with precious disease and too slim jeans.I have a desire for public accoladesOn social sharing sites.In straits, in pro-consul thievery,Won’t wear no false flag.Thumbs up.Logged in through so much red.
Drew Kalbach is from Philadelphia. He holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame and writes about contemporary poetry and media for Actuary Lit. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Fence, Tarpaulin Sky, Whole Beast Rag, and others.

radioactivemoat:

(Here’s some Drew Kalbach for you!—straight from the digital pages of Deluge 2)

Sic semper feed me first I
Have a clutch and a new
Sharpened coin and a mile-long hunger
For flesh of the beast.
Leaky hero thrust through my hair-do like
Tell me more on credit scores or
Honk away little traffic jam
Dealing with precious disease and too slim jeans.
I have a desire for public accolades
On social sharing sites.
In straits, in pro-consul thievery,
Won’t wear no false flag.
Thumbs up.
Logged in through so much red.





Drew Kalbach is from Philadelphia. He holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame and writes about contemporary poetry and media for Actuary Lit. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Fence, Tarpaulin Sky, Whole Beast Rag, and others.