Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bolts of Silk

Delighte to say that my poem "the streets are lined" will soon be coming in Bolts of Silk who are here. They have excellent work at their blog already, many great poems on the first page.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Concrete Meat Sheet

What i believe is the last paper issue (10) of Concrete Meat Sheet just arrived with the post. It can be ordered here and as of issue 11 it's an online phenomenon.

Very good stuff in it.

O Sweet Flowery Roses

Sweet, they just posted five things by me in O Sweet Flowery Roses. They are here and OSFR is a blog dedicated to preserving fun in poetry. Good for them I say.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Poetry Cemetery august

Five new by me will be up at Poetry cemetery in August. They are an excellent zine and are here. The last time I was in them was in April, those poems are here.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Driftwood Review

The second issue of Driftwood review is up and has a poem by me here, they are taking submissions for issue 3, details here. It's a really nice zine.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Literary Chaos

Just to announce that Literary chaos has it's first print issue out now. Looking forward to receiving my copy and if anybody wants to buy one, they are available here. They also have some very good books on sale.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Journal - Corkish Review

The link above and here is to Erbacce press where one may order Bum-rap by Alan Corkish, which is reviewed by me in issue 23 of The Journal. This can be ordered and subscribed to from Sam Smith, 17 High Street, Maryport, Cumbria CA15 6BQ England. £3 or £8 for a year. £11 outside UK, checks to Sam Smith. Inquiries to Looking quickly through it, it's an excellent magazine. Even had one of the first poems I had published when I started submitting around new year 2006/7.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Eviscerator Heaven II

There's a poem by me in the 2nd issue of Eviscerator Heaven which is a free download here. As usual there's a lot of other excellent work there. Especially Pablo Vision and Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, but many more too.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Guild of Outsider Writers

Very pleased to hear that Melissa Hansen was kind enough to post me as featured poet at Outsider Writers here. It's a really cool site obviously, and one of the few zines I do actually have time to read fairly regularly. Torturing cats takes hours so there's not so much reading time over. Do read other stuff there if you check them out.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Gold Dust 13

Pleased to see that Gold Dust 13 is out. There's a poem by me in it again and one by my wife Amanda Boschetto. Many other good things between the page sthat can be ordered or downloaded free here.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Eviscerator Heaven #2

The hugely gifted young poet A.J. Kaufmann just took "love is" (which is scarcely a poem about love conventionally so called, though I believe it refers to bonking) by me for issue two of Eviscerator Heaven. It's due on the 23rd of this month.

He has a new chapbook by the way which is available here, and which I have reviewed here. Do buy it, it's an absolute poetic bargain and you'll have plenty of money left to go to Amazon and buy my 1st here and advance order my second here at erbacce. It's out of stock at Amazon but new copies are arriving there very soon, so it's very temporary.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Instant Pussy Tres

Just received my exceedingly excellent Instant Pussy 3. Five by me and loads of great poems by Bro. Vic, A.J. Kaufmann, Isaac Seal, Juliana Vargas, Thamuris Jones, Olivia Carteaux, Tim Murray, Jack Henry,
Puma Perl, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, Travis Blair, and Jack T. Marlowe. Buy or download it for free here. But, in terms of porn, I really think Misti should use some of the cool pics I found. Nothing beats a nice clean old person.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sein und Werden

Rachel Kendall is apparently going to review Cadaver's dance in the next online Sein und Werden. She also thinks that it has stuff perfect for the next issue so one online and one print will be used. The issue is probably about necrophilia and necrophagy. That means I have one more poem in that book that I'm allowed tos ubmit, though I don't believe in submitting poems that are previously published. That's for people who don't write a lot but go out and waste money on drugs on Friday nights, the bastards...Anyway, there are links to Rachel's own stuff and details of the mag here.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Static Movement

I just noticed one poem by me in Static Movement for July 2008. It's here. Quite a good one, very short.

Pussy 4

Them twats is everywhere. There's a new one (Twat Cuatro) at Lulu here. Five by me and more from Kristi Swadley, Matt Finney, Craig Sernotti, Judy L. Brekke, Puma Perl, Cindy Rosmus and Isaac Seal. Misti is one quick bitch.. See her blog here for forthcoming books, all of which i shall probably review in time.

By the way just sent in some more that will apparently be in September's issue (seis).

Write up from Ralph-Michael Chiaia

Ralph-Michael Chiaia was kind enough to give me a cool write-up here. Check out his blog in general, there's good stuff there, and grab a copy of his book I review here. It's at Amazon at this link which should take you directly to it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The South Will Rise Again (Like That Jesus Faggot)

The South Will Rise again (Like That Jesus faggot)
Chapbook from Catalyst Press
Authors: Matt Finney, Misti Rainwater-Lites

This chapbook is likely to be somewhat controversial in the eyes of the overly PC. The only open indication that the content is not meant as sexist racist homophobe rantings (apart from the reader not being completely stupid) is the title page calling them “Southern fried irony rich poems.” The protagonists are the redneck selves that their upbringing presumably called on the writers to adopt. The sort of folks I've largely seen on the Springer show – like the UK giving football fans permission to leave the country it's always amazed me that the USA allows its talk shows to be sold abroad.

But these two are the sort of people who redeem the stupidity of (some of) their fellows by wallowing for a few pages in the patriotic misunderstood Christianity of these people we marvel at on cable TV here.

A lot of the poems end exquisitely, Finney's being very noteworthy here, while Rainwater-Lites, as usual, writes acerbically but with a larger-than-life breadth to the perversity and humanness of her linguistic creation – but many times you are going to have to read the name at the end to know who wrote what.

Generally speaking, you can't parody people who hate “niggers” and “faggots” without using the words - sorry Oprah – and these poets, most explicitly Matt Finney, are concerned with the impossibility of escape from “white trash birthmarks” -

if I pushed this baby
to 180
the highway would never end
this place wouldn't
let my ass go

But the way to escape it is perhaps to live through it and show it for what it is – and that's exactly what they do. Buy the book at Lulu here.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Literary Mary

Very pleased to say that Literary Mary, who have a website here, have just taken two pieces for their premier issue which will be available to order at their webiste this fall. Thye have a lot of things apart from poetry at the website, film and visual arts and other things so check them out here.

Siva in Rags - AJ Kaufmann

Siva in rags
Author AJ Kaufmann
Kendra Steiner Editions
chapbook review by David McLean

This is the debut collection by polish poet A.J. Kaufmann, it is short, almost too short, for he deserves a much longer book, and those will be coming very shortly I imagine. But this collection is appropriately short, just seven poems over ten pages, for the language is electrifyingly complex and perverse. It's a successfully attempted recollection and a collection of the dusty beauty of dried blood and a cold nose of crystals that don't reflect any stars except the stars in your own heart.

There are several Leonard Cohen references and the poems are imbued with a beat spirit though Kaufmann is better than the original specimens of that ilk. He is compared for example with Corso, but is so much better that it would be doing Kaufmann a real disservice to align him with the worst in that tradition.

The ending of Accidentally last summarizes the spirit

a poem to summarize
my anonymous
the disenchanted
the 2 A.M. coughing
Cohen's old songs
& your reddening

a poem scratched on asylum's
w/ petrified
a poem a lifetime long
the poem the straight jacket hides...

the poem w/ one word only:
"holy, holy, holy..."

Though there are so few poems here, there is more content, more “poetry,” than in other books ten times the length- It should cost a lot but it doesn't, and can be ordered from this url

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Instant Pussy Numero Tres

Delighted to see a new Instant Pussy is up, though it was posted after many attempts by a drunken wretch it looks excellent as a free download here, or it can (and should) be purchased in print here.

There are five by me and other great stuff by Bro. Vic, A.J. Kaufmann, Isaac Seal, Juliana Vargas, Thamyris Jones, Olivia Carteaux, Tim Murray, Jack Henry, Puma Perl, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, Travis Blair and Jack T. Marlowe.

Everybody wants Pussy, I hope, so snatch some snatch at Lulu. It's great snizz, bitches.

BTW - Come to think of it, which I do, I just heard I'm back in the fast twat in numero Cuatro, coming in August.

Subtle Tea

Subtle Tea will be carrying a review of Marie Lecrivain's Misericordes that I wrote recently in the issue after this one. There will be another review of this excellent book there too. It's a great magazine and it's here.

Pocket Change August 2008

One poem by me is in the August Issue of Pocket Change here. They seem to have had a theme so the issue is called Chronological Lint. I think it looks very good. Some excellent poetry in it, Misti Rainwater-Lites is there too.