Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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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
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
Thursday, July 10, 2008
By the way just sent in some more that will apparently be in September's issue (seis).
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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
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
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
the 2 A.M. coughing
Cohen's old songs
& your reddening
a poem scratched on asylum's
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 http://kendrasteinereditions.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/a-j-kaufmanns-siva-in-rags-kse-102-now-available/.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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.