Monday, March 31, 2008

Polluto - Queer and Loathing

Very pleased indeed to just get a bunch of poems accepted by Polluto, who are "a journal of weird, subversive and political literature and cultural reflection." I really approve of that project, subverting the polis, and they have had some very cool contributors. Their web-site is here. I hope you but a copy of the magazine, gentle reader, or subscribe. The stuff will be in issue four, "Queer and Loathing in Wonderland." Is that a good title, or is that a good title?


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Flask and Pen

Just saw a poem by me at Flask and Pen. It's here and there'll be one more next month when I'll be even older.

Origami Condom

Just woke to an acceptance mail from Origami Condom. They will be featuring some work by me in issue seven, which is the evolving issue at this link, here.

On another subject, why do people often dislike Bukowski nowadays? Especially if they are really obviously influenced by him? Obviously, I don't try to write like him at all, but I do really like his stuff.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Static Movement

There will be two poems by me in Static Movement's April 2008 edition. They just accepted another that is a sort of answer to James Joyce, you might assume, called "golden hair." It's rather more related to Syd Barrett's version of Joyce's poem though. Their website is here.

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Y-Phyle

Today i received a copy of the first issue of "the Y-phyle" from Ypsilanti, Michigan. It's a really nice magazine with some very good stuff in it. Stories, art, and poems, three of the latter by me. I have a link here to a call for submissions that they did which applies now I believe. To submit or order copies mail Adam Lowis at zenreb29@earthlink.net

Whistling Shade

One will be appearing in Summer 2008's Whistling Shade. There's one by me in one from a year ago too. It's also online here. It's Whistling Shade's press who will be publishing my book "Cadaver's dance" quite soon, April probably. Their page is here.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lines + Stars

Rather surprised and pleased to see two poems by me in Lines + Stars for winter 2007 which finally came today., I must have missed the mail. The poems are here and here. The mag at the link above.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Novelletum

The new issue of Novelletum is up evidently, since I found these three poems by me there. I'd forgotten these poems but I'm quite pleased by them. They are here.

I was very angry with Ubuntu Linux yesterday, but not now, since I installed it very nicely on my daughter's PowerBook. But it's very degrading to have a daughter who owns a Macintosh. Though it's fine with Ubuntu on it instead of the Mac Os X, which is a piece of garbage, quite frankly. I wonder what Mac users do while their tiny and expensive computer is booting? They could do lots of stuff. If you own a mac, and Alison, this means you, download and install ppc Ubuntu.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Poetry Cemetery

In the title above is a link to a few poems by me published in the fine zine Poetry Cemetery, who are here. The poems by me are here. And I just heard that five new poems by me, recently submitted, will be in their April issue. They're one of the zines that consistently are really worth reading. So pay them a visit. You won't regret it, unless it means that you forget to do something else important, but that would be your own fault, so don't blame me, fucker.


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Clockwise Cat

There's a new Clockwise Cat up. Issue eight. A review of the excellent "Nihilistic foibles" by Marie Lecrivain, one that I wrote, is here, and one paltry poem about bloody art is here. There are other poems as well by me here, but the art theme was alien to me. I know nothing about art, though I know what i likes. (Not being a serpent in anyone's swamp.) Note that the bio is amended now to mention that there is a free chapbook at Why vandalism here, and the chapbook "a hunger for mourning" can be ordered at erbacce-press here. And the novel is really fun to write. It'll be hell to read though.





Houston Literary Ŕeview

There's three poems by me just posted at the Houston Literary Review but they are hard to see in Linux. I used Konqueror which oddly enough could read them fine after some messing around. There are a couple of work-arounds to view this sort of file which really is only for IE. The poems are here and the mag is at the link in the title. Like I say they are best viewed in the Konqueror web-browser

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Gloom Cupboard 25

As promised, Gloom Cupboard is up now for the 25th time with "all the everyday worms" in it, and look out for their second print anthology, it will be as excellent as the first. They are here.

Cause and Effect 6

One thing by me will be in issue six of Cause and Effect. This will be available as pdf download as well as to buy in print as usual. They are here.

Unlikely Stories 2.0

Round April Fool's day, there will be three by me at the excellent unlikely Stories who are here. The poems are "diverted by language" - a Fall inspired thing partly - "snow-blind" - inspired by my habits in the eighties - and "that appropriate unreason" is very angry about something or other and has naughty words in it.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Sein und Werden


There's new issue of Sein und Werden online, and there's a poem by me in it here.

There's also, I repeat, an electronic chapbook by me at Why Vandalism? That is here. It's totally free.


Gloom Cupboard Print

A poem I wrote yesterday, I think, called "some shortcomings of science" was just accepted for the 2nd print issue of Gloom Cupboard. I suppose that poems online are more visible to more people, but I do like print, and their first anthology is excellent, as I said before. Their online version is here.

Buy it, I suppose it's available to order from Erbacce?

Literary Tonic

I'm delighted to say that "we fall and are here" by me was just posted in the excellent e-zine Literary Tonic, the poem is here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Twisted Twins Daily Chills Calender 2009

I was delighted today to hear that the Daily Chills Calender has a publisher organised. It will be Blu Phi'er Publishing llc. The thing will be published this December. I have a week's worth of poems in it. If I remember right that's seven. The thing will be available online of course, at Amazon, but also at a lot of bookshops, the physical things, in the USA and UK. Several of the contributors I know to be really excellent, both poets and artists, and I'm thrilled to be in the Chills. The link above is to their MySpace but it seems a website is coming soon. Damn, I love contracts and money. So buy the fucker when it comes


Monday, March 17, 2008

A band - Raindrop Silhouettes

There are many bands from Sweden, and most of them unfortunately are crap, at least of those who sing in English, or something resembling English. The obvious exception is Peace, Love and Pit-bulls, with the godlike Thåström. But here's a new and still obscure one, who I hope won't be splitting up any time soon. The Raindrop Silhouettes, they're called, for some reason, possibly "seemed like a good idea at the time." This is a link to their MySpace page here. The music there is excellent, there are several songs available, and the texts are good. Listen to them and add them. They're better than Poxette anyway. (Who isn't?)

Lit Chaos 6 poems

Another issue of the excellent Lit Chaos, volume 3, issue 34, has arrived, with 6 poems by me at the link here. There are other excellent poems there by Rob Plath, as well as many other talented folk. I just noticed that looking for details of forthcoming anthologies I'll be in and trying to find out when I'll be getting them.

I heard yesterday that there will be five by me in the Clockwise Cat after next, issue nine. The eighth issue is out soon and there are five by me in that one too.

Both the above magazines own and rock fat, to indulge in a little Swedlish or Swinglish, depending on where you're from.

And don't forget your free download from Why vandalism of my e-chap here. And don't forget to support the small press by buying an inexpensive copy of the first print Neon Beam here. $6.81 is very little, and I know that only rich people read this blog.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

free chapbook - "poems against Enlightenment"


Now it's up at Why vandalism? "poems against Enlightenment" is here. I'm very pleased with it, they did a very nice job.




Their chapbooks page is here, the other book there, "Concrete and Calligram" by Chris Major is very interesting. I don't always like concrete poetry, it's pretty obviously antithetical to what I do, and is obviously parasitical upon the semantics it reacts against. But I like this collection very much. It's very radical and has a nice cat in it. Concrete poetry often seems to be without a message, a cognitive content, not so in this case. It's often funny and always thought-provoking. Oddly enough some things referenced in this chapbook, anorexia and self harm, appear in mine too. I mean, why vandalise bodies, at least if they're yours?

"Why vandalism?" live up to their mission. I look forward to seeing the future releases they will post there round April or earlier.




Saturday, March 15, 2008

Neon Beam IV

Neon Beam IV has been released as a free pdf download at their site here where you can either download it, or go to Lulu and purchase it as a print magazine. The direct Lulu link is here. There's a lot of good stuff in it, including fiction by Marie Lecrivain. There's also three poems by me. In addition to the good stuff, I mean.

At 10 p.m. CT, the chapbook "poems against enlightenment" will be freely available at Why vandalism?, by the way. That's 5 a.m. Berlin/Stockholm time according to my theory of time zones, though it might be a good idea for me to occasionally consult Google on such matters.


Friday, March 14, 2008

The Griffin

Strange that I just mentioned Kallhäll, since two of four poems I wrote called Kallhäll evening I-IV were just accepted by The Griffin who are here. They are from Gwynedd-Mercy College in Pennsylvania, and subscriptions are very reasonably priced. (Only six dollars) They will be taking II and III of the series.

Erbacce Link


Here is a direct link to my sales page at Erbacce-Press. It is very nicely done I think and I'm quite content with the chapbook's content now. The press did a very good and swift job of it, it looks nice, but for a while I didn't care for the poems I had submitted, this on general principles since I don't like things after a couple of weeks. But now I've forgotten them and I think they're quite good. Obviously they are fairly outrageous and perverse in places, it being me what wrote, like, and there is some cussin', though not anything like to my maximum ability to cuss, and they may seem nihilist. But I'm actually quite positive in many ways. And I believe there's a poem there that wishes everyone in Kallhäll very well, which disproves that I am always negative about Sweden.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Salt Flats Annual

I'm delighted to say that one little poem by me, one that i really like, for once, is taken for the forthcoming 2008 issue. The 2008 issue had some really excellent people in it so it's pretty sweet to be in it, as Eric Cartman, my moral tutor, would say.

They are here anyway. Or at least their website is. They are in Utah.

Cause and Effect

I got the fifth issue of Cause and Effect today. it includes a little essay by me, which is both funny and true, about Derrida and poetry. It's obviously very simple and mainly done to be amusing, but I agree with it in many ways.

Also, what happens to names? What's in a name, Mr. Curt Furumark? Said Curt has several of his excellent pictures in said magazine. Although when he painted them he was called something else. Cause and Effect can be ordered here.

I also received proofs for Quattrocento. That's coming in April. It's here.

Monday, March 10, 2008

PRECIPICe

I just received PRECIPICE. It's very nicely done, and very good quality both inside and outside, contents and cover. Their ordering page is here, and the relevant issue is Vol 15, issue 2. It's well worth buying.

"a hunger for mourning" at erbacce

At Erbacce Press, who are here, there's a link to a sales page now for my chapbook "a hunger for mourning," apparently. The site is unable to handle Linux browsers though. If you want to buy it, for some reason, you can do so there. You can probably guess, from my enthusiasm, whether I would myself. They have lots of other books there too. I can recommend Rob Plath's, since I've read it (see below for forthcoming review) and I'm sure the others are good too, all Misti Rainwater-Lites' stuff is great.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Foam:e

There's a couple by me in the 2008 issue, issue V, of foam:e here. The front page is here. It's a really excellent issue with lots of good stuff, though it's only just being posted I believe, I had to fill in links in the url.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Flask and Pen

Just heard that two poems are accepted by Flask and Pen Lit Mag, one for March 2008, one for April. They are here. Seems to be a good mag.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Plath review

There's a review forthcoming by me of Rob Plath's new chapbook with erbacce-press. The review will be in issue nine of Clockwise Cat. The book is called "Squeezing Blood from the Alphabet," a book that the reader really should buy. I think it's the best of the three by him that I have.

Erbacce Anthology Correction

I wrote a few days ago that the poem "of the fiction mental illness" would be the Gloom Cupboard poem in this. The thing camr today and I was wrong, it's "the intransigent earth" in their part of the thing, and three by me in teh erbacce part. "i was mad then," "da capo" (a poem about Nietzsche actually) and "unsubtle self-inscription" which actually does reference an episode of the Simpsons though this may not be immediately obvious. Anyway, the book is absolutely excellent with poems by Karl Koweski, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Aleathia Drehmer, Zachary C. Bush, and many others.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Lit Kaos

Lit Chaos,. who are here, have just taken six things for forthcoming issues. Very nice of Moctezuma I think.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Flutter

There's one poem by me in the new Flutter Poetry Journal, which is here.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Mad Swirl

A couple posted by Mad Swirl, one is in the Poetry forum here and my page there is updated here. It's a great place to be and the stuff there is in general excellent.