Saturday, August 30, 2008

Poetic Diversity

There's a poem by me in the new issue of Poetic Diversity, Litzine of L.A. It's an interesting read as usual, always very good stuff in it, so check it out here. The bio is a little wrong though since the submission was very old.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Eviscerator Heaven

I thought AJ Kaufmann's Eviscerator Heaven was no more, but now I see that a third issue is posted here, available as a free pdf. Things in it by me, Amanda Boschetto, Rob Plath, and many others. Worth a read, and very free.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lit Chaos

Just to say that after appearing in the 1st Lit Chaos print special, I have just had work taken for the next print issue, coming some time this winter. Until then you may read the excellent work at their online manifestation here, or buy issue one here.

It's got other good stuff apart from me.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Instant Pussy 6

There's an Instant Pussy with five by me on sale or freely downloadable here. Among the others we find Cindy Rosmus and Andrew taylor, many more too. The website is here for details of the millions of forthcoming Pussies and Misti Rainwater-Lites' own work, which I would seriously advise you to buy, so you don't feel like a twat when she's famous. I feel like pussy now, too.

Red Peter

Looks like some poems by me will be in Red Peter in November this year, which is cool. They are here and seem to be a really good place to be. Lot of quality stuff there already. So look out for them. I think they will have seven by me, mostly shortish, since most of my poems adhere to the five minute rule - anything that takes more than five minutes to do isn't worth doing, except for certain amatory practices.

In totally unrelated news, other things are going really well. I could excite a certain dubious stalker with some readers' wives tales about doing an enormously complex but ultimately very successful world emerge on my laptop, but I don't want him to ruin his laptop by enthusiastically rinsing it...


Zygote Abstract Anthology

The 2008 Zygote Abstract Anthology by Red Pulp is out now, there's poems in this great book by a huge number of people, apart from me Rob Plath, Karl Koweski and many others. It's truly excellent and can be ordered here. The one by me is another violent attack on the institution of psychiatry and the mythology of mental illness. Buy the book here. It's 128 pages long.

My poem in it is actually in the online zine Red Pulp used to do before they turned to anthology publishing full time. It, and five others, are here.

I can't recommend the book too highly, buy it, it shows that poetry isn't (just) some infantile hobby for effete aesthetes but a valid form of response to this fucked up fucking world.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Lit Chaos print issue 1

I received my copy of the 1st print issue of Lit Chaos today, it's a great read and there are five by me in it too, also work by Jamnie Eyberg, Carmen Firan, J.D Nelson, Maurice Oliver, Cindy Rosmus, Marty Esworthy, Craig Sernotti, Gerorge Anderson, Papa Osmubal, Doug Draime, J.J. Deceglie, Daniel S. Irwin, Justin Hyde, Steve Ely, Julie Shapiro, Michael Fisher, Emme Hor, Aimee Delong, and Taylor Gorman. It's a great mag, like I said, and on sale here.

EDIT: Here's a trailer thing they did on YouTube... Click below




Saturday, August 16, 2008

Neon Beam 6

Just told that there will be three by me in the new sixth issue of the excellent NeonBeam. They are here and have an interview thing with me in issue five. Because issue six is the next issue that means that issue five is the current issue. (For the benefit of my wife.)




Friday, August 15, 2008

Macabre Cadaver

I found the name of a new speculative fiction entirely appropriate so submitted five poems which they just accepted for issue two in Septmeber. They are called Macabre Cadaver and they are here. They are online and pdf and a print version is forthcoming. Really cool work in the first issue, check it out.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

pushing lemmings

The second full-length by me, pushing lemmings, will apparently be arriving from the printers some time next week. It is already possible to advance order form erbacce here, there are 128 pages. Of this book, Misti Rainwater-Lites, femme fatale poet, has said

" David McLean has a true poet’s heart. There is not a smidgen of sentimentality to be found in McLean’s poems. Instead of cheapening life and love with maudlin clich├ęs, David McLean shows the value of life and love by writing with brutally accurate observations and merciless truth. Art is subjective but truth is not. Like the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, David McLean cajoles and celebrates death realizing that the two are happily married.

In summer sun, one of my favorite poems not only from Pushing Lemmings or from David McLean but of anything I have ever read, McLean beautifully illustrates in just a few chilling lines that innocence and happiness are only for a season:

summer sun


summer sun children swim in the sea
they imagine they are happy
they imagine this is life
night in me sings a swimming winter shark to them
rises surfaces and strikes

Another favorite of mine is i want scales. Few poets can carry off misanthropy with the brilliance and style shown in these lines:

“i want scales on my body and fangs
and several suspicious sexual weapons
drowning policepeople in a murderous sea of semen”

David McLean is one of the most consistently brilliant poets I have ever had the pleasure to read. His poems are sap and bullshit free. They should be carved on tombstones."

Like I say the book is at the excellent erbacce press here for adavnce orders, it can also be ordered from me if you know me, and may even get odd marks on it. It's seven quid and the book by me I like best, so far.

Misti's books can be ordered from her blog, and I have reviewed several of them. Her blog is here with details of her huge crop of publications.

Two more books are around that you should buy. Said books are "angels in hell" by Amanda Boschetto and Rob Plaths's latest chapbook with the long title about "there's a little hobo in my heart." Rob's is on sale now and Amanda's in a few days here. Misti has reviewed Rob's and I probably will too soon, actually forgot to order the fucker...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Necrography

I am very pleased to be in the new horror compendium Necrography, the magazine of morbidity. The poem, Cadaver's meat, is one that may give young people useful tips if they are considering growing up to be sick fucks. The magazine is evidently going to be excellent and an overview of their project is here.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Amazon

One thing makes me happy, Amazon have finally said that my book Cadaver's dance is in stock again. But another makes me less happy, there's (again) only one copy left. Not sad exactly, just a little pissed off. It's here anyway.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Clockwise Cat

There's a review of Misti Rainwater-Lites' "Dripping Milk" by me up at Clockwise Cat here. It's a book that I really think you should read, after reading the review then do buy it here at erbacce-press. There's also an excellent story in the issue by Pablo Vision, read it here.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sein und Werden

Looks like "and days remain" by yours truly is coming up in Sein und Werden's print apparition, and, apparently, "death's entrance" - in which I relate how I got one of those lovely Pulp Fiction injections in the old days, when amphetamines saved my life - in their virtuoso virtual version. (That's just not believing everything dealers tell me (which i do), but a doctor said it.) Anywho, Sein are here.

Apparently there will also be a review of my Cadaver's dance there too, a review penned by Rachel Kendall as far as I know. Buy that same book here at Alibris, the papery little bugger is still apparently out of stock at Amazon. Details of Rachel's own excellent work can be found at Sein und Werden's Kiss the Witch site linked above.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Mirrors Magazine

Delighted to say that two poems by me will be in the inaugaral issue of Mirrors Magazine - "my missing fingers" and "cats are perfectly aware." They are here and will be well worth reading. They want poems that convey real feeling or real awareness of aspects of the world .

Brown Bagazine

Really pleased to say that the fifth issue of Brown bagazine is out. It can be ordered here and includes work by Tim Armentrout, Amanda Haney, Harish Thakur, David Trame, myself and Puma Perl.

It is a really good mag.

L'Intrigue

The fall/winter 2008 issue of L'Intrigue is up, and there are four poems by me at the issue which is here. There's quite a few other people in it and it's all excellent, well worth checking out. Others featured are Keri Turner, Ken LaRive, Christopher Woods, Diane Elayne Dees, Kathleen M McNamara, Ashof Nyogi, Felino Soriano, Katherine Tracy, and Norman German.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Decanto

I'm August's featured poet in Decanto, with an interview, pic, and three poems. This can soon be ordered here and there's great work in it as always.

Poetry Cemetery

There's five new poems by me in this month's Poetry Cemetery here. The zine is here and contains as always some absolutely first rate stuff.

L'Intrigue

Some work by me will soon be appearing in I'ntrigue. There is some really excellent work at that site and it's here.

Flutter Poetry Journal

I was pleased to see that the August/September issue of the excellent Flutter was up with one poem by me here. Always a great zine.