Sunday, October 31, 2010

H.O.D. 2

Delighted that Handful Of Dust 2, including a piece by me, turned out so excellently. Get it here as a pdf.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Phantom Kangaroo

One by me was just accepted gratifyingly quickly by Phantom Kangaroo, a new zine that I am looking forward to reading when it comes, due Halloween when phantom kangaroos are quite common sights even in Sweden.

Monday, October 25, 2010


The great zine with ergonomic art for odd shaped people, social-i, has been kind enough to take a poem for issue 3, coming sooner than the earlier acceptance for issue 4, unless they have an odd shaped chronology of issues too. Check out current work at their website here.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Literary Burlesque

Pleased to announce both an excellent new zine and my being first up in it. Here is The Literary Burlesque. The ones by me are here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Real Stories Gallery

Pleased to say that another five poems by me are posted now at Real Stories Gallery. They are up here. Real Stories is trying to combat ignorance about AIDS and the threat posed by this disease, which obviously still very much exists. So check them out here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Eunoia Review

Pleased to say that three by me are forthcoming in Eunoia Review in December. It's a great new zine already full of excellent poetry so check it out now.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Milk Sugar

Another thing just posted, this time three poems in Milk Sugar, which is very fine indeed. I am slightly lactose intolerant, in general, but not in this case.)

Heavy Hands Ink 2

I just mentioned that the first was available, can also say that two were just accepted for issue two, it's the print version of Heavy Hands, obviously.

Stray Branch

Hugely pleased that six poems coming in #10 Vol 6 of The Stray Branch, an awesome place to be.

hard brackets

Three by me, light is a rope, gently the snow, and disparaging ideology or killing a wife, are up at a fine new zine called hardbrackets. Check them out.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Heavy Hands Ink 1

The 1st print issue of Heavy hands is out. Go get a copy linked at their blog. It's a great online zine for free, so worth a few dollars support, which also gets you a copy of a great print magazine.


Issue 12 of Sarasvati is out, it can be bought at the Indigo Dreams Online site and includes a few by me. Well worth buying.

Stepping Stones

The two poems promised a while ago are up there now at Stepping Stones, a great new magazine, well worth a visit.

The Nervous Breakdown

There's a self-interview and so forth in a little feature at The Nervous Breakdown. They have a tag function whereby everything tagged me will wind up here. The interview is here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Michael McAloran - Final Fragments reviewed

Final Fragments
Michael McAloran
chapbook review
Calliope Nerve Media

This is what it says, it is poetry as it expresses the last things one can say about the void, it is what a suicide can say before actually dying. “I am too patient, with my own death” says the protagonist. Aren't we all?

The book depicts the love of death, the “will to desist” as it grows and burgeons within the voice of the poems. It is, As Connie Stadler says on the cover, full of the heritage of Beckett and that existential tradition.

He shows the splendor that there is “to be had” in the world as a real possibility, but frivolous, just another chunk of nothing, and wants to join the darkness and its “earthen caress.”

Ultimately we all, in our fascination with death, approach it “as an idiot child approaches a silent clear infinite lake, yet without wonder” because there is no locus called “death” where we will “be.” There “is” no void. What is fascinating with death, however, as McAloran shows, is the alternative to saying no to life, this “tomb of idiocy.”

This book also touches the dark pleasures of the death-madness, “my heart vibrates...I piss upon love as if I were scratching at a festering wound..I find joy in the obscene..There is laughter, also, at the heart of the stricken void”

The book depicts a memory of a love and its abandonment, the memory of the woman seeming to become a corpse on a bed, because memories are corpses, ultimately, no use to us.

This is a very short review and the fragments are short, it's a fragmentary review of a book of fragments, and in it Michael McAloran becomes “the closed fist of the night” - a fist of poems ready to punch away some illusions from the reader's complacent face.

Get it from Calliope Nerve Media here. Or direct from this link.

Media Virus

Media Virus is a wonderful zine and in the next issue they will be including a poem by me called "some children." Check them out now.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Milk Sugar

Delighted to say that three by me are forthcoming in Milk Sugar online literary journal. They will be appearing this weekend I believe. For now there is a great issue up at the link too, so check it out.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Real Stories Gallery

There's a new website called Real Stories Gallery dedicated to Aids awareness, and this is obviously a cause everybody who isn't desperately religious and stupid must support. They have posted a page there related to me since the point of the dialogue isn't exclusively Aids-related poetry, which I don't write, but generally social and sexual relations, even how the human perceives her world.

Anyway, the site contains awesome work in the poetry and prose link by people like Bernedette Muthein, Dom Gabrielli, Carolyn Srygley-Moore, Peycho Kanev, Tim Barrus, Aad de Gids etc, and now a page with my stuff too. Mine is here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mung Being 34

The best and coolest of zines is up again with a new issue, Mung Being. Details of my stuff, including five new poems in this issue, here.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Masxwell Baumbach - Suburban Rhythm reviewed

Suburban Rhythm
Maxwell Baumbach
chapbook review

This is a brief review to draw the reader's attention to a new e-chapbook by poet Maxwell Baumbach that is available at the website.

Baumbach's work is refreshing since he has a very sharp eye for how he himself, other people, and the social confusion that is modern life, work. He writes precisely and accurately, with a modern understatement tinged with regret

if people
love you
is wonderful


if people
hate you
is even better


if people
nothing you
is when you are without purpose

He knows how relationships are and how they leave us fulfilled and unfulfilled, and why, and, as an honest man, can't offer a way out.

the people
I know
are flawed
that politician
on TV
a nice guy

The title says it all, it's about the suburban middle-class mediocre life on offer to us all, everywhere. Excellent work and free to read too, at the link above, check it out.

there are
jungle gyms
drenched in lighter fluid
next to
swimming pools of fire
thumbtack covered
monkey bars
attached to
razor blade slides
stove-top tire swings
above shark infested waters

this is one
beautiful playground
we have given our children

Friday, October 1, 2010

Howls & Pushycats

One by me in 1st issue of Howls and Pushycats which can be downloaded for free at the link. Seems to be a very good issue.