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Otoliths issue thirty-one, part one By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue thirty-one, part one, has text & visual work by Philip Byron Oakes, John Hand, Bjarte Alvestad, Louis Armand, Jac Nelson, rob mclennan, Bob Marcacci, Anna Ryan-Punch, Robert Lee... More > Brewer, J. Crouse, John M. Bennett, Bogdan Puslenghea, Willie Smith, Raymond Farr, gary lundy, Caitlin Annette Johnson, Travis Cebula, Ross B. Stager, John Pursch, Tom Beckett, SS Prasad, Claramarie Burns, Stephen Nelson, Daniel Morris, Lakey Comess, Stephen C. Middleton, Owen Bullock, Robert Okaji, Roger Williams, Norman Abjorensen, Richard Barrett & Rachel Sills, Jeff Harrison, Susan Gangel, Eileen R. Tabios, Mary Cresswell, Donna Fleischer, Marty Hiatt, Emily Stewart, Stu Hatton, Bob Heman, Thomas Fink, Thomas Fink & Maya Diablo Mason, Aditya Bahl, Aaron Robertson, Chris D'Errico, J. D. Nelson, & Tony Beyer.< Less
Otoliths issue thirty-one, part two By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue thirty-one, part two, the full-color part, has text & visual work by Katrinka Moore, Andrew Topel, Jack Galmitz, John M. Bennett, John M. Bennett & Thomas M. Cassidy, &... More > Matthew Stolte, & Baron, & Jim Leftwich, Gary Barwin, Anny Ballardini, Ed Baker, Francesco Aprile, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, sean burn, Marco Alexandre de Oliveira, Marcia Arrieta, Márton Koppány, Bobbi Lurie, Mark Roberts, Jennie Cole, Steven D. Stark, Aditya Bahl, Cherie Hunter Day, bruno neiva, Carla Bertola, Alberto Vitacchio, & Michael Brandonisio.< Less
Otoliths issue seventeen, part one By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue seventeen, part one, contains poems, prose, & vispo from Eric Arnold, Paul Siegell, Kirsten Kaschock, Jim McCrary, Jeff Harrison, Travis Macdonald, Raymond Farr, Jenny Enochsson,... More > gustave morin, Geof Huth, Michael Farrell, Adam Fieled, Bob Heman, Bobbi Lurie, Andrew McEwen, Jim Meirose, Anne Gorrick, Corey Wakeling, Glenn R. Frantz, Jon Curley & Gg Re, Richard Kostelanetz, Bill Drennan, Esa Mäkijärvi, Charles Freeland, Tim Wright, Arkava Das, Jal Nicholl, Valery Oisteanu, Caleb Puckett, Scott Metz, Michael Steven, Felipe Cussen, Thomas Fink, Sam Langer, Jessie Janeshek, Joe Balaz, nick-e melville, Alan Davies, Letitia Trent, Philip Byron Oakes, James Mc Laughlin, Jeff Klooger, David-Baptiste Chirot, Felino Soriano, J. D. Nelson, SJ Fowler, John M. Bennett, dan raphael, Marcia Arrieta, Michelle Cahill, & Martin Edmond.< Less
Market Street Exit By Caleb Puckett
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Do not adjunct your set! Do not change that diode! But by all means take the next exit at Market Street if you want to ride into the sunset of a fading empire and its Western Sizzler buffet of... More > fandangoed language. A gallows poetics haunts this bible-belt church funhouse of prose. Do not Pascal. Do not collect toe wonder doll wars. You'll be begging your pardon for the Earth because this book by CALEB PUCKETT has "the highest level of recycled content. Guaranteed." —Grant Matthew Jenkins< Less
Sard By Philip Byron Oakes
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Often joking while performing his circus of fire eating acts, PHILIP BYRON OAKES gets around to lavish spectacles “Sooner or loiter.” Details mount and accrue, as what is... More > real—objective—is less satisfying to observe than the ritualized, impeccably imbedded electrical buzz and charge of these manic fragmented tableaux holding place as they surge. Oakes writes as he guns the motor. There is a sense of vertigo that appeals to one’s right brain and left brain simultaneously. The language swirls—a whirlpool of stochastic images encountered without fault. The poems are, I feel, impressively unimpeachable—shards of focus as imagined works of art. What we are witness to is the random miracle seemingly made plain—a vase of flowers torn from a table by a cyclone in Kansas (the house ripped to kindling) and placed down serenely in Sarasota or Reno without so much as a petal harmed. Such is the force of the poems in _Sard_. —Raymond Farr (editor of Blue & Yellow Dog)< Less
Otoliths issue seventeen, part two By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue seventeen, part two, is in full color & contains poems, paintings & vispo from Irving Weiss, Alexander Jorgensen, Reed Altemus, Silvio De Gracia, Mara Patricia Hernandez,... More > Grzegorz Wróblewski, Carlos Soto Román, Carlos Soto Román & Chelsea Thoumsin, Samit Roy, Michael Brandonisio, John M. Bennett, Michael Caylo-Baradi, Emma Smith, John Moore Williams, John M. Bennett & Sheila E. Murphy, Dorothee Lang & Karyn Eisler & Susan Gibb, sean burn, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Joe Balaz, & John Martone.< Less
Unable to Fully California By Larry Sawyer
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I love the clear style, unforced music. It is not so much a strange poetry as the poetry of a stranger, the way Bishop was a Brazilian in Boston and a Bostonian in Brazil. I fell in love with your... More > “blue fruit” and “inescapable tomorrow,” also what seems like renunciation not of sentimentality but of cliché …I like even the quasi-Romantic dislocations here: “There is a beauty to ice / only a statue understands.” I’m not a statue, so I only partially understand, but that should be more than enough for LARRY SAWYER’s uncanny picnic on no grass … seemed as real as the Bronx, and I couldn’t stop thinking: I am so lucky that this poetry is so good.—David Shapiro< Less
Outside Voices: an email correspondence By Jake Berry, Jeffrey Side
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This 18-month transAtlantic email correspondence between JAKE BERRY and JEFFREY SIDE ranges across and intertwines a variety of topics that include: poetry and music; film and TV; the changes in... More > culture over the past few decades; the differences in regional U.S. and U.K. accents; the difficulty of reaching the famous in order to interview them; the songwriter as poet and vice versa. "All we can do is create work to the best of our ability and make it as available as possible."< Less
Otoliths issue seventeen, part three By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue seventeen, part three, is the complete ROCKPILE on the road feature. There are old & new poems, some of them classics, from David Meltzer & Michael Rothenberg, a large... More > collection of photos taken during the tour by Terri Carrión, & an introduction by Larry Sawyer. There is color throughout.< Less
A Marzipan Factory By Grzegorz Wróblewski
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A Marzipan Factory is the most original and enticing book of poems I have read in years. It is Kafkaesque and yet tender, cynical and yet warm, elliptical and yet wholly immediate. GRZEGORZ... More > WRÓBLEWSKI can take the most ordinary of phenomena and then give them the twist of a knife: to “spare” the life of a living organism—a “dry” tangerine for instance—is, from another angle, to forget it. The pleasures and terrors of sex, of age, of the fear of death, of the deceptions of our social life, have rarely been so brutally—yet wittily and charmingly—documented as they are in these short, often gnomic poems, surprisingly well rendered in Adam Zdrodowski’s translation. Grzegorz Wróblewski restores one’s faith in the power of lyric poetry to renew itself. - Marjorie Perloff< Less