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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
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
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
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
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
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
Expanding The Radius By Mary Ellen Derwis & Joe Balaz
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Early on in EXPANDING THE RADIUS, Mary Ellen Derwis gives us an untitled narrative sequence of digital art, hinting at the human form, which picks up again towards the end of the book in a more... More > figurative sequence— “Rendezvous”. Intimate portraits, wider anthropological insights, and other strongly titled art also prevail. Among other tightly woven directives, Joe Balaz includes multi-paged narrations “High in Blue”, “Fairly Textual”, and “The Industrial Poet”. Then there are the collaborations which find a distinct third voice, as often happens when two people are so creatively in synch. The book ends with two of Mary Ellen’s urban shots that include typographical symbols and a similar photo, a final pun by Joe— “C and Leave”. Many of these images have appeared separately in the quarterly “Otoliths”; now it’s a pleasure to see/read this combined three headed body of always direct, sometimes humorous, often profound digital art, visual poetry, and collaborations. —C. Mehrl Bennett< 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
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
Philadelphia's Notebooks By Carlos Soto-Román
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Carlos Soto-Román writes from the center of Empire with a sense of play (game pieces included) and clinical examination. His book is the work of an artist/world citizen who critiques the daily... More > interrogations that come with being a new immigrant. The fun fact that Ellis Island was greatly expanded with landfill in the late 19th -early 20th century provides a basis for Soto-Román's signage marking poetry's place in a disposable culture. There are workbook exercises that encourage creative ways to answer the calls for loyalty oaths with a demand for radical possibility the host country includes in its PR material. This work also includes what the USA brand doesn't advertise—isolation and moments of utter despair. It is a truly American poem in that it's internationally inflected, from George Perec to German cinema to self-immolators from all over the world. "Philadelphia's Notebooks" could not be a more artful and timely reminder that “Every heart is a revolutionary cell.”—Frank Sherlock< Less