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FROM ON FATHERS > ON DAUGHTYRS

One of a handful of mighty mighty good poets who live in the U.K.

Tim Atkins
from ON FATHERS > ON DAUGHTYRS
http://www.summerstockjournal.com/2013/09/tim-atkins.html




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Livestock Editions

Have some of my train poems in the Sumerstock (Livestock Editions). Riding trains forwards and backwards around the U.K.

Thank you Elizabeth Guthrie!!!

Check it out:

http://www.summerstockjournal.com/2013/09/marcus-slease.html





Livestock Editions is pleased as huckleberry pie to announce the release of Summer Stock, Issue 7: UK Poetry Dossier (Available at www.summerstockjournal.com). Curated by Livestock editor Elizabeth Guthrie, this year’s online poetry crop offers exciting explorations & currencies in experimental poetry from the United Kingdom. Issue 7 features wild woolly bully writing & literary multimedia from these Brit All Stars: Tim Atkins. Sean Bonney. Paul Buck. Becky Cremin. Laura Foster Twigg. Chris Gutkind. Alan Hay. Jeff Hilson. Peter Jaeger. Antony John. Sarah Kelley. David Kelly. Fabian Macpherson. Sophie Mayer. Richard Parker. Jessica Pujol. Nat Raha. Connie Scozzaro. Marcus Slease.  Linus Slug. James Wilkes. Steve Willey. & a collaboration between Steven F…

Enemies Book

The new book of collaborations with SJ Fowler and British and European poets is out now from Penned in the Margins.

It's killar!!

Must have!!

I have a colloboration with SJ Fowler in there. It's a poem play. In Kenneth Koch style. Staring Lisa Jarnot.

check it out.

http://www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk/index.php/2013/09/enemies-2/



SJ Fowler has Enemies. And the Enemies of his Enemies are his friends. This ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary collection is the result of collaborations with over thirty artists, photographers and writers. Diary entries mingle with a partially-redacted email exchange; texts slip and fragment, finding new contexts alongside prints, paintings, diagrams, Rorschach blots, YouTube clips and behind-the-scenes photographs at the British Museum. Enemies includes collaborations with: Emily Critchley, Alexander Kell, Ben Morris, David Kelly, Sarah Kelly, Patrick Coyle, Sian Williams, Anatol Knotek, David Berridge, David Kelly, Lone Eriksen, Frédéric Forte, Eirí…

cities

Cities are for
                 breaking you into several people
                                                          at once.”
— Joshua Marie Wilkinson,Lug Your Body out of the Careful Dusk


SEXTS OVER AT THE NEATO MOSQUITO SHOW

excerpts by Victoria Selavy from ‘The First Book of Philosophical Sexts’ by Victoria Selavy and Stephen Michael McDowell

http://neatomosquitoshow.tumblr.com/post/57826168255/excerpts-by-victoria-selavy-from-the-first-book





WHEN WILL I NEXT OWN A MICROWAVE?

by Crispin Best by Keep This Bag Away From Children
"my ex-girlfriend came round tonight because she doesn’t want to poop at her new boyfriend’s house. hi, ex-girlfriend."
http://keepthisbagawayfromchildren.com/?p=3212

writers and their daily routines

Joan Didion creates for herself a kind of incubation period for ideas, articulated in this 1968 interview: I need an hour alone before dinner, with a drink, to go over what I’ve done that day. I can’t do it late in the afternoon because I’m too close to it. Also, the drink helps. It removes me from the pages. So I spend this hour taking things out and putting other things in. Then I start the next day by redoing all of what I did the day before, following these evening notes. When I’m really working I don’t like to go out or have anybody to dinner, because then I lose the hour. If I don’t have the hour, and start the next day with just some bad pages and nowhere to go, I’m in low spirits. Another thing I need to do, when I’m near the end of the book, is sleep in the same room with it. That’s one reason I go home to Sacramento to finish things. Somehow the book doesn’t leave you when you’re asleep right next to it. In Sacramento nobody cares if I appear or not. I can just get up and st…

YOU WILL FIND A PACK OF UNOPENED CIGARETTES ON THE GROUND THE DAY AFTER YOU DECIDE TO QUIT SMOKING or EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED

YOU WILL FIND A PACK OF UNOPENED CIGARETTES ON THE GROUND THE DAY AFTER YOU DECIDE TO QUIT SMOKING or EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED

http://blog.gabbybess.com/post/60452749723/you-will-find-a-pack-of-unopened-cigarettes-on-the

Gabby Bess has work appearing in [PANK] Magazine, 3AM Magazine, The Scrambler, Two Serious Ladies, Thought Catalog and various other publications. She is the author ofAlone with Other People

gabbygabbypoetry@gmail.com

ME THE TERRIBLE

directed by
JOSEPHINE DECKER

MOON TEMPLE UNIVERSE

A cat is always more than a cat. This cat is named Cynthia. Read about Cynthia here. It's a new story by Moon Temple and it moved me in all the ways I like to be moved:

http://www.unrealityhouse.com/cynthia/





Marcus Slease Interview

Marcus Slease sits down with Everest Magazine to talk craft, influences, Beat Poets, Polish surrealism, Americana and THE HOUSE OF ZABKA, out now from Deathless Press.  Just a few basic stats: Born: Portadown, N. Ireland Educated: Weber State Univeristy, Western Washington University, UNC Greensboro Favorite Author/voice: Richard Brautigan, Samuel Beckett Profession: Teacher of English as a foreign language
http://everestonline.tumblr.com/post/53433193690/marcus-slease-interview



FRANK O' HARA AND DRAKE TOGETHER AT LAST

On the Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God

THE BOOK OF FRANK POETRY COMIC

Cut random images from a random film on my hard drive. The film turned out to be THX 1138 by George Lucas.

I forwarded the movie nine times with the slidebar. I created a film still from each forward.

Nine frames.

Then flipped through the Book of Frank by CA Conrad. Copied seven random lines.

Flipped through The Trees The Trees by Heather Christle and copied two random lines.

Shuffled the nine lines from CA Conrad and Heather Christle in a magic hat.

Took each line out of the hat and placed them under the film stills.

Will keep playing.

Sometimes interesting things happen.

Other times maybe not.

It's like life.





POLISH PROSE POEMS AT BRITISH LIBRARY

Gonna read some new Polish prose poems at the British library tomorrow. Maybe ones about vikings.

The British library is a nice place. If you become a member they give you some white gloves and you handle some really really old books.


Looks like an interesting line up.

It's called:

Dear World: Editors, Poets and Trans-Cultural Practice

Dear world. Trans-cultural practice.

YES!

I am thinking of the time I ate some very good noodles with my San Gyup Sal in Seoul in 2006 at 6AM. It was a good night and a very good morning. That was trans-cultural. Or trans something.

Here is a link:

http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event151941.html




Loving the Polish: Grzegorz Wróblewski's "Kopenhaga"

Nice review of Grzegorz Wroblewski's Kopenhaga over here by Chad W. Post:

http://www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/index.php?id=8022



Some New Paintings of Grzegorz Wróblewski

1) Muzeum 1 Kolyska Cindy 2) Muzeum 2 Pomieszczenia i ogrody 3) Muzeum 4 Razem

1) Cindy's Cradle, 2) Rooms and Gardens 3)Together

These paintings are part of a Grzegorz Wroblewski's exhibition at the Museum of Literature in Warsaw in 2014. His first Polish exhibition after 29 years of living in exile!!!

letters from the milky way

Kopenhaga by Grzegorz Wroblewki is one of those touchstone books for me. I mean the kind of book that sits on my best shelf with my favourite books of all the ages.

Surreal rooted in the everyday. Surreal rooted in the historical. Letters from a human being from the Milky Way but currently somewhere between Denmark and Poland (and many other places too).

The absurd grounded in memoir, in theatre, in language play, in characters, in setting, in personal suffering, in alienation, in existentialist philosophy, in punk music, in animals and shamanism and in underground documentary films. And more. Much more.

These are prose poems!

The absurd grounded in play. In NY School Poetics and the Brulion group that emerged in Krakow. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brulion)

But it is also not Brulion or any other movement or group.

It is outsider art. Outsider writing.

It moves through this Brulion group and the surge in creativity in the city of Krakow to emerge on an immigrant ship in Copenhagen full of…