Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Rocket in My Pocket & Yes


A few shouts.

This past week I received two(2) outstanding pieces of mail.

MLP sent along the chapbook I am richard simmons by Ben Tanzer. It's a pocket sized chapbook that carries a big punch. B-Tanz (I hope he doesn't mind me calling him that) delivers with speed, deftness, humor, and heart. I'm glad I picked it up, and I'm also glad I subscribed to the MLP chapbook series for 2010. The lineup is ridiculous, and I know I'll be happy.

And I also received Prick of the Spindle's first print offering, the Fiction Open Competition No. 1. Wow. I read it this morning and...wow. Dark, haunting, beautiful. Perfect. Go get.


I should also mention that Full of Crow has gone completely animal, in the best way possible. Fiction, poetry, reviews, interviews, ebooks, print, you name it, they're doing it.


Closing bullets:
  • Thanks to all those who've contributed to my very modest video series Mel Bosworth Reads Things. And thanks to those who've been watching. The response has been good, and I'm looking forward to tapping many shoulders this winter and beyond.
  • Blue Print Review has been buzzing this autumn. If you missed Issue #22 re/visit/cycle/turn, do check it out. They're on Fictionaut now too.
  • Few, if any, do it better than PANK. I don't know what else to say about that.
  • Teresa Houle goes dragon.
  • Tia Prouhet goes green.
  • Folded Word Press goes chapbook.
  • This Alaska in Winter song makes me think of last autumn. Slow down, time. Slow down.

Alaska in Winter - The Homeless and the Hummingbirds from milan records on Vimeo.

9 comments:

Paul A. Toth said...

I am just about to follow your blog per the Facebook request. Please follow mine at http://violentcontradiction.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Paul

Mel Bosworth said...

done. thanks for stopping by, paul.

Rohan said...

Thanks for all the great links and recommendations, Mel, for spreading the words love.

Mel Bosworth said...

words are nice. thanks for the thanks, ethel.

Matt DeBenedictis said...

I enjoy these massive update of all things words.

Mel Bosworth said...

Thanks, Matt. So much out there. You know it as well as I do. So much goodness out there.....

Ben Tanzer said...

Hey man, many thanks for the shout-out and B-Tanz definitely works for me. Now being in your pocket, that's a whole other thing.

Mel Bosworth said...

Ha Ha! My pleasure, B Tanz.

I like to take you with me wherever I go. I think everyone should carry around a little B Tanz.

Teresa Houle said...

Ha HA! Great posts, I haven't read any blogs in ages!! Too busy. Yours is a MUST read though. Always. Thanks for the plug, Mel. Appreciate that. Reading your blog makes me wish I had more time to work on mine.