Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Play it in the background while you mess around on the interwebs. The opening commercial is quick, so don't fret too much.
BIG thanks to The Sphere and Lynn Alexander. So cool.
Are you an artist or an art enthusiast? Do you like to party? Do you want to meet rockstars of the art world like Cynthia Reeser? Are you going to be in the Pensacola area February 27th?
From Jef Bond:
Art Party VII
is the final fund raiser for the http://www.JefBondKidneyFoundation.org/
$2 RAFFLES FOR COOL STUFF VALUED UP TO $500 FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES AND AUCTION FOR FINE ART FROM LOCAL & NATIONAL ARTISTS
DRESS TO IMPRESS 21+
The Professional Photogs from Smokin Kitty Productions will have their studio in-house for sexy fun creations of you, your lovers, and/or friends.
Super Star Martini Artists T.B.A.
Art Party VII is not a stuffy art show, it's the get your groove on at Art Party VII with unique & interesting works of art. Art Party is here to show the locals the local artist with true imagination & talent! Be ready to battle in our heated auction. At the last Art Party there was almost a physical battle over Evan Levin's works of art. But really the only thing that's going to get you the art you desire is the highest bid. Winning bids usually range from $50 to thousands. Have your buck$ ready!
Min $5 donation at the door or $10 gets you a Art Party VII shirt.
Just a little note:
It's been the most challenging year of my life. Im thankful for the good that has come out the challenges I had to face and I am extremely thankful for so many excellent friends who have stepped up to the plate to help me through. I will do my very best to mention each & every one of you at The Art Party.
I'm very much looking forward to Art Party VII. I will actually get to fully enjoy this party b/c I finally feel better than good since my kidney transplant. I have really good friends and artists coming in from many parts of the USA & here of course. This Art Party truly means the world to me and it would be a excellent thing if you all came to see wot Art Party is all about, if you haven't already, and meet some of the greatest people I have come to known this past year.
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING AS AN ARTIST FOR ART PARTY VII, PLEASE CALL ME. DO NOT EMAIL ME. THERE'S TOO MUCH TO EXPLAIN. JEF-850-501-1296 ALL ENTRIES MUST BE READY NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 17TH
Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 8:05pm
Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 3:00am
309 South Reus Street
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Here at Casa de Socko we serve more than just hot lunches, and today we are serving a lovely four-course meal. All you have to do is click the pics to enjoy.
We'll start you two off with a fresh salad of Richard Wink...
...Followed by some Ben White soup.
MMMMMMM! Scrumptious, yes? Now we move on to our main course, a thick cut of xTx.
Glorious! You look so happy and sated. But there's always room for dessert, yes? Enjoy a sliver of Bosworth cake.
...Thank you for dining at Casa de Socko. You are a beautiful couple. Come back soon.
This issue features an interview with Joey Goebel, author of Commonwealth and Torture the Artist, as well as fiction from Rusty Barnes, Matt Bell, Mel Bosworth, K.L. Cook, David Erlewine, Foust, Roxane Gay, John Oliver Hodges, Stephen Graham Jones, Kilean Kennedy, Sean Lovelace, Cami Park, Ethel Rohan, J.A. Tyler, Charles Dodd White and xTx.
Cover art by Dalibor Pehar.
.....Um. Go get it. Click pic yes please.
Big thanks to Sheldon Lee Compton and Jarrid Deaton.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The Heron mini-mag (released by Folded Word Press) is winter fresh this week with 3 Poems by the inimitable (and always well-bearded) Eric Burke. Click the image for downloading information and general awesomeness. Big congrats to Eric!
Pablo D'Stair's Kaspar Traulhaine, approximate (Brown Paper Publishing, 2009) is tight, dark, noir-y goodness. After committing a murder, Kaspar is hounded by Montgomery, a mysterious character who's very existence is questionable. What D'Stair has captured here is one man's descent into paranoia and guilt, a fresh echo of Dostoevsky's Raskolnikov of Crime and Punishment.
Click the cover to visit the Kaspar blog where you can read reviews and the author's responses. Click HERE to visit Brown Paper Publishing for purchasing information and to view their complete catalog.
I also recently received some excellent mail from Atlantic Publishing, Cynthia Reeser's How to Write and Publish a Successful Children's Book. Click on the happy children for ordering information via Cynthia's blog (trust me, it's the way to go). Be sure to check her guest blog appearance at Atlantic Publishing HERE, and listen to her podcast on YouTube HERE.
And give some big love to xTx for melting some hearts this week over at SmokeLong. Click pic for radness.
Lastly, monumental props to Tia Prouhet for scorching the e-pages of Fictionaut recently.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
My chapbook When the Cats Razzed the Chickens (Folded Word Press, 2009) has been getting some good love this week by some good people. Check out reviews at Orange Alert and Deckfight, and be sure to take a peek at the 5 Best Things I've Read Recently, also at Deckfight (they let me double-dip this week. I know, it's like putting your WHOLE mouth in the dip, but hey).
Also this week, Folded Word Press unveiled the cover for Jessie Carty's forthcoming book Paper House, slated for release March 30th, 2010. Very nice!
Big congrats to Jessie, and big thanks to Orange Alert, Deckfight, and Folded Word Press. You're all awesome. Have a great weekend.
In the wake of this week's earthquake in Haiti, PANK Magazine will donate all direct sales of its magazines and chapbook between 1/13/10 and 2/13/10 between the International Committee of the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Learn more HERE or click the picture.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Tim Hall's ONE DAMN THING AFTER ANOTHER(OW Press, 2010) is now available for pre-order.
You very much want to go ape. I don't know who doesn't.
The uber-creative and multi-talented Cynthia Reeser has a new nonfiction book HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR OWN CHILDREN'S BOOK(Atlantic Publishing, 2010). It's available to order right NOW.
....I am going to write a children's book this summer. Maybe.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Some presses fly low under the radar, but think big. Brown Paper Publishing is one of them. With over a dozen titles in their catalog, BPP is certainly no stranger to the underground literary scene, but they may be a stranger to you. Take a moment to get to know them.
From Brown Paper Publishing:
An independent literary press representing the works of novelists and writers of short fiction, BROWN PAPER PUBLISHING is dedicated to presenting contemporary works of progressive literature. As a not-for-profit press, literature to Brown Paper Publishing is something that must be a direct expression of an individual concerned only with the craft and nuance of the art form, something created entirely outside of the demands of a marketplace. Ideally, literature is something that should be created without regard for publication, distribution, critique or even readership: Literature-for-the-sake-of-Literature. The authors we represent create unselfconscious work, pure, unadulterated statements of the individual. It is our pleasure to present the raw gaze of the artist at the world and at themselves.
An independent literary press representing the works of novelists and writers of short fiction, BROWN PAPER PUBLISHING is dedicated to presenting contemporary works of progressive literature.
As a not-for-profit press, literature to Brown Paper Publishing is something that must be a direct expression of an individual concerned only with the craft and nuance of the art form, something created entirely outside of the demands of a marketplace. Ideally, literature is something that should be created without regard for publication, distribution, critique or even readership: Literature-for-the-sake-of-Literature.
The authors we represent create unselfconscious work, pure, unadulterated statements of the individual. It is our pleasure to present the raw gaze of the artist at the world and at themselves.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Happy New Year for the last time. Promise.
Lots going on. Always lots going on. So much going on. Things.
A few of them:
- elimae cracks the egg of 2010. Sampling of goodnesses: Mimi Vaquer, Greg Gerke, Dorothee Lang, Edward Mullany.
- mud luscious makes the bacon. Audri Sousa makes Melanin.
- Oprah Read This. She did. Or will. Thanks to Caleb J Ross and Nathan Tyree. xTx kills. Again. I stab a little. Maybe. Nothing fatal.
- Metazen rolls. Climb Eric Beeny's Corporate Ladder. Then Ruin yourself.
- The humble MBRT joins Big Other. Eric Burke provides the text for Reading Series #1.