Friday, July 30, 2010

When Awesome Things Happen to Awesome People

I love awesome news, and today the venerable Dark Sky Magazine dropped some awesome news: they'll be publishing Ethel Rohan's collection CUT THROUGH THE BONE.


Congrats to Ethel and Dark Sky Magazine. I love this coupling. Makes me smile real big.

Dig more details HERE, and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Get some. And feel free to share the crap out of this awesome video. Let's get viral, yo.

Monday, July 26, 2010


You gotta get it you gots gots to get it.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pay Day Purchases: Two Clouds and some Smash Cake

Click on the pretty pictures for more info.

The new and awesome Safety Third Enterprises brings I Am a Cloud by Matt DeBenedictis.

Six Gallery Press brings Jason Jordan's Cloud & Other Stories.

Smash Cake Magazine
brings its premiere issue(the magazine ships in fall, 2010).

Two Great Things


MAXTOR! I love Maxtor.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hot Flashes

The summer heat continues. Can you feel it? Can you feel my heat? Can you feel feel feel feel my heat?

LITnIMAGE drops the summer issue heat:

Lit heat: Canaries by Z.Z. Boone, How to Sing Lullabies to a Guerrilla by Matthew Dexter, Marcella's Act by Stephen D. Gutierrez, Never Shaken, Never Stirred by Robert Hinderliter, Like the Last One by Jessica Hollander, Waterfall by Len Kuntz, Father's Day by Sara Lippmann,Valencia by Keith Meatto, Friday Night Fights by Mary Pat Musick, A Quiet Snap by Kris Saknussemm,The Rose and the Watermelon by Benjamin Winship

Image heat: Michael Buscemi, Anna Quintanilla, B.L. Pawelek, Stephen E. Mead

Word Riot brings the heat:

Flash heat:The Beige Futon by Greg Gerke, Maternus by Michelle Reale, Check Engine by Mark Reep

Poetry heat: Midway Women’s Bowling League by James Benton, Arthritis by J.R.Bouchard, Two Poems by Russell Bradbury-Carlin, Neapolitan by Damian Caudill, Tickled by Amy Corbin, The Wife & I on Cough Drops by John Philip Johnson, Green monstrosity by Peycho Kanev, Desire CafĂ© Sutra by John Kuligowski, LET US COMPARE MYTHOLOGIES by Kirsty Logan, Asperatus by Adam Moorad, TEST-DRIVING DINDI by Kenneth Pobo, Noah, Pulling the Blankets Over His Head by Colin Pope, Two Poems from “Hallelujah Science” by Kelli Stevens Kane

...and lots more heat.

Matchbook also brings the heat with new work by the ubiquitous Greg Gerke. I also received my new postcard today from Matchbook. It was heat.

xTx's Zombie Summer continues to drop serious heat with new work from Shannon Peil.

Lastly, Aqueous Books dropped the heat recently by blasting the press kit for Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom out into the world.

So, can you feel it? The heat? And if not mine, the heat in general?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mid-July New(s)

It's mid-July and the heat is stank. August better be weak. Or not. I don't know. I guess I don't care. I'll be wishing for this heat battering come January. Maybe.


Find some air-conditioning and chill the rock out with some great newness:

The Collagist brings the beer. Mmmmm, beer.

Writers' Bloc brings the booze. PROUHET!

And PANK, lovely lovely PANK, brings the ice. MORE PROUHET! And JOHNSIE NOEL!

Something to purchase when you're not broke: Mid-American Review, Volume XXX, Numbers 1 & 2.

...I see you, Roxane. I see you too, Durham. I see you...poet people.


And coming soon to a Chicago near you:

The Sixth Annual mothereffing Printers' Ball, featuring rockstar participants and collaborators like Artifice Magazine, Bull Men's Fiction, Chicago Subtext, BOUND OFF, and many many more.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Books and Books and Books

Well, just two books. Ha. Am I a dick? I don't think so. I met a dick today and I'm pretty sure I'm not like him. Dicks stand funny, and don't shift their weight like normal people do.

I later asked a trusted amigo, "Is it just me or was that guy a dick?"

To which trusted amigo replied, "That guy was a dick."

But moving on...

Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom will be available for pre-order soon soon soon from Aqueous Books. Yes indeed. And it's only gonna cost $7. Why $7? Because 7 is my lucky number. And because Aqueous Books loves you. And I love you too.

And hey hey- I have another book called Freight that'll be released May 2011 by Folded Word Press. Yes yes yes. And hey hey hey- Folded Word wants you to enter an awesome contest. I want you to enter it too. It's going to be free, it's going to be fun, and by entering you could score a pre-release copy of Freight and get yourself into a rad publication. Sound good? Of course it does.

Because you're not a dick.

And if it doesn't sound good, well...learn to lean on something from time to time. Crack a smile. Make a face, you dick.

No no no- didn't mean to call you a dick. You're cool, you who are not dickish.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Sunday, Folded

Congrats to the 3 Cheers winnahs!

and hey-


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Best's For Every Year

Crispin Best's For Every Year project is rad. Probably because Crispin is rad, and a wonderful rhymer.

Big thanks to Mr. Best for letting me make a mess of 1562.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July Fire Works. It really does.

News and Such:

Keyhole Press has revamped itself with some serious staff. Congrats to Christy Crutchfield, Gabe Durham and the rest of the awesomes.

Orange Alert's Smiths-i-Sode podcast has been getting some crazy download action. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,800 last I heard. Wow.

xTx's Zombie Summer is in full swing.

Roxane Gay is blowing up the charts.

And speaking of blowing up the charts, have you noticed Artifice Mag's own James Tadd Adcox? Jesus. Here and here and here and here, to name a few. Congrats, killer.

Ben Tanzer's Repetition Patterns goes iPhone.

Eric Beeny goes Immortal. And don't forget to order his chapbook Snowing Fireflies. I ordered my signed copy yesterday. Homie better write something nice.

And hey- July decomP & elimae. Whaddup, Lang?

And the lovely Ethel Rohan wins the gold for best Rounderupper these days. She wins the gold for a lot of other things too.

Happy holiday weekend, all.