Thursday, April 19, 2018

George Sabov - Phrazes for the Sullen Gabby

A great silence says hello.

A stumbling first step is always a pleasure.

Significant understanding is still not very coherent.

Serendipity jumps both ways.

The sky shoots pineapples with a machinegun.

Stupidity approaches at high velocity!

A flailing monkey is running away.

Utter nonsense brings both pleasure and pain.

Significant understanding rains heavily.

An enigma comes asking for beard.

Chair number eleven bathes in sunlight.

The legend of raven's roar will die in a grapefruit.

Nothing of importance makes people shiver.

Fingering does not make any sense.

A fly is not yet ready to die.

A sound you hear watching the sun.

Spam is not all that great.

A wave loudly clashing against a long shoreline goes to hell.

An enigma slips on a banana peel.

A classical composition rains heavily.

Wondrous awe always strikes for the heart.

Rock music  asked you a question?

Insignificance slips on a banana peel.

A setback of the heart runs through everything.

A sound you heard is good for you.

A passionate evening is nothing at all?

The last sentence stands upon somebody else's legs.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

steve dalachinsky & jim leftwich - plums

w b
h  e     ye
i   c
c  a
h  u
w  s
a   e     ye

i      e     ye
s      p
        r     oars
        o     penings
d       t     ooth
o        t     ooth
w        e     eye
n         n

march 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Daniel Y. Harris - Exergue XLV & XLVI

Exergue XLV

Sophia’s idiolects vy for the syntagm divinitatis symbola,
bulky capsules, her glissando their pleroma. Our vector’s descent
is mundus intelligibilis, its feuerball part eikōn, part the ergetic
in Per Aspera Ad Astra. She’s aspirant, a fortiori, a pontific role,
perfecti in the Aetherius Society. Jesus rose in corpore,
231−1 Mersenne prime as psychanodia, his genitalia la cruauté.
Seminal vesicles in the monk’s tonsure? Antisporic syncline
maxes out fluophosphate, transpositive would melanterite.
Saucer silos are segullot. The contactee account signals proprius
with a suction cup base. Whip the maniah rosho, our die Kehre
is here. Discern politeia from destruktion, proffers her gris
eminence. Whether fence or net, gitter is blockage. The letters,
grammata, or dualist Marcionites, titted by a secret successor
with multiplicity in eins. Shibboleths are circumcised,
waxes the Third Sargon, its DHvSS theologoumena, El Shaddai’s
war. Our polychrome is greyer, offers up ex cathedra prequels
for youth in the banelieux. Salvage what’s cleansed carrion man
from Sumi-Er, transom above the doorbell. Sprechgitter
is not a neologism. Irenic irony’s outré aim, the tachyonator’s
Alpha Aldebaran. Line 836:  if ((tmp = util_memsearch(conn->r
dbuf, conn->rdbuf_pos, “assword”, 7)) != -1). The penis
functions as an embouchure. It’s ascent from maqom raises
the ciborium for Arios, via in abyssum. Try aqua clara,
ascensio mentis is eyeround between bars, feted as embryo
farms. Dispatch tschandala for breed up. At the abbey gate,
anthropoi from the canonry notch a lachen. We, heartgray,
our paratactics a threadsun, burns by ambiphrach.


Exergue XLVI

Khôra’s liek nonelen deals a cut throat hitbodedut, her Noahic
covenant, broad unanuajce below patellas. El Jefe’s
insignia’s Gregor. The Samsa’s fieefernt are ciliary lids, turns
out their adjutant’s irute. By contrast, our conquistadores
have their thurifer’s infinum malum. Teally the antithsisi,
were immured, that is, ’ADaM, in his phylogenetic
pose, rebukes. Tardive dyskinesia has its parataxis. If patrón’s
in Baphomet’s sigil, then angles torque the furor teutonicus.
Our osilum augments their carved omphalos. How
hard is the aspergeant? Creamy excess, catachresis. Negate
valences, for keli as pericope gives our seriatim its phallus.   
The vicar’s ataraxia, confrères started out despising,
then celebrants, their divyas’ transense, cranes maim son’s
tonnage as zeugma in the catalogue. Nephilim are paqid,
in nomine magni dei nostri satanas, debuts this salute,
our hystera. Their macao constraints, dans ses dessous, rises
aslant and agog, the sefirotic axis. Trochees revise anapests,  
as pasigraphy’s in tatters, revving it, the nodal or vîras
in somanodia foists an incubus on bent shears. Line 846: static
int consume_resp_prompt(struct scanner_connection *conn). Full
refrain, exemplum, pursue that course ab initio, before   
the Ostrogoths substitute le mot juste for a thurible. In mundus
imaginalis, Ctrl+Alt+Del equals our rheostat’s dimmer, plash
or fallutin’, as demotic as dyssemia in kewpie dolls.
Quelque chose noir on Ulica Krokodyli, ovarian, enters foison,
embosses gloss, is ripple, splicing citation, input chemiotactic

be chlorinator daymark, anno in turn yields annona.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Tony Rickaby - DROP

November 1st 1952: USA carries out first successful test of a multi-megaton thermonuclear weapon (500 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Nagasaki) when Ivy Mike is detonated on Elugelab Island in the Pacific Ocean, vaporizing the island and leaving a large underwater crater where once it had been.
Two weeks later the first UK record singles chart appears. Al Martino is number one with ‘Here in My Heart’.

Another square
Perhaps intended
Becomes a friend
That took a while
Of tape recording
Another meaning for the list
Realise what that suggests
First time for Al and Ivy
Penetration, guidance, clustering
Mixture of accidents and intentions
Representation of destruction
Scratching and smearing doesn’t hurt
Orange overlaps a blue grey sky
Cluster, buster, laser, blast
Hidden meanings increased destroyed
Just a small thing. Things leak out
Soaking changes everything
Maybe right – or over
Best just to stop

Monday, April 9, 2018

Lawrence Upton - Chant # 1

[Make your best guess at pronunciation and performance, using the codes you already know, in the light of what is actually shown here i.e. read what is actually here, not what you think should be here

Multivoice interpretations are fine – very good, in fact.]

OSSLE-A                     BLAR-RE-A                 TIXER

BOSCLE                      LASK                            BROB

LIST                              STALB                          STAK                  SESE-AN

SLE-A                           BLARB                         BOX                    TIXER

LERB                            CLESS                         RORIS                OR

STARL                          TREX                           LE-OS                 CLAN

SOSS                           BRAN                           BRE-OR             TIS

CLOSE                         REBA                           STOB                  STAB

SE-OS                          NAL                              BLARE               TE-OR

SLE-BA                        BALAK                         STIR                   BOTS

LOSS                           BLA-AK                        RISO

BU-ES                          LARB                            REK

2/2018 Carshalton /  Copyright © Lawrence Upton 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Jeff Bagato - Three Poems

1. Chonall Na Lochonga

lo chon ogg nolloch nang
nachonga och an loll nal
onch onga noch lan lalla lachan
longa nolon na gacho onch
onall och ooch nolanch
alla cha no chollach chol
onach onca caon chach
hagg la concollo
onc la gonchalla
locha lo conall challanach
olocah alocah an chonall
lo chogg nolloch nang
no challag chol onoch olnaag
oallagah hacaggalla hach oncho
lo chol ogg oncholl ag lachan
la concollo noch nalla ang
all lo chaconga
all lo gonchalla
all la chonal cha lachonga

2.Galla Galla Gan

Galla galla gan
nach langan nach oncha
onall achaa aga ooglaach
ancholl logon holla chach
ogonac cogollacha
ogonac nallog loch nang
ogonac acholl nacha na
ogonac naggaha chol
hoc lonoch aga aga hallanacha
galla galla gan
an lo gannach
an lo ancholl calla hogaan

3. Nagonall

lloncha gonall lo chaag
onch ho lonol lacha
lo nall gallonga aon ana
allonga lal challach
concha call no loglog anch
nongo lloncha gong nohal
gonallach gonallagh gonnago
ong lalna on lachaga chog
anchon long llach aan
nag chan nonga
nonga nonga ach allag
alla concha gong nog nah
olla callocha lloncha allan
gaag och ana acha llaag
hollah hoch hal
nongo lloncha gong no hal
golocho hoc hoc calla gac
cag coll oogan anch ho
nag chan nonga
nonga nonga ach allog
nonga nonga ach allag

Friday, March 30, 2018

Sacha Archer - from Sites of Contemporary Meat

[name redacted] is a poet and translator and has work in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. She teaches in San Francisco. [name redacted] is a lover of words currently voyaging the seas of cybersecurity - sailing by day and writing by night. He has been known to embark on other crazy endeavours like writing a poem every day for a year. You can follow his progress at [website redacted]. [name redacted] is the author of six poetry collections including [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2012); and two books of fiction, including [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2014). He has written for children’s TV shows [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] (2003), his award-winning short film, starred [name redacted] and [name redacted]. For [name redacted], he wrote the [name redacted] audio adventure [name redacted] (2007). In 2014, he produced two dramas for [name redacted] adaptations of [name redacted]’s [name redacted], starring [name redacted] and [name redacted]; and [name redacted]'s [name redacted]. With [name redacted] he founded and edits the online poetry magazine [name redacted]. Twice a finalist in the [name redacted], he is also a [name redacted]. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. [name redacted] writes because she has to and often on the backs of things. She has been published in several magazines and anthologies. Most recently her work can be found in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. She tweets, sometimes a little too often, as @[name redacted] and is the editor at [name redacted]. [name redacted]’s work has been published in the [name redacted], [name redacted], the [name redacted] and [name redacted], and online at [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. She also writes the classical music program notes for the [name redacted]. She lives in San Francisco, California, as well as part-time in northern Mendocino county. [name redacted] is a Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa where he is writing about American poetry and culture. Recent writing online includes work in the [name redacted] and [name redacted]. His essay [name redacted] appeared in [name redacted] (Winter 2004). [name redacted] resides in cornwall, ontario. he's been published in several issues of the [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a poet and freelance writer. She teaches art and literature in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her writings have appeared or are forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and many others. [name redacted] is a Singaporean philosopher, poet and painter. His poems have appeared in [name redacted], while his philosophy has been accepted for publication in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and elsewhere. He is also an invited Reviewer for the [name redacted]. He speaks English, Mandarin, Norwegian, Danish, and French, and is learning Slovak, the native language of his muse and fiancée. [name redacted] is a high school poet and writer who lives for paper mail, warm zephyrs, and fried noodles, and who takes inspiration for her poetry from the events that occur in and around her home, New York City. [name redacted] is a 15-year-old sophomore in love with the obscure things in life. She currently serves as a prose reader for [name redacted], and her work can be found in [name redacted]. [name redacted] was born in Romania and came to the United States in 1995. She is a Professor of English at SUNY Dutchess in Poughkeepsie, NY, and writes both in English and in Romanian. Her new book of poetry, [name redacted], is forthcoming from [name redacted]. [name redacted], which was a finalist for the [name redacted], was published in 2015 by [name redacted]. Her other books of poetry are [name redacted] ([name redacted]) ([name redacted], 2009), and [name redacted] ([name redacted]) ([name redacted], 2010). Her poetry appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and elsewhere. Her poetry received an Honorable Mention for the [name redacted] and was nominated twice for a [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Her website is [website redacted]. [name redacted] has work appeaing in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and elsewhere. Her chapbook, "[name redacted]" was published by [name redacted] in 2013 and her manuscript "[name redacted]" was a semi-finalist in [name redacted]'s [name redacted] in 2014. She lives in Chicago where she works for NAVS, an animal advocacy organization. [name redacted] is from Toronto. He is an alumnus of the University of Toronto and his work has been featured in [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is an English teacher and poet from New York City who has been published on [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. She has also published a book of poetry, [name redacted] and [name redacted]. She hopes to earn an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. [name redacted] is a poet and fiction writer living in Atlanta, GA.  He has published one collection of poetry, [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a musician and poet from Toronto. He is the author of the chapbook [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2016). His work appears in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and elsewhere. [name redacted] is an undergraduate law student, feminist, aspiring Classicist, and thoroughly amateur poet based out of a tiny flat in London. A native of Singapore, she won the [name redacted] in [name redacted] in 2011, and now divides her time between tussling with Ancient Greek grammar and teasing inspiration out of the everyday. She has never been published. [name redacted] is an artist from New Jersey. Her poetry has appeared in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. She currently lives in Texas with two roommates and a dog. [name redacted] is an internationally acclaimed performance poet, writer, and creative projects consultant. He is widely published in more than thirty-five journals, magazines, and anthologies around the world. He was the [name redacted]: from 2001-2004 for the [name redacted]; the [name redacted] 2001-2008; Convener/Event Consultant [name redacted] 2004 - 2006; official performance poet [name redacted] in 2007; [name redacted] 2009; and official [name redacted], NAMIBIA 2009. A delegate to the [name redacted] in Tanzania, [name redacted] is the Official poet in residence for the [name redacted] 2010 in Kenya. [name redacted] was born [name redacted], Indiana, grew up in Vermont, and has lived in Gottingen, Germany, Arles and Paris, France, Hastveda, Sweden, Wroclaw, Poland, Boston and currently Milwaukee. His books include [name redacted] ([name redacted]), [name redacted] ([name redacted], Chicago/Kiev), [name redacted] ([name redacted]), [name redacted] ([name redacted]), and [name redacted] ([name redacted]). His work has appeared in the anthologies [name redacted] (ed. [name redacted], London) and [name redacted] (ed. [name redacted], London). His work has also appeared in numerous journals, including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. More of his own work, plus an ongoing assembly of new visual poetry by other artists, can be found at [name redacted]. [name redacted] is completing her MFA in poetry at Umass-Amherst. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is an undergraduate student at NYU studying a mix of media & communications, English literature, and business. She has been away from poetry for too long and hopes to always keep it close to her from now on. [name redacted] was born in Spittal an der Drau, Austria, grew up in Manchester, England, and lived for several years in Vienna before moving to Phoenix in 1978. His poems have appeared in many small press magazines, and chapbooks including [name redacted] from [name redacted], and two [name redacted] chapbook competition winners; also full-length books, including [name redacted] from [name redacted] and [name redacted] from [name redacted]. His [name redacted] appeared in 2014 from [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a writer in Toronto, originally from Sudbury, Ontario. She has published seven collections of poetry and one novel. Her poetry includes: [name redacted] (just out September, 2008), [name redacted] (2005, nominated for the [name redacted]) and [name redacted] (2002, winner of the [name redacted] for Poetry), all from [name redacted]. Earlier collections are [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2000), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 1998), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 1994) and [name redacted] (1989). Her novel [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2001) was shortlisted for the [name redacted]. She has also authored several chapbooks: [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2007), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2006), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2006) and [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2005). She was [name redacted] Writer in Residence at the [name redacted] in 2004-05. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program of the [name redacted], and has on occasion taught elsewhere, with [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Since 2006 she has facilitated the cultural project “[name redacted].” A short film based on her poem [name redacted] was made by filmmaker [name redacted] in 2007; in recent years she has been involved in other collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and events. She lives with her partner and their three children in Toronto. [name redacted] is an associate professor of composi­tion and ESOL at SUNY Cobleskill with poems appearing in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted], among others. She received the grand prize of the 2013 [name redacted], the 2013 [name redacted], the 2015 [name redacted], and the 2015 [name redacted]. Additional honors include her being selected for the [name redacted] and the [name redacted]. Her first book of poetry, [name redacted], was published by [name redacted] in fall 2016. [name redacted] graduated with a B.A. in comparative literature from Brigham Young University. She currently lives, works, and writes in New York City. Website: [website redacted]. Twitter: @[name redacted]. [name redacted] is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona. His work has been featured in small literary journals such as [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] grew up in Milton, Ontario. He did an undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing at York University. While at York, he was a member of the [name redacted]. After York, [name redacted] ventured to Calgary to pursue an MA in English. During his time in Calgary, [name redacted] organized the successful [name redacted] reading series. [name redacted] moved to Vancouver in 2007 where he joined the [name redacted] and curated the [name redacted] reading and lecture series with [name redacted] which was modeled on the highly successful [name redacted] created by [name redacted]. [name redacted] has recently returned to Calgary. [name redacted] was a former airline pilot turned professional songwriter. He owns a small boutique publishing company in Nashville, TN, with over 100 independent and Southern Gospel song cuts to his credit. He wrote and produced 2 music videos that were in medium rotation on [name redacted]. He currently is an adjunct writing instructor for Columbia State Community College. He’s married to an amazing woman whom he owes more to than he could ever repay. His most recent poetry credit “[name redacted]” is with [name redacted], as well as 4 poems in the spring editions of [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is an inspired subway-ranter from Toronto, Canada. He enjoys challenging capitalist property relations, trying to figure out what the post-structuralists are going on about, and dreams of someday living in a tree. His work has appeared in: [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. He is also the editor of [name redacted], and a proud member of [name redacted]: [name redacted]'s latest book is [name redacted] from [name redacted] (now out of print - but click here to view a pdf version). Read an interview with [name redacted]. [name redacted]: [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a Chinese-Filipino spoken word poet, fiction writer, physics nerd, and occasional shower singer. His work has previously been published in major Philippine newspapers, along with [name redacted], and various online publications. You can read more of his poems at [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a recently graduated high school student who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has been recognized by [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Poems of his appear or are forthcoming in the [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and elsewhere. He was born in 1999. [name redacted] is an inter-disciplinary, cross-genre artist, poet, and photographer who is fascinated with the innate tension between image and word and letterform. He has been experimenting with how the interaction of these elements can and often do transcend to the level of the poetic. [name redacted]’s work has been exhibited at [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and at [name redacted] in Providence, RI. Recent work has appeared both in print & online in, amongst other places, [name redacted], [name redacted], a journal of digital writing and art, [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and will appear recently in the 2013 issue of [name redacted]. [name redacted] will forever be an obsessed reader and lover of words. Look for her work in these diverse places: [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and elsewhere. She has a micro collection of water-themed poems called [name redacted] on the [name redacted] website. [name redacted] believes there’s no place like her own backyard and has traveled the world (including Graceland). She lives with her husband and family of animals in Illinois / in a town called St. Charles / by a river named Fox.