Pagan Days

Prayers are face down and descend in stoic gloom …what goes up is methane and all of the other various fume and gas which punctuate a tired pain made of a planets sheer exhaust while glaciers cause the plants to bloom like ice cubes melting in a glass near the bed where I lie down

…a victim!, and a ghoulish clown. ...{read more}

Empty Mirror Arts Magazine

Book Review – Alex Preston’s In Love and War.

In Love and War is the third novel from Alex Preston, following 2010′s This Bleeding City – which won The Edinburgh International Book Festival Readers’ First Book Award, and was chosen as one of Waterstones’ New Voices of 2010 – and its follow-up, The Revelations, which was released in 2012 to much critical acclaim. ...{read more}

Alex Preston - In Love and War

Is Andy Kaufman Still Alive? The Evidence

My name is Jack Bristow — AKA, the guy who was interviewed by the Huffington Post about Andy Kaufman being alive and well in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...{read more}

Andy Kaufman Still Alive?

Cities of the Imagination

Artist’s statement: I am hitting my stride after a long process of learning how to paint my way, growing beyond the obvious influences and entering my own world. ...{read more}

Crow Fly by Ricker Winsor

Book Review – Vacant Lot by Oliver Rohe (trans. Laird Hunt)

Vacant Lot by Oliver Rohe, translated by Laird Hunt. Counterpath Press, 2011.

“Then I was king and now I’m no more than a ghost,” says the narrator in Oliver Rohe’s novel Vacant Lot. ...{read more}

Vacant Lot by Oliver Rohe

elegy by bruno neiva

elegy (in memory of victor esteban celeiro)

noir coffee spilled over the newspaper we talked for hours, jobless hours

about borders, coups and the icelandic landscape jef costello was brought into the conversation,

combed hair and smart suit – holding a gun, bluish stare over greyish glare

the talk went on at full tilt, it was writ large all over us

that old films and faraway countries wouldn’t bring us any new prospects

(though there’s no denying that hugo barrett has set a table before us sometime in 63) ...{read more}

Alain Delon as Jef Costello

The Beat Generation

The Haunted Life and Other Writings by Jack Kerouac

Paul Maher Jr. considers Kerouac’s Haunted Life

The Haunted Life and Other Writings / Da Capo Press / March 11, 2014 / 208 pp.Seventy years ago, in May 1944, Jack Kerouac toiled over a novella-length work set in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was written at the prompting of his two newest friends, the … [read more...]

Allen Ginsberg / William Blake  Songs of Innocence and Experience

Aural Dialectics: On Allen Ginsberg’s Musical Rendition of Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience

William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1789) is a collection of illuminated poems separated into two groupings, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, that engage with their respective, eponymous forces and ostensibly present them as a … [read more...]

Paul Bowles (detail). Photo by Birgit Stephenson

Calling on Paul Bowles: Tangier, Morocco, August 1979

Calling on Paul Bowles Tangier, Morocco, August 1979”There it is,” someone says, and in the darkness, in the distance, you can see Tangier sprawled across several hills, a white city illuminated by electric lights and veiled by a thin fog. … [read more...]

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Literature

Alex Preston - In Love and War

Book Review – Alex Preston’s In Love and War.

In Love and War is the third novel from Alex Preston, following 2010's This Bleeding City – which won The Edinburgh International Book Festival Readers’ First Book Award, and was chosen as one of Waterstones’ New Voices of 2010 – and its follow-up, The … [read more...]

Andy Kaufman Still Alive?

Is Andy Kaufman Still Alive? The Evidence

My name is Jack Bristow -- AKA, the guy who was interviewed by the Huffington Post about Andy Kaufman being alive and well in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Though the interview took place 2013, May 15, I am still tweeted and e-mailed all kinds of questions to … [read more...]

Vacant Lot by Oliver Rohe

Book Review – Vacant Lot by Oliver Rohe (trans. Laird Hunt)

Vacant Lot by Oliver Rohe, translated by Laird Hunt. Counterpath Press, 2011.“Then I was king and now I’m no more than a ghost,” says the narrator in Oliver Rohe’s novel Vacant Lot. Now “I pass haggardly through trenches at the periphery of agitation … [read more...]

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Book Collecting

On the Road / Prendio2 / Flickr

For collectors: where and how to buy Beat Generation books (and others)

We've gathered together booksellers, publishers, and other services for book book collectors of all stripes. Please get in touch if you'd like to suggest a resource for this list.Booksellers - Beat, small press & poetryBeat booksellersThe … [read more...]

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FEATURED

International Times launch party flyer and debut issue / image credit: http://www.international-times.org.uk/ITarchive.htm

London 1966: I.T., the Camel, and a Song Named Me

The camel’s unexpected appearance saved me. The raggedy texture of his fur, his massiveness, and his breath were all undeniably real, no matter how bizarre the setting and cast of characters. Snaking black power cords connecting reporters to brilliant … [Read More...]

Poetry

Empty Mirror Arts Magazine

Pagan Days

Prayers are face down and descend in stoic gloom ...what goes up is methane and all of the other various fume and gas which punctuate a tired pain made of a planets sheer exhaust while glaciers cause the plants to bloom like ice cubes melting in … [Read More...]

Imagist Socialist Poetry and Objective Reality

[Editor's note: Serkan Engin is a socialist Laz poet-author from Turkey. He aims to launch a new movement in Turkish poetry and to that end has published numerous articles about literary theory, beginning with his 2004 manifesto, "Imagist Socialist … [Read More...]

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Art

Crow Fly by Ricker Winsor

Cities of the Imagination

Artist's statement: I am hitting my stride after a long process of learning how to paint my way, growing beyond the obvious influences and entering my own world. These city paintings of the imagination do what I want them to do: free my imagination, … [Read More...]

Scraps 2 (detail) by Fabio Sassi

Scraps by Fabio Sassi

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Silver (detail) - Kalliope Amorphous

Saint Celluloid

Artist's Statement: Saint Celluloid is a series of self-portraits exploring both the vulnerability and immortality of the film star as well as the potentially oppressive and regressive culture of fame. These images were Inspired by the idea of … [Read More...]

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Arts News & Events

Todd Clouser Patreon project

Todd Clouser launches Music Mission. Here’s how you can help.

Musician Todd Clouser has launched a new project, Music Mission. He writes,I have been working with communities in need throughout the Americas - a youth orchestra in Oaxaca, a small indigenous Shipibo town in Peru, EL Faro in inner City Mexico, a … [Read More...]

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Writing & Publishing

How to find reviewers for your self-published book

10 places to find reviewers for your self-published book

Self-publishing is a great way to get your book into the world. But when you self-publish, you take on all the responsibilities that a traditional publisher usually would, including marketing the book, soliciting reviews, sending out review copies, and … [Read More...]

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