What to Wake Up For

digital collage - D Enck

It lifts me from sleep, from hot wind dream A mute sun in the never winter morning A thought – someone anywhere, you, may read this

Farmers, Queens, Trains and Clowns

reutter

With each step floor boards sing out of tune, mice dance in walls, spiders spin webs as the sun sifts through broken blinds, glassless remnants of windows. Spindle less banister leads lurching steps to an attic that no longer contains family treasures, bats hang from the rafters. Wind whistles through joists as the house wobbles […]

The City as Metaphor

New Moon (detail) - Ricker Winsor

Artist’s Statement: I have not yet exhausted the possibilities hiding in the cities of my imagination. Perspective, figures moving among the buildings, in the windows, the creation of space; it is an exciting environment. And because we all are so familiar with these scenes, these buildings, I can take liberties and we still know, more […]

WHAT THE LOWER MIND DISCERNS

summer

Computer music from within …matched in its expressive rhythm by the rattling tin! One of the coolest days in July helps the feelings on toward Autumn’s endless sky and leaf and breeze come soon …a witch of a morning moments before August! …with classical computer lullaby nearby that porch and screen waiting for the haunting […]

Revenge of the Imagist Socialist Poetry

REVENGE OF THE IMAGIST SOCIALIST POETRY

We are the revenge of all oppressed, despised, ignored, exploited, beaten, insulted, neglected, abused, molested humans in the world as being fighters for their rights with our poems and essays. We are the revenge of the Poetry Art and we are fighting for poetry ethics against the decadent poets/poetesses who exploit Poetry for their own […]

Pagan Days

poem by Sam Silva

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 One-Sided Knife Fight: Collages by Hoop & Stick

Parts of Speech (detail) by Hoop & Stick

Artist’s statement: “Everything is Collage.” You – Your Mom – This Statement Your Ideas – Your Entire Worldview – Society The Universe Itself. Just as quarks come together to form atoms – to form molecules – to form complex structures – to form life, your innermost thoughts – beliefs – ideas are formed from the […]

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

Alex Preston - 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. The […]

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 Poetry."] Poetry is the organization of the poetic images around one one more themes, forming completeness, […]

Is Andy Kaufman Still Alive? The Evidence

Andy Kaufman Still Alive?

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 this day. The biggest question I receive, however, is […]