Liberty Ltd.: Trespassers Prosecuted – A Review of Liberty Limited by Károly Sándor Pallai

Liberty Limited by Károly Sándor Pallai

Liberty Limited is a collection of poems of great passion and compassion, of wonders and shame, of bodies and souls. It is a voice for and about the voiceless, for …{read more}

Book Review – IR 30: Indigenous Visions In Dub

Book Review: IR 30 Indigenous Visions In Dub

I guess it’s appropriate that blockades have gone up again on the Tyndengia Mohawk reservation in South Eastern Ontario Canada as I begin to write this review. Here in Canada …{read more}

The Opening Line – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, cover

“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”

And so begins the first sentence to Hunter S. Thompson’s seminal 1971 …{read more}

beyond the ghosts: poems by t. kilgore splake

Beyond the Ghosts: Poetry by t. kilgore splake

beyond the ghosts: poems by t. kilgore splake / Presa Press / PO Box 792, Rockford MI 49341 / 35 pages / $6.00

t. kilgore splake knows how to draw …{read more}

Book Review – Dreams before Extinction by Naeemeh Naeemaei

Dreams before Extinction by Naeemeh Naeemaei

It’s hard for us in the West not to have misconceptions of what life is like in countries where our perceptions are shaped entirely by what we read in the …{read more}

Opacity: Liminal Landmine-Bodies – the foreword to Liberty Limited by Károly Sándor Pallai

Liberty Limited

Liberty Limited by Károly Sándor Pallai / Éditions Arthée / 2013 / ISBN: 9789993184638

One of my most despondent memories relates to my first encounter with “Mother Country” France, where …{read more}

Grand Marais by t. kilgore splake

Grand Marais by Jonathunder, via Wikipedia

Grand Marais by t. kilgore splake / paperback, with DVD / 978-1-4675-8222-3

t. kilgore splake’s latest volume is a poetic and photographic celebration of Grand Marais, Minnesota, a small city …{read more}

Review – T.C. Boyle Stories II

TC Boyle - Stories II

Stories II by T.C. Boyle / Viking / Penguin Group / 2013 / 978-0670026258 / 944 pages

In some form or another the short story has probably been around as …{read more}

Review – Let’s Start a Pussy Riot

Let's Start A Pussy Riot

Let’s Start a Pussy Riot, edited by Emely Neu and Jade French / Rough Trade / June 2013 / 978-0957626201

On February 21, 2012 members of the Russian feminist …{read more}

splake’s Magic Box

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splake fishing in america. Rockford: Presa Press, 2013
only in my dreams. Springfield: Gage, 2012.
Beyond Campfire Ashes. Battle Creeek: Gage, 2012.
Backwater Bard Loft Musings. …{read more}