Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Umbra Penumbra

figurines of ghosts, naevus on swollen

areolae; two black suns;

two narrow-eyed visages

--selfsame on two hardened frames;

a dulled glisten

sometimes we are peerless before the glass

shimmer in murky opal

sometimes we erase landscapes from our eyes,

are thus enlightened

before blackened carcasses of trees

--or the deep sea held against

a skeletal reef--

sometimes things seem very dark*

*title of Mark Lamoureux chapbook. Dusie, 2007

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Three Months After Departure

In our dreams may our paths collide, and our fluids congeal.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New Publications/ Forthcoming

Cerulean Rain

(with Jeff Crouch)


Issue 43 of Xerolage, which is a whole issue dedicated
to my Papyrus-Graffiti images.

Here is a mini blurb by Kane X. Faucher:

Matina Stamatakis has "arrived" even if the rest of the world has been too slow to realize it. Her newest "art/non" textscape is a veritable plum pudding of ruthless extravagance, a cryptological scherzo written in "sanscript", so to speak. Teasing out texture from text, this most recent offering from the Xerolage series has a haunting aspect that unites papyri and the phantom after-effects of words in constant stochastic exile. In essence, Stamatakis "writes" perpetually double, the reflection upon a surface of "lin/geist" that judders with an ekphrastic motion of the cinematic or photographic double-take.

Also forthcoming:

Wheelhouse Magazine (artwork)
Big Bridge (poetry)
Drunken Boat (artwork)
The New Post-Literate (artwork)

Metempsychose (Ypolita Press)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Via Rosa

w/ Douglas Just

la vie en rose

laconic haze
a cusp of thoughts
succor to one's heart

wrapped in chimerical glaze
the slow-sifted haze
of repose; a wilted flower

enshrouded by dust

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Text from The ChongDong Misfits

Over at Linh Dinh's The Lower Half