Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Exciting News on the Publication Front

My image "Ghost Window" is now the cover of Volume 11, Edition 4 of Stirring!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


arrived in the mail yesterday--such a wonderful collection of vispo. Thanks, Ross!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Life After...21(?)

[still continues to use the Markov generator
to ward off angry spirits]

Tram Combs (the most underrated poet of the "beat" era)

ars poetica about ultimates

when you first rub up against God’s own skin
He turns out to be rougher than christ’s men most expect,

like a wood-rat, -rasp or ravenous

connoisseur with tender grapes a rough trade!

yet this seduction and adoration

of him we must get done, dangerous

though it go; poetry’s ways’re

strewn with the early-de railed, ridden, filed who

heard its sirens; and rose to go

singing, but couldn’t make it, hammered

and strove but with beats unsuccessful

to get on to come on with
the real jazz
and sea for one’s

self, to reach follow , fellow ,
ship with Him!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Black Robert Journal Interview

In Romanian!

(click on image to enlarge)

Translated by Carmen Racovitza

English version here: Black Robert Journal

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Five Months After Departure...

... Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
--Leonard Cohen

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Ghost Sonata

In a Manner of speaking I just want to say that I could never forget the way
you told me everything by saying nothing

In a manner of speaking I don't understand
How love in silence becomes reprimand
But the way that i feel about you
Is beyond words

Mon coeur reste toujours le meme...

losing sight of the bird as a bird
& not the bone-piercing sirens of my longing


thus expires then pines
for the spring in which it nurtured
with harrowed propagation

O' dystopic night--a bird of ill flight

from scattered light seismic where beat of blaring strobes
are otherwise fingers elongated

thin, thinner than rind-thin
thinner than the translation of skin

carve of demons
in ash

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Forthcoming Publications

I find myself pecking away at Selby's List, and not really finding much to submit to that I haven't already submitted to before. There are a number of vispo/experimental mags, but the number is quite low. So what does one do when the pickings are slim? What can one do? Start a book, probably. I'm still in the process. It's an arduous process, to say the least. I am currently working on a small chapbook of theme-based poetry, and it is proving to be quite the project. I may be over-thinking it, or not thinking enough. I find myself stuck on the purpose of writing this work, stuck on making it "perfect" and intentional...maybe I should just say fuck it and do whatever. Eventually it will come out the way it is meant to be.

Aside from all of that drama, here are a couple magazines I will be in soon.

Siren (artwork)
Big Bridge (poetry)
Drunken Boat (artwork)
Pinstripe Fedora (poetry)
Indefinite Space (poetry)

2009 is turning into one exciting year. I look forward to the future.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kill Me (Ce Soir)

Golden Earring has been rocking my world as of late, and I really do not know why, considering I'm not very big on rock. This band has been around for some forty years and truly DO rock. Here are a couple of my favorite tracks from oldest to most recent. Enjoy!