Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Work up at Inertia (Issue # 9)

(cover art by Gabrielle Senza)

The new issue of Inertia is out, featuring work by Dean Kostos, Jeffery Berg, April Ossman, and others.

I'm not so sure I like this issue as much as previous issues. The poems are more straightforward, and not really what I had been expecting. When I received the prompt to this issue, I thought the issue was going to be centered around "erotic" poetry, or poetry that was ballsy and ribald. My poem, Intercourse, feels somewhat out of place. I was also prompted to go in the minimalist direction--which I did. The other poems in #9 are lengthy and, for the most part, linear.

Regardless, I still think Inertia is a fine magazine, and I'm very glad to be a part of it. So I stick out like the proverbial sore thumb! That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


See: the lithograph eye, an imago trapped in glue
you flinch the imperceptible flinch of disbelief
spirits unveil themselves, unveiling all misconceptions
see: the cosmonaut blinking morse, Dostoevsky’s ghost
performs Picasso’s Guernica—the mad art is one of disbelief
disbelief: see: hyperboles morph into greater hyperboles
[the art of exaggeration blossoms only in smaller things]
a concentrated, single view; granules, a root, an eyeful
of anions spotting the moon.


review of mIEKAL aND and Maria Damon's eros/ion by Greg Bem.