- Sincere apologies to those of our unsuspecting readers who followed the recent Poetry Snark link from our website and were treated to a pile of talentless and offensive dribble. We'll screen link requests far more thoroughly from now on!
- Mississippi, the movie! Subject of one of our previous issues.
Warehouse has been around since 2001 and has published
a number of award-winning writers. Recently, three stories were
chosen as notables for the Million Writers Award. Jason
Sanford of storySouth writes that Fiction Warehouse
is "featuring some of the best short stories being published
online." We urge you to read a few and decide for yourself.
Journal of Baudrillard Studies
Arden McDonald.com offers some heart-quickening
visuals of serenity.
in its second year of online publication, Tarpaulin
Sky appears quarterly, offering highest quality
poetry, prose, and trans-genre work from both emerging and well-known
authors. The look of every issue is unique, styled after the
work of a featured artist.
New Orleans Bookfair is now up to 70 publishers. Verso,
Autonomedia, CrimethInc., Black Swan, AK Press, Last Gasp, Fiction
Collective II, Soft Skull, South End, are just some of the participationg
publishers. Erin McKean, the American editor of the Oxford English
Dictionary, is going to speak. Lots going on all weekend. It
will be anarchy.
is not an exquisite corpse, it works hard to deliver images
and texts that relate to the persistence of doubt.
is back in production with a redesigned website and a biannual
print schedule. The new site features material from their current
print issue, 'Danger,' just out this month, as well as selections
from the magazine's legendary archive and full tables of contents
for each back issue.
a micro-zine for cultural subversives.
Erik Kraft, one of the best novelists working today, has been
serializing his novel Inflating the Dog on his wonderful site.
You can now download the book.
features comic/disturbing collage-movies of evil clowns and
naked ladies going up and down. Not recommended for people prone
to bad dreams and brain seizures.
- http://www.sptzr.net: Behold "The Forbidden Translations of Jean Genet's Poetry," with foreword by Edmund White, now available worldwide, free
of charge, and much to the chagrin of Genet's estate -- who
has been foiling the publication of these translations for over
a decade now.
includes a few of Gerald's more visual poems and a lot of his
American Samizdat, a group weblog featuring some of the best
bloggers in the world and some norms from the L.A. Weekly and
a totally mysterious site.
hilarious bovine Bildungsroman about a cartoon cow on the lam
from a fetish farmer outstanding in his field.
- http://www.plunge.com: This issue features: An interview with singer and new mom Ingrid
Lucia, Musician Dave Easley, Photographer Dwight Marshall, Poet
Dave Brinks, Painter Marc Marino's mural at LaFitte's in Exile,
The story of Cuban refugee Gerardo Perez, Two photo-essays by
Cheryl Gerber: Broad St. & Hispanic New Orleans, Southern
Decadence, Ernie K-Doe's funeral procession, Flamenco in New
This third installment is a special double issue with an international
focus, featuring over fifty contributors of a diverse variety,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001-THE LANGUAGE OF WAR AND PEACE: Bill Berkson,
Joanne Kyger, Josephine Clare, Dick Gallup, Anne Waldman, Michael
McClure, Roxanne Poormon Gupta, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Duncan
McNaughton, Tom Clark, Hammond Guthrie, Mike Topp, Steve Allen
May, Sarah Menefee, Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Ira Cohen, Gabor
Gyukics, Daniel Moore, Ammiel Alcalay, Steve Ben Israel, John
Brandi, Jennifer Birkett, Hanon Reznikoff, Stefan Hyner, Mary
Sands, Michael Castro, Rick London, William Slaughter, Renee
Gregorio, RhondaK, Andrew Shelley, Miriam Sagan, Andrew Schelling,
a good site for you to go to when you eat breakfast.
These peop got a good thing going. They write a novel in
a month--that month being November. Hundreds of em doing it
now. Cruise the site.
images and poetry, no banners, no bios, no bullshit. You click
on a link, you get visions and words working together.
if you want to find out more about Xaviera Hollander, the woman
behind the myth. She is the author of the Happy
Hooker and now her latest work, Child No More,
reveals her most emotional and vulnerable side as well. She
has also been a longtime sexual advice columnist for Penthouse
Magazine with her column "Call me Madam." She
lives in Amsterdam as well as in Marbella, Spain and has her
own home theatre/restaurant with English-spoken plays she handpicks
at the Edinburgh theater festival.
Located at http://www.newzoid.com,
NewZoid continuously and automatically reports computer-generated
headlines, allegedly from the parallel worlds theorized by quantum
physics. The continually-changing, up-to-the-minute headlines
resemble real ones and range from the entirely believable to
the absurd, shocking and amusing.
Influenced by Breton's Manifestoes of Surrealism, Daniel Boyer
employs drawings using the automatic method developed by surrealists
in Bucharest, in which a dot is made at the site of impurities
in a blank piece of paper, and lines are then drawn between
the dots. Hard-to-read purple text on black background.
- www.3amMagazine.com: A hip, smart, (sexy?) sharp news-kinda-forum place to go: From
Jo Cunt's prison-art, to the politics of Anarchy, to interviews
with punks, to naked strippers dancing on the homepage, 3 a.m.
will make you squint inward & reward your ennui-riddled
pop culture machinery.
Those punk-ass kids have gone and gotten themselves a website.
There's not much on it at the moment, but what is there is pretty
good for a bunch of punk-assers. Keep watching this site.
Wanna see a whole bunch of dead animals introduced by some sort
of inbred-backwoods hick? Go here.
This is some kind of a digital haiku game in which you can
get radical writing haikus cyberly. Somehow.
Pig iron is like a good beer. It's just good, because it's
full of good stuff. Don't ask why it's good, just drink it.
This place sells corpses. No relation to our Exquisiteness.
Get a bloody, gory, gross, flesh-flapping cadaver of your own,
like Female Vampire, complete with stake through heart. Yuck!
There's never anything Skanky in the Possum Pouch. See the Skanky
- http://www.hollywoodhangover.com: The Great Hollywood Hangover appears to be a website that has
a lot to do with music, culture & art of the Californy 60s,
with all sorts of rock audio links and rare pictures of Jimi
Hendrix sitting at the kitchen table, plus historical essays
by Hammond Guthrie and sundry other hippies & yippies &
their nitty gritty. Hollywood Hangover proclaims: "The
worst thing about the 60s was the 70s."
This is the only official, legitimate, bona fide, USDA-choice
Joe Brainard site sanctioned by the FDA, FBI, CIA and CEO of
the Joe Brainard Liberation Front. See here everything all about
Joe: his bio, his artwork, his writing and books and criticism,
everything Joe Brainard!
magazine, located at www.litvert.com
is completely on line, and has been so since 1998. -VeRT has
published the following : John Ashbery, John Tranter, Kent Johnson,
Eleni Sikelianos, Michael Rothenberg, Jack Kimball, Mark Ducharme,
Jacques Debrot, et al. People who read -Vert score better in
nonstandardized tests of wit and intellect than their patients
who chew gum.
this be a MP3 poetry site with clips of verbosity from everyone
from William Burroughs to Artaud and other foreign auteurs and
poets to Rothenberg and Paul McCartney and yadda yadda. Download,
Home of Wassup Jesus (which is pretty damn funny), the Adventures
of Jesus, Cartoons and Politically Incorrect Humor, and Other
Retarded Stuff. Take the Retardometer challenge. This is a very
retarded site, developed by a couple of tards who wish to remain
This here be the cream of small press webzine-ville, with poetry
by ancient icon Ron Androla, Peter Magliocco, Michael Rothenberg,
and photo-poet aphrhodite Lynne Douglass, et al. Art by Cheryl
Townsend, Kurt Nimo and co. Go see.
The Freeze-Dried Museum of Kookology has opened these parody
portals: | Schizophrenic Wing | Conspiracy Corridor | Hall of
Hate | Library of Questionable Scholarship | Gallery of the
Gods | Solution to the World Problem Exhibit - go there and
see if you stay.
the online magazine of god for the godless, is fearless where
others are afraid; kosher where others are unclean; filthy where
others are sanctimonious; holy where others are mundane.
a Creeley/Clemente collaboration at 2River: http://www.2river.org/2RView/2_2/poems/anamorphosis.html
A website dedicated to showcasing the best unsigned writing,
music, photography and film talent. BT created the website to
provide creative people with a platform and the tools required
to develop their own material, allowing them to channel their
creativity and reach an audience of thousands. The site supports
an active community of up and downloaders with message boards,
discussion groups and an interactive vote-based chart system.
Support of the community has been provided on-site by top Industry
names such as Ed McBain, Ian Rankin, Jenny Colgan, Goldie, Seb
Fontaine, Ian Brown, MJ Cole, Richelle Rich, Christopher Ecclestone,
Adrian Lester and Kevin Macdonald among others.
MAKES SENSE OF THIS:
"I think it should be accepted that some people enjoy the
sublimation and exuberation of androgyne manganinesome
people are born that way, or get that way from not playing enough
sports. Me, I'm not fascinated so much as just interested. Sure,
there are some days when I lie in bed thinking I was born 11
x 17 in an 8 _ x 11 world. Everybody gets to thinking that once
in a while. I think it's probably normal. Isn't it?"
Got cutting-edge media? Do ya? Slate's history--see this--it's
gotta leftist bent.
"Poems that cut your mouth open when you read them." Plus rad images, sometimes with the poems, sometimes on their
own. Smart sharp stuff.
visit the website of George Whitman, celebrated illegitimate
grandson of Great Uncle Walt. Peruse the history and current
events of Paris' #1 bohemian bookstore/literary institution,
across the Seine from Notre Dame: historic Shakespeare and Company!
See here also direct links to www.kilometerzero.org,
the nouveau avantgarde lit journal of the Paris uber- and underground
WORLD'S "SURREALIST WEBSITE":
Crazy-ass Dada collages, essays and comments on Futurism, Surrealist
games, the works. Best of all, it still has custody of it's
lovely, grotesque stepchildren, the Department
of Objects and Delusions and the Surrealist
Compliment Generator, which just dished up this delicious
compliment: "I love your eyes, but only with ketchup."
Bridge editors are Michael Rothenberg and Nancy Victoria Davis.
Past issues include feature chapbooks by Philiip Whalen, Jack
Collom, Robert Creeley, Joanne Kyger and presently "Engraving
of Snakes" by Michael McClure.
collection of poems written by McClure in 1984 during ten days
travelling from San Francisco to Iceland to Amsterdam through
former Yugoslavia and through Germany and back to San Francisco.
Illustrated by Nancy Victoria Davis.
issue will feature feature chapbook by David Meltzer and several
new poems from John Weiners.
art section is now featuring a large section on Ira Cohen and
will be featuring a 50 year retrospective on Robert LaVigne in
past and present include Sam Abrams, Andrei Codrescu, Kimberly
Lyons, David Gitin, Amy Hollowell, Lina ramona Vitkauskas, Ward
Kelley, A.R. Lamb, Pat Nolan, Frank Parker, George Mattingly,
Kate Lutzner, Stephen Betts, Wanda Phipps, Janine Pommy-Vega,Todd
Colby, Eileen Myles, Duncan McNaughton, Andy Clausen, Bernadette
Mayer and others.
section has offered work by Maggie Dubris, Norman Locke, RhondaK,
Tom Bradley and others.
also feature LITTLE MAGS that have no internet visibility and
low circulation for free.
OF DR. MENLO: Rex,
I am honored, once again, to be part of the Corpse. I'd tell
Andrei, too, but I know he's a busy man . . . so I'll send him
my moonbeam-thoughts (>eeyawwwwwwwwwww<) . . . ah, but one quick
thing: I'm sure you're way ahead of me on this, but I wanted
to make sure you guys were running something on blogs this ish.
I just found out about them (ok, a wee late), but they have
revitalized my interest in the net to untold lengths. To be
titled: WHY PORTALS SUCK, or WHY YAHOO SUCKS, etc, you know--in
that wonderful WHY SALON SUCKS vein (which I haven't read yet
but great title) . . . but just case I put together a brief
Wired ("The Web the Way It Was" by Leander Kahney, 2/23/00):
" . . . For example, Memepool recently provided links to sites
for creating your own Old Testament adventure, bubblewrap lingerie,
and entomophagy. At the same time, Yahoo's What's New linked
to Philip Morris, Quaker Oatmeal, and Clover Stornetta Farms
. . . "
short tutorial - http://www.weblogs.com/about
is the first blog that dropped my jaw and kept me up late nites
Blog - http://www.memepool.com
Blog - http://www.barbelith.com
is a ten-best blog which comes to your door -
are 2 sample mother-lode blogs: beebo.org/metalog/ratings/,
the corporations and go straight to the good stuff. Bloggers
are nothing less than the new millenium information dj's: rad
neo-chefs for our digital media age. Historically important
major flow-shift of the people toward democratization of information
(chooze yr. newz) away from the megalomaniacal global insiduousness
of the corporate media-propaganda stranglehold. Like, totally
groovy, man. Go Blogger: Go Sane.
Blogs: "I thought I knew the net . . . I knew nothing."
Blogs: Discover the net, all over again.
Blogs: Get Sum. Daily.
predicted blogs will hit the cover of Wired: within 6 months.
Time predicted blogs will hit the cover of Time: 1-2 years.
the aforementioned etxreme.ru sez: "Read fast. Think later." Indeed. Blog Power.
in Sacramento in 1972, Daniel spent his childhood climbing Idaho
water towers. After brief sojourn-stays in Salt Lake City and
San Fransisco, he now calls New Orleans home. His paintings
are sleak, hypnotic and dangerous. The work, in every way, is
heir apparent to an invisible bird gesture.
POLITICS OF TECHNOLOGY: THE MISSING HALF
Democratic Criteria in Participatory Technology Decisions
Friends & Colleagues:
is one in an occasional series on the democratic politics of
research, science, and technology issued free of charge by the
nonprofit Loka Institute.
be added to the Loka Alert E-mail list, or to reply to this
post, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Loka Alert announces a new Loka Institute project on "Identifying
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website of a kindred mag, LitKit, full of terrific writing.
Iowa University International Writers Program was, for many
years, a haven for writers from all over the world, many of
whom have become immensely important. Some idiot bureaucrat
tried to shut down the program, causing a huge storm of controversy
that continues to this day -- at this website. **Thanks
to a tip from one of our readers, we'd like to note that the
Iowa University International Writers Program is now back in
Magazine is edited by Michael Rothenberg and Mary Sands of Beat
include a review the new film "Go Moan for Man," and an interview
with Doug Sharples, director--by Dan Barth ESSAY: "Grandfather
Wisdom," a discussion of Gary Snyder's THE PRACTICE OF THE WILD--by
Mary Sands POETRY: Chad Weatherford, Tom Clark, Eddie Watkins,
Lina ramona Vitkauskas, skye, Larry Sawyer, Michael Rothenberg,
Wanda Phipps, Laurence Overmire, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Michael
McClure, Paul Marion, Coral Hull, Neal Dwyer, and Dan Barth
FICTION: "Tire Story" by Michael Largo ECO-WATCH: "Pronghorns" by Jack Collom
issue includes: Gregory Corso Devotions: Poems by Ira Cohen,
Steve Dalachinsky, and Erik La Prade and Janine Pommy Vega.
(Photo by Ira Cohen). Feature: Allan Graubard's *Fragments of
Nomad Days*. Illustrated by Ira Cohen. (Special segment on Allan's
thoughts about writing *Nomad Days*) Essays: Phyllis Segura's "Jack Micheline Story" Poetry by Alan DeNiro, Ricky Garni, Steve
Kelen, Bill Lawlor, Duane Locke, Marty Matz (special addition
of Herbert Huncke's intro to Marty Matz's *PipeDreams*), Edward
Mycue, Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, Jose de los Reyes, Susan Terris,
D.R. Yonkin, Karl Young, and Joy Olivia Yourcenar Fiction: "The
Stylist" by Tom Bradley and "Sign Language" by Evan Palmer Tea-Party:
"Kerouac Cutups" by Dave Moore Reviews: Jack Foley (review of
Gary Gach's *What Book!?-Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop*)
and Mary Sands (review of Rod Phillips' *Forest Beatniks and
Urban Thoreaus*) The Path: Robert Front Interview with Norman
Fischer. Illustrations by Robert Front Road Trip: "Postscript"
by John Brandi Politics: "Into the Ruins* by William Allegrezza
and "Scalia & Miranda" by Tom Devaney Renaissance: "The Germ:
A Pre-Raphaelite Connection" by Meg Wise-Lawrence Eco-Watch:
"An Ecosystem of Writing Ideas" by Jack Collom TEA-PARTY: "Chinese
Chipmunk" by Mike Topp THE PATH: "Mindmanifesting" by Gary Gach
ROAD TRIP: "Journey to the Poetic Tarmac" by Larry Jaffe POLITICS:
"The Violence of Oneness" by Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Torres Tama is a New Orleans-New York based performer-poet
whose work is a must-see. He tours widely. See his webpage for
his appearances at a small underground venue near you.
City is a nonprofit literary organization dedicated to fostering
the appreciation of contemporary poetry in New Orleans and sponsors
the Lit City Poetry Reading Series.
Solomon is one of the few genuinely intelligent and human media
voices writing above the din of corporate propaganda. Write
to him to find out where to read him.
was created in 1999 by Larry
Sawyer and Lina Ramona Vitkauskas. It stemmed directly
from the creation of milk magazine in its print incarnation
by Larry Sawyer. As a past editor of Nexus magazine, Larry was
fortunate to work with/publish distinguished poets such as Jack
Micheline, Ira Cohen, Gerard Malanga, Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
Gustaf Sobin, Frank Lima, Paul Violi, Sheila E. Murphy, Linda
Lerner, Paul Bowles, and Charles Henri Ford. With milkman.org
he hopes to make contact with the spirit of poetry via the electronic
pulse of this strange machine called the Internet . . . infusing
it with a life it lacks, the creative sweat and blood of the
inspiring artists contained herein. . . .
News from the Romanian Cultural Foundation about all things
Romanian and cultural taking place at any given moment in the
U.S. -- and there is, believe it or not, such an event every
Romany people (Gypsies) have been using the internet to spread
the news of their situation. Write to find out how to get their
is the bad seed child of the Techno-Era. For an insight into
how you too can help infiltrate and confuse the system, see
RTMark numerous worldwide projects
of whimsy and genius.
A non-profit group of writers based in San Francisco's SoMa
district. Their fiction tells the new "tales of the city."
Literary Review started web publishing in July 1999 and averages
about 7,000 unique visitors each month, resulting in tens of
thousands of "hits." They are always looking for new writers.
MARKS POETRY PROJECT
St. Marks' Poetry Project, the venerable New York institution
where the editor heard dozens of greats and didn't hear hundreds
of others because he was busy doing other things in the graveyard,
issues bulletins about their events and performances.
Clark has written a most brilliant article for Britannica on
the Tao of capitalism: "Going with the (Cash) Flow" www.britannica.com/philosophy/:
has taken on myriad forms in the West. It's been invoked as
the basis for everything from New Age spirituality & sports
psychology to managerial "philosophy" and laissez-faire capitalism.
his essay "Going
with the (Cash) Flow", John Clark subjects market Taoism
-- all the rage today among New Age business managers & neoliberal
think tank types -- to careful scrutiny & suggests that Lao
Tzu -- a proto-anarchist advocate of liberation -- has been
stood on his head by the new sages.
is the email of the indefatigable and handsome poet Greg Fuchs
who has the inside dope on what goes on on the New York poetry
scene. If you tell him you met him here & you buy him drinks
& dinner he'll hip you to the scene.
This is the website of the Two Girls Review, two very bad
and very smart girls. The Corpse recommends their company.
HOLLANDER'S FAVORITE LINKS:
you possess a morbid and tasteless sense of humor, ROTTEN.COM
is sure to please. Hoards of unusual pictures (sexual or otherwise)
and (in)human interest stories! heh Definitely not for the squeamish!!
errors that are being made on the web
One of the few really nice sites and about food as well
The Trojan wunderkinder are wise beyond their years, and
their outstanding screen dramas prove it. Check 'em out here
shitty but witty
serial killer hit list
is a really good and informative site on the internet and that
is Britannica, all you want to know and the best links where
to find it.... http://britannica.com/
Zinc Bar is one of the coolest new poetry venues in New York,
a great place to pick up poor, talented, and beautiful people