His e-mail today ached, its few words contracting, squeezed, constricted, a quiet distress of which I debated: let it slide untouched, unturned, out of the digital spotlight, or should I query him, ask him to articulate, to amplify? Thus this.
Hmm, death and sex, the things dreams are made of...
Of the latter sentence, I will say nothing more. Of the former, these are the thoughts that accompanied that sentence as I drifted awake: I don't have to die in person. Someone can stand in for me. I can do it by text, e-mail, phone, or by mail...
Issue ten of Otoliths has just gone live. Once again, it's full of
variety. Poems—visual, text, concrete & prose—essays, short stories,
photography, an interview, paintings both digital & manual, plus a few
things that defy categorization. Included is work by Barry Schwabsky, Geof Huth,
joanne burns, nick-e melville, Robert Gauldie, Thomas Fink, Thomas Fink &
Maya Diablo Mason, Bob Grumman, Bill Drennan, Kristen Orser, Obodadimma Oha,
Reed Altemus, Raymond Farr, Christopher Major, Mary Ellen Derwis, Douglas Barbour & Sheila E.
Murphy, Felino Soriano, Matthew Stolte, Anne Gorrick, Caleb Puckett,
Philip Byron Oakes, David-Baptiste Chirot, Sandy McIntosh, Jeff Harrison, Robert
Lee Brewer, Ashley Capes, Angela Genusa, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jukka-Pekka
Kervinen & John M. Bennett, Baron & John M. Bennett, Sheila E. Murphy
& John M. Bennett, John M. Bennett, Luis
Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, Clint Frakes, Charles Freeland, Randy Thurman,
Alexander Jorgensen, Ryan B. Richey, Ray Craig, Julian Jason Haladyn, Jennifer
Karmin, Rebecca Eddy, Martin Edmond, MTC Cronin & Peter Boyle, Alan Ramón
Clinton, Manas Bhattacharya, Tom Hibbard, Bobbi Lurie, Cecelia Chapman, Andrew
Topel, Matthew Klane, Mark DuCharme, Laura Goldstein, Michelle Detorie, Joe
Balaz, Paul Siegell, Kate Schapira, Vincent Ponka, m.R. koppp', Tom Beckett, and
Nico Vassilakis. The cover image is by Angela Genusa.
&, as a kind of "companion piece", Otoliths Books has just published
From the Annual Records of the Cloud
Appreciation Society, a chapbook "edited" by Márton Koppány & Nico
Vassilakis. It's available in hardcopy at The Otoliths Storefront,
& as a free downloadable pdf at the Otoliths Books Google site.
Probably only the fabled
Prieure du Sion has guarded its
secrets as closely as The Cloud Appreciation Society. Now some of its members,
tired of the secrecy, have decided to open their texts and visions to the
world.In this slim volume, edited by
Márton Koppány and Nico Vassilakis, we see for the first time what has
previously been hidden in the clouds.
the fabled Prieure du Sionhas guarded its secrets as closely as The Cloud
Appreciation Society. Now some of its members, tired of the secrecy, have decided
to open their texts and visions to the world.In this slim volume,
edited by Márton Koppány and Nico Vassilakis, we see for the first
time what has previously been hidden in the clouds.
has a downloadable PDF version available from here: