Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Julian Dalrymple Has Made Several Beautifully Drunken Drunk Sonnet Videos And Here They Are

They are read by Peter Cavanaugh, Kyle Manning, Eric Johnson, and Grace Rex. Thanks for the videos, Julian!

Drunk Sonnet #14 from Lush For Life on Vimeo.

Drunk Sonnet #18 from Lush For Life on Vimeo.

drunk sonnet #8 from Lush For Life on Vimeo.

drunk sonnet #53 from Lush For Life on Vimeo.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Dialogue from Ofelia Hunt's amazing Today & Tomorrow, coming in December from Magic Helicopter Press

"Grandpa should be worried about you Merna, not me. You're who's pregnant with twins, married to Noah with his weird hands. You'll have to raise the twins alone. Noah works like a hundred hours a week, sleeps at the hospital, on a gurney, right? You'll be always alone and talk only to the babies, babies who can only cry or burp, so you end up walking dark alleys in nightgowns, banging your head against dumpsters—probably the twins'll be boys and the twin boys'll grow up without a paternal influence which will make them violent, dangerous, apt to take risks, knife-fights, baseball-bats, drag-races, chicken at night with no headlights, drugs and alcohol, and you can't stop that because teenage boys only care about exerting themselves on the universe, existence and stuff—also negating the universe, fear of death or something and they'll ask you where Noah is and you'll tell the twins he's at work saving people in the emergency-room, which will internalize their anger somehow, make them quiet and passive, angry at these saved people, searching them out, in their casts, on their gurneys, looking savagely for oxygen-tanks to switch off, IVs to cut."

"Noah doesn't work that much."

"He only exists at work. He only exists in his emergency-room."

"He gets vacations."

"Emergency-room," I say. "Anyway, if there's an emergency, which could happen on vacation or any time really, moment to moment, at every moment, like he's potentially talking to the twins, teaching them important life skills, speech, cooking, street-crossing, his long fingers grasping carefully their tiny shoulders, and there's the cell-phone, the hospital, a surgery. The boys never learn to speak. At street corners they panic, scream silently. You lock them in basements, feed them scraps, orange-rinds. The police come and absorb them."

Friday, January 1, 2010

Submissions Now Re-Open For NOÖ Journal / Magic Helicopter Press Catalog For 2010

Hi friends,

Two big news items for a new decade:

1) Submissions now re-open for NOÖ Journal! Click here to see the new Submission Guidelines.

2) The Magic Helicopter Press catalog for 2010 has been announced! See below:

Spirit Cake, a pocket-sized writing book with illustrations and inspiration, featuring artwork from Evah Fan (including the image to the left), and delightful writing prompts from Gabe Durham, Sam Pink, Tao Lin, Chelsea Martin, Dara Wier, Mathias Svalina, Heather Christle, and more TBA. Also includes plenty of lush blank pages. A collectible notebook. A tender gift. COMING FEBRUARY 2010.

We Were Eternal and Gigantic, a chapbook of prose and poetry from Evelyn Hampton featuring houseboats, glacial till, moonwalking, wolverine kits, and really great mustard-colored skies. COMING APRIL 2010.

Smiles of the Unstoppable, the third full length collection of poetry from Jason Bredle, author of Standing In Line For the Beast (New Issues Press, 2007) and Pain Fantasy (Red Morning Press, 2007). These are hilarious and swooning poems, caramel in sensibility and endless in feeling. COMING SUMMER 2010.

Today and Tomorrow, a novel by Ofelia Hunt. A stunning adventure of identity melting, ice skating, memory, and consciousness. Hunt's inimitable prose splays and pets its way to new skins of expression. COMING WINTER 2010.

Less Shiny & Typewriter, the return to print of Mary Miller's and Jimmy Chen's popular chapbooks, with second editions of 50 copies each. COMING FEBRUARY 2010.