Nightmare

Nightmare by Melissa Balmain Your TV cable’s on the fritz. Your Xbox is corroded. Your iPod sits in useless bits. Your Game Boy just imploded. Your cell phone? Static’s off the scale. Your land line? Disconnected. You’ve got no mail—E, junk or snail. Your hard drive is infected. So here you idle, dumb and blue, […]

Dead Astronauts, Helpoemer, Vaucanson’s Automaton, Zardoz, Giorgio De Chirico, The Smurf Queen Editoress of Indiana, Eiga Monogatari; Try that on for Synthesizer

Dead Astronauts, Helpoemer, Vaucanson’s Automaton, Zardoz, Giorgio De Chirico, The Smurf Queen Editoress of Indiana, Eiga Monogatari; Try that on for Synthesizer By Quasimofo The Battle of Karansebes 1788–Austrian scouts come upon a group of Wallachian gypsies who sell them schnappes. They get drunk. Austrian infantry approaches. Austrian scouts pose as enemy Turks to scare […]

Dream Plated Towne

Dream Plated Towne by Pat A Physics It is so good, the things we dream in our perfect leisure towns that haven’t broken under terrible plastic hoof prints. Spreading our hands wide for the millions of cocoa seeds that presume destinies of virgin esophagus dermal properties. Ben Franklin is pumping his fist into the air […]

Bloodlines

Bloodlines by Holly Day The maple sends its helicopter seeds across the yard in desperation dreams of propagation. I rake most of them up rip out the long roots of the ones that slip past me take root and try to grow. I sometimes wonder if my tree hates me, if it feels angry when […]

Constant

By: Halifax 100 30 7 A pattern found across the outcome made time for room entering the room with time aplenty propositions a matrix looking for change the pattern plays upon the matrix both gasp to live this life to death connoitering together they follow the example set up after the fact The pattern makers […]

Poet C. D. Wright Dies at Sixty-Seven

Prize-winning poet and Brown University professor C. D. Wright, age sixty-seven, passed away unexpectedly yesterday evening at her home in Providence, Rhode Island. The cause of death has yet to be determined. A press release from Wright’s publisher, Copper Canyon Press, states that Wright was known for a “signature styling of journalistic investigation, hybrid language, […]

Book Review – Public Library and other Stories by Ali Smith

Book Review – Public Library and other Stories by Ali Smith Review by Ben Macnair 9 out of 10 Following up the enormous critical and commercial success of the award winning novel How to be Both cannot have been an easy task for Ali Smith. The prolific short story writer, though has returned to the […]