I Wish You Well on Your Transmigration; A Comparison of Two Poems by Cerebella

I Wish You Well on Your Transmigration; A Comparison of Two Poems by Cerebella by Matt Ronquillo There is an energy that resonates when a space-cadet poet like Haggard and Halloo’s notoriously strange “Cerebella” decides to write about universal issues that her peers can relate to. I’m not strictly talking about other poets when I […]

New book from Tom Waits.

Tom Waits and Anton Corbijn to Release a Collaborative Photographic Book “Waits/Corbijn ’77-’11” WAITS/CORBIJN ‘77-‘11, a collector’s edition linen slipcase book limited to 6,600 copies, is scheduled for a May 8th release in US and Europe by renowned German publisher Schirmer-Mosel. The coffee table art book not only features over 200 pages of Waits’ portraits […]

How to Pull a Driver’s Side Door off a Ford Explorer in a Junkyard after You’ve Fucked Your Life up (Part 2)

How to Pull a Driver’s Side Door off a Ford Explorer in a Junkyard after You’ve Fucked Your Life up (Part 2) by Matt Ronquillo “Here I am,” you’ll sing, “on the road again,” having commandeered your father’s truck while your driver’s license is still technically active. You’d drunk six cups of coffee for breakfast […]

How to Pull a Driver’s Side Door off a Ford Explorer in a Junkyard after You’ve Fucked Your Life up (Part 1)

How to Pull a Driver’s Side Door off a Ford Explorer in a Junkyard after You’ve Fucked Your Life up (Part 1) by Matt Ronquillo For this to work, you’ll need to have a good CD already loaded into the stereo of your 94 Ford Explorer before you and Jose drive over to the Goat […]

Little Green Mannerisms

Little Green Mannerisms by Matt Ronquillo The child had pristinely flat jaws of swirling granite. Its teeth were intricately carved pieces of wood attached by hinges. I carried it out to where mom had the old green Plymouth Voyager overhauled with an LS1 engine and all the back bench seats gutted. A foreign viciousness glimmered […]

Review of The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues

The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues (2011) is an EP from the metal band Between the Buried and Me. Their first release through Metal Blade Records, it’s a science fiction death metal sort of concept album. And no, genre convergences like this aren’t very common if that sounded weird. Science fiction and heavy metal fans both share […]

Fluxed

Fluxed by Matt Ronquillo Sounds of the young and upset: Twang-rang-pot-bang (tornado dance in the kitchen), like roof shingles sky-flipping in the wake of my orange sneakers I’m an amphetamine-snot-rocketing- counter-clock-wise-ass, redhead hair-whipping spiraling alone Aiming for purgatory, yet perpetually older, a flesh-bordered, fluxed enclosure, speeding through myself, yet (.) When you’re my age time […]

Metalstar

Metalstar by Matt Ronquillo Terror Creak is the name I took from a bunch of friends off six different dimensions. None of which had pens or the will to invent them. Hence this theft. I ripped them off. I sold our discordant scraps to Earth. They’re still stuck in days of incomprehensible screams. I’ve become […]