Monthly Archives: August 2012

Monthly Archives: August 2012

Of Cartywheels & Autopsies: the poetry of Christine McNair & Catherine Owen

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Of Cartywheels & Autopsies: the poetry of Christine McNair & Catherine Owen Review by Mark McCawley Notes From A Cartywheel, by Christine McNair AngelHousePress, 7×8.5, 24pp, $5.00 (CAN) published, November 2011 AngelHousePress is an Ottawa-based micro-press founded and published by poet and writer, Amanda Earl, in 2007. Although Earl first began AHP as a vehicle to publish her own work, she soon discovered the “thrill in publishing raw talent, ragged edges, rule breakers.” Indeed, no two AHP titles or side …

For Mojtaba Mirimirani As Late Biker Outlaw by Jose Padua

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FOR MOJTABA MIRIMIRANI AS LATE BIKER OUTLAW Excess gives life a sweet sting. It’s that flash of speed that gives shape to the concept of motion, dissolves the inessential contentment of stability and gives way to bliss. Speeding down the road on your motorcycle you felt good, you felt high. You had the speed matched through eye and hand, the power of the world between your knees. Riding your bike was almost better than riding a beer swilling, pot smoking …

More AltrOck Label Releases — 2011/2012

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More AltrOck Label Releases — 2011/2012 Born in 2005 from an idea by Marcello Marinone, who organized the first edition of the AltrOck Festival devoted to experimental and «on the borders» music, and, together with Francesco Zago, established the homonym label, whose first release was Yugen’s Labirinto d’acqua. The aim both of the festival and label was to produce, promote and propose in various forms the best of what actual underground musical italian (but not only) scene offered, from experimental …

Hand Jobs, a poem by Ron Kolm

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Hand Jobs It’s my first day on the job — A factory making steel drums. “You’ll be rubbing acid on new Welds to seal them,” the foreman Tells me. “Here’s some rubber Gloves,” he says, throwing me a pair. “You don’t want to get that shit On your skin.” I put them on And feel air on my hands. The tips of the gloves are Worn away, and I wiggle My fingers for his benefit. “Sorry, dude, it’s all we …

Urban Graffiti Mix #8

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Urban Graffiti Mix #8 by Mark Mccawley on Mixcloud As long as I have been a writer and micro-publisher, I have noted a disconnection at the heart of CanLit. A disconnection between what was being written by the graduates of Canada’s creative writing programs, and published and consumed culturally by Canadians, and the gritty truth of Canada’s real life authentic experiences (as I knew them) and what passed for them in the majority of CanLit fiction and poetry. What I …