Monthly Archives: April 2013

Monthly Archives: April 2013

Guilty of Everything: Herbert Huncke in Amsterdam — review by Mark McCawley

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Guilty of Everything: Herbert Huncke in Amsterdam   Reading at Ins & Outs Press   review by Mark McCawley   “Hunke, whom you’ll see on Times Square, somnolent and alert, sadsweet, dark, beat, just out of jail, martyred, tortured by sidewalks, starved for sex and companionship, open to anything, ready to introduce new worlds with a shrug.” ~ Jack Kerouac, “Now it’s Jazz”, Desolation Angels, Chapter 77. Hobo, narcotics addict, merchant marine, gay hustler, petty thief, convict, storyteller, writer — …

Continuing Continuation, on Louis Dudek by Stephen Morrissey

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Continuing Continuation, on Louis Dudek   by Stephen Morrissey   “…remember/ the paltriness of worldly claims,/ and the immensity/ that is always now.” —Louis Dudek, Continuation III 1 A curious literary synchronicity: on January 4, 1963, Margaret Avison experienced a mystical experience in which she discovered her faith in God; this had a profound influence on her future poetry. On January 4, 1967, exactly four years later, Louis Dudek began writing the first of three volumes of one of the …

Mosquitoes & Whisky by Chris Walter — review by Mark McCawley

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Mosquitoes & Whisky by Chris Walter   review by Mark McCawley   Mosquitoes & Whisky by Chris Walter GFY Press, 223pp, June 27 2012 Amazon Digital Services, Inc. ASIN: B008XP5XLU Literary Memoir Chris Walter is an underground literary diamond in the rough, unapologetic, unpolished, hitherto uncut by the Canadian literary establishment. Laced with booze, sex, drug abuse, poverty, despair, low income labour, violence, deviance, criminality, and dark humour — Mosquitoes & Whisky is both Walter’s first title published by his …

Latrine Duty by Kenneth Radu

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Latrine Duty   by Kenneth Radu   After initially appearing online in Urban Graffiti with his short story “Oxygen” — subsequently published in his most recent collection of short fiction, Earthbound (DC Books, 2012) — I am quite pleased to publish Kenneth Radu’s transgressive short story “Latrine Duty”, excerpted from his series of linked short stories, that follows the main character, Billy, into his own personal heart of darkness upon his return from his tour of Afghanistan. Enjoy. ~Editor A …