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Haunted House: Blue Ghost Blues — review by Mark McCawley

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Haunted House: Blue Ghost Blues   review by Mark McCawley     Artist: Haunted House Album: Blue Ghost Blues Label: Northern Spy Release Date: September 13, 2011     Comprised of underground cult avant blues guitarist Loren Connors, his life partner and vocalist/lyricist Suzanne Langille, guitarist Andrew Burnes (of the band San Agustin from Atlanta, Georgia) and Daf player Neel Murgai — Haunted House briefly reunited again in 2010 to record Blue Ghost Blues with New York’s Northern Spy label. …

Bonny Finberg — in conversation with Mark McCawley

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Bonny Finberg in conversation with Mark McCawley     Mark McCawley: Any writer of transgressive, erotic, surreal writing is bound to be influenced in some fashion by the works and accomplishments of the late Kathy Acker. That said, how did it feel to win the 2014 Acker Award for Fiction (New York)? Bonny Finberg: While Acker’s influence is probably felt by a generation of writers who came of age in the ‘80s and 90s, there have been many who were …

Stealing Cherries by Marina Rubin — review by Mark McCawley

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Stealing Cherries By Marina Rubin Manic D Press, October 22, 2013 ISBN 978-1-933149-80-6 $14.95 US pbk | $9.06 US Kindle 96 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Fiction   review by Mark McCawley   “we waited, in our city of Vinnitsa, pronounced in russian almost like Venice, waited for him every night on the bench in the park to hear his heart-tearing seven-string guitar and every morning in our marilyn bikinis we watched his breaststroke as he crossed the river. i would …

Prince Picnic by Clint Burnham

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    Prince Picnic     I told my father, I said, I am going to be a musician. He say magician no good. I say, why you magician no good?   Magician be gay. Woman be gay. Man be gay. Everything be gay.   He say you will I say how you think that. I am disappointed in you. What do you think you raised? How did you raise? You raised me. How can you think magic will make …

Savage 1986 – 2011 by Nathaniel G. Moore — review by Mark McCawley

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Savage 1986-2011 by Nathaniel G. Moore Anvil Press ISBN 978-1-927380-55-0 $20 CAN / $20 US 5.5 x 8 | 280 pp     Despite all the investigation, there is still much unrest in the family. May as well try and enjoy the time we still have on earth. Well, I feel so much sometimes I guess I just get a bit clouded, a bit off-colour. You know that colour? A trout in a blender or that big dumb fat sparrow …