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Butterfly in Amber by Kenneth Radu — review by Mark McCawley

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Butterfly in Amber by Kenneth Radu   a review by Mark McCawley     Butterfly in Amber by Kenneth Radu DC Books, April 2014 ISBN: 978-1-927599-24-2 $21.95 CDN | $20.11 US Paperback 5.5 x 8.5, Novel, 200 pp.   “The sole lingering on her tongue, followed by a sip of Sauterne, she let a wisp of doubt pass through her mind again. Without money, would Yves ever have made love to her? At least after the first time a few …

Life is Now: The Art and Music of Michael Alan by Mark McCawley

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Life is Now: The Art and Music of Michael Alan   by Mark McCawley         “Mostly figurative, and based on the performances, the drawings here suggest an artist enthralled by improvisation. Alan’s thread-like lines are manically impulsive; they barely go an inch without detouring. Short, jagged strokes, tiny loops, and quick arcs make jittery, skeletal outlines of distorted human forms. Hasty daubs of blues and pinks wrap the frames with translucent skin while also conveying the blur …

Cutter Love by Shannon Barber

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Cutter Love by Shannon Barber     Take the blade.   Her voice is smooth almost a monotone and the handle of her blade is cool against my sweating palm.   She watches me — my eyes directed to the left of the thing in my hand. I don’t tremble but my eyes shake.   I am so afraid.   Look at it. She doesn’t speak but I hear the command.  

Arklight: a musical overview — by Mark McCawley

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Arklight: a musical overview   by Mark McCawley         Danny Kolm, Gregory Kolm and Max Kostaras are three twentysomethings who’ve lived their whole lives in Queens, NYC. Danny and Greg are brothers who started playing music together in 2003 under the name Arklight, releasing dozens of cassettes and Cdrs on small independent labels. Their early sound was a harsh mix of no wave noise, free jazz energy and punk psychedelia. Various friends filled in the lineup, with …

One Dead Tree by David Menear — review by Mark McCawley

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One Dead Tree by David Menear   review by Mark McCawley     One Dead Tree by David Menear DevilHousePress, an imprint of AngelHousePress ISBN: OneDeadTree 7×8.5, 28pp, $10.00 (CAD) published, June 2014, Limited Edition     DevilHousePress is a new imprint of AngelHousePress — an Ottawa-based micro-press founded and published by poet and writer, Amanda Earl, in 2007 — that publishes transgressive literary works in the form of short story collections, novellas, novel excerpts, flash fiction, one-act plays and …

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