Flying Home by Steve Dalachinsky & Sig Bang Schmidt — Pre-Order

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Flying Home

 

visual art and poetry

 

by Steve Dalachinsky & Sig Bang Schmidt

 

Pre-Order

 
 
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eleased by Paris Lit Up Press just in time for the 100th anniversary of World War I, Flying Home is an extraordinary artistic collaboration featuring 55 original works of art by Sig Bang Schmidt with verses by world-renowned poet, Steve Dalachinsky.

Digitalizing and colorizing authentic World War I archival photographs, Sig Bang Schmidt’s images present surreal vistas of warfare revived with intensely saturated colors that bring the Great War out of the grim grayscale of textbook history. Steve Dalachinsky’s unique, vibrant words, create fragmented narratives of the lives and deaths of the men lost to the dark hole of war.
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Urban Graffiti Mix #16

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Urban Graffiti Mix #16 by Mark McCawley on Mixcloud

Love. Sex. Desire. Obsession. Smell the flowers while you can. Truth. Freedom. Justice. Anarchy. Poetry of love. Fiction of desire. Politics of sex. Dope. Music. Outlaw. Jazz. Smell the flowers while you can. Push the envelope. Transgress the status quo. Meat. Blood. Memory. Smell the flowers while you can. Nothing is as it seems. Even the flowers.
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TeleText on a Cross by Andreas Maria Jacobs

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TeleText on a Cross

visual art and poetry

by Andreas Maria Jacobs

 
 

"Lady Bird", Copyright © 2014 Andreas Maria Jacobs

“Lady Bird”, Copyright © 2014 Andreas Maria Jacobs

 
 
Parking Lot Whore
 
 
like a parking lot whore
smoking crack behind the fire door
humming songs through your broken teeth
 
of beaten cheeks on dirty floors
among rusty bicycles without locks
dripping mouths and swollen cocks
 
in silent sunsets without lights
of asphalt jungles & neon nights
 
it was in this mental hospital we did meet
among your medicine and the drugs you need
 
to stop your broken heart from knocking at the door
of the hidden entrance to the second floor
 
in that secret city where we never were before
where golden roses were covering your sheets
 
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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

 
 
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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. After performing at Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room on April 6, 2011, they reconvened a couple days later in the same old factory building where they laid down the tracks for Blue Ghost Blues — the follow-up to their 1999 Erstwhile release Up In Flames — at Seizure’s Palace Recording.
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Bonny Finberg — in conversation with Mark McCawley

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Bonny Finberg

in conversation with

Mark McCawley

 
 

"Beginning Kali's Day @ Bhadgaon Guesthouse, Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1997", photo by Bonny Finberg

“Beginning Kali’s Day @ Bhadgaon Guesthouse, Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1997″, photo by Bonny Finberg

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 considered transgressive, erotic and surreal in their work before Kathy Acker came on the scene. In fact, one of her greatest influences, I believe, was William Burroughs. Considering that Acker and I were born in approximately the same year, we probably had similar influences. We came of age during a time when breaking rules and boundaries, literary, social, political, etc. was almost the norm. For many of us, writers like Burroughs and Kerouac held much influence, the power of using language in a way that the plastic arts had been experimenting with even earlier. Of course Gertrude Stein, another influence of mine, had broken real ground in this way, well before any of these guys had learned how to hold a pen. And, there would be no Kerouac, in my opinion, without Joyce. Read more

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