Urban Graffiti Mix #17

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Urban Graffiti Mix #17 by Mark Mccawley on Mixcloud

 
 
Between song and story and poem and monologue is the music of voice, the rhythm of voice, the melody of voice, the dissonance of voice — the urban voice, voice of the city, voice of its streets and alleyways, its gutters and cafes; the voice of the underclass and the bourgeoisie, academia and Bohemia; outlaws and establishment. Transgressive voices. Inventive voices. Voices seeping out tenement windows. Cracks in car windows. Voices in doorways. Rising from subways. Out of bookstores. Art galleries. Taverns. Even music, itself, is a voice, telling a story, setting a mood, telling a tale with its syntax of notes. Live music. Recorded music. Field recordings. Distinctions of genre dissolving as poets, writers, musicians find intriguingly new and ingenious voices. Read more

Smiles and Serenity and Other Things Plumbed from the Depths by Paul-André Betito

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Smiles and Serenity and Other Things

Plumbed from the Depths

 

by Paul-André Betito

 
 

"The Wet Secrets, February 2015", Copyright © Devin McCawley, 2015

“The Wet Secrets, February 2015″, Copyright © Devin McCawley, 2015

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Towards An Authentic Voice In Poetry: 5 Statements by Stephen Morrissey

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Towards An Authentic Voice In Poetry:

5 Statements

 

by Stephen Morrissey

 
 
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Overexposure by Erica Anzalone

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Overexposure

by Erica Anzalone

 
 

“Hi. I’m Melody. Charmed, I assure you.” Copyright © Devin McCawley, 2015.

“Hi. I’m Melody. Charmed, I assure you.” Copyright © Devin McCawley, 2015.

 
 
There, where her face is blotted out by the sun, in this overexposure, we will make love for the first time. We will not call it making love or even refer to it at all, not as fucking, or doing it. Even though you texted me, I will do you hard, like a stampede of horses up the side of a building running into the sun, like a line of flower girls in white dresses that become a stampede of horses suspended for a moment over the sharp, red noise of traffic.
 
You will not mention your metamorphosis or mine, how our insides will become our outsides and when this happens, you will become a dragon on my back and I will become a white cow. You will not mention how you will bite my neck and blood will spurt out, each bead making a necklace of fantasies I will never say out loud.
 
There is a rape fantasy turning an emerald green slither by your feet, and over here by my hand with your hand pressing it against the wall, the colors keep changing. I want to fuck everything alive and dead and inanimate. A fuck rainbow made of furniture and banisters and doorknobs. Dinner plates with roses on them shoot past our heads and wedge into the wall. They are too high for me to fuck so I make a footstool of you. Read more

Movie Logic: Poems by Erik La Prade — review by Mark McCawley

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Movie Logic: Poems

by Erik La Prade

 

review by Mark McCawley

 
 
Movie Logic PoemsMovie Logic: Poems
by Erik La Prade
Poets Wear Prada (February 7, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0615761232
ISBN-13: 978-0615761237
$12.00 US pbk | $12.53 CDN pbk | £7.55 UK pbk
36 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, Poetry

 
 
In Erik La Prade’s most recent collection, Movie Logic: Poems, Alan Kaufman, editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry succinctly surmises that La Prade continues “his cinematic verse celebration of urbanity and human tenderness, showing us life freeze-framed into mise-en-scènes of hilarity and heartbreak…”

Published by Poets Wear Prada, also known as PWP Books — a small press based in Hoboken, New Jersey, founded by Roxanne Hoffman, and devoted to introducing new authors through limited edition, high-quality chapbooks — Movie Logic: Poems is La Prade’s second chapbook with Poets Wear Prada, the first being SWATCHES in 2008.
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