I ran out of room in the title, but you'll see.
Praise Obama! Jimmy Chen has new mind children at the elimae nursery and the Yankee Pot Roast day care. They are bored. Visit them. Hold them.
Michael Kimball strikes again (albeit gently) with Gena Mohwish's life story on a postcard (well, for us, a blog). He did an excellent job with Gena's amazing story. No hyperbole, I promise.
Uh, it appears that Kim Chinquee has defeated Jesus in a flash fiction matchup as judged by Sean Lovelace.
Hey, everyone, there's going to be a muh-f'kin NO COLONY release party in NYC on August 22. Readings by Robert Lopez, Tao Lin, Giancarlo DiTrapano, Justin Taylor and Nick Antosca. Wear your Nomex suits.
My copy of Shane Jones's chapbook I Will Unfold You With My Hairy Hands and Peter Berghoef's News of the Haircut arrived yesterday from Greying Ghost Press. These chaps are gorgeous. I am excited to read them. I have been really impressed by the chapbooks I've seen from independent presses like Lame House, Publishing Genius, and of course Greying Ghost. I know there are lots more, but these are the ones my hands and eyes have caressed lately. Same thing goes for The Cupboard Pamphlet. Not only is the writing excellent, but the chapbooks themselves are beautifully designed and hand crafted. It is ridiculous to get something of this quality for these prices. Plus, most of them take PayPal. Sell some crap on eBay and you can get a mailbox full of good writing that feels good on your eyes and in your hands and will massage sparks through your synapses. It doesn't make sense to not order chapbooks from these presses. This is the hard sell.