Friday, January 16, 2009

Butler et Chinquee: Last Names that Begin with Contiguous Letters of the Alphabet

Kim Chinquee has four new short-shorts live at Guernica. Check 'em. "The Girl" hits right in the gut.

Also, earlier in Guernica: excerpts entitled "The Machine Edda" from Zachary Mason's novel-in-progress, which looks like another synaptic orgasm. The Lost Books of the Odyssey being the other, earlier novel. You can read the Lost Books in its entirety here. Pretty much start with any chapter. It's all good.

Plus, excerpt from Deb Olin Unferth's highly praised novel Vacation.

Blake Butler's novella EVER is out and running and vacuuming out skulls (not without giving something better in return, though). I probably don't have to remind anyone. I shouldn't have to, anyway. Order here and all of your wildest dreams will come true. Blake says things about his child's arrival. This is only the beginning of the torrent of Butler books to run wild in the years ahead.

Blake has new words live at Wigleaf, too. Go on, now. No, please stay. Okay, go.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"There are babies growing in my every pore"

Deleuze & Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

Friday, January 9, 2009

If Cormac McCarthy rewrote Oedipus: Except this isn't fiction.

This is interesting, too. The Schizoanalysis Map of Terms. I'm beginning A Thousand Plateaus again. I can't wait to be able to bug Chris Higgs about it. Assemblage and rhizome are gasoline and fire in my brain right now. The internet is crawling with cool commentary and explanations of concepts in Deleuze & Guattari. I enjoy the subtitle: Capitalism and Schizophrenia.

Still available but in short supply: ML Press subscriptions. Just check out the lineup and you'll see why the chapbooks are selling out so quickly.

forthcoming volumes:

norman lock
kim parko
randall brown
brian evenson
michael stewart
peter markus
ken sparling
david ohle
aaron burch
matthew savoca
p.h. madore
johannes göransson

The price is ridiculously good, too. Just this side of violating free will.

The superfantasticalwaysexcellent Matt Bell's chapbook How the Broken Lead the Blind is, of course, available for pre-order from Willows Wept Press. The cover art HtBLtB is by Christy Call. See Christy and Ryan Call's collaborative chapbook Pocket Finger; you will be looking at the images in your head long after you have finished reading/seeing. In the six or so years I've known Matt, he has always been balls to the wall in everything he does, and this is no exception. This chapbook is blurbed by Steven Gillis, Ryan Call, William Walsh, Michael Kimball, J.A. Tyler, Dan Wickett, Dave Housley, Steven McDermott, Michael Czyzniejewski, and Gary Amdahl, which is by far the most blurbs I've ever seen for a chapbook. I think that may be a record of some sort. Nice work, Matt.

Yeah, so Issue 4 of Baltimore is Reads is now plastered online as well as strategically random places around Baltimore. There is work by:

A and B

Gary Beck

Larry O. Dean

Kendra Grant Malone

Sasa Ibramigov

Matt Jasper

Josh Maday

Nate Pritts

Mike Topp

My piece entitled "The Everyday Juggernaut" is, thanks to Adam Robinson, in an unintentional gathering/loitering place in a place of employment, as well as here, where you can loiter, too, if you'd like. No one will stop you.

That's right, entitled.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Okay, it's time to get back at this. Things have been slow here, busy, blah blah blah . . . I feel out of the loop, as it were. But I've been around, looking, just not saying.

The latest installment of Apostrophe Cast features a reading from Sam Lipsyte to the Corinthians. Okay, no, not the Corinthians, but there are letters from apes to a researcher. As always, Lipsyte gets it done with “Dear Miss Primatologist Lady in the Bushes Sometimes."

Check out Michael Kimball reading from Dear Everybody at AC. There's an interview with Kimball, too.

It appears that it is better to donate your organs to strangers than to someone close to you like, say, your spouse. You know, just in case things don't work out.

So much stuff going on I don't have time to mention/link to it all. One piece at a time, Johnny Cash style.