At Ghost Proposal, Naomi Washer and Joshua Young host a issue on “Hybrid Forms & the Post-Genre Approach,” featuring an appropriately genre-less text by yours truly, along with actual essays by friends Douglas A. Martin and Tarpaulin Sky Press author Joyelle McSweeney, among other other greats: Tyler Crumrine, T Clutch Fleischmann, Oliver de la Paz, and Hannah Brooks-Motl. What follows is an excerpt from my tortured 5,000-word treatise on Bhanu Kapil, BISAC codes, Borges, Foucault, monstrosity, Netflix, Qabalah, Satanic Ritual Abuse, schizophrenia, Selah Saterstrom, “shitty art,” and trauma as initiation....
“Kabbalnacht” (part 3) is up at Everyday Genius. Other writers and artists this month include Jamalieh Haley, Chad Hardy & Park Jung Hong, TC Tolbert, Joseph Mains, Joshua Kleinberg, Emily Anderson, Monica Mody, Drew Krewer, Lara Durback, Scott Garson, Kaia Sand, Kate Greenstreet, and Amanda Montei & Jon Rutzmoser. Still to come are Jennifer Tamayo, Mike Scalise, Lara Durback, Joost Bars, Mathias Svalina, Brian Mihok, and J Hope Stein.
"Kabbalnacht" (part 2) is now up at Everyday Genius. "In addition to the Art of Tattoo, or Spiritualism, Art which hath for its medium the Body: // The Art of Murder. // The Art of Rape. // The Art of Torture. // Which together form the second Tritone on the Illumasonic Tree of Sorrow. . . ."
Pleased to announce I've disseminated new disinformation--i.e, fiction/poetry/other--thanks to upstate New York "chainsaw" poet Joe Hall (Devotional Poems, Black Ocean), who is guest-editing January's Everyday Genius.
"Kabbalnacht" was born of a handful of dark nights before the dawn, and takes the form of three "Tritone Lectures," which are a sort of bedeviling adulteration of recent theories posited by another one of my multiple personalities. Parts two and three of "Kabbalnacht" will be published Jan 13 and 22 respectively.
Trickhouse, curated by Noah Saterstrom, features a sort of interactive text I wrote for the website's inaugural issue. The text is titled "YOU SEARCHED FOR >> DOORS >> EXTERIOR DOORS >> UNDER $100" No, really, that's [...]
"The graduating class is in for a world of hurt. Never mind that their beloved science-fair-models of our solar system will no longer include Pluto—each and every one of these kids, upon leaving this fabled institution, will need to reckon with their abysmal SAT scores..... Remember, hitting the rock between classes is one thing, being a full-time crackhead is quite another. You think you can just walk out those doors and go create your own unified theory explaining everything in the universe? Go on—good luck!"
Shift the unbeliever’s weight to their left buttock. Bend left leg behind and pull the unbeliever’s upper body forward, using nylon ropes or 2-inch link chains (wear gloves so as not to pinch or burn hands). Minimize “vomit hazard” by clearing unbeliever’s throat of any objects that may have been lodged there during capture or processing.
When Cleopatra determined that her apple had been both genetically modified and irradiated, she may have compared it to a summer’s day. Or she may have compared it to Uranus: holding the apple on its side, she may have noted how both the stem and the opposing, bark-like nub of the seed core are not unlike the abnormally tilted axis of said planet. She may have recalled, too, that at the time of Voyager 2’s passage, Uranus’ south pole was pointed almost directly at the sun, as if engaged in this egregious mix of metaphors as a show of disrespect: mooning, as it were, the sun.