another sunday night. cool outside, the rain has blown through leaving a blue evening to descend upon the dirty walls of the compound. the dog gnaws on a bone and the coffee is brewing.
in lit news, Bottle of Smoke Press
is reading around 60 or 70 poems and a handful of letters for a forthcoming two volume chapbook set. this should be a beautiful work of art as Bill Roberts is a genius with the printed word. the title is and still the night left to go: poems and letters.
also, check out the new Bottle #4
, an all broadside magazine, each one individually letterpressed onto beautiful stock, it features around 20 poets including Charles Bukowski, justin.barrett, Alan Catlin, A.D. Winans and myself among others from good publisher Roberts. also, the book from sunnyoutside
is moving right along, and should be titled very soon. david michael mcnamara is a true believer in the poem. he just put out William Taylor Jr's new book So Much Is Burning,
which should be a good read. storms on the horizon, my friends... and I am working on a proper webpage that will include links to purchase older books, etc. look for it soon.
and can anybody believe our president and the Bush crime family?? jesus... how much of a hypocritical liar can anyone be and STILL have ANY credibility with ANYONE? I mean, when you "piss down our backs and tell us it's raining" and we smile and say THANK YOU, where do we go from here? it is insane. leaks from on high, stolen elections, illegal wiretaps, constitutional abuses par excellence, scandal, racketeering, the destruction of the middle and working classes, the rape of the religious right for politcal advancement, the consolidation of executive power, the giveaways to big corpocracies, the evisceration of the mainstream media, the high dollar propaganda, the deaths of 100,00 Iraqis and the deaths of thousands of american heroes, the rotting unconcern for the victims on the Gulf Coast, the demolition of all govt aid, the carelessness with which our vets are being treated, and all the other general skullfuckery. but as another famous crime family asserted:"it's only business..."
and until we stand up and say NO MORE, it will continue no matter who is running the show because it's about CLASS people. it's about money. it's about power. it's about THE RING, the precious ring. it's about control.
and watch your backs.