Wednesday, February 04, 2009

sunnyoutside reader...

want something good to read? check out Octothorp #1: a sunnyoutside reader from one of the finest indy presses around, sunnyoutside.

here is the list of authors:

Taylor Altman
Alan Catlin
MRB Chelko
Christopher Cunningham
Nathan Graziano
Jason Heroux
Doug Holder
Tim Horvath
Richard Krech
Michael Kriesel
Hosho McCreesh
Brian McGettrick
Andrew Scott
Noel Sloboda
Jason Tandon
Andrew Taylor
William Taylor Jr.

I'm honored that David thought enough of my work to include me in this list of fine writers...Google some of those names if you want some excellent reading; but buy the book and support a fantastic publisher of diverse writers.


Blogger H. said...

Man oh man...I'm really looking forward to this one!

6:09 PM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

yeah me too. mcgettrick, catlin, good stuff all around.

7:06 PM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

not justin.barrett though; he isn't very good.

in general.

just look at his beady little buttons, glinting evilly in that mormon air out there...

7:09 PM  
Blogger H. said...

I hear tell it's meant to have a kind of CD-sampler-like feel, the kind garage bands give away...only it's promoting garage poets instead! Pretty cool...

7:44 PM  
Blogger j.b said...

what a list. #2 does seem a little suspect. should be good despite that. :)

a garage poet collection. that's actually quite brilliant. damn. can't wait to see it.

2:04 PM  
Blogger j.b said...

oh, and mormon air sucks. it's really dry, full of holier-than-thou crapiness and damned hypocritical. terrible stuff.

2:07 PM  
Blogger j.b said...

got the Octothorp yesterday and it's phenomenal. what a collection. gorgeous-looking chapbook, but the poems inside are crazy good. even #2 up there had one that didn't suck too bad. wow.

5:15 PM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

yeah the thing is really really good. that Graz poem is one of my faves of his recently, and the fucking kriesel poem will punch you in your soul and then drag your heart out and cry for it as it kicks the shit out of it in the dirt.

I mean it's a good little chap...

8:14 PM  
Blogger j.b said...

i agree. good stuff. Kriesel has always been a favorite. best thing about him is how simple his poems are, yet how difficult you know it was to construct. so dense and layered, but damn they look simple. great stuff.

the whole thing though is fabulous, which is to be expected as David has one of the best eyes out there, with Fleming up there as well. odds are fairly good that anything they select and put out will be above average.

11:24 AM  

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