Thoughts fall out before the head explodes!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Growing An E-mail List Ain't Exactly Like Growing A Garden/Book Giveaway
"I take pills that make everything Orange." --The Invention of The Lie
In honor of February, George Washington, and because I love Caterpillars equipped with Hookas, I can not tell a lie...
Or maybe, I'll save that confession for another day. But we the editors of Calliope Nerve do need your help. We must grow our e-mail list. Like hot Sci-Fi channel Cylons, we have a plan. We want 1000 subscribers ASAP. (And pronto too.) There are projects to announce, books to release, original material to disburse, and acquisitions made.
It's time to tell the world our story, which is really your story too. The story of the artist.
Did you know that all Calliope Nerve writers, artists, and editors have never been compensated one dime for their work? We're here because we love quality "writes." Now, we're working on moving Calliope Nerve up a notch so that we can get more exposure for our weblog, publishing arm, and rare bookstore and most importantly our contributors and authors.
All of you that have email lists, contacts, zines, blogs, please posts links, etc to our website with this message:
"Calliope Nerve: Small Press at it's finest. Dreams at their biggest. Ink makes us beautiful! Subscribe to Electric Hookah the free Calliope Nerve e-mail newsletter."
Carbon emails and/or email your links, etc to CalliopeNerve AT gmail.com. We'll randomly choose three winners on March 1st, 2010 to receive a copy of any book out of our catalog.
Word of mouth works too. :) Much blessings and a heartfelt thank you for everything.
You know the rest folks...
Peace, Love, Death-Metal,
-posted by Nobius 12:25 AM # Comments (0)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy (curiouser and curiouser)
More fodder for Calliope Nerve:
Should the Cheshire Cat's grin make us reconsider the nature of reality?
Can Humpty Dumpty make words mean whatever he says they mean?
Can drugs take us down the rabbit-hole?
Is Alice a feminist icon?
-posted by Nobius 10:17 PM # Comments (0)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Take 15% off at Lulu.com
"All children, except one, grow up." -- J.M. Barrie
Here's another opportunity to purchase one of the fine original books from Calliope Nerve Media and save money. Check out our newest offering Michael Mc Aloran's chap The Rapacious Night.
Enter coupon code: WASHINGTON and take 15% up to $25.00 off on all LULU.com orders through 2/15/2010.
-posted by Nobius 9:48 PM # Comments (1)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Calliope Nerve Presents The Rapacious Night
Calliope Nerve Media is proud to add the second chapbook to our slate: The Rapacious Night by Michael Mc Aloran. It's a vital, important collection written in Mc Aloran's unique style and includes a beautiful cover called 'After-Birth' painted by the author himself. As with all of our previous books, the download remains free and the book is being sold at our cost of $5.50 u.s. (a small price to pay for real culture in a fake world.)
The Rapacious Night
Joy joy in the teeth baring
A fading sun streaks light upon the
Surface of bare lips, parted
Settled words, a drift of newspaper like silk
Stockings jaggered by the breeze a trace of blood
Wasted words, a breaking of bone shatter-snapped
The bootheels dig fresh graves
The light vibrates upon the vomit-soaked sands of
The tide, like a blade cutting into flesh a violent fuck
Pale moon of vile death, the pupil of death
Illumines the ocean
I observe in wonderment
Eat of the marrow of the beauty of it, a dissected animal
The rapacious night burns, and I, too, burn with it
I close my eyes to the silver dawn, wondering where speech may
Once have tread, in this hollow silence
--Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast-born, his family moved to the south of Ireland due to 'The Troubles'. He spent a brief spell studying Fine Art & Design, but left after one disillusioned year. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, living for short spells in both Holland and Italy. His work has been published by Poetry Monthly International, Calliope Nerve, Lines Written W/A Razor, The Gloom Cupboard, Counterexample Poetics, Full of Crow, Gutter Eloquence, The Delinquent, Writing Raw, The Recusant, Eviscerator Heaven, and The Plebian Rag. His first published book, In The Black Cadaver Light was published by Poetry Monthly Press, (U.K-2009).
Can you help us promote the chap? Would you like to interview the author? Can you review it or post a preview at your website? Want to trade links, promotions, etc--contact the Publisher by email: Calliope Nerve AT gmail.com.
Much blessings and thanks to all of our writers, artists, editors, and readers who keep this dream alive. We're in this together.
We are Art.
Keep fighting the good fight.
Never give up. Ink makes us beautiful.
-posted by Nobius 1:27 AM # Comments (1)
Seth Godin: iPad app of my dreams: the digital talking pad.
My money says, we'll see this before year's end.
-posted by Nobius 12:55 AM # Comments (0)
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Tuesday, February 02, 2010