Thoughts fall out before the head explodes!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I'm Gonna Party Like It's 1999
"Can't you see time is slipping away?" --The FIXX
Party like it's 1999? Frack that. I can't stand the music of Prince but this is my 1,999th post to this weblog. Thought I'd take a minute to catch up.
Here's the book I'm reading:
It's an insightful look at the possible next century. Very, very, compelling stuff.
Michael McAloran is taking over the reigns at Muse Thing so I can get a little rest and catch up on several editing projects and finish my next issue of White Rabbit Fall! Volume II. (Yep, I still write zines.) He'll be the Big Cheese for the next month and the only other person to ever run the publishing of the weblog.
Also, the incredible Edward Wells II has come on to edit an upcoming book for Calliope Nerve Media.
How lucky can I be to have these two talents working on our roster?
The very fine Counterexample Poetics has two of my new pieces from One Nite Pig up. Check out I HEaRD and Repocalypse.
I've been a month on this new bipolar med and it ain't doing much for me so far other than I've been having nicotine fits (and worse) and I haven't been a smoker for well over a decade now. I guess it is what it is.
Been watching Caprica over at Hulu as I dumped cable nearly a year ago now to save money. Can't say I miss anything about it other than Monday Night Raw.
Sure there's more to say, and what the hell I've got post 2000 to go and counting.
-posted by Nobius 10:46 PM # Comments (4)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Sarah Ahmad's Chaotic Disillusion
Sarah Ahmad's chap Chaotic Disillusion is now available for purchase or free download from Calliope Nerve Media.
"In the west, we whine like bitches over our problems brought on by excess and the injustices in our distribution of superfluous wealth. Sarah Ahmad's new book of poems is written by a Pakistani woman who has a more clear and authentic motivation, and it constitutes a passionate statement of a societal wrong that is couched in a clear but complexly layered declarative style. Articulate poetry that is a powerful manifesto against the injustice of the elite, and against collective wrong. If this is not committed literature then nothing is." --David McLean (Author of laughing at funerals)
Speak mechanism opens
Nonsense on one side of the brain
Common rarely neutral
Device that employs the last hours
The meeting that discusses the end
Elimination completely fought
Threat of the earth is no different
Manage even the deployed
The good threat operation is over
After the process of these pages
Elastic concept imprecise
How long the serious claims?
Set out the real spirit
True worthy of the worst
Hours to conclude
Perception proves a fool
One by all
Lie at their feet.
-posted by Nobius 11:15 PM # Comments (0)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
PiG on a spIT
"They've come to get me again." --Breaking Benjamin
Day three of working on my new material for One Nite Pig included a bit of reading some of my new material to one of my best friends.
He loved it. Which made me feel good.
And it's with that I realize I am craving some attention. Not a lot, just some. No need to be in denial. It's one of the reasons I write.
I don't won't to spoil any of the work quite yet but let's just say children of the eighties will get the references to the original television series 'V' and Jane Baldur's fine, fine ass in my piece, I Heard.
-posted by Nobius 11:20 PM # Comments (0)
Monday, March 08, 2010
One Nite Pig
Finally revising and writing the original material for the release (since it never did get out there) of my first original writing collection One Nite Pig: Poems (New, Selected, Remastered.)
I won't be putting much preview work out until the book is done but looks like the first piece is called Failed Gifts.
And after reading it again tonight, I have to wonder, just how brilliant and how screwed up I truly am. Oh, and modest. :)
The closing stanza of the first piece:
I hope to live
to finish this book.
Something's not right here.
-posted by Nobius 10:44 PM # Comments (0)
Friday, March 05, 2010
F*cking Lulu/F*cking Microsoft Word
So, I scan a bunch of my back issues of Calliope Nerve into a PDF for a book project and Lulu tells me it can't use the PDF because of possible copyright infringements. In other words, they are paranoid some jack a$$ is going to scan a book and then try to sell it on Lulu.
I then go back to the original files and try to combine them into one document to republish as a PDF and both Microsoft Word and Open Office 3.0 keep removing the format--which basically means I have to start again from scratch.
Technology shouldn't be this difficult.
-posted by Nobius 10:44 PM # Comments (2)
Monday, March 01, 2010
Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs
"Delineated Functions of Congregated Concepts channels contemporary life at its most fragile, where through muted tones, profound imagery, and surprising revelation, the poems enact a sense of significance that is uniquely human, though equally lost to us. In this sense, Soriano’s collection is an offering of the utmost sincerity: an ethos of lived space." --Peter G. Res (Author Vibrant Ghost)
"Soriano’s voice is an abstract interpretation of a seer’s metaphysical enterprise. His vernacular is music. The movements in his poetic form present shape shifting murals; open visions of overlooked wonders. His book is a necessity for anyone who considers themselves connoisseurs of fine art." --Serena Tome (Poet)
"When reading Soriano's poems, one may feel as if experiencing poetry again for the first time. And like that first time, the deeper one digs, the more rewarding the results. Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs contains some of Soriano's experiments in ekphraistic poetry, or poetry influenced by other artforms. Rather than just another example of the ekphraistic genre, this collection represents its pinnacle; no poet equals Soriano in his ability to translate the complex experience of visual art to language, and each poem is at least as artistically valuable as its source material." --Benjamin C. Krause, author of Classifieds and Other Poems and editor of the literary journal and blog Liebamour.
Hot of the press, Calliope Nerve Media is honored to present a second book by visionary poet Felino Soriano with original cover art from fellow Calliope Nerve author/artist Michael McAloran.
From Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs:
—after Artist Larisa Belima’s Landscape 2
-posted by Nobius 10:49 PM # Comments (0)