An irregularly published 'zine of minimalist poetry and poetics.
"'Zine is a 4-letter word." An ultra lo-fi
publication that showcases punk, street, "deviant", outsider, and assorted no wave art, poetry, prose, and critical theory.
(Out of print.)
Underground politics and radical cultural analysis. Articles,
action updates, and art from the anti-authoritarian left. Up-and-coming voices from the struggle for peace & justice as
well as more established essayists like Mickey Z. and Ron Jacobs. Takes up where No Wave left off.
Starfish :: www.starfishpoetry.netA quarterly journal of Surrealist literature. Electronic by PERSISTENCIA*PRESSonline,
no print copies available.(No longer of the PERSISTENCIA
imprint; now owned and edited by Martin Marriott.)
David E. Patton
Milk Bowl Moon Over St. Louis
Part Langston Hughes bebop, part Beat freestyle, part Midwestern folk
banter. 23 pages, staple bound, white heavy stock cover.
A work fitting the poet's name, Pendulum's brief verses swing here
and there without warning. Ranging from the humorous to the macabre, they are in his own words, "rhymes
from the end of the world." 13 pages, staple bound, color cover art. (Out of print.)
Erotic and hallucinatory, this brief and accessible collection
combines free wheeling typography with ecstatic, surreal imagery. 25 pages, staple bound, B&W cover art.
(Out of print.)
Queen of Hearts
A delicate and elusive love poem. 23 pages, staple bound, color
Waiting for the Rapture
29 Christian-themed poems from a self-described "Lutheran Surrealist." Loosely
based on the aesthetics of Charles Reznikoff's objectivism, but with a feeling that is more similar to
that of Philippe Soupault -- a wistful quality, but the subject matter is the Lutheran family's confrontation with the postmodern
world. 36 pages, staple bound, color cover art.
Now on its third printing.
harry k. stammer
every, beyond't nothing
Stammer's poetry is never still. It is always restless, always branching out and
growing back in on itself. It is special. Perhaps, even, it is one of a kind. Stammer's textual potions are
post-Language excursions which test the firmament of syntax. Just as his (equally ambitious) visual experiments prod - and
sometimes outright mock - the link between word and image, so his poetry defies the relationship between language and thought. His
unusual mind-to-page transcriptions attempt to redefine writing as a more organic process.
Section IX from No. 188.8.131.52-10.20.96 by Kenneth
Jack Raoul reproduces the work
of avant-garde poster boy Kenneth Goldsmith. Painstakingly copying Section IX of Goldsmith's No. 184.108.40.206-10.20.96,
Raoul remains loyal to the parent text down to the letter. Part prank, part treatise, part tribute.
G Emil Reutter & Phil Primeau
Plain Speak/Sweet Speak
A dynamic collaboration which consists of a base text (GER) and a "remixed"
text (PP). With radically different takes on the same poems, the e-chap shows the wild versatility of language. Smart
and cool, this thick but very readable e-chap is not to miss.
More information forthcoming.
words without image
A brief collection of minimalist "anti-visual" poems, words
without image is an experiment in pure language. 7 pg., B&W cover art, staple bound.
Minimalism meets xerox art in a three part by-mail series. Each
packet contains three to five full page poems. Corner stapled, document stock white paper. (Some back copies
A mini-series of erotic broadsides. Each issue is devoted to the
work of a single poet.
Lipstick #1: "mnml erotique" by Frank
Lipstick #2: "inOUTin" by Anonymous