Thursday, March 31, 2011

Email from Max Moodley

Sorry about 'Belly Button Fluff Motivational Speaker'. Its convoluted and the pun is lame. The alternative right until Monday evening was 'Creationist Belly Button Fluff'. The fluff would have said something like, "If we evolved from wool and hair, wouldn't there have been a transitional period? And where are the fossils from that transitional period?" Yikes! : )

Cheers
L

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Max Moodley: 0050

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Victoria Williams: 0096

Do you know what you’re going to be when you grow up? High maintenance.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sweden

Sink or swim or float.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Michelle Nair: 0009

A Bad Day At The Office



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Max Moodley: 0049

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Victoria Williams: 0095

A: I think the universe is arranged in such a way that I will never achieve happiness.
B: No the universe is arranged in such a way that I will never achieve peace and quiet.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Most Pessimistic Park Bench In The World



Stockholm, Sweden

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Michelle Nair: 0008

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Victoria Williams: 0094

My mother says: Go make sure Richard Nixon hasn’t started up again. If he has just press the pause button... and then I wake up. I pull a 12” spring out of my nose – it falls on the floor and a little blood spatters too. I look for the orange pepper I have been eating like an apple... and then I wake up. There’s a note on my lap saying – we love your work, we would like to offer you a substantial sum for the right to print it on our products, signed CEO Andrex Toilet Paper... and then I wake up. etc etc

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New From Tearoom Books: Reader Digest


Reader Digest is a free e-chapbook of poetry and recipes, compiled by Pravasan Pillay and Victoria Williams, and featuring 13 poets from 5 different countries. Poets were asked to pair their poems with a suitable recipe and the result is a deliciously good read.

The poets are: Philip Burton, John L. Cope, Gary Cummiskey, Heshel Heller, Eva Jackson, Anton Krueger, Haidee Kruger, Joan McNerney, Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, Joanna O’Connor, V.W. Sparkes, Pȁr Svensson and Adam Taylor.

The chapbook can be viewed by clicking on the window above. Alternatively, it can be downloaded HERE. The Embed codes for platforms such as Blogger, Wordpress, MySpace, and Facebook can also be found after the link. Please write to tearoombooks@gmail.com if you have any difficulties.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Forthcoming from Dye Hard Press: The Edge of Things


ISBN: 978-0-620-49506-6

The Edge of Things
consists of 24 South African short stories selected by Arja Salafranca.

The authors are Jayne Bauling, Arja Salafranca, Liesl Jobson, Gillian Schutte, Karina Magdalena Szczurek, Jenna Mervis, Jennifer Lean, Fred de Vries, Margie Orford, Aryan Kaganof, Bernard Levinson, Hamilton Wende, Pravasan Pillay, Beatrice Lakwana, Hans Pienaar, Rosemund Handler, Tiah Beautement, Angelina N Sithebe, Jeanne Hromnik, David wa Maahlamela, Perd Booysen, Gail Dendy, Silke Heiss and Dan Wylie.
280 pages.

Publication is scheduled for April. Will be available in bookstores countrywide.

Pricing to be confirmed.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Max Moodley: 0048



Paranoid Incense Stick

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Victoria Williams: 0093

Sat at the basket till when a crabby old woman squeals up in her wheelchair, basket on her lap. I say, ‘I am uncertain whether you constitute a basket or a trolley...’

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fibre by Anna Lyda

Can't believe the bathroom is still taken.
This family needs more fibre.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Forthcoming from Tearoom Books


Tearoom Books is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Reader Digest, a free e-chapbook of poetry and recipes. Compiled by Pravasan Pillay and Victoria Williams, the chapbook features 13 poets from 5 different countries. The poets are: Philip Burton, John L. Cope, Gary Cummiskey, Heshel Heller, Eva Jackson, Anton Krueger, Haidee Kruger, Joan McNerney, Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, Joanna O’Connor, V.W. Sparkes, Pȁr Svensson and Adam Taylor.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Max Moodley: 0047

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Victoria Williams: 0092

She had in her eyes the fear of the great electrical fire of ’89, and again, the smoking dashboard of ’96. She was shaking hard all over, and he saw that his electro-convulsive therapy quip might not be in order.