Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spaza: 0019

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Eva Jackson: 0040

Emotions for the new age

·   Delayed toast fright (the surprise that only hits after the toast has sprung up)
·   Dread envy (the envy occasioned by a full, rich, or interestingly kinked head of dreaded hair in excess of or generally better than one’s own)
·   Bed envy (the envy occasioned by great linens)
·   Saké love (rhymes with puppy love, and would happen to you if you were to travel to Japan and get sloshed at a small restaurant so good it only seats seven people)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

cherry bomb: 0005

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Victoria Williams: 0194

Inventions: A calendar for the expiry dates of the milk...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Eva Jackson: 0039

Untitled 

Your door bangs when you are gone.
It bangs and bangs and bangs, and I wish you would ask it
What is wrong.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

cherry bomb: 0004

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Victoria Williams: 0193

It’s testament to my feelings for you that I’ve decided to tell you the truth. The kindest thing I could do is deceive you. – His speech to the jury, defending himself.

Monday, March 18, 2013

New From Tearoom Books: I Remain Indoors by Gary Cummiskey

I Remain Indoors is a collection of short poems by Gary Cummiskey, one of South Africa's leading alternative poets. The collection deals with ordinary moments, mundane even, but Cummiskey deftly pinpoints their vitality and fragility. The poems in I Remain Indoors are like text messages from a man a minute ahead of the rest of the city.

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, Tumblr and Wordpress can also be found after the link. Click on the little envelope if you would like to share the publication on Facebook or Twitter.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spaza: 0018

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Forthcoming from Tearoom Books: I Remain Indoors by Gary Cummiskey

I Remain Indoors is an e-chapbook of short poems by one of SA's leading alternative poets. Out next week.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Eva Jackson: 0038

Insomnia steps

Waiting with coffee until the city becomes occupied,
The poem is the rat race, the fact that it exists is enough.
Form is not important, does it enjoy itself?

Awake at 1, possibilities strobe,
And someone in Michigan is just seconds away.
This is not so bad, this long night of the soul.

At 2am, a comic book bought over Loot.co.za
For a nephew after pleading, and delivered
Together with an Anais Nin (unfortunately, to the office)
Is inappropriate maybe. Should run it by my brother.

3 is a locked-up memory of the week,
And a friend linking to a website that objectifies dead people.
Men. Stalin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, nameless Union soldiers 1861
In daguerrotype. Henry Adams is described as a ‘studmuffin’.

By 5 the city is ready for small movements
It interrupts the solitude we deserve, with a crane shifting
A treetop swaying. A few blocks south
A swimming pool is waiting, to see if you will make it there, today.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

cherry bomb: 0003

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Victoria Williams: 0192

Tried to console him with, don’t worry it won’t fall off.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spaza: 0017

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Venezwailer by Dashen Naicker

Venezwailer n. - A Venezuelan citizen mourning the loss of Hugo Chavez with loud, lamentful cries.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

chery bomb: 0002

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Victoria Williams: 0191

Fine, so don’t touch me then!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Chatsworth: 0007

Friday, March 1, 2013

Puppet Mistress by Gary Cummiskey