These are real people, with real happiness in their lives, and that makes a fool of the reader for prejudging them by their surroundings.
Michael Salerno’s book “Childhood” on Infinity Land Press is a slow behemoth of articulated components of what it means to be a young boy grown older.
Evans shows the south as part of the rest of America, falling behind itself and failing in the everyday struggle against entropy. By Owen Campbell, ASX, April 2015 There is in McNair Evans Confessions for a Son a sense that time passes slow and lonely, a stillness manifest in an image of a hound weighted […]
Mirage swings between the dynamic of a lover’s intimate photographs and those of a lonely stalker. By Owen Campbell, ASX, March 2015 The standard, reflexive way of referring to Mirage (2013), White and Vinegar (2012), and Dazai (2014) would be “three books by the photographer Daido Moriyama, as well as a story by Osamu […]
@ Aaron McElroy The devil may indeed care, but there is a good chance he will simply stand idle at our emotional butchery while the moonlight plays delightful tricks along the contours of the young woman’s pubic thatch and each of her freckles is counted as a mirthful stone hurled…against an absent asbestos choked God. […]
A Towering Pillar of Salt and a Seat Next to Julius Streicher at a Dinner in Hell: A Look at 2041’s Islamophobic Fetishism
You see, down here, everyone becomes a pillar of salt, eventually. I am simply idling at a perversity that need not be sexual. I like to cower, but I like to cower in the profundity of political infraction and a safety of self. By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, February 2015 This is a new gutter […]
The earth arcing up in anger at the sky – is the only part of a lightning strike that is visible to the human eye. By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, February 2015 Lightning – at least the part of it that we can see – doesn’t come from the sky. Invisible fingers of negatively-charged particles […]
I’ve read enough Marquis de Sade to understand that sitting on objects such as candles, improperly folded parchment, and wax encrusted rope can offer a certain sense of pleasure within the penal system, but for some reason, the idea to sit on a bear head, magazine, or American flag had completely escaped my reasoning or […]
XZc7w, 2011 @ Doug Rickard Horrorcore, a sort of contemporary American gothic, with all the inherent inversion of values. INTERNET GOTHIC and Transcendentalism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 In the preface of National Anthem Doug Rickard quotes Walt Whitman; in the coda he quotes Woodie Guthrie. […]
…a sensation of watching time pass on earth while suspended in the aether… By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 There is, in viewing, East of the Sun, West of the Moon a sensation of watching time pass on earth while suspended in the aether, immune from time and all earthly elements. East of the Sun, […]
Gareth McConnell’s Close your Eyes is a salient tome of guided inquiries into 90’s rave culture. Gareth McConnell Close Your Eyes Self Publish Be Happy 2014 By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, December 2014 A Metaphor: Wavering, I stood with no grand hesitation towards the lip of the abyss. I shuddered to think once that my […]
from Toilet Fail @ Thomas Mailaender When we set down our armchair politics and our bleeding heart two-minute liberalism and our redundant interest in watching a stray cheetah breastfeed orphaned piglets, we are left with but a few strands of Internet fodder we all succumb to en masse; namely pornography and people doing […]