We’ll be presenting a poem from Emily XYZ in issue 2. In the meantime, enjoy this piece, “Frank Sinatra,” from Emily and Myers Bartlett, performed at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City, November 14, 2008.
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Every back issue of Sensitive Skin is now available in a full-color, interactive PDF edition! Looks great on iPads or other tablets! For those who prefer print, you can get 'em at Amazon.
Thaddeus Rutkowski - Pardon My French
Norman Douglas - Rabbit and Crow
Rob Roberge - Money and the Getting of Money
Rob Hardin - Merthiolate (and Other Futile Antiseptics)
Marguerite Van Cook - Twenty-Four Islands
Steve Horowitz & The Code International - Invasion From The Chicken Planet
Ronald B. Richardson - Memory is Narrative; Narrative is Memory
Darius James - The Dark Side of the North Pole
Karen Lillis - Guy Walks into a Bar circa 1997, Hollywood
Charles Gatewood - Wall Street – Charles Gatewood Photographs
Justine Frischmann - Justine Frischmann – New Work
Michael Randall - Time Now and Everything
Allen Ginsberg - William S. Burroughs: Interview
Theresa Wong - Venice Is a Fish
The Editors - Sensitive Skin #10
Carl Watson - A Tale of an Affair
Shalom Neuman - Shalom Neuman – New Work
John S. Hall - How They Fucked (In Three Parts)
Melissa Febos - Somerville
James Romberger - They
Hal Hirshorn - Photographs
James Reich - We Are All Alice B. Toklas
Elliott Sharp - Rare, Unreleased and Out-of-Print
New Monsters - Live at 55
Sensitive Skin’s inaugural release, recorded live at Studio 55 in Marin and featuring the compositions of saxophonist Dan Plonsey, produced by bass player Steve Horowitz, captures the magic of New Monsters’ vibrant live performance.
East of Bowery
"Drew Hubner's prose and Ted Barron's photos are kin, at once raw and lyrical, grit and grace, which is what the city was like back then. The combination is magic, the essence of the time and place."—Luc Sante
Here they are, warts and all, available for the first time in over 15 years – scanned versions of the original print run of Peau Sensible/Sensitive Skin, from 1991 – 1994, in PDF format.
Jam-packed with downtown NYC superstars, writers, musicians and artists, including Richard Hell, Herbert Huncke, Richard Kern, Eileen Myles, Jack Micheline, Emily XYZ, Patrick McGrath, Taylor Mead and many, many more.
Motor city is not my home / but I love it just the same
Murder city, kill city ok but that’s just one way
to look at the place where so much comes from
My dad, John Griffin Morrissey, was raised in Bay Ridge, Coney Island, and Sunset Park; a Brooklyn boy through and through. He is the eldest, (and craziest) of seven in an Irish Catholic family. His formal education only went up to tenth grade, but he always said the city was the best of all possible schools.
Mandy Charlie & Mary Jane: A Novel by Stewart Home (Penny Ante Editions, Los Angeles, 2013) Read an excerpt from Mandy Charlie & Mary Jane. Who reads Stewart Home? Home will say “very few, people are cowed by the malevolent society in which we live, they believe in its values for they have no other… Read more »
Don Van Vliet, more widely known by his pseudonym Captain Beefheart, retired from music in 1982 and devoted his life to painting. Asked why he didn’t go to his own openings, he said “If I’m somewhere else, I’d rather be painting. And when I’m painting, I’d rather be alone.” NOTE: these images were scraped from… Read more »
Toklasization, being the condition of failing to materialize in one’s autobiography, or of being ghostwritten out by a biographer with more vanity than ours, has become the most significant cause of suicide and psychopathology in North America. Toklasization is the condition of fame failed or failing. Toklasization occurs at the moment when one surrenders aspiration… Read more »