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.
The Spitters - Sex, God and Violence
Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) - Paintings of Don Van Vliet
Díre McCain - Fat Wallet
James Greer - If You’re So Special, Why Aren’t You Dead?
Raúl Serrano Sánchez - Purple Heron of the Night
Marty Thau - Suicide Tour
Jennifer Adams - Blue Portrait
Rob Hardin - Merthiolate (and Other Futile Antiseptics)
Shalom Neuman - Shalom Neuman – New Work
John Griffin - John Griffin – New Paintings
Erika Schickel - Unsupervised: My Life as a Bad Girl
Samoa Moriki - Coming of Age by Samoa
Ralph Carney - This is! Ralph Carney!
J. Boyett - Hank the Vampire
City Of Strangers - Letter From Santee
Maggie Estep - Excerpt From Lollapalooza Tour Diaries
Carl Watson - A Tale of an Affair
Christian X. Hunter - Night Train Heading South
Keshav Das - Barefoot in the Heart
Herbert Huncke - Letter to Dad
Ron Kolm - Maupin Row
Rebecca Weiner Tompkins - MAYDAY, MAYDAY
Craig Clevenger - Mercury
Max Blagg - The Best Night of His Life
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.
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.
Considering that I’m such a regular guy, it’s funny how fortunate I’ve been in my friends—I belong to a little band that is unusual, both for our numbers (there are about twenty of us who have known each other for years), and our closeness.
If we ever colonize Mars, our settlements will look a lot like Santee Town Center.
An excerpt from Carl Watson’s anti-road novel, Backwards the Drowned Go Dreaming, now available at Amazon, in Sensitive Skin magazine. A story of young love gone horribly awry…as it usually does…
Lyle let his engine rattle for a ten count before he killed the ignition and stepped out. The snuffed porch light and the blanket nailed across the apartment window served as warning that he had best signal his arrival
Breyten Breytenbach was a committed opponent of the policy of apartheid. In France he was a founding member of Okhela, a resistance group fighting apartheid in exile. On an illegal trip to South Africa in 1975 he was betrayed (by the ANC who mistrusted him), arrested and sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for high treason: his work The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist describes aspects of his imprisonment. Released in 1982 as a result of massive international protest he returned to Paris and obtained French citizenship. He currently divides his time between Europe, Africa, and the United States.