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.
Max Blagg - The Best Night of His Life
Rob Roberge - Money and the Getting of Money
Sharon Mesmer - Evil Polish Boners & Other Flarf Poems
Timber - Timber, Released & Unreleased
Nick Zedd - Taylor Mead, RIP
The Editors - Steve Adams – Triskotronica
Johanna Ellen - Eat Me
Justine Frischmann - Justine Frischmann – New Work
Marguerite Van Cook - Twenty-Four Islands
Thaddeus Rutkowski - Pardon My French
Herbert Huncke - Letter to Dad
Gary Indiana - Gizmo
Rob Hardin - Words for My Mother’s Funeral
Marian St. Laurent - America as Afterimage in True Detective
Allen Ginsberg - William S. Burroughs: Interview
Breyten Breytenbach - Catastrophes
Ruby Ray - Punk Photographs
Norman Douglas - Rabbit and Crow
The Spitters - Sex, God and Violence
Alexander Pushkin & Jenny Wade - Memory – New Translation of Pushkin’s Poem
Jonathan Shaw - Manic Mode
Steve Horowitz & The Code International - Invasion From The Chicken Planet
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.
Two furry forest creatures grapple with the obscure dialectics of Sensitive Skin Magazine – who’s right, furry forest man or furry forest woman? Who’s to say, watch and decide for yourself… NOTE: Somebody informed us last weekend that they haven’t looked at our magazine yet because it looked “like it was for highly intelligent people.”… Read more »
People like to blame things—they like to pretend life is an accident, that it’s not their fault. But accidents can be intentional. We make ourselves magnets by our aggressive apathy. On top of that we are fascinated by the idea of contingency—it suggests a value to individual existence. But there is none really. And so I was working on the Papa Sri Frank Payne path to nirvana—drink like a fish, speak to no one, indulge regret—alcohol, asceticism, hindsight.
Included here are some rare tracks from Elliott Sharp’s archives. These are pieces that are either unreleased, from records now out-of-print, or created for limited-edition compilations.
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 »
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.