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.
Norman Douglas - Rabbit and Crow
Herbert Huncke - Letter to Dad
Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) - Paintings of Don Van Vliet
Michael Randall - Time Now and Everything
Sharon Mesmer - Evil Polish Boners & Other Flarf Poems
Sir Andre Bemler - Missing Foundation and Mike Taibbi’s "Cult of Rage"
Rob Hardin - Words for My Mother’s Funeral
Thaddeus Rutkowski - Pardon My French
Carl Watson - Late Night Phone Call from the Used to Be
Karen Lillis - Guy Walks into a Bar circa 1997, Hollywood
Jonathan Shaw - Manic Mode
James Reich - We Are All Alice B. Toklas
John S. Hall - John S. Hall at the Bowery Poetry Club
Allen Ginsberg - William S. Burroughs: Interview
Christian X. Hunter - Night Train Heading South
Ralph Carney - This is! Ralph Carney!
Steve Horowitz & The Code International - Invasion From The Chicken Planet
Darius James - The Dark Side of the North Pole
Patrick O'Neil - Looking Back: Anxiety’s Greatest Hits
The Editors - The Sensitive Skin Magazine explained
Rebecca Weiner Tompkins - MAYDAY, MAYDAY
Emily XYZ - Motor City is Not My Home
Ruby Ray - Punk Photographs
John Griffin - John Griffin – New Paintings
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.
Backwards the Drowned Go Dreaming
a novel by
"Carl Watson . . . explodes the bleary-eyed myth of the American road."—Donald Breckenridge
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.
A documentation of the Friday night performance of Steve Horowitz’ musical composition on January 29, 2010 at REDCAT for 10 musicians, 4 actors, 2 singers and narrator. The video projections were created by Zig Gron. The music was performed by The Code Ensemble and CalArts students, conducted by Devin Maxwell. The theatrical staging was directed… Read more »
David West documents the musicians of the avant-garde, the people of the underground milieu and his experiences of urban life. His work is historical and intimate. He presents culturally saturated images that draw from his deep imaginative reservoir.
The white rain of petals that fell for a week is done.
What catches now in my hair
are the dried blossoms of the Callery Pear…
Wed. August 24th, 1994, Phoenix, AZ. It’s 120 degrees here and the sky is huge. In spite of the heat they seem to be big on poetry in Phoenix. I read 4 poems then almost passed out from the heat. My t shirt was soaked with sweat and some weird fan boy started following me… Read more »
As luck would have it, tecate flats turned out to be a goldmine. Throughout the duration of my addiction, I had a fortuitous knack for attracting people—more specifically, men—who not only facilitated my habit, but subsidized it. I’ve often wondered how long my junkie career would have lasted if I’d been forced to work at it.