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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Sensitive Skin issue #9 is available in a full-color paper edition, and features an exclusive interview with seminal guitarist Fred Frith, the missing chapter from the latest novel by science fiction legend Samuel R. Delaney, a portfolio of paintings from John Lurie, a memoir by Marty Thau, former manager of Suicide and The New York Dolls, a new translation of poetry by Vladimir Mayakovsky, photographs of the seamy side of Tijuana by Chris Bava, an interview with Darius James, about his new documentary, 'The United States of Hoodoo,' art by J.D. King and James Romberger, and much, much more.
Timber - Timber, Released & Unreleased
James Greer - If You’re So Special, Why Aren’t You Dead?
Rob Hardin - Words for My Mother’s Funeral
Wanda Phipps - when the lights go out in Mojácar
Ted Barron - Ted Barron – Photographs
The Spitters - Sex, God and Violence
Vladimir Mayakovsky & Jenny Wade - Mayakovsky – New Translations
Karen Lillis - Guy Walks into a Bar circa 1997, Hollywood
Shalom Neuman - Shalom Neuman – New Work
Craig Clevenger - Mercury
Ruby Ray - Punk Photographs
Nick Zedd - Taylor Mead, RIP
The Editors - The Sensitive Skin Magazine explained
Steve Horowitz & The Code International - Invasion From The Chicken Planet
Melissa Febos - Somerville
Drew Hubner - The Peoples College
Ralph Carney - This is! Ralph Carney!
Jonathan Shaw - Manic Mode
Jennifer Adams - Blue Portrait
Marguerite Van Cook - Twenty-Four Islands
Rob Hardin - Merthiolate (and Other Futile Antiseptics)
John S. Hall - John S. Hall at the Bowery Poetry Club
Music:Drawing Down the Muse
David West's new book Music: Drawing Down the Muse is a survey of drawings done in situ (usually in rehearsal or soundcheck) with various musicians or groups, over the last 20 years.
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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
John S. Hall, of King Missile fame, reads a poem, “I Hate this Guy,” that he apparently wrote on his way over to the club on his Blackberry. As soon as John Kruth is ready on sitar, he quits it and moves on to “How They F***ed,” which was originally published in Sensitive Skin #7. Brilliant, hilarious and seriously NSFW.
They, a comic written and drawn by James Romberger, from Sensitive Skin Number 8.
A retrospective of the street art of Banksy, from the UK to LA to the West Bank to NYC.
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…
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 »