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.
Drew Hubner - The Peoples College
Jonathan Shaw - Manic Mode
Thaddeus Rutkowski - Pardon My French
Rob Hardin - Words for My Mother’s Funeral
Keshav Das - Barefoot in the Heart
David West - David West – New Paintings
Herbert Huncke - Letter to Dad
Ralph Carney - This is! Ralph Carney!
Johanna Ellen - Eat Me
Samoa Moriki - Coming of Age by Samoa
Nick Zedd - Taylor Mead, RIP
Dan Becker - Dan Becker – compositions
John S. Hall - How They Fucked (In Three Parts)
Craig Clevenger - Mercury
John S. Hall - John S. Hall at the Bowery Poetry Club
Karen Lillis - Guy Walks into a Bar circa 1997, Hollywood
The Spitters - Sex, God and Violence
Erika Schickel - Unsupervised: My Life as a Bad Girl
Jennifer Adams - Blue Portrait
Ronald B. Richardson - Memory is Narrative; Narrative is Memory
The Editors - Sensitive Skin #10
Emily XYZ - Motor City is Not My Home
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.
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.
I recently watched a “reality” show called “The Bad Girls Club” and was saddened by what current culture has come to accept as “badness” in women.
Now available on Amazon, iTunes, or directly from us in flac format, the new release from Sensitive Skin Music: Theresa Wong’s Venice Is a Fish. Theresa Wong’s Venice Is A Fish is a diary manifest in songs. And more, it’s lovely music that will challenge you on emotional and intellectual levels as it weaves its… Read more »
We were totally unprepared for the winter of 1968; it was bleak and cold, and it seemed to last forever. My wife and I were from the North — Reading, Pennsylvania — and we had joined a government program to help organize the dispossessed so they could eventually help themselves. This program was called VISTA,… Read more »
In early 1972, I spent a week with William Burroughs in London, photographing a cover story for Rolling Stone. Burroughs’ radical ideas about power, control, and money touched me deeply. When I returned to New York, I began photographing the financial district in a whole new style. I’d never taken photographs like this before–but I… Read more »
Marty Thau, one-time manager of the New York Dolls, producer of the Ramones and founder of Red Star Records, recalls his time touring with Suicide during their first European tour, in 1978. With an illustration by David West.