Robert Kramer

The Concert You recall that certain moment during the concert at the lakeside spa where Kafka once had stayed, in the mountains north of Prague, when--after the voluptuous melancholy of a sentimental Viennese waltz-- ...

Doctor Stupid

I WANT TO EXIST is the long-awaited, brand-new EP from the mysterious Doctor Stupid (not a medical doctor, but they have a PhD in Stupid). Not much is known about them, other than that they are a singer/songwriter/musician a...

Patrick O'Neil

It’s hard to find a vein when you’re driving. It’s even harder to find a vein when you no longer have any. Shit, my veins used to stand out like well-torqued E strings. I could just feel around with my fingers. You kno...

bart plantenga

Luke discovered Sophie’s latest map, “LUKE’S BRAIN – XXX DESIRES & FANTASYS & BEAUCOUP DE RIEN,” taped to the perfectly fine desklamp he’d rescued from the street. Sophie hated that lamp, the kink in its aluminum...

J. Boyett

On Christmas morning of 2020, in Morrilton, Arkansas, enough hatred was exerted in the living room of David and Nancy Dunbar, and in a focused enough manner, to raise a Krzllgian Fleshbeast and zap the whole family into its ...

Ron Kolm

It was a slow night in the bookstore so I went over to the literature section and grabbed a copy of Celine's Death on the Installment Plan and took it back to my post at the cash register. I hid it under the counter ...

Marc Olmsted

TAXI NIGHT Poetry by Cliff Fyman Long News Books $15.00 I connected with Cliff Fyman some years after his association with Naropa University (then Institute) and its 1977 Summer Writing Program - a heyday-host...

Linda Kleinbub

At the Chelsea The cover band plays Blurred Lines beer is cold skin is tan far away, my mind writes our story I’m Nancy Spungen we grunge around rat-infested subway cars from CBGB to The Bitter End we room at T...

Yuko Otomo

Albers and Morandi: Never Finished 1. seeing I prefer to see with the closed eyes. - j. a. To achieve understanding, it is necessary not to see many things, but to look ...

Ron Riekki

I joined the Air Force to get money for a film that was shooting in Los Angeles. I had already been in the U.S. Marines and am the only Marine in the history of the Marines to hate the Marines. Or to be brave enough to say...

David Simmons

Chauncey liked to freebase smack with the foil positioned so that the shiny side was up. What he hoped to gain from this was self-induced Alzheimer’s. It came from burning the aluminum. Chauncey said, “I don’t wanna...

Don Yorty

A homeless woman with her legs spread on a park bench looks ready to shit. Good God she is pulling her pants down with paper towels about to do it. Vacationing anarchists are camped out by the water fountain. It is hot...

William Considine

You cannot and should not enter The House of the Inquisitor. Its pale stone frontage with carved floral ornaments is locked And uninviting. It was built in 1780 - so late! - when this town Was larger than any in your c...

Daniel A. Brown

“Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” – Job (5:7) I had never killed or cannibalized a woman but I did fear that I might be turning into a serial killer.This was 1992, a few years after Ted Bun...