Ron Kolm

My Sister is a pastor For a hospice In New Jersey— She’s part of a team That drives up and down The length of the state Helping the dying die. She spends her nights In motels and keeps her files In her car; her...

Drew Hubner

In an alley on the fringes of the march, Glory stuffed toilet paper bits in her ears and got out of danger, whispering to the baby in her tummy, running deeper into the alley for safety. Text me, she'd said to the fath...

Marc Olmsted

The conceit that the stabbing death of David Kammerer at the hands of Lucian Carr would birth the Beat Generation was a premise audacious enough to make me interested. What follows in the film Kill Your Darlings is beyond...

Tony DuShane

My prayer was answered. I found a Hustler magazine. I often prayed to Satan for a Playboy to appear under my mattress. When the urge was strong and the need to see a naked woman was important for a decent pubescent sessio...

James Reich

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 psychopatho...

Steve Adams

Listen to the second release from Sensitive Skin Music: Steve Adams' Triskotronica. If you like it, buy it from iTunes or Amazon. In a world that values the familiar, Steve Adams' Triskotronica should be on another planet...

The Editors

Sensitive Skin 10, published September 2013, an anthology of post-beat, pre-apocalyptic art, writing, music and whatnot, features work by both world-famous and new-and-emerging artists, writers, and musicians from around the...

Jenny Wade

Today is the anniversary of the death of the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (Sept 29, 1906 - April 9, 1975). Shostakovich struggled under a hostile and perilous political environment for his entire working life. Af...

Jenny Wade

Alexander Blok, the supreme poet of the Russian Symbolist movement, died this day in the year 1921 in St. Petersburg, at the age of 40. Blok broke from the tradition of Russian realism with its emphasis on social respo...