Poems For The Dance by Scott Thurston (Aquifer)

This is an exceptional post by Ian Brinton in Tears in the fence´s blog today. Being an avid William Carlos William reader, I feel the need to keep it here.

Tears in the Fence

In 1923 a Doctor in Rutherford was firmly convinced that much depended upon a red wheelbarrow which sat “glazed with rain / water // beside the white / chickens”. Wallace Stevens referred to that wheelbarrow as a “mobile-like arrangement” and Hugh Kenner suggested that the words hung together dangling in “equidependency, attracting the attention, isolating it, so that the sentence in which they are arrayed comes to seem like a suspension system.” Seven years after the placing of that same wheelbarrow William Carlos Williams went on to weave in words a picture of a cat which “climbed over / the top of // the jamcloset”. The 27 words of the cat’s movements are described in what Kenner called “one sinuous suspended sentence, feeling its way and never fumbling.” In The Pound Era Kenner went on to present us with a surfer:

“The surfer planes obliquely down a hill that renews…

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In his poem ‘Little Haven’ Graham Hartill asks a serious question: ‘Where does the poem end?

As usual Tears in the Fence enlightens readers with the best literature.

Slipping the Leash Graham Hartill, Phil Maillard & Chris Torrance Aquifer

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In his poem ‘Little Haven’ Graham Hartill asks a serious question: ‘Where does the poem end? Where are its outsides in terms of the fields that stutter away to the silent swollen river bouncing alo…

Source: Slipping the Leash Graham Hartill, Phil Maillard & Chris Torrance Aquifer

Out of the Gutter Online, Counterblow by María C. Domínguez

Out of the Gutter Online: Counterblow: Regrets can provide important life lessons. The most important lesson in The Gutter? Don’t push the wrong buttons. Counterblow by María C. Domínguez

About Out of the Gutter

“Begun in 2008 as “the only pulp magazine in print,” Out of the Gutter originally appeared as a 200-page quasi-punk ‘zine featuring homemade formatting, off-the-wall humour, articles on crime, politics and culture, and the grittiest fiction available anywhere. After seven issues the project grew into a small press, and the printing of the journal grinded to a halt.

But today we’re breathing new life into the endeavour, finally moving into the twenty-first century by combining Gutter’s rapid-fire, no-holds-barred attitude with the instant access and live discussion offered by the Internet.”

 

London Grip´s new Autumn issue includes poem by María C. Dominguez

The new issue of London Grip features new poems by:* Sonja Key * María Castro Domínguez * Fiona Sinclair * Sarah Lawson * Angela Kirby * Phil Wood * Jeni Curtis * J D DeHart * Marc Carver * Hugh McMillan * Linda Rose Parkes * Kate Noakes* Norbert Hirschhorn * Peter Ulric Kennedy * Pam Job * Shash Trevett * Neil Fulwood* Ben Banyard * Fraser Sutherland * Richie McCaffery * Ian C Smith * Jan Hutchinson* Edmund Caterpillar * Charles Tarlton.

A big thanks to Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, London Grip’s current Poetry Editor for having put together such a exciting issue. Quoting from the magazine: LondonGrip is an international online cultural magazine- founded by Patricia Morris in 2007 – is a wholly independent online venue, a cultural omnibus providing intelligent reviews of current shows and events, well-argued articles on the widest range of topics, an exhibition space for cross-media arts and an in-house poetry magazine with its own editor.

Ascension and Abroad aboard by María Castro Domínguez

Friday Flash Fiction, @fridayflashfict, showcases a particular brand of flash fiction. Makes for an exciting read.

Its New contributors are:
Adam J. Rickman
Jane Hertenstein
Debarun Sarkar
Mark Beddard
Erin Armstrong
María Castro Domínguez
Robert Evenstell
Bethany van Sterling
Khulya Jafarova
Pat St Pierre
Mickey Kulp

Here´s a taster of Ascension and Abroad aboard

Ascension

The sky thickened rapidly, the ship now was indistinguishable from the sea. Only flashes of lightening revealed the scrolls soaring, monstrous giants waiting for their feed. The Captain’s eyes said it all. Death was hunting.

“Get off” he boomed pointing to the only lifeboat on board. My mind stopped, then my body took over. The chains lashed at me whilst I loosed the wood delivering it below. I dived in, finding myself under the roof of a greedy wave……….

Abroad aboard

After twenty minutes going up and down, side-stepping cargo cranes and nearly falling into a hold being stowed, I found the bridge.

Hesitating before going in, I had to find my bearings. Persuade myself that I could pull it through…….

Apogee Magazine exploding with art today.

Apogee Magazine is ART.

Today I received my contributor´s copies and I can´t stop looking, reading and touching it.

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Each page is evocative, stirring, stunning and combines art with poetry, lyrics and fiction. And Jane Callahan and Susan MacRae´s fascinating art accompanies us throughout.

Editor Dr. Charmaine Cadeau and the rest of the editorial team have crafted a beautiful composite gallery of contemporary creation. Apogee radiates a passion for real deep change accomplished by uniting an inspiring mix of eclectic voices. Their mission as they say is to effectuate change in readers’ attitudes, change in writers’ positions in literature, and broader change in society. I can assure you that reading Apogee is quite a mind-changing experience.

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Six poets are featured in this is issue together with me and my poem Rewriting the End. Among them is one of my favourites, Matt Dugan with his striking alliterative poem City of Glass. Matt Duggan was the winner of The Erbacce Prize for poetry 2015.

Quoting from their page: Apogee is a journal of literature and art that engages with identity politics, including but not limited to: race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and intersectional identities. We are a biannual print publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art.

Apogee Journal is featured in:
NewPages – Issue 06
Ploughshares
The Hairpin
Writer’s Relief
The Review Review
Poets & Writers
The Poetry Foundation
Book Culture Blog
The Catapault
Slice Magazine
New Pages
Brokelyn’s list of independent local magazines

You can find print copies of the latest issue of Apogee at the following bookstores and online:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
208 W 13th St #210, New York, NY 10011
(646) 457-0859

Bluestockings
172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
(212) 777-6028

Book Court
163 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 875-3677

Book Culture
536 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025
(212) 865-1588

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 246-0200

McNally Jackson
52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
(212) 274-1160