Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ichigyoshi and Falling Off The Mountain


Been dragging a bit on this end of things with the cold that everyone seems to have. Actually lost the entire weekend's work to bed rest, soup, Thomas Hardy, and Conan the Barbarian.

I've had worse weekends; unfortunately, contributor copies of the new issues, #165 and 166, were slated to go out and, so will be delayed a week.

A. Scott Britton of Ichigyoshi has asked me to post his call for submissions, which I'm happy to do. Here it is:



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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


Ichigyoshi is a web-based journal designed to foster a

discourse that is both academic and colloquial in nature.
In addition to essays, manifestos, and the general writer's
statement, Ichigyoshi will pursue this goal through the
publication of three types of literature: 1. experimental
literature, 2. translation, and 3. [very] short poetry.

To see what we're all about and to find out how to submit
your work, please make your way to the Ichigyoshi website:

http://ichigyoshi.blogspot.com



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Speaking of the very short poem, one of the best kept secrets around (ed markowski knows!) is Grant Hackett and his simply marvelous Falling Off the Mountain blog. Grant is a purveyor of what he calls the monostitch, the one-line poem. He is, to put it simply, tapped directly into the source; his work is magical nearly beyond measure, which is saying something considering it never goes beyond one-line (define infinity now). Grant's work will be appearing in future issues of Lilliput (in fact, he'll be in one of the two new issues), but I felt it was time to let the cat out of the bag and share his work with those who find brevity a guiding principle.

Read a dozen. See if you don't get hooked.

Finally, head on over to f/k/a where David recounts the growing tragedy of SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome). His informative post is accompanied by some heartrending verse by Issa, George Swede and Michael Dylan Welch.

Michael's recent comments on Issa's Untidy Hut re: the e. e. cummings vs. E. E. Cummings controversy will be covered in Thursday's regular post.

best,
Don

2 comments:

Greg Schwartz said...

SBS is such a sad thing... it's amazing how ignorant people can be. thanks for the link to Ichigyoshi.

Charles Gramlich said...

Hope you are feeling better. I had the unfortunate honor of serving on a jury for a SBS case. It was so heartrending. I've never forgotten the "evidence" we saw.