Friday, October 31, 2008
(ML Press is putting together a fine line-up of chapbooks, including work from Brandi Wells, Shane Jones, Blake Butler, Jimmy Chen, Ken Baumann, Nick Antosca):
drew kalbach's THE ZEN OF CHAINSAWS & ENORMOUS CLIPPERS is an engrossing read. his poetry works its way into a reader, pinching at places that seem normal & good until they are exposed to his bend of langauge, making them surreal & raw & broken.
barry graham's NOT A SPECK OF LIGHT IS SHOWING is a bulldozer of aggressive & charged stories, showcasing the sexual bent & savvy of graham's enticing & ticklish phrasing.
from ROSE METAL PRESS:
"Set on the margins of Seattle, beneath bridges and on the banks of waterways, in strip clubs and flooded farmland, the prose poems in Tinderbox Lawn illuminate the intersection of domesticity and bohemia, orthodoxy and passion. Each untitled block of prose constitutes a novel-in-miniature, with shadow characters and shards of plot. The intensity of Carol Guess’s poems builds through lyrical language and recurring images, capturing the moment when “the small mad heart at the center of things stalls mid-tick.”
Every morning you walk past the house with broken windows and break another window. The shiny Valentine inside scrubs dishes at the sink. Think hard enough about broken glass and it becomes rain in a tumbleweed town, drowning out the neighbors’ quarrels. You’ve had to invent this life to make it work. Try speaking but no sound comes out, try tenderness but it twists in an instant. Think blood on the mattress. Try running, and not for the scenery.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Small excerpt from the REVIEW:
"Each piece in the collection is under 200 words, and each, in the immortal words of Spider-Man, really packs a wallop. Among the standouts are two by Florida author Dawn Corrigan titled "Nemesis" and "The Pin," which deal with pathological uncles and unrequited love respectively. Another highlight is Scott Garson's "Accounts Payable," which asks the immortal question, "Why does the ham and cheese croissant cost less than the ham and cheese sandwich?" Rounding out the issue is Graham's "All Together," which arguably presents the definitive ultra-short version of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment."
Thanks again to Marc Schuster.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Order: DOGZPLOT FLASH FICTION ANTHOLOGY 2008 - $8
Free: SAM PINK - I AM GOING TO CLONE MYSELF THEN KILL THE CLONE AND EAT IT - $12
and vice versa
Order: BARRY GRAHAM - NOT A SPECK OF LIGHT IS SHOWING - $4
Free: DREW KALBACH - THE ZEN OF CHAINSAWS AND ENORMOUS CLIPPERS - $4
and vice versa
Thank you to all the readers and writers who continue to support DOGZPLOT and its mini ventures. Keep doing what you're doing and God bless.
ml press is a print off-shoot of the online journal mud luscious. ml press publishes limited edition, single author, single work, chap style volumes of poetry & prose. each volume costs $2 (includes u.s. shipping), is printed in a run of 25 - 50, and gives 50% of its sales to the author.
here is our initial line-up & a sentence from each:
ken baumann : Y2K
'& our hero finally bends to the oncoming fiscal crisis'
jimmy chen : footnote1
'the wind howls because the dogs whimper'
shane jones : black kids in lemon trees
'our handcuffs are the stitching between the clouds'we are excited. we think this is something new.
buy. read. support. blog. review. etc.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I just finished the first two stories in this collection. Jo Neace Krause will eat your face off. Read it. Love it. Embrace it.
Jo Neace Krause's incredible ear for spoken language is on full display in this collection of stories spanning many different narrators and lives, some accented with Appalachia, all conscious of the omnipresent weight of history. Krause's writing is as instinctive as breathing, whether she is relating criss-crossed family sagas or snapshots of sun-drenched afternoons. Slipping on other lives and voices as easily as clothing, The Last Game We Played is an absorbing collection from a gifted new author.
"A dark and complicated work of literature."
—The Massachusetts Review
"A little classic."
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
CALL ME RADIO
BEHIND THE WAINSCOT
Phillies will win the world series. Obama will be in office. The National Virginity Pledge will be published. DOGZPLOT will be giving away 200 dollars cash at AWP. 2009 will be a great year. I'm sure of it.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Congrats to JA TYLER on achieving 100 publications in 2008. Not only is his work great enough to merit 100 acceptances, I am amazed by the fact that he has written 100 seperate pieces in a year (10 months, this is October. Will he reach 125 acceptances by the end of 08). That type of discipline / dedication to writing is inspiring. It is an honor to have published his fiction here at DOGZPLOT. Again congrats.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Also, check out Paula's latest offering up now at NIGHT TRAIN:
And finally, Philly is up 3-1. Fuck off LA Dodgers.
Monday, October 13, 2008
New stories on Wigleaf from:
Robert A. Dollesin
New stories by Meg Pokrass up at
Phillies got clobbered by the Dodgers last night. FUCK.
Friday, October 10, 2008
PRE-ORDER: SAM PINK - I AM GOING TO CLONE MYSELF THEN KILL THE CLONE AND EAT IT
FREE: BARRY GRAHAM - NOT A SPECK OF LIGHT IS SHOWING or DREW KALBACH: THE ZEN OF CHAINSAWS AND ENORMOUS CLIPPERS
ORDER: either DREW KALBACH - CHAINSAWS or BARRY GRAHAM - SPECK OF LIGHT and receive the other one FREE
PAYPAL LINKS ARE ON THE RIGHT - if you do not have PAYPAL email me and we can work something out.
As always, thank you to the contributors and readers for your continued encouragement and support. God bless.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
New issue of Lamination Colony is live, featuring bad ass work from a few DOGZPLOT folks, including MOLLY GAUDRY. Check her out reading this: the sky as john saw it the night kate sparkled.
The video up top of Molly reading that story is also being featured on HERE EXPLODES MY GIANT FACE.
Read other stuff from:
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Also, if you would just like to send us a photo of you in the act of shaving your pubes, that will be okay too. Let me know.
p.s. - those are Sam's pubes.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
BEFORE THEY DECIDED
LOOK TWICE THEN LISTEN
HOW TO REMOVE A PAIR OF PANTS WITHOUT CAUSING JEALOUSY
If you like what you read, please order a copy of Drew's chapbook, THE ZEN OF CHAINSAWS AND ENORMOUS CLIPPERS. I know you got 4 dollars. Help the kid out.
Here's what MATT BELL said about it:
"Drew Kalbach's poems are full of the best kind of danger, subverting our expectations of everyday situations until something else happens, some other unexpected, transformative experience. From their incantatory beginnings to their incongruous endings, these poems are capable of a deep magic where each line is a connection between unlikely dots, each poem revealing truths as terrible as they are beautiful, as revelatory as they are necessary."
Here's what Ernest Hemingway said about it:
You’ve amassed quite a list of publication credits, in very reputable journals, I might add. How long have you been writing? Do you have any tips, or secrets, on how to get published?
... I am increasingly confident that the secret to publication is relentlessness. Keep writing, keep sending out your work, respond to rejection by sending out even more work. If a journal sends you a note stating that your style just isn’t what they’re looking for, which has happened to me on multiple occasions, wait until that editor retires and try again. I have acquired more than 11,000 rejection letters and I’ve published fewer than one hundred stories. From a statistical point of view, I have failed abysmally. But I think few writers “fail” because they don’t have raw talent or potential; most aspiring writers don’t publish because they give up too soon.
I love you Jacob.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Dan Wickett at the Emerging Writers Network has just posted an e-panel with the editors of seven new indie publishers, including:
Kathleen M. Rooney and Abigail Beckel – Rose Metal Press
Aaron Burch and Elizabeth Ellen – Short Flight/Long Drive Books, a division of Hobart
Johannah Rodgers and Eugene Lim – Ellipsis Press
Aaron Petrovich and Alex Rose – Hotel St. George Press
Giancarlo Di Trapano – Tyrant Books
Victoria Blake – Underland Press
Peter Cole – Keyhole Books
(no longer from Matt)
I read through this a few times and there's some really good discussion going on. It gives me confidence that I really do know what I'm doing, and even when I don't, there are better, more succesful publishers who don't know what they are doing either.