Tuesday, March 3, 2009

IT ALL RELATES TO HOBART. AARON BURCH. SAM PINK. HOWIE GOOD. I'LL MAKE THE CONNECTION IN 5 WORDS OR LESS...5...4...3...2...1

I think...

New issue of SIR, featuring words from:

AARON BURCH
COREY MESLER
JENNIFER PIERONI
REB LIVINGSTON
and others
http://www.sir-magazine.org/index.html


New interview up at HOBART. SAM PINK is interviewed by ELIZABETH ELLEN. Read an excerpt from the interview here:

Would you really beat a dead horse if you came across one? Or is that just a figure of speech?

i found a deer skeleton on the side of a lake two summers ago and i showed it to someone, and the someone kicked the spine and some bones fell off and we walked away. that is a true story elizabeth ellen. you know, elizabeth ellen, i think we're going to make it, you and me kid.

You know how in "Painful Gender Reassignment Staple Gun Steroid Injection Maternal Crucifixion" you say, "I will claim you as my own when everyone else disclaims you"? Is that true? Do you really mean that? Or are you just bullshitting me?

elizabeth ellen, you know it is true. elizabeth ellen, i will claim you as my own when everyone else disclaims you. why would i bullshit you elizabeth ellen. you know it is true. the writing you are referring to is an autobiographical account of my twenty second birthday which i spent in a garage alone, trying to reassign my own gender with tools and hormones. the hormones didn't work because they were just empty tylenol capsules filled with gasoline.

A lot of your pieces, though unquestionably comedic, also have a romantic feel to them. Do you consider yourself a romantic?

i am going to use an answer countdown for this question for no reason other than possible entertainment: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1--

i think everything that is said in the book is paralleled by something that says the opposite. so it says nothing. but it makes sense to me because i can't figure anything out. it makes sense to me to feel one way, then immediately feel the opposite.

Read the interview in its entirety here:

http://hobart.typepad.com/hobart/2009/03/sam-pink-is-the-dictator-an-interview-with-sam-pink.html


New march issue of HOBART. Read words from:

BENJAMIN BUCHHOLZ
JIMMY CHEN
NATHAN LESLIE
ROBERT SWARTWOOD
http://www.hobartpulp.com/website/march/leslie.html


There are two new reviews of HOWIE GOOD's TOMORROWLAND.

One of them is from RYAN CALL over at NEWPAGES. Here's a snippet:

"A vague, unnamable danger drives much of the language throughout Howie Good’s Tomorrowland. The narrator speaks of a land in which “bodies in the early stages of decay hang like gray rags from the trees” and authorized personnel instruct evacuees “to wait for the destroying angels to tire and the broken buildings to stop burning.” It seems that the characters of this world cannot escape no matter how carefully they plot: secret police and paid snitches abound, and the whirring ceiling cameras never cease."

Read the rest here:

http://www.newpages.com/bookreviews/default.htm#Tomorrowland

Also reviewed at ONE NIGHT STANZAS from CLAIRE ASKEW:

"Tomorrowland" is more like a collection of snapshots, all from the same source: an unsettling prediction of life somewhere in our own not-too-distant future.

Read the rest here:

http://www.readthismagazine.co.uk/onenightstanzas/

Thank you very much, Ryan and Claire, for the excellent reviews.

And if anyone would like a copy of HOWIE GOOD's TOMORROWLAND... Sorry suckas, we're SOLD OUT. Powell's might have a few left:

http://www.powells.com/s?header=Search+Form&kw=howie+good

2 comments:

Claire A said...

Hey guys,

Thanks for the mention!

DOGZPLOT said...

claire, thank YOU for the excellent review.