An Interview with Patrick Lichty
by Jeremy Hight
'The beginning of my practice started when Jon Epstein and I re-initiated Haymarket RIOT (it was a prog-rock band in North Carolina, and we decided that it would serve for a container for our multi-media theory). We were studying Baudrillard and Virilio at the time, and he asked how this could be articulated through media ("Pat, what does hyperreality LOOK like?" "Simple; turn on cable").'
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An Interview with Anna Joy Springer
by Jeremy Hight,
'Literature is a specially designated encounter between a reader and their other selves. Reading makes a person a little queer, or even a lot queer. Or maybe not queer at all. Maybe I mean "indeterminate, possibly irritant and nonetheless powerful." I'm most excited by staged interactions, ritual, and directed unpredictability.'
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"Mapache: He Who Watches, and Why the Lone Ranger Stole Tonto's Mask"
by Cecelia Chapman
"If the raccoon was not around a field rat appeared when I whistled. One night I whistled, left the food scraps, and closed the door because the raccoon had not appeared. A few seconds later I heard a horrible scream. When I looked out the raccoon was eating. I never saw the rat again."
Thirty-One Visual Poems by John M. Bennett
John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of Lost and Found Times (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries.
Three Poems by Allie Marini Batts
"when my body meets
another body after last call, whiskey-soaked,
a cocktail napkin shredded— fibers like the peel of chapped lips"
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a short poetry-movie by Glen Armstrong
Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He also edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters.
Fighting Sex Trafficking or Punishing Women? A New Law Shows That Police and Prisons are not a Solution to Sex Trafficking"
by Jordan Flaherty
'It appears police did not have enough evidence to even support a prostitution charge—according to police reports, the woman would not "guarantee sexual contact" in person. She was charged with "promoting prostitution" a misdemeanor. Because of the new law, she was initially charged with sex trafficking, apparently because she was accused of advertising sexual services online, even if she didn't offer them in person.'
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