Unlikely contributor Randy Adams passed away April 25, 2014. This issue is dedicated to his memory, and the memory of our friend and contributor, Kurtice Kucheman.

Unlikely Books celebrates our two new releases, Beautiful Rush by Marc Vincenz and #specialcharacters by Larissa Shmailo!

Recent Articles:

Three Visual Poems by Tom Cassidy
Five Visual Poems by Baron and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
Five Visual Poems by Bela Grimm and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
Ten Visual Poems by John M. Bennett and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
Four Visual Poems by John M. Bennett
Two Visual Poems by John M. Bennett and Matthew Stolte
Two Visual Poems by John M. Bennett and Jim Leftwich
Forty-One Visual Poems by Jim Leftwich
Four Visualish Poems by Jefferson Hansen
Three Poems by Yuriy Tarnaswky
Three Visualish Poems by Vernon Frazer
Three Poems by Jeffrey Side
Three Poems by mark hartenbach
Three Edie Sedgwicks by Kyle Hemmings
Three Poems by Peter Marra
Three Poems by Michael McAloran
Three Poems by Billy Cancel
Two Poems by Jeff Harrison
Two Poems by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
Two Poems by Clare L. Martin
Two Poems by David Allen Sullivan
Two Poems by Anne Elezabeth Pluto
Two Poems by Jay Sizemore
Two Poems by L. Wayne Russell
Two Poems by Mark Young
Two Poems by Ndaba Sibanda
Two Poems by John M. Bennett
Feathers in da Sky: Poetry by Joe Balaz
Drawing Room: Poetry by Benjamin Bailey
A Day in Marble Hill: Poetry by Charles Clifford Brooks III
T'Shuva: Poetry by Alan Fyfe
So Say the Fundementalists: Poetry by Ally Malinenko
Selections from Statevillainy by K. R. Copeland
Righteousness in the Hour of Stupidity by Willis Gordon
The State of Literature by Nbada Sibanda
What We Could Do with a Postal Savings Bank by Ellen Brown
Brian McAfee on child fatalities from easily-treatable diseases
Dennis Weiser on the death of journalism
Jordan Flaherty on the trans community as part of the gay rights movement
Dead or Alive: Fiction by Alain Marciano
She's a Steal: Fiction by J. Donnelly
Two Short Stories by Elizabeth McGuire
Three Drawings by Randy Adams
Jeremy Hight interviews Randy Adams
Five Drawings by Vanessa Martinez
Two Short Movies by Matthijs Vlot
Three Short Movies by Talan Memmott
Jeremy Hight interviews Talan Memmott
Jeremy Hight interviews Daniel Rehn
Jeremy Hight interviews Beach Sloth

Ethan has nowhere to go, an exhibit of a missing story by Jeremy Hight:
a movie by Aaron Avila
a game by Johansen Quijano
a game by Anastasia Salter
an audiovisual experience by Alan Bigelow
an audiovisual experience by Brian Vann
a textual-visual experience by Jason Nelson
a textual-visual experience by Anonymous
a poem by Alexandra Naughton
a poem by Keith Higginbotham
a poem by Vera Lucia Pinto
a poem by Matthew Sherling
a visual piece by Scott Davis


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Unlikely contributor Randy Adams passed away April 25, 2014. This issue is dedicated to his memory, and the memory of our friend and contributor, Kurtice Kucheman.


Please welcome our new Fiction Editor, Justin Herrmann!


Forty-One Visual Poems by Jim Leftwich
"non-poems, correspondences, process poems, fluxus poems, fun poems, opaque poems, empty poems, slippery poems, skewed poems, torqued poems, playful poems, love songs, eulogies, labyrinths, autodidactic poems, procedural poems, arbitrary poems, looking as reading as writing, serial poems, aggregate poems, clump poems, spray poems, thelemic poems..."

More in Poetry and Visual Art


Four Selections from Statevillainy
by K.R. Copeland
"In one network of dirt there lurk many unpleasantries, unseen by the masses, still no less there than air. Microcosmic clunks and clinks of movement sinkhole slowly, rumble when the hush is meant to come. Tumultuous sub-ciety—sunrise falls. At the cornerstone of war, all lore grows wildly."

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Gender Violence: Police profiling, harassment, and violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people
by Jordan Flaherty
"The modern gay rights movement was born on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, on Christopher Street in New York City's West Village. Resistance broke out in response to a violent police raid against the gay community, and riots continued for several days. Many of the key leaders were transgender women, such as Sylvia Rivera, who had started her activism during the 1950s civil rights movement and continued until her death in 2002."

More in Activism


Journalism's Demise and the Devaluation of Literary Art
by Dennis Weiser
'It is not the military general, nor the career politician, nor even the corporate entrepreneur, but rather the hardnosed, investigative, career journalist who has become the true enemy of literary art in our time. Journalists have fallen far short of the goal of political action, which sociologist Max Weber envisioned for the Third Estate when he wrote "Politics as a Vocation."'

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Three Short Movies by Talan Memmott
Talan Memmott is a hypermedia writer/artist, and theorist. Memmott has taught digital art, electronic writing, and new media studies in the Digital Culture and Communication Program at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden, the Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department at California State University Monterey Bay; the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Colorado Boulder, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Two Short Stories by Elizabeth McGuire
"A baby is born. Again. A baby is called Henry. Again. He is so cute and beautiful. Of course. Everyone is excited. Of Course. His mother is so happy. His father is so proud. If you don't stop crying you won't hear the baby cry."

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Five Drawings by Vanessa Martinez
Vanessa Martinez was born in Chula Vista, California during the late 80's amidst aging power lines and taco shops. She spent her adolescence absorbing the vulgarities of underground comics and old punk records with song titles she couldn't recite to her mother.

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Ethan has nowhere to go
a multimedia exhibit

photo by Jeremy Hight

With Ethans by Anonymous, Aaron Avila, Alan Bigelow, Scott Davis, Keith Higginbotham, Alexandra Naughton, Jason Nelson, Vera Lucia Pinto, Johansen Quijano, Anastasia Salter, Matthew Sherling, and Brian Vann, based on the missing short story by Jeremy Hight




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