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Unlikley Stories mourns the loss Kurtice Kucheman, who was so instrumental in the development of this site. Please consider his work on this site, his obituary, or our editor's tribute to him.

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

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Ethan has nowhere to go, an exhibit of a missing story by Jeremy Hight:
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a game by Johansen Quijano
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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

Love Has Been Liquidated, Vol. 3: the sprawling choose-your-own-adventure longpoem by John Bryan now involves despair and dinosaurs!
Tom Bradley reads from We'll See Who Seduces Whom at the book's Boulder, Colorado launch party
j/j hastain and Marthe Reed perform pleth at the book's aforementioned launch party
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"LAPD Traps Anti-war Marchers, Two Arrested" by Dan Bluemel
"Mad Dogs and Englishmen" by Rich Wink
An Interview with Joe Davis by Jeremy Hight
An Introduction to Laura Beloff with questions by Jeremy Hight
An Introduction to Kim Asendorf with questions by Jeremy Hight
An Introduction to Steve Roggenbuck with questions by Jeremy Hight
Four Images by Casey Reas
Four Images by Andrew Bucksbarg
Seven Images by Kim Asendorf
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Four Videos by Jeremy Bailey
"A Case of Public Indecency", a one-act by Stephenson Muret
Four Visual Poems by John M. Bennett
Four Visual Poems by Reed Altemus
Four Visual Poems by Spencer Selby
Three Visual Poems by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
Three Poems by Vernon Frazer
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Three Poems by Hanna Elson
Three Poems by Alban Fischer
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Three Edie Sedgwicks by Kyle Hemmings
Three Poems by Dan Raphael
Three Poems by Mark Cunningham
Three Poems by Billy Cancel
Three Poems by Win Harms
Three Poems by Felino A. Soriano
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Three Poems by Donal Mahoney
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Two Poems by Patricia Gomes
Two Poems by Jim Berhle
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Two Poems by Jim Lineberger
Two Poems by Sean J Mahoney
Four Postcards from New Yorkshire: Poetry by Anthony Murphy
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Last Chance: Poetry by John Grey
Deck: Poetry by Dennis Weiser
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Exit the Heroes, or, in Praise of Cowardice: Fiction by Elmore Snoody
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Willis Gordon on George Zimmerman and our other favorite killers
Fred Russell discovers Fox News
How Our Leaders Are Elected by Michael Ceraolo
Nicholas C. Arguimbau on Obama's climate change plan
Global Autonomy: Coporate Central Versus Local Resilience by Dennis Weiser


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910 Noise

910 NoiseHeavy on improvisation and full of energetic cosmic bluster, noise art can be compared to birth. An ugly little thing violently squirming in its own filthy ooze, noise art often emerges as a complex orchestra of aural neurotransmitters, body mass, and bloody tissue. In other words, noise takes on shape. 910 Noise is a collective of artists who sculpt with noise and performance. The use of traditional instruments in radically untraditional ways often produces their unique visions of sight and sound. Like with any avant-garde artist, the final piece is not necessarily the elevated importance so much as the action of creating is. It is in this determination that gives noise its artistic value.

Area code noise has been creeping its way into art galleries and small, usually dark, bars since around 2001—according to Alex Murphy of Bootleg Magazine, the original area code noise started in Richmond, Virginia and is known as 804noise. The purpose of most area code noise collectives is to perpetuate and collaborate with artists of similar vision who share a willingness to expand the fundamental noise-properties of musical instruments, sex toys, and anything else that might be used to create sound. Ryan Lewis is the founder of 910 Noise, out of Wilmington, North Carolina, and he places highest power on artistic expression and to demonstrate "creative diversity while melding art and sound."

In its rawest form, noise can be painful or pleasantly absent but live performance is quintessential to the concept (which is why this month's music offering is in the form of a streaming video, rather than an .mp3). Stage presence is like framing the painting. In our correspondence, Ryan said of performance "Some of the artists during live performance report out of body/ mind experiences from the high intense energetic massive walls of sound..." This is a fitting description because on so many levels noise is exploding through the placenta of normalcy into a world where, like it or not, evolution is the only law. —ES

910 Noise's new album, 910 Compilation v.3, has been produced by Ryan Lewis' Obscura Art and Records in conjunction with Ack Recordings. You can buy it through Paypal here:

But immediately before you buy that, check out 910 Noise member The Pony Gropers, presented to you by the miracle of videographic technology, by clicking on the pretty words below:

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