Unlikely 2.0


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Editors' Notes

Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS with Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton and Michelle Greenblatt

Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz


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Movies

Autobiography
by Kristina Marshall, November 2011
"A revolution of brown skin & thick thighs
Of hard work during hard times
Of making love during rainstorms
& walking barefoot in your own backyard"

Voices from the American Autumn
by Angela Tyler-Rockstroh, November 2011
A look at the Occupy Wall Street protests, with interviews with Phil Rockstroh, Jeff Cohen, and Reverend Billy.

In you, everything sank
by Rebecca Freeman and Adam Fine, November 2011
As a collaborative pair, Rebecca Freeman and Adam Fine are able to realise visions otherwise unattainable when limited to their respective skills. Their shared love of narrative and the eccentric allows them to draw their ideas together, if not seamlessly, then harmoniously.

Clandestine
by Cecelia Chapman, September 2011
Presenting Clandestine, a dark tale of image and surveillance obsession with music by Jeff Crouch and Blaine Reininger. Clandestine completes the Surreal Suspicion series 2011.

Tzafun
by Paul Fischer, July 2011
Paul Fischer is an award-winning writer and filmmaker whose work has played in numerous festivals and venues worldwide. Tzafun was featured in Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah.

The Body
by Richard Shpuntoff, June 2011
A meditation on the murder of Julio Rivera, who was beaten to death on July 2, 1990 in the Public School 69 schoolyard in Queens.

Interstates and States of Grief
a video-kvetch by Phil Rockstroh and Angela Tyler-Rockstroh, May 2011
"I swam in it, collected jewel-like shells on its beaches of bleached sand, and went deep sea fishing with my father in its azure waters ... Wherein, I was in awe of its (seemingly endless) bounty and abundance. Its winds and waves intimated to me the nature of eternity and the Gulf's living things drew me into the beauty and terrors of the living moment."

Susie in the Afterlife
by Gabe Rodriguez, April 2011
Susie in the Afterlife won the Spirit Award at The Queens World Film Festival in 2011, where the director, Gabe Rodriguez, was also noted as an "emerging filmmaker." Also: it has a laugh track!

Faceless Neil
by Noella Borie, March 2011
Everyone knows that monsters and faceless children make wonderful friendships, but sometimes slight misunderstandings can result.

A Zoo Of Our Own Making: We will kill for empire and a parking space
a video-kvetch by Phil Rockstroh and Angela Tyler-Rockstroh, March 2011
"The fraying ligature of the landscape of the United States reveals an inner geography of alienation and anomie. Living on the island of Manhattan, I daily negotiate an urban layout of practical, but identity-decimating grids—a cityscape of harsh, inhuman right angles ... a geography that renders street encounters abrupt, curt and intrusive."

So Kura No Onna
by Stephan Dunstan, February 2011
Presenting an exquisitely hand-made film featuring Mariko Lawson in which a geisha gets in touch with her Lilliputian self.

Service Charge Included
by Cecelia Chapman, February 2011
From the Strange, Dark and Wicked series comes this one-minute reflection on everything that is not in your best interest.

Lucid Dream
by Tom Bradley, January 2011
"Lucid Dream" is an excerpt from Epigonesia, Tom Bradley's recent collaboration with Kane X. Faucher, published by BlazeVOX. Tom reads it with visual art provided by David Aronson and Nick Patterson.

Solitary Electricity Substations
by Nils Crompton, January 2011
What is your gas station doing when you aren't looking? Find out in Nils Crompton's gorgeous film featuring sound by Brooke Trezise.

Please Don't Look Like a Pear
by Donna Kuhn, October 2010
Enjoy experimental sound, music, dance and visuals in accompaniment to excerpts from real personal ads posted on Craig's List.

Paste
by Cecelia Chapman and Jeff Crouch, July 2010
Cecelia Chapman lives in Northern California. Her work examines the way we think and live, the human hunger for adventure, mystery and illusion. Jeff Crouch is an internet artist in Grand Prairie, Texas. Google "Jeff Crouch" to see where he's been on the internet.

Todo Esta Siempre Bien and then It Ain't
by León De la Rosa, May 2010
Spoken word artist León De la Rosa and videographer Gabriela Duran recorded Todo Esta Siempre Bien and then It Ain't on three occasions at three locations—The 2010 Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, The Gun Gallery in Cuidad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and The Rubin Center at the University of Texas in El Paso. They then took the three recordings and mixed them together to produce this, the definitive published version of this videorant.

maxima propositio
by Roger Humes, April 2010
"For a number of years I have also worked with computer graphic art. This led me to explore using video with my poetry, resulting in the maxima propositio piece. The text is the same used in the e-book, only with a fractal background and soundtrack added to words scrolling from various positions in different colors and fonts."

American Tea Parties 2010
by Belinda Subraman and Joseph Penton Rose, April 2010
"On Tax Day, April 15, 2010, Belinda Subraman of El Paso, Texas and Joseph Penton Rose of Atlanta, Georgia 'infiltrated' their local Tea Parties, with the hopes of better understanding this sudden organization. We present their observations in video, photographs, and an audio conversation."

When You Come Again, You will Never Go
poems by Andreas Morgner, with a video by Belinda Subraman, April 2010
"Children play. Each move tentative. The desire for fun struggling with a wary glance
Over the shoulder. A mother hovers close in case feet need wings. The guns love
Children the most. Each a potential recruit for others' wars."

Such Lofty Encounters (Rarely Forgotten)
by Hydropods, with animation by Cyril Victor, March 2010
"They were prudes then, and they were prudes when they died."

Voices from the Palace of Illusions
by Grace Andreacchi, February 2010
The author reads this stand-alone piece of madness in multiple voices from her longer work, Poetry and Fear.

Disintegration
by Ginnetta Correli, January 2010
Some of Ginnetta Correli's work can be found in print and online. She's been published in Ink Sweat and Tears, Diet Soap, The Bannister Review, Sein Und Werden, Poesy Planet, Insolent Rudder, Bicycle Review and Omega 7. Ginnetta Correli is also the author of a depressing novel called The Lost Episodes of Beatie Scareli and just released an album about the novel: Nurse Lucy. Presently, Ginnetta is making films.

Deceptive Deceptions
by Dan Meth, December 2009
Returning to Unlikely 2.0 for the first time since our June 2004 debut, Dan Meth presents his Truthumentary about the Freemasons, Tupac, and John Candy.

Horizons and Intersections III
by Derek von Essen and Don Pyle, November 2009
The third installment in the moving collage returns to Unlikely.

The Politics of Murder
a video poetryrant by León De La Rosa, September 2009
"A shotgun is all I have to offer, but a shotgun is all you'll ever need."

Visual Poetry by and an Interview with Vernon Frazer
September 2009
Presenting a seven pages from Vernon Frazer's newest manuscript of visual poetry, Any Moment, along with a filmed interview in which Frazer details how he made the transition from "writer" to "visual poet."

An Interview with Vernon Frazer
by Gabriel Ricard, with video interviews by Jonathan Penton and C. M. Penton, September 2009
"Much of my writing over the past ten or eleven years has come entirely from instinct. My decades of reading and writing experience allow me to trust that my instincts will lead me where I need to go. Once I'm into the work, flying by the seat of my pants, I'm conscious of what I'm doing, what I've done and what I will need to do to make the piece work. It's definitely a different use of instinct from what I used in my earlier, more pre-determined work."

Know Where to Go Crazy
by M. D. Friedman, August 2009
M. D. Friedman is a poet, teacher, musician, photographer, digital artist and web master from Lafayette, Colorado. His fourth book of poetry, Where We Reach, was recently released and combines his poetry with his original photographs and artwork.

The Psychology of Scriptwriting
by Jack Feldstein, July 2009
Jack Feldstein brings us another neon film, a 15-minute piece on the assorted delusions and hallucinations that lead one to attempt to write film.

Enter At Your Own Risk
A Spoken Word Video by "MrDaMan" and Luis Medina, June 2009
Virgil Hall a.k.a. "MrDaMan," a poet in San Diego, and Luis Medina, a musician in New York City, have never met in real life. They met online and collaborate to create poetry, music and visual media as a hobby. They do this stuff for fun and try to live/create under the mantra: "If you're having fun you must be doing something right."

Cry Crisis
A Music Video by Hogeye Bill, June 2009
'"Don't tread on me" hangs menacingly in the background as Bill puts his passions and obsessions into the better of the two songs available on his site. His opinion is clear and relentless, but he manages what so few folk artists seem to be capable of. He possesses the ability to throw down a very decisive view while keeping the music steady, right under the point. All the while, the song never loses sight of the necessity to craft compelling, black comedy lyrics.'

Life of a Poet
by Dean Omori, May 2009
Presenting a haunting music video by award-winning filmmaker and composer Dean Omori.

Private SNAFU in Spies
reprinted April 2009
Spies is one of twenty-six Private SNAFU cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps of World War II, and since released into the public domain. Spies was directed in 1943 by Chuck Jones, written by Theodor Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, voiced by Mel Blanc, and featuring original music by Carl Stalling.

Heroesetal
by León De La Rosa, March 2009
This Englishish-language twenty-minute poetry video was simultaneously filmed and screened before a studio audence in the Gun Gallery in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Lassie's Mother
by Matthew Hahn, February 2009
Oh, sure, collies are smart enough, but what are you supposed to do with a smart dog, anyway? Teach it to knit? Maybe she dug all those stupid wells Timmy fell down, did you ever think of that? Lassie's Mother was a finalist in the recent Third Screen Film Festival in Hollywood, California.

Cinematic Excerpts from Blue Rooms, Black Holes, White Lights
by Belinda Subraman and César Ivan, February 2009
As a Registered Nurse, Belinda Subraman has worked in several difficult areas, but from 2001 to 2007 she was working as a hospice nurse. Hospice is the art of preparation, and when Belinda's own father reached his final days in 2008, she took what preparation she had and flew back to Carolina to assist him in his passage.

Audio and Cinematic Poetry by Rick Lupert
February 2009
Rick Lupert has been involved in the Los Angeles poetry community since 1990. He has hosted the long running Cobalt Café reading series in Canoga Park since 1994 and is regularly featured at venues throughout Southern California. Rick created and maintains the Poetry Super Highway, a major internet resource for poets.

:the game:
by Nicklaus Liow, December 2008
Presenting :the game:, in which you can explore the full futility of action through interactivity.

Kill Jim Liebowitz
by Olde English, November 2008
This film is a work of satirical fiction. Any resemblance to any actual politicians, industries, or human behavioral patterns is purely the fault of somebody else.

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