Antonio López won the Poetry Award at the 2017 Santa Barbara Writers Conference with ‘Which Cobija Feels Most Comfy?: A Letter to Sister Nabra’, about the murder of a teenage Muslim girl beaten and killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque.
Bukowski’s ‘Born Into This’ – Treachery, Hatred, Violence, Absurdity
The documentary, ‘Bukowski: Born into This’ rehashes stories of the inimitable misanthrope, poet, and author Charles Bukowski. Post features the poem, ‘Dinosauria, we.’
Jack Eidt’s ‘The Blue Basement’ on Luna Review
An excerpt of Jack Eidt’s recent novel ‘Nowhere Beckons’ was published in the Luna Review. Called ‘The Blue Basement’, it narrates the protagonist T.’s visionary descent into the urban underworld, where ideas, light, and color blend, and surviving on the journey to the end of the night is everything.
Political Haiku: The Revolution Will Not Be Roboticized
Mark Morris lays down some poetic effulgence in the budding genre of political haiku, or as he endearingly calls it: Hacku. Let it flow in the Era of the Orange One.
Max Talley Story: A Secret Utopia Called Devorah
Max Talley’s surreal and disturbing story posits a lone traveler who stumbles into an eerie alternative universe, a quiet utopia, or a slow death trap. Read the entire story for free online at Chantwood Magazine.
Monte Schulz’s Beautiful Jazz Age Tragedy in ‘Crossing Eden’
Monte Schulz’s literary novel Crossing Eden (Fantagraphics Books), sweeps across the Midwestern U.S. landscape through the story of a family pulled apart in the Jazz Age summer of 1929. A failed businessman, seduced by city lights and the dream of wealth and power, divides himself from his wife and children, while a troubled farm boy runs away from home in the company of a gangster.
Geo-Fauvism and Anthropocene: Altered Planet, Wild Literature
Welcome to the Anthropocene age, where humans have transmogrified the planet, its oceans and atmosphere, caused mass extinctions and wholesale contamination that will remain for millennia. Beyond the politicians and scientists, the way forward remains in the hands of writers, artists, and designers taking inspiration from wild earth in a movement called Geo-Fauvism.