Lots to snack on here!! COCONUT 19

Lots to snack on here!! COCONUT 19

Check out Stephen Danos's new poem, “Everything Is a Wellspring,” in the 19th issue of Coconut.

Check out Stephen Danos's new poem, “Everything Is a Wellspring,” in the 19th issue of Coconut.

Lucas de Lima reading tonight @ the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division(Photo by Ben Fama)

Lucas de Lima reading tonight @ the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division

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Lucas de Lima writes, "Me and my superstar fellow readers, I must point out, are not battling each other as opponents. Far from it, we’re joining forces as the one and only LATINA GURLESQUE, a luminous, feminist, outrageous decolonial parade. Taking a SPICY, CALIENTE line of flight south of the original Gurlesque anthology, our aesthetic already throbs in contemporary performance art. Consider the mystic genitalia and unholy queer ‘spictacles’ of La Chica Boom."[Click] for more details

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Lucas de Lima writes, "Me and my superstar fellow readers, I must point out, are not battling each other as opponents. Far from it, we’re joining forces as the one and only LATINA GURLESQUE, a luminous, feminist, outrageous decolonial parade. Taking a SPICY, CALIENTE line of flight south of the original Gurlesque anthology, our aesthetic already throbs in contemporary performance art. Consider the mystic genitalia and unholy queer ‘spictacles’ of La Chica Boom."

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GUESS WHAT? NEXT YEAR WE CAN ALL GET LOST IN THIS SHIMMERING PATCH POCKET, THIS SOURCE OF LUNG!!THE PULP VS. THE THRONE by Carrie Lorig (Artifice Books, 2015) Cover by Evan Scott Bryson.

GUESS WHAT? NEXT YEAR WE CAN ALL GET LOST IN THIS SHIMMERING PATCH POCKET, THIS SOURCE OF LUNG!!

THE PULP VS. THE THRONE by Carrie Lorig (Artifice Books, 2015)

Cover by Evan Scott Bryson.

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¡OMDiosa! Will you be in New York next Friday? Don’t miss the LATINA GURLESQUE @ THE BUREAU OF GENERAL SERVICE-QUEER DIVISION (FRI. JULY 11, 7:30 PM)Who let this “new grrly, grotesque, burlesque” poetics leak out of the border in a divine ooze of caliente pink?Monica McClure’s debut collection, Tender Data, will be published by Birds, LLC this year. She is the author of the chapbooks, Mood Swing, from Snacks Press and Mala, forthcoming from Poor Claudia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, Jubilat, Fence, The Los Angeles Review, The Lit Review, Lambda Literary Review’s Spotlight Series, The Awl, Spork and elsewhere. She curates Atlas, a collaboration series of visual artists and poets, and lives in New York City.Lucas de Lima was born in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. He is the author of Wet Land (Action Books, 2014) and the chapbooks Ghostlines (Radioactive Moat) and Terraputa (forthcoming from Birds of Lace). A contributor to Montevidayo, he pursues doctoral studies in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.Jennifer BARRRRFFFF Tamayo is a New York-based performance artist, writer, and activist. She is the author of three collections of art and writing, most recently YOU DA ONE (Coconut Books, 2014). JT lives in Brooklyn and serves as the Managing Editor of Futurepoem.

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¡OMDiosa! Will you be in New York next Friday? Don’t miss the LATINA GURLESQUE @ THE BUREAU OF GENERAL SERVICE-QUEER DIVISION (FRI. JULY 11, 7:30 PM)

Who let this “new grrly, grotesque, burlesque” poetics leak out of the border in a divine ooze of caliente pink?


Monica McClure’s debut collection, Tender Data, will be published by Birds, LLC this year. She is the author of the chapbooks, Mood Swing, from Snacks Press and Mala, forthcoming from Poor Claudia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, Jubilat, Fence, The Los Angeles Review, The Lit Review, Lambda Literary Review’s Spotlight Series, The Awl, Spork and elsewhere. She curates Atlas, a collaboration series of visual artists and poets, and lives in New York City.

Lucas de Lima was born in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. He is the author of Wet Land (Action Books, 2014) and the chapbooks Ghostlines (Radioactive Moat) and Terraputa (forthcoming from Birds of Lace). A contributor to Montevidayo, he pursues doctoral studies in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer BARRRRFFFF Tamayo is a New York-based performance artist, writer, and activist. She is the author of three collections of art and writing, most recently YOU DA ONE (Coconut Books, 2014). JT lives in Brooklyn and serves as the Managing Editor of Futurepoem.

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Ginger Ko reviews Bruce Covey’s Change Machine over at Fanzine: "I mean, everything is a part of the Change Machine world; there is the particularity of molecular lattices, industrial processes, apropos remarks, one-second memories, and they all manage to avoid any twinge of exclusiveness. There is something exciting about the evenly-paced Change Machine. There is no sinister overwhelming, there is Covey to catalogue and curate, to point out the hidden objects in the visual and psychic goulash. Covey’s poems sustain because it is not an apocalyptic piling-on of substances, it is a good-humored acknowledgment of the individual pecks that make up our pointillistic postmodern.”Ginger Ko writes from Wyoming. Her poetry collection MOTHERLOVER is forthcoming from Coconut Books.[Click] to continue reading

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Ginger Ko reviews Bruce Covey’s Change Machine over at Fanzine:

"I mean, everything is a part of the Change Machine world; there is the particularity of molecular lattices, industrial processes, apropos remarks, one-second memories, and they all manage to avoid any twinge of exclusiveness. There is something exciting about the evenly-paced Change Machine. There is no sinister overwhelming, there is Covey to catalogue and curate, to point out the hidden objects in the visual and psychic goulash. Covey’s poems sustain because it is not an apocalyptic piling-on of substances, it is a good-humored acknowledgment of the individual pecks that make up our pointillistic postmodern.”




Ginger Ko writes from Wyoming. Her poetry collection MOTHERLOVER is forthcoming from Coconut Books.

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"I’m not Sophia as Maria in Metropolis as witch mother on Bravo every week can’t be can only get to her through understanding of abject means weeded out from Kristeva and applied to the space of the reality of reality tv in which the Mama exists."Don’t miss Alice Ladrick's “Metropolis" in the Spooky Magazine debut.

"I’m not Sophia as Maria in Metropolis as witch mother on Bravo every week can’t be can only get to her through understanding of abject means weeded out from Kristeva and applied to the space of the reality of reality tv in which the Mama exists."

Don’t miss Alice Ladrick's “Metropolis" in the Spooky Magazine debut.

Felix Bernstein writes, “Series paints a destitute picture: a world that, in the end, bears no mother, no God, and no money. Yet nonetheless it is full of private enjoyments: filth, sex, grief, and poetry—enjoyments that are just as ‘edible’ as the world of market goods—’The only thing / I’ve eaten / in / the last / two days / is / a boy’s ass.’ This edible yet destitute world is offered in contrast to the world of the market, full of imperishable money that cannot rot, and likewise humans that are not permitted to die. His ethics derive from a concerted effort to live, ‘as a force,’ against this market, and as the person he ‘should be no matter how unimportant or unsustainable / he is.’ And that means being a force, and a person, who recognizes that biological death and rotting bodies are a reality that cannot be wiped away through belief in the transcendentally sacred grandeur of the market’s monuments.”[Click] to keep reading via Boston Review

Felix Bernstein writes, Series paints a destitute picture: a world that, in the end, bears no mother, no God, and no money. Yet nonetheless it is full of private enjoyments: filth, sex, grief, and poetry—enjoyments that are just as ‘edible’ as the world of market goods—’The only thing / I’ve eaten / in / the last / two days / is / a boy’s ass.’ This edible yet destitute world is offered in contrast to the world of the market, full of imperishable money that cannot rot, and likewise humans that are not permitted to die. His ethics derive from a concerted effort to live, ‘as a force,’ against this market, and as the person he ‘should be no matter how unimportant or unsustainable / he is.’ And that means being a force, and a person, who recognizes that biological death and rotting bodies are a reality that cannot be wiped away through belief in the transcendentally sacred grandeur of the market’s monuments.”

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"The thorny terrain of the elegy is brought to focus in Marty Cain’s review of Lucas de Lima’s Wet Land (Action Books, 2014) at HTMLGiant.”