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Friday, November 18, 2005

Call & Response (beaulieu & Ball)

The Martian Press is pleased to announce the publication of its fifth chapbook: Call & Response. The book began as a selection of 10 concrete poems by derek beaulieu. Each poem was altered during the editing process by Jonathan Ball to create 10 new works. Each work and its resulting corruption is presented, back-to-back, on a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock. The cards are contained in an envelope along with an 11th "title page" -- each of which is signed by both authors. The chapbook is published in a limited run of 100.

If you would like a copy of Call & Response then contact me at jonathan at jonathanball dot com. Books are $5 each. If they need to be mailed out, that's an extra whatever, probably $2. I am also very willing to make trades -- I actually prefer this.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Grimm magazine is out

I just received my contributor's copy of the recent Grimm magazine (www.grimmagazine.com) which is a wonderful little beast. I have one poem -- a vampire poem, for anyone interested in that kind of thing -- in the issue. I am very pleased about this for three reasons:

1. They spelled my name correctly.
2. It is a well-designed little magazine.
3. They distribute widely in the UK as well as Canada, & it's fun to think of my sick little poem being read over tea & crumpets.

Anyway, it should be on shelves now, so you can check it out if you like.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Lost. (a found poem)

no lie -- i found this scrawled on a scrap of paper, along with less interesting notes, in some fiction anthology at a used book sale:

Humanoid – sasquatchian ape – rental mask.

Lovers of these beasts.

Driving backwards. Very fast.

Robots. And little robots encased in sac – more lovers.

A man. His wife, driving a truck filled with

open kerosene barrels – truck stuck – man

throws lit matches to explode wife.

Prison – tough guys. Resignation to imprisonment.

Male – female relations explored thru, males

as normally visualized, females as apes, robots??

(Overrides hatred unto death.)