After thirty poetry books, Anselm Hollo looks back in these epic sonnet. Guests in Space is full of friends and authors from across the ages. An elegiac tone permeates and percolates as Hollo ruminates over life.
Last year I participated in a festival called Mamapalooza, and this year one of my stories was published in its journal, The Mom Egg. Both times, I felt a little guilty, like I was pulling the old I pushed a person out of my body card just to get a gig.
Ive been cordially invited to join the visceral realists. I accepted, of course. There was no initiation ceremony. It was better that way.
In the twelfth century, the time of Jihadis and Crusaders, there was a church built on the island of Sicily. It was constructed for the Norman king, Roger II. The artwork on the interior of the Cappella Palatina was unparalleled in the Mediterranean of its time, in ingenuity of form and symbolism and in its melding of styles, including Islamic and Byzantine.
Living in a citywhere poverty is juxtaposed with wealth, where trash and concrete abound, and where its not unusual to see people arguing, crying, or urinating in publicits hard not to feel an occasional apocalyptic despair.
Before Gamer Theory, there was GAM3R 7H30RY, McKenzie Warks online experiment which reverses the traditional publishing algorithm: public scrutiny before publication.
The book revisits ideas, issues and incidents he addresses in other works. His polemic is the culmination of a career spent arguing against weak-mindedness, which religious belief is by definition. Beyond being disputatious, however, Hitchens does offer an alternative to faith, something he has also advocated elsewhere: in a word, literature.
In How to Think Like Leonardo Davinci, a word drawing from Johannah Rodgerss new book Sentences, the author speaks of fitting ones life to a narrative. On a first reading, Sentences seems essentially narrativeless.