So, the new Octopus issue is up and at 'em. This time it's composed of all reviews, essays, and recovery projects. I haven't had time to delve into them but I have started reading Keith Newton's recovery project on Duncan. This is what the current issue gives you:
Featuring reviews of
Paige Ackerson-Keily's In No One's Land, Geoff Bouvier's Living Room,
Evan Commander's A Thing and its Ghost, Katie Degentesh's Anger Scale,
Danielle Dutton's Attempts at a Life, Sandy Florian's 32 Pedals & 47 Stops,
Graham Foust's Necessary Stranger, Peter Gizzi's Outernationale,
Shafer Hall's Never Cry Woof, Christian Hawkey's Citizen Of,
Andrew Joron's The Cry at Zero: Selected Prose, Joseph Lease's
Broken World, Ben Lerner's Angle of Yaw, Mark Levine's The Wilds,
Susan Maxwell's Passenger, Catherine Meng's Tonight's the Night,
Eileen Myles' Sorry Tree, Geoffrey G. O'Brien's Green and Grey,
Cole Swensen's The Glass Age, Sarah Vap's Dummy Fire
& Jon Woodward's Rain
Hadara Bar-Nadav, Nathan Bartel, Claire Becker, Lily Brown,
DJ Dolack, John Ebersole, Anna Eyre, Elisa Gabbert, Matt Gagnon,
Heather Green, Anne Heide, Alisa Heinzmann, Dan Hoy,
Melanie Hubbard, Gina Myers, Adam Peterson, Brett Price,
Brandon Shimoda, Mathias Svalina & Joshua Marie Wilkinson.
Recovery projects of
Joseph Ceravolo's Transmigration Solo,
Robert Duncan's The Opening of the Field,
John Lillison's Pointy Birds and Other Pointy Creatures,
Jack Myers' I'm Amazed That You're Still Singing,
N.H. Pritchard's The Matrix & Eecchhooeess,
Stan Rice's Some Lamb
& Robert Sullivan's Star Waka.
Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Sommer Browning, Keith Newton,
Craig Perez, Nate Pritts, Zachary Schomburg & Amish Trivedi.
Geoff Bouvier, Kathryn Cowles, James Engelhardt,
Ian Ganassi, Dean Gorman, Noah Eli Gordon,
Anthony Hawley, Karla Kelsey, Sam Starkweather
& Gabriel Gudding.
Sweet. We have our reading cut out for us, don't we.
I've been swamped so this post is short/belated. I was just about to send a thank you to someone who had a meeting and served food they knew I could eat (i.e. wheat-free) and I realized that the two adjectives that would best describe me from that email were "dorky/allergic."
Oh boy, it's time for Google Image Idiom Search:
"Straight From The Horse's Mouth":
"Straight From The Horse's Mouth II":
(There were actually surprisingly few horse images that came up with this one).