Saturday, August 13, 2011

Smash Smash Press

I'll smash my empty heart against the soda machine

I'll sail across the ocean in a green melon rind

With fisticuffs I'll smooth out that wrinkled leaf

I'll plug your icecream cone with my pinky

I'll mountain I'll


I have two poems from my book, Triggermoon Triggermoon, up at Everyday Genius:

Maybe you read?


Hope you can come to the Bad Shadow reading tonight:
Saturday, 7:30pm
Lost Lake Lounge, Denver CO

Announcing a Very Special Bad Shadow!

This Saturday please join us in celebrating Mathias Svalina's NEW BOOK, I am A Very Productive Entrepreneur, with amazing readings by Maureen Owen, Steven Karl, J. Mae Barizo and Mathias Svalina!


Maureen Owen is the author of many books including American Rush: Selected Poems, AE [Amelia Earhart], Hearts in Space, Imaginary Income and Zombie Notes. She has served as the Program Coordinator and Acting Director of the Poetry Project at St Mark's-in-the-Bowery, New York City, where she has also taught workshops in writing and magazine production.

Born in Toronto, J. Mae Barizo was shortlisted for Canada's 2008 Robert Kroetsch award for Innovative Poetry and Ahsahta Press's Sawtooth Poetry Prize. She has received an International Publication Award from Atlanta Review, and was an Editor's Prize finalist for Spoon River Poetry Review. Her work has also appeared in Baltimore Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Sink Review, Atlanta Review, among others. She is the author of two chapbooks, "The Concert Review" and "The Marble Palace."

Mathias Svalina is a co-editor of Octopus Books and Octopus Magazine. He is the author of Destruction Myth and the newly released I Am A Very Productive Entrepreneur.

Steven Karl is the author of the chapbooks, emissions/ of (H_NGM_N, 2011), (Ir)Rational Animals (Flying Guillotine Press, 2010) and State(s) of Flux w/ Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2009). In one way or another, he is involved with Sink Review, Cold Front Magazine, Borough Writing Workshops and Stain of Poetry. He sometimes blogs at

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