Sunday, August 31, 2014

Today the
postman brought
me a cast iron
alibi. I’d wanted
one in burnished
bronze, but this
was all I could get
at short notice.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

wednesday newstrip

The Australian arm of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation fired tear gas to disperse the Ebola virus & continuing losses at its flagship publication ∙ Nicki Minaj released the music video for Anaconda via her Twitter account at the stroke of midnight Wednesday but not before thousands of protesters grew increasingly desperate & set up camp in front of the Liberian Catholic Church ∙ the letters & numbers you entered did not match the image of serial paedophile priest Kevin O'Donnell ∙ the state's controversial network of heavily fortified marine parks & reserves is inadvertently threatening the raunchy antics of the Australian Taxation Office ∙ Kim Kardashian was quarantined last night in an effort to slow the spread of the star's anti-government seahorse populations ∙ more than half of 18-year-olds surveyed said it would be easier growing up if pornography was less easy to access for young people ∙ White House confirms James Foley video is authentic.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

wednesday newstrip

A Russian convoy of trucks carrying the Great Barrier Reef heads for Ukraine hoping to provide affordable finance to people who might otherwise risk falling into the clutches of loan sharks ∙ a World Health Organisation panel of medical ethics experts ruled on Tuesday that it is ethical to offer the southwest tip of Tahiti as a potential treatment in West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak ∙ Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit is hoping the hidden cameras he set up in his apartment to film girls will strip out underperforming brands & designers from the store floor to make room for his own private label range∙ Treasurer Toe Cock-Knee has been accused of being out of touch after claiming that the poorest won't be hit by increases in petrol tax because they don't own cars ∙ The Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against a colossal squid taking advantage of the current political crisis ∙ Fox News host Shepard Smith has apologized for calling Robin Williams a "coward" following the actor's death by suicide. Fortunately many soft-plastic brands offer great anchovy imitations.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

wednesday newstrip

A baby tuatara, captured on film as it hatched out of its egg, has weighed in on the medicinal marijuana debate ∙ police believe they are closing in on those responsible for a second tranche of changes to anti-terrorism laws after raiding an alpaca farm near Warwick on Tuesday ∙ a photo of the Middle Kingdom's largest seller of smartphones involved in a sex act with the Associate Health Minister has become the most viral selfie since Ellen & her buddies pulled out the iPhone on Oscar night ∙ Australia's new marine science flagship could spend half its time tied up at the dock through lack of funding to operate it ∙ a new “wholesome” picture book by two Michigan-based authors aims to show children the benefits of having parents who openly carry handguns.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

wednesday newstrip

The largest shipping container ever launched into space has found more than 50 kilograms of porcelain toilets approximately 450 light-years from Earth ∙ an advisory board designed to promote cultural diversity in the workplace is preparing to receive American patients sickened with Ebola ∙ speculation is growing that Toe Knee Ass-Bit has significant sleep problems, with the drug methamphetamine, also known as ice, believed to be the leading cause ∙ Israel said its troops are searching for Benjamin Netanyahu who was seized at a "weird & wild" Gray Power meeting in Gaza ∙ police in Melbourne have found The Great Barrier Reef is sick after it allegedly tried to punch Orlando Bloom, the British actor ∙ a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, has called for international intervention to prevent the asylum seekers at the center of a High Court battle being sent to Nauru after they declined to return to India.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Issue thirty-four of Otoliths is out.

The new issue of Otoliths is out.

Otoliths issue thirty-four is now live. Insert your own superlatives. In addition to September Poems, a long sequence from Ken Bolton, there's the usual ….. variety of work in a ….. variety of styles from a ….. variety of people—Anne Gorrick, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Jessie Janeshek, Christopher Mulrooney, Richard Kostelanetz, Philip Byron Oakes, Steve Timm, Pete Spence, Thomas Michael Gillaspy, Jim Meirose, Jack Galmitz, John M. Bennett, Jim Leftwich, Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett, Thomas M. Cassidy & John M. Bennett, Tom Beckett, Joe Balaz, B. T. Joy, Raymond Farr, Louise Landes Levi, SS Prasad, Philip Hammial, Cecelia Chapman, Bobbi Lurie, Pam Brown, Nicola Griffin, John McKernan, Natsuko Hirata, Shataw Naseri, Eileen R. Tabios, John Lowther, sean burn, Mary Kasimor & Susan Lewis, Stephen Nelson, Sheila E. Murphy, Michelle Greenblatt & Sheila E. Murphy, bruno neiva, Aditya Bahl, Andrew Topel, Leigh Herrick, Satu Kaikkonen, Andrew K. Peterson, Andrew Brenza, Marco Giovenale, Marcello Diotallevi, Jeff Harrison, David-Baptiste Chirot, Marcus Liljedahl, Felino A. Soriano, Jeremy Freedman, Carol Stetser, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, J. D. Nelson, Bob Heman, Francesco Levato, Mark Staniforth, Lakey Comess, Ong Sher Li, Kit Kennedy, Cherie Hunter Day, Texas Fontanella, Maureen Alsop, Marty Hiatt, Katrinka Moore, Owen Bullock, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Susan Gangel & Terry Turrentine, Jake Goetz, Michael Brandonisio, Alice Allan, Chris D'Errico, sven staelens, Bogdan Puslenghea, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Nurul Wahidah, Eric Hoffman, Spencer Selby, John Pursch, & Marilyn Stablein.

In addition, the print editions of issues thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, &—be amazed—thirty-four are all now available from The Otoliths Storefront.