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“Orchestrated acts of disassociation and fracture” – on Phillip O’Neil’s MENTAL SHRAPNEL

Richard Makin (author of Mourning) takes a close look at Phillip O’Neil’s Mental Shrapnel. Cross-section slice through psyche, a channelling via orchestrated acts of disassociation and fracture — Mental Shrapnel is divine comedy too, as the text dredges memory and forgetting (and everything that doesn’t cover) — a desperate hilarity amid the chaos and dark matter, conjuring … Continue reading

“The Jagged Mass of Shapes That You’re Supposed to Interpret as Being a Human Being” – An Interview re: Mike Corrao’s Desert Tiles (forthcoming with Equus Press, 2021)

David Vichnar & Narmin Ismiyeva sit down with Mike Corrao to talk about his book Desert Tiles, forthcoming with Equus Press in September 2021.

“The Mischievous Goblin Holding The Skeleton Key That Unlocks All Doors”—An Interview re: Ryan Madej’s ASSASSIN (forthcoming with Equus Press, 2021)

Jeffrey Howe & Narmin Ismiyeva sit down with Ryan Madej to talk about his novel Assassin, forthcoming with Equus Press in September 2021.

"Modernity today is not in the hands of the poets, but in the hands of the cops" // Louis Aragon
"It is the business of the future to be dangerous" // A.N. Whitehead

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"Poetism is the crown of life; Constructivism is its basis" // Karel Teige


“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?…we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us” // Franz Kafka, letter to Oskar Pollack, 27 January 1904
August 2021