today on the Ho’…
The Haberdash by Adam Robinson:
When I’m reading a book
and some character at a party
gets up to leave and, as he leaves,
“gathers up his hat,” say,
“from a cloak room,” say,
then I get all unsettled in my quiet.
I want too to get up. My heart,
a little Russian pig, gets going.
AND… Thunderbirds: Who, Why, And How by Rebecca Scherm:
There’s been a lot of talk about Executives in the news lately, a lot of mystery and confusion. For the last year, I’ve had a side-gig proofreading executive resumes. Now I know all about Executives: how they are made, what they hope and fear, how they communicate with each other. I’m basically fluent.
Now, on to your questions.
#Hobart #Adam Robinson #Rebecca Scherm
is an illusion
that you are not
my two poems ancient chinese secret, huh? and faces like flashing red lights got published today over at a personal favorite online literary journal of mine, Hobart. Be sure to check them out and check out the rest of the awesome writers they have on there as well. Special thanks to Elizabeth Ellen for being so supportive.
poetry by Calvero.
#Calvero #Elizabeth Ellen #poetry #Hobart #Hoetry
The preview of James Franco’s As I Lay Dying is up for your viewing pleasure. But how about that poster?
the font seems too cartoony for me, but i’m actually really digging the trailer.
#As I Lay Dying #Franco
My Brother Became Dependent On Online Walkthroughs: Once, when I was little
kinda love how read that Fast Machine looks.
There is a Excel spreadsheet somewhere in my computer that lists every story in Fast Machine (Short Flight/Long Drive), and then in the following columns, different aspects or classifiable elements: age of narrator, age of other characters, animals (?), themes, locations, happy/sad (?), types of sex, etc. See, I wanted to do a book report, but instead make different mix-tapes using 15-20 stories. See, I sent a message to Hobart promising that I’d write a review if they sent me a copy. I never wrote that review. Until now, kind of, maybe. See, when I read Elizabeth Ellen for the first time, it wasn’t really my first time. She came out with a chapbook on Future Tense called Before You She Was A Pit Bull. Many of the stories in the chapbook are in the big book. I was rereading a part of my life when I was happy, ensconced in a Seattle forbidden to me previously but now/then open and bleeding like warm concrete in summer. Elizabeth’s stories dance with each other. I was reminded of William Gay and Sugarbaby. My idea of making mix-tapes of the stories was almost more for me to figure out who these people were. Like Chloe, like herself, Elizabeth writes truths.
My Brother Became Dependent On Online Walkthroughs
#elizabeth ellen #Fast Machine #chloe caldwell #Legs Get Led Astray
The Medicinal Purposes of: i am an orchid
which means I can die at any moment
which means I am the most graceful thing at the grocery store
I have several beautiful heads
I have all the body parts
and people hunt me
I lounge with decent posture
I am attached to a rod with a hair clip
love me and don’t be afraid of me
love me because visually you cannot not love me
unless I am yellowed or weak
take me from the supermarket and make me the fanciest part of your lame living room
show everyone you are responsible
that you have a lover
a tall feminine plant
fuck me when no one’s looking
if my manual tells you to
if we are both high on plant food
if your girlfriend’s on her period
I have the knowledge of the creator and of the future
but I don’t tell secrets
I am like the mean queen in a movie
but also the only beauty left in the world
rachel b. glaser @ hobart
The Medicinal Purposes of
#Rachel Glaser #Hobart #poems
"Gatsby’s Hydroplane" by Chris Bachelder
Saw Gatsby last night. Already looking forward to the DVD release, which I can only assume will (finally) include the deleted hydroplane scene.
“The missing hydroplane creates a lacuna,” said Dr. William Mays, professor of literature at Tucker-Hayfield College.
“Is that like a fissure? Or rupture?” I asked.
“A lacuna is a hole,” Dr. Mays said.
“A hole in the novel?”
“A hole in American letters.”
Read the full story here.
#The Great Gatsby #chris bachelder #Gatsby's hydroplane
We’re super excited! Lindsay’s the best!!
Publisher’s Weekly on DON’T KISS ME. It’s incredibly exciting to see reviews start trickling in! I’ve always wanted PW to review a book of mine (nerd alert) so this is quite an honor.
A wet slap,
the heart is a lindsay hunter
#Lindsay Hunter #DON'T KISS ME
The Best Ways to Drink Whiskey
I was gonna say something snarky like, you know, “open your mouth, pour in whiskey,” but then I click on the link and the first words are, “1 Part Whiskey + 1 Part Whiskey + 1 Part Whiskey = Your New Favorite Cocktail”
The GQ Tumblr
Farrar, Straus and Giroux: CLMP recommends "These Are the Fables" by Amelia Gray
“These Are the Fables” originally appeared in Hobart…
Amelia Gray, what-what. Everyday, she’s hustlin’.
Vol. 13, No. 3
If I’m the first person to tell you about Amelia Gray, we obviously don’t have any Facebook friends in common. More than a few CLMP members have published her: Tin House, Guernica, DIAGRAM, American Short Fiction, to name some. And…
Electric Literature's Recommended Reading
#Amelia Gray #Hobart 13