Friday, 31 January 2014

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A short review of Off-ramp, by Catfish McDaris

It was Alfred Hitchcockish, Twighlight Zoneish, with a bit of Beat/Meat. Burroughs, Buk sort of influenced, but definitely your own voice. I liked the ending of the last story, maybe some folks got upset with too much anal, fuck them, you wrote what you felt. I could say this reminded me of French & British films or stories, not American or Hollywood. Some of the endings I might have done differently, but I'm an American & I respect your South African voice. I know you're well read & everything we come across sort of stick in our minds. My favorite story was the guy finding the bomb on the bus.

Provocative flash fiction: a review of Off-ramp by Kyle Allan

"Off-Ramp, by recently appointed New Coin editor and poet Gary Cummiskey, offers a glimpse into everyday reality tinged with vivid hallucinatory possibilities and existential crises, embued with a powerful sense of the absurd. The stories reveal startling and often brutal juxtapositions of desire, violence, and power...."

Read more here

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Black flowers

From Journey West (All in August) by Ira Cohen

Published by Cold Turkey Press (France)
and Sea Urchin Editions (Rotterdam), 2013

Ira Cohen, Amsterdam, 1980

Photo: Eddie Woods, supplied by Sea Urchin  Editions, Rotterdam

Friday, 17 January 2014

Wednesday, 08 January 2014

L'oeil d'Horus

Check out the excellent blog of French poet and collagist Bruno Sourdin - collages, poetry, essays and interviews.