Archive for May 2013

Three Poems By Walter Ruhlmann

Three Poems  By Walter Ruhlmann Cold Mornings The door was left opened all night long, it was freezing in the kitchen and the percolator bore icicles. No warm cup of coffee for me a brownish popsicle which tasted like a frozen cucumber, except for the colour.   I got in the bath cubicle, the shower... Read more »

Three Poems By A.J. Huffman

Three Poems By A.J. Huffman from Bones this Resignation  Recognition:  their brush’s gentle motion, that which would tickle if nerves had not dissolved myriad millennia ago.  Hearing: soft echo of brow sweat beating against what is left of me.   Harvesting has begun.  My piecemeal resting replaced with zombiesque half-life.  They will raise me, puzzle... Read more »

Three Poems By April Salzano

Three Poems  By April Salzano    From Fiction This Memory I woke in your arms, perfect morning to sleep late, the sun slipping through the blinds, our 2.5 children still asleep, each tucked in a 4 poster bed, covered in a Pottery Barn quilt, their Ikea bookshelves alpha by author, their toys neatly placed in... Read more »
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The Astronaut's Apprentice By Nicole Matos

The Astronaut’s Apprentice By Nicole Matos    Die ich rief, die Geister (“From these spirits I have called”) –Goethe, The Sorceror’s Apprentice   Don’t start what you can’t finish –Disney, The Sorceror’s Apprentice   If you left a tripwire, a thread or hair, to guard your diary pages, I never found it.  The letters I... Read more »

Midwest Small Press Festival May 31st--June 2nd in Milwaukee

Midwest Small Press Festival May 31st--June 2nd in Milwaukee
Tomorrow marks the start of the second annual Midwest Small Press Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Last year’s festival featured performances by Nick Demske, mIEKAL aND, Jen Tynes, Ike Sikkema, Dolly Lemke, MC Hyland, Catfish McDaris, David Press, Andy Gricevich, Okla Elliot. Featured presses included Curbside Splendor, Switchback Books, Doublecross, Horse Less, Orange Alert, Rabbit Catastrophe... Read more »

RUI: Reading Under the Influence presents Under Construction Wednesday June 5th at Sheffield's

On Wednesday June 5th, RUI: Reading Under the Influence will be hosting performances by Barry Wightman (author of Pepperland), Sheri Reda, Emily Schultze (recently published in HYPERTEXT magazine), and Keith Kappel. RUI is a wonderful reading series that takes place at Sheffield’s in Lakeview and has been a staple of the Chicagp literary community for... Read more »
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Cookies and CAKE Too: June 4th Two Cookie Minimum

Cookies and CAKE Too: June 4th Two Cookie Minimum
Two Cookie Minimum will be joining forces with the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE!) for the second year in a row to host Cookies and CAKE Too! on Tuesday June 4th at The Hungry Brain in Roscoe Village. The event will feature an all-star lineup of local comic artists sharing a broad range of stunning and unique socially aware... Read more »

5 Tips on Breaking Writer's Block

So you’re in a bit of a rut. We’ve all been there: writer’s block is the pits. However, there is hope for you yet if you follow these fool-proof tips:   1.) Go outside. Seriously! What problem was ever solved staring at a blank page? You’ll just make things worse for not having anything and... Read more »

Lani Hall Alpert June 4th Book Signing at Foodease

Lani Hall Alpert June 4th Book Signing at Foodease
Grammy-winning vocalist, Lani Hall Alpert, will be signing her book Emotional Memories & Short Stories at Foodease in Water Tower Place on Tuesday June 4th  from 1pm-2:30pm.   Chicago-born Lani Hall Alpert, the Grammy Award-winning vocalist, brings the passion of her voice to the printed page in her recently authored “Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories” – ten short... Read more »
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On the Emulation of Process

On the Emulation of Process
“Write drunk, edit sober.” I might not particularly care for most of Hemingway’s writings, but I was always fond of that quote. Write drunk, edit sober. Those first two words are my two favorite things. Being drunk and writing. Doing them at the same time must be totally awesome. Write drunk, edit sober. When I... Read more »