The Real Ann Hirsch: The Power of Performative... →
jemcham: My first encounter with Ann Hirsch’s performance work was through a YouTube link a stranger had posted on my friend’s Facebook wall. A brunette girl in a zebra-print bodysuit turns the camera on herself and tells viewers that she will be exploring ‘the dark side” in her bathroom. (fig. 1) She begins dancing to witch house music, pressing and wiggling her body against the nude-colored...
Dear Whole Food Shoppers Who Act Like They Should...
roxanegay: Congratulations on your commitment to “ethical” “organic” eating. Treat your body right and your body will treat you right. We’ll just pretend all the food at Whole Foods is organic which it mostly is if you don’t think too hard about the salad bar, hot food bar, and deli. Of course, you kind of negate your commitment when you pull up to the store in your huge SUV but I’m not here to...
Gabby Gabby's "Dining Alone At Plaza Azteca"
mmoosie: FROM BANANGO STREET ISSUE 1 You are always sending me quotes from books that I haven’t read and probably will never read. We talk about these quotes like conversation because we don’t have anything else to say to each other. Instead of talking about current events, pop culture, or emailing YouTube video links back and forth, we talk about the past. The unchanging events of fictional...
from "King Size (Extension)"
neatomosquitoaltlitfireworksshow: He told me: 1. Savour the flavour of harm. 2. Self-absorption leads to saturation. 3. Honesty is a spicy condiment, can cause acid reflux. 4. I have walked on rich men’s lawns, admired their ponds of carp. 5. I have raged in poor men’s paddling pools, lost myself in their crap. 6. There is no such thing as a clean break. 7. Death is constantly up-dated and...
Pretty Flowers review on The Lit Pub
magulladon: My review of Gabby Gabby’s Pretty Flowers is now up on The Lit Pub. This cohabitation of opening up and closing off, the double motion of an identity that projects itself outward but also negates that projection in acknowledging the separation that exists between its potential and its fulfillment: that is what sustains the concept of ‘Gabby’ in the text. Check it out!
Red Lightbulbs issue 10 is open for submissions... →
februaryy: Also this will be the last issue.
Free Books Part Deux
roxanegay: Still a few titles remaining, plus a few new ones: If you’re interested in a title, email me at roxane at roxanegay dot com with the name of the book you want and your address. The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro The Last Testament by David Javerbaum Memoir of Sunday Brunch by Julia Pandl Gone by Alex Witchel The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate Zipper Mouth by Laurie Weeks My Dead Pets...
Two Poems by Mira Gonzalez →
staceyteague: 4/10/12 it’s a cliche to want what you can’t have which is why that’s annoying. also annoying that i find apathy so attractive. the most important thing about you is skin, then disposition i like walking around south london by myself and feeling awkward on the tube. i have no idea why but it makes me feel good. i’m afraid if anyone even slightly dislikes me,...