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Heartbeat, Footclick and Machine Gun Vocalises published 09/04/2015


I heard a recording of more or less ordinary (as i was told) shootout. It was about 10-11 minutes – it had this weird ambience – you hear the gunshots, someones heavy breathin’, lots of sounds of footsteps – here and there, back and forth, someones countin’ somethin’, more gunshots – and then – nothing. Sonic void. Not a digital silence, but a recorded one. That silence was happening there. And then – it was over. And I had this overwhelming feeling of panic – almost disorienting – at first I thought “is this it? or not? what happened next?” – but then i realized the completeness of that document – and i thought – “what if try to recreate it in a written word?”…

By Volodymyr Bilyk

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Frances Farmer & other poems published 05/04/2015

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All the peaks soar, but one the rest excels; Clouds overcome it
Ignorant men dominate women for they are shackled by the ferocity of animals,
White butterflies turn lavender
Moaned he, “New measures, other feet anon! My dance is finished”?

He noticed a large white butterfly drop outspread on a stone,
So I’ve brought you a mirror, look at yourself and remember me-
I died a plant and rose as an animal

By Afshan Shafi.

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a-versions(us) published 27/03/2015


Solicited sex from a single parent.

By Peyton Burgess.

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Modal Auxiliaries published


mainlined those traditions yet
now synthesize half the staves
the barrel

trying the new Brora 40 primeur
at work to exhume † latebrous
from Blount for our dream pubs

your basic nightly annealing
the throat for tomorrow’s vibrations

By Colin Lee Marshall.

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Odes to Parkville published 25/03/2015

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The crawling man has a bifurcated nose
which is enough apology, pavement’s blood
by night dances even when it is still,
not whose height omniscient is the spectral.

By Corey Wakeling.

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All the Motion Controls & other poems published 15/02/2015

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Shane Jesse Christmass is the author of the novel ‘Acid Shottas’ (The Ledatape Organisation, 2014).. He’s was a member of the band Mattress Grave, and is currently a member in Snake Milker. He firmly believes that the future of the word, the novel, will be in synthetic telepathy.

By Shane Jesse Christmass.

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Mundi & other poems published 14/02/2015


you’ll be
in a diaper
by rubber gloves

and stare
at a blank
television screen
all day long
because it’s so nice

By Tóroddur Poulsen.

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Free dreaming published 07/02/2015


I decided to stay
the size of your cock
grounds me

one more day
between heavens and new york

By Jana Astanov.

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GCHQ & other poems published 11/01/2015

For a year Martin Jackson was the uninvited writer in residence of Google Maps…

By Martin Jackson.

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Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız published 21/12/2014

hasn’t calmed your brutal fish hook hands
and a surplus of mud is also there
we took to asking for burnt greens but not clearly enough
we got samphire and honey and a terrible hurt
it’s just one way to be amiss in this world,
those of us hapless but with enough wood sorrel
did know this once, with our pickings mealy and mouth-eyed,
we’d be trying to clear woodland hurdles and sun-ache
we’d try to be small enough to smell it

By Nia Davies.

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