Archive for March, 2010

William Taylor Jr.

Posted in VIDEOS, William Taylor Jr. with tags on March 18, 2010 by Scot

Two Poems by ave jeanne

Posted in ave jeanne with tags on March 17, 2010 by Scot

PORTRAIT: in the mirror

this fragile vegan
to alter, amend people
one by one
two by two
who saunter saturday
hand in hand
into the meat store
bright lites above
saying open open
where hangs
abundant dead bodies
these animals who once
with sun on back
freely walked under sky
earth under hoof
larger then life
voices great & might

in mirror dirty
i remain

PORTRAIT: watching sunlight in philadelphia

this grass and tree
resilient sit
to our assembly
but the sun
a sire strong
knows a method
to command
attention all

how jealous
are we
mere spectators
who daily abuse,
spit out trash to earth
absorb air & cloud
eat animals
away toss money

they seldom hear
voices stir
in places foreign
forgotten from tv
or a recent blog

this grass and tree
resilient sit
as faces burn,
children eat hungry
while we walk
under the same sun

Rusty Truck Issue One

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on March 16, 2010 by Scot

Available Now–Click on the Truck

AD WINANS: New Chapbook Available at Rusty Truck Press

Posted in A.D. Winans on March 16, 2010 by Scot

Something different from AD Winans–BLACK LILY.

THE TRIP by Paul Corman Roberts

Posted in Paul Corman Roberts with tags on March 14, 2010 by Scot

I ride the train
Every day I ride
Through the realm of steel imperial ice walkers,
And all night I ride
So as not to dream so much
About making love with those born the same day as me.

I walk the walk
Each and every day
I walk by phat black mansions
Top shelf masturbation
Stoned temples
Demonic trees
And the O’ so tasteful belch of the American petroleum lobby.

O’ yes
I strut right on past
Dead men
Pedigreed winos
Wired lepers
Cold girls
Hot boys
Frenzied birds
And the best view these two hush pups can purchase.

So then I stroll
Through the schools of the well bred threads,
Just as blind as the next porcelain mannequin I fall in love with
Just as far as the next soul mate
Just around the bend

In these worn out socks;
In these run down shoes.

It’s why I walk the walk.

For the years of psychic blisters and calluses it takes
To steal oneself from the touch of rain, sleet and hail.

Yes, this will be the long
Drawn tale of the service economy flaneur
The in-between flailer
No need to think as backdrops pass
Just remember to sport your layers.

The poet wishes
Only to read, to drool,
To spin a world where
These dreams may turn sane.

For all of this
I walk the walk
Every day
For this
I ride the train.

Todd Moore was the literary prize

Posted in Todd Moore with tags , on March 13, 2010 by Scot

Todd Moore was a teacher, outlaw poet and a great story teller.  I think all good teachers are outlaws to a certain degree.  I didn’t  know him as long as some of you but I can tell you we connected.  I don’t do that with a lot of people.  Maybe it was because we were both former English teachers; maybe it was because our fathers had similar traits.  Or maybe it was because he was just a class act.

Going through our emails today I found three poems he sent me I never published.  Not because they weren’t good–they all were good but because of my organizational abilities.  I thought about running them here today but Todd preferred print.  So they will go in the next Rusty Truck Issue 2 or 3 or maybe a chapbook we never got around to doing.  He has several poems here and the deuce coupe, so on this day take in a few.  He was a friend early on to the Rusty Truck and the Deuce Coupe and he will be missed.  When I began the Pushcart process he sent me this:
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A.D. Winans: The Mexico Interview

Posted in A.D. Winans, INTERVIEWS with tags on March 12, 2010 by Scot

In 2007 A. D. Winans was one of two U.S. Poets honored at the Oaxaca, Mexico International Arts Festival  Below is an interview conducted with Mr. Winans.  Interviewer:  Daniel Eduardo De La Fuente Altamirano.

Danial Altamirano:
How would you describe the literary environment in the US?

A.D. Winans: I would describe the literary environment in the U.S. as vibrant and very much alive, but I can’t speak for the entire U.S.  I was born in San Francisco, California, and have lived here practically my entire life; therefore I only feel comfortable speaking about my own literary environment.

San Francisco has always been a Mecca for creativity, be it poetry, prose or the art world.  Many young people continue to be enthralled with the Beat poets and writers, but before the Beat Generation, there existed what was known as the San Francisco Renaissance, a designation for a range of poetic activity centered throughout the city.
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