Art Journal

Jerry Vilhotti – Compassion What

Johnny would say nothing; concerned he would be taunted by his older brothers Leny One N and polio-legged Tommy Tom Tom who told him he didn’t have a for real birthday like other humans did. They resented Alice informing their father that day when four-year-old Johnny had discovered the father’s eighty proof bottle of Strega […]

Christopher Barnes – Lour in Popping Eyes

Dressed-to-the-nines rose-fresh theatre. Jedward cradle themselves In a pomp-splash box. The snorty edge flurries this raised curtain. ‘Rites Of Spring,’ blurts gabbley lips. The twins dislocate nerves. Bob-up canes, set-against fans in an uproar.

Christopher Barnes – Blood-Stained Pillow

Anne Boleyn disentangles prompts On the Washeteria’s speech bubbles. Self-run gearing is eco-affirmative. Her duvet and pillows outline jauntiness Quickened by a hyperallergic gargle, Phosphate deficient. The dizzy-bouquet whiff Spins and hour into memory.

Christopher Barnes – Hereafter Chimneys

Reactors superheat uranium, Hatching plutonium – a fume, Radioactive cast-off. Julius Caesar grits teeth, Ashens at Windscale’s pockmarks On a thickset graphite shell. Blue-bag flames peck At a moody critical mass.

Christopher Barnes – Flash Gear

Foot-long tresses, plum and tangerine blouse, Ink-smudge breeks – Admiral Horatio Nelson struts. Carnaby St. is a kinetic three blocks. In Lord John’s portal he rib-digs Joe, Land-pirate to a clutter of pharmacies, Shopping list: four honeypots – French Blues. Currency for peacocks is revels or frills.

Christopher Barnes – See-Saw Then Reel

A fault-line deforms the lark’s sunrise. Frisco unpents itself, shop-soiling a minute. Gloating flames cackle for days. Survivor tents fidget on city-plan lawns. In a leap-the-queue food line Kermit the frog recovered his whereabouts At the brink of intact terrain.

Eileen Myles: Foam

FOAM     When I first arrived in San Diego in 2002 for a stint of five years a student Tristan Wand was his name and  I feel he was kind of a surfer and he was writing a senior thesis about La Jolla his point being there was a past – a kind of […]

Alanzo Robles-Gordon: A Man

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