Sunday, November 4, 2018

"Fade to Grey 2018" in Veil 16

https://subsyncpress.wordpress.com/2018/10/24/veil-journal-of-darker-musings-issue-16/

Awesome poets in this new issue. Several who were published in mgv2datura, Beakful and/or Urtica:
John Thomas Allen, Paula Ashley, Lana Bella, Robert Beveridge, Tim Goldstone, Jack Granath, Ray Greenblatt, John Grey, Frank Iosue, Joan Payne Kincaid, Rudolf Klassen, Denny E. Marshall, Lance Nizami, Liam Nolte, Keith Nunes, Simon Perchik, Richard King Perkins II, Walter Ruhlmann, Joel Schueler, Meg Smith, Kathryn Staublin, Richard Stevenson, M. Stone, Lily Tierney, Changming Yuan, and John Zedolik.

The poem is part of a new collection Swimming Holes to be published in the coming months/years, hopefully. More information ahead.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Poems from Oxidations

The Unknown Soldier of Gela
by Giovanni

I always miss one or more publications each year. Last month, Klaus J. Gerken editor of the brilliant Ygdrasil, http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1809.pdf published the eight poems from Cable & Fuses the second part of Oxidations, translated from the French Oxydations, once read on a radio show back in 1994 and once published in L'Etre some time in the mid-2000s. I'm glad these poems were published last month. Another excerpt from this same volume of poetry was published in Madswirl Poetry Forum. http://madswirl.com/poetry/2018/09/the-suicidal-decadencies-1/
Thanks to all these north-American contacts or correspondents I have never met, and probably never will, I don't have the impression that I write sh*t.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Deux poèmes dans Traction-brabant 80


Le poézine passe son 80ème numéro et Patrice (Maltaverne) dit qu'il est vieux -- le poézine, pas lui.
En tout cas, très heureux de voir deux autres extraits de Le foutoir (traduction personnelle du recueil Fandango paru le mois dernier chez Urtica) publiés dans cette revue que je suis depuis plusieurs années et dont je commande les numéros qui me manquent pour compléter ma collection.
"Mémoire tampon" et "Recevoir" sont à lire dans cette nouvelle livraison de Traction-brabant pleine d'autres belles créations poétiques et artistiques.

Pour plus d'informations, vous procurer ce numéro et d'autres:
http://traction-brabant.blogspot.fr

Monday, August 20, 2018

Fandango is Out Today


FANDANGO by Walter Ruhlmann is out today through Urtica Press. With a foreword by Steve Klepetar

Order your copy
$10/£10/€8 (shipping included).

ISBN: 978-0-244-10516-7 - 54 pages

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"Love is illusion, and even lust is stripped of its romantic, erotic charm. Inside, hidden from the lover, lives the wolf, an embodiment of appetite as dangerous as it is energetic and wild. These poems lay themselves bare, rejecting the false comforts of easy and joyous connection." Steve Klepetar



Excerpt:

Sapiens Sucks

To disconnect oneself,
to unwire from all the mass movements,
hysterical people made more hysterical
by the atrocities, the blood-filled images
spilling over from the boxes, the overloaded screens.

To enter blunt dumbness,
no matter what happens.
To unplug from the sound, the noise rather;
razor-like screams of children being torn apart,
women raped and men beheaded
by pigs whose silvery, sharp teeth penetrate
the human mind, the fandango.

To switch off the wide eye,
any blinking eyes blinded by purple lids,
liquid hums, snow flakes melting
on the carpet stained with tea,
semen maybe, an orgasmic mayhem.

To cherish these moments:
sofa crouching,
bed burrowing,
cat purring on the laps,
laptop off, folded back to its lair.

To forget existence, others' work or worries,
only mooning over the Earth,
the large crust ball formed then deformed,
through the geological epochs.

To feel the blows of a comet,
another gamma ray outburst,
the billion miles, the trillion stars
out of reach, under this bruised skin,
concealed deep in these tar-coated lungs.


First published in Nude Bruce Review #5, August 2015

Monday, July 23, 2018

Fandango Release Date 20 August

Fandango by Walter Ruhlmann is out in 6 days through Urtica Press. With a foreword by Steve Klepetar
$10 (shipping included). £10/€8
ISBN: 978-0-244-10516-7 - 54 pages
contact urticalitblog at gmail dot com

"Love is illusion, and even lust is stripped of its romantic, erotic charm. Inside, hidden from the lover, lives the wolf, an embodiment of appetite as dangerous as it is energetic and wild. These poems lay themselves bare, rejecting the false comforts of easy and joyous connection." Steve Klepetar

Excerpt:

Poem

You say you want me inside you
but you don’t know what’s inside me.
The roguery, the erratic wolf craving for
more
meat.

What’s happening inside ourselves
always erupts and bursts outside,
in the shades of some unfathomable shelters
where we cherish the sheer moments of calm.

Now you're there, looking for me,
absolutely nothing could reassure you;
humming like I used to in the time
when we blossomed.

The mountains encircle neuralgia,
clear water is springing from their flanks
like dark blood is spurting from a corpse.

Nostalgia are at peace with themselves
but they will never leave us unharmed.
Let's collapse in the deep corridors of mercy
and burrow through a chemical shroud,
or a shredded duvet.


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Civilisé, un an après




Trois poèmes extraits du recueil Civilisé (Urtica, 2017) lus par Cathy Garcia sur sa chaîne YouTube "Donner de la voix"

Toujours de Cathy Garcia, une note de lecture publiée sur le site La cause littéraire.

Et à retrouver sur le blog "Poésie chronique ta malle", une note de lecture de Patrice Maltaverne.

Des extraits de ce recueil peuvent être consultés dans différentes revues dont Le capital des mots et Revue Méninge