Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tarot Spat at Queen Mob's Tea House


The first installment of Tarot Spat is up at the newly launched Queen Mob's Tea House. This "spat" is between Elisa Gabbert and myself. You definitely want to know what the higher powers have to say about that.

And you definitely want to make Queen Mob's Tea House part of your daily reading.

Definitely.

Fer sur.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rauan Klassnik Works His Magic on Bombyonder

Rauan created several Newhives based on Bombyonder. It's worth the clicking. I promise. Be sure to have your sound turned on.

I'm feeling particularly blessed these past few weeks. Folks have been wildly supportive and generous in regard to Bombyonder. In some cases I'm not even sure how to convey the level of my gratitude.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Tonight: Little Salon 6


It's happening again — this time at an amazing Takoma Park home that is a work of art itself. Get ready for: installation art by Ignacio Joseph Orzal and Rodrigo Carazas Portal; Bach and Haydn performed by the LeDroit Chamber Players; mixed-genre narrative by Reb Livingston; and fiction by Tim Denevi. And if you want to stick around afterward, we can all have a drink around the bonfire (weather permitting). 

Doors open at 7pm for the installation art and socializing. So swing by as close to 7pm as you can. The performances will begin at 8pm. As always, BYO your favorite B. 

And please pad your pockets with a $10+ donation — your support lets us keep the show going and thank the performers for giving us an incredible night. 

Plenty of street parking available and a 20-minute walk from the Takoma Park Metro. If you'd like to car pool or offer rides from your hood, feel free to leave a note on this page or email chris@madebylittle.com.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SPD Recommends Bombyonder

Small Press Distribution recommends Bombyonder along with some other great books, like After-Cave by Michelle Detorie, Ending in Planes by Ruth Ellen Kocher and Bribery by Steven Zultan among others.

Check out the whole list here.

If you want to support small press publishing, ordering directly from SPD is by far preferable to ordering from other retail outlets (Amazon, B&N, etc.). Retail outlets take a substantial cut and often the presses clear only pennies from these sales. I know I've banged this drum before, but it's worth repeating.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Queen Mob's Teahouse

There's a new online arts magazine around the corner called Queen Mob's Teahouse founded by Rauan Klassnik and Russell Bennetts. I'm one of the contributors and here's my introduction.



Other contributors include: Mary-Kim Arnold, Lucy Biederman, Edia Connoley (Dublin, Ireland), Paul Cunningham, Donald Dunbar, Jeremy Fernando, P.E. Garcia (Little Rock, Arkansas), Penny Goring, Russell Jaffe, Erik Kennedy (New Zealand), Tiffany Midge, Rachel Milligan, Natalia Panzer,  Gary J. Shipley, Laura Warman, Rion Amilcar Scott, M. Lopes da Silva, Russel Swensen (Parts Unknown), Sean Tatol and Daniel Tutt



Friday, October 31, 2014

Where to Get Bombyonder

$15 | 346 pages | print | ISBN: 978-0-9907582-0-4

$7.99 | ebook | ISBN: 978-0-9907582-1-1

Apple Bookstore | Ebook
Smashwords | Ebook
Kobo | Ebook
Indigo | Ebook

Thursday, October 2, 2014

"Dingbat. Assbeast. Boomba. And, for some reason, ‘vomit’ and ‘penis'."

While this is clearly a negative review, I consider it complimentary (despite the reviewer's intention). I do feel bad that she felt obligated to finish reading it and review it when she clearly disliked it so much, but I very much appreciated that she did.


There are parts that seem to tell a quite interesting story – for instance, the book starts and ends with a father creating a ‘kind’ bomb, upon which the daughter murders the father – but this narrative is too fragmented, too much interspersed with incomprehensible lists and separate poems, and this makes it impossible for the reader to follow the narrator. The work contains shrapnels of keen insights, but they are written in too dream-like a manner: these insights appear within a jumble of incoherent messages, the narrator skipping from one to another without differentiating between the profound and the ridiculous. There are words that are repeated so often you’ll start either loving or detesting them. Dingbat. Assbeast. Boomba. And, for some reason, ‘vomit’ and ‘penis'.

Read the entire review here.