Category Archives: Literature

PICTURE AS PROOF

RUSSIA TURNED ON ITS SIDE LOOKS LIKE A PHILLY PHANATIC CLUB-FOOTED IF THAT’S WHAT A CLUBFOOT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS HOW I FEEL HERE OR AT LEAST THE BEST I COULD COMMUNICATE BUT AFTERWARDS I MAY FEEL DIFFERENTLY

I’m Sorry I Didn’t Know You Dressed Emo

In Russia emo is this year’s cool well more like last year’s Counterculture reduced from an ideal or maybe lifestyle to blacknpinknskullsnsadness ‘sadness’ these girls cuddle teddy bears on streets call it ‘dressing emo’ The front strands of her hair are dyed black the area around her eyes is colored black her fingernails are painted black […]

Taiga

I got out of the train, stepped out into the evening cold. I was in ‘Taiga’, the city named after the forest, or perhaps vice versa. This city connects Tomsk with the Trans-Siberian line. I had two hours. I walked up onto the overhead crossing in order to snap a few shots with my cameraphone […]

Floor/Ceiling

blog post turned story about a real life event. still consider it fiction, though. I was just about ready to leave when the pounding started on the door. Heavy, rhythmic, coupled with my name  shouted in a heavily affected Russian accent ‘БРЕНДАН’ (pound pound pound). I opened the door. Before me stood my downstairs neighbor, […]

Poland I: Warsaw/Beatbox Maracas/Wait We Understand Polish?/Where the Milk Bars at?

part two in an apparently ongoing series about Keith Birthday’s recent travels through Europe. part one here It was probably the most absurd thing that I had seen/heard in a while, the ‘DJ’ in this Warsaw basement bar was making a ‘shicka-shicka’ sound into the microphone in rhythm to the music, in what appeared a […]

An Interview with Brandon Scott Gorrell, Creative Writer

Brandon Scott Gorrell is a writer of poems and stories. His last book, during my nervous breakdown i want to have a biographer present, was published by Muumuu House. I think I’ve seen it on sale at the Anne Bonny. I also saw it in the ‘zine rack at Healthy Times Fun Club. The book […]