Maureen Owen’s
ON A POEM ABOUT ELVIS PRESLEY
but for Ted Berrigan who understands momentum

<center><font size=3><b>Maureen Owen’s</b></font><br />ON A POEM ABOUT ELVIS PRESLEY<br /><font size=4>but for Ted Berrigan who understands momentum</font>

    I thought she said                “There’s a bullet hole in my skull the size of Detroit”                     He got older but what he really lost was the energy of life          he had this energy      then he lost it because what happens                       is you start to see the outcome see where it’s all headed & then you do   So you don’t want to go there anymore but there’s already nowhere else to... »

THE HISTORY OF THE GROWTH OF HISTORY
from the novel
VIRTUALLY REALITY
(on the coast of Nebraska)

by Mike Golden

<center><strong>THE HISTORY OF THE GROWTH OF HISTORY</strong><br /><font size = 3>from the novel</font><br /><strong><font size = 5>VIRTUALLY REALITY<br /> (on the coast of Nebraska)</font></strong><br /><font size = 4>by Mike Golden</font></center>

No big thing, but it wasn't a secret to anyone who was paying attention that the end of the world was a process not an event, yet when the inevitable finally kicked in, 99.4 percent of the population, including the religious zealots who were praying for it to happen, still didn't realize it. ... »

Darius James’
Free
Brother Bobby!

<center><font size=+1>Darius James’</font><br /><font size=+3>Free<br />Brother Bobby!</font></center>

Sometime between the ages of eight and nine, traumatized by The Story of Dr. Doolittle, and his a… Read the rest »

An excerpt from the novel
Slow Fade
by Rudolph Wurlitzer

<center><font size = 4> An excerpt from the novel</font><br />Slow Fade<br /><font size = 3> by Rudolph Wurlitzer</font></center>

He was up fourteen grand. He decided to keep four for himself and give the rest to Walker as paymen… Read the rest »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #20

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #20</font></b></center>

Her mind still allows her body to be a dreamscape. And when she flexes the wingtips of her scapula back it forms a voluptuous fissure, an alternate vagina which she urges me to explore with tongue and plum-headed glans — or tomorrow she might offer the inside of a Black Beauty tulip. And this... »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #19

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #19</font></b>

“You haven’t been around long enough to not have a life to complain about. Because drunkenness opens us up to enlightenment’s possibilities. It allows us to extract the “OM” from a LindeboOM or a DOMinion Beer. Beer apparently secretes this coded cheesy and viscous goo (not unlike smegma?) that actually initiates the yeast’s own... »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #18

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #18</font></b>

Rumors abound: They say the ozone is melting away. Like pantyhose in one of those sour Iron Belt breezes. They say somebody with a front door key Krazyglues apartment door locks. There are strangers in the hall in ill-fitting suits purchased on 14th Street who look at you like you are the stranger. »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #17

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #17</font></b>

“Ever heard the nocturnal song of the nightingale?” (Do the sirens, the car alarms, these “Manhattan shrikes,” ever vacate our inner ears?) Yea, I suppose I’m just another anybody who rants on and on because I’m either drunk, stoned, bonkers or horny or 3 out of 4. »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #16

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #16</font></b>

This is no longer the same San Remo where Dylan Thomas attempted gallant meldings of inebriation, gratification, and obliteration. I sat where I imagined he may have, trying to understand the dynamic of how his process of obliteration of self made him ever more eminently present. The more he killed himself the more alive... »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #15

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #15</font></b>

I was mixing black and tans in honor of the mulatto affair I was having with Nielle. Black and tans … Read the rest »

Michael Disend’s
RIDER OF THE JADE HORSE
featuring Penman, master hypnotist to the stars

<center><font size=2>Michael Disend’s</font><br /><b><font size=4>RIDER OF THE JADE HORSE</font> </b><br /><font size=2>featuring Penman,  master hypnotist to the stars</font>

Li looked firmly into his eyes. “No! I want man who is also a woman.” Penman nodded against his will, his gaze stealing down toward the strap-on dildo she was generously coating with lube. It thrust out like a red cannon from her leather harness. Why red? Is it because she’s from China? Penman... »

THE LOVED ONE
an excerpt from
TRIPPIN’ WITH TERRY SOUTHERN:
WHAT I THINK I REMEMBER
by Gail Gerber
with Tom Lisanti

<center>THE LOVED ONE<br /><font size=3>an excerpt from<br /> TRIPPIN’ WITH TERRY SOUTHERN:<br /> WHAT I THINK I REMEMBER<br /> by Gail Gerber<br />with Tom Lisanti</font>

Hollywood, summer of 1964. I had been living in California for almost a year now and still felt like a fish out of water. Growing up in Canada where I studied ballet from the time I was a small child, Los Angeles was mystifying to me with its palm trees, bright sunlight... »

A BUM LOVE STORY
Viola and B. Prune

reverently continuing the tradition of
Damon Runyon

<center>A BUM LOVE STORY<font size=3><b><br />Viola and B. Prune
<br />reverently continuing the tradition of <br />Damon Runyon</font></b>

WHEN SALLY DETROIT CAME TO NEW YORK to visit her sister and turn over 50 pounds of bay scallops, little did she know that she would fall in love and get the ride of her life. While her baby sister Alice had pursued the dreams of the upwardly mobile, Sal was the wandering gypsy... »

TALES FROM THE OLD STASH
Jack Wesley Hardin’s
MEXICAN SWEAT
(a smuggler’s memoir) #9
THE FINAL EPISODE

<font size=5>TALES FROM THE OLD STASH</font><br /><font size=4>Jack Wesley Hardin’s</font><br />MEXICAN SWEAT<center><small>(a smuggler’s memoir) #9</small></center><small>THE FINAL EPISODE</small>

Gordo ordered them on their knees. There were 24 men and women, all wearing the same type backpack. There were two dark-skinned Mexicans that Sangrita had disarmed. They were the “Coyotes”, the guides that took part of the thousand dollar per person ticket to ride that these poor people paid to have a risky... »

ALFRED JARRY ARRIVES AT GROUND ZERO FOR THE FEAST OF UNBRAINING

ALFRED JARRY ARRIVES AT GROUND ZERO FOR THE FEAST OF UNBRAINING

In 1900, ALFRED JARRY (1873-1907) published what remains the only convincing plan ever devised for the construction of a time machine. So it’s stupid to pretend that the pioneering French sci-fi author/playwright was not himself a visitor from a future in which religion, politics, violence, and other Ubu-esque social ills have been vanquished thanks... »

Sparrow’s
WE WERE WRONG

Occupy Lunch
by Ralph Steadman

<center><b><font size=3>Sparrow’s</font><br /><font size=5>WE WERE WRONG </font><br /><font size=3></font></b><br /><font size=4>Occupy Lunch</font><br /><font size=3>by Ralph Steadman</font></center>

  Millions of us old, battered Believers prayed for this movement to arise – while k… Read the rest »

Ed Sanders Interview
by Michael Simmons

<center>Ed Sanders Interview<br /><font size = 3>by Michael Simmons</center></font>

After 43 years The Fugs return to London. America's legendary subversive rockers are curator Ray Davies' special guests at this year's Meltdown Festival. Playing Saturday, June 11 are the current Fugs, together since 1985: guitarist/singer Steven Taylor, bassist Scott Petito, drummer/singer Coby Batty and singer/co-founder/guiding light/poet/journalist/novelist/activist Ed Sanders. Missing will be Tuli Kupferberg, the... »

Ask Dr. Faustaroll, Pataphysician #223

Ask Dr. Faustaroll, Pataphysician #223

Dr. Faustaroll is permanently on ether sabbatical.  Filling in is the distinguished sick fuc… Read the rest »

Max Blagg’s
‘70’s [Slight return]

<center><font size = 4>Max Blagg’s</font><br />‘70’s [Slight return]</center>

There was no art in life just raw bodies colliding in the chemical night soft explosions of lust and battery eclipsing the civilized as the years poured down the drain. Echoes of that loveless tune still resound through the hallways of the Hotel Chelsea epidural center of a numb youth the hum of true Bohemia coursing through the building »

FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:
Raymond Mungo’s
SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #11

<center><font size=4><b>FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:</b></font><br /><font size=3><b>Raymond Mungo’s</font></b><br /><font size=4><b>SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #11</b></font>

Ellen Berger, Alicia Doddy, Ray Mungo and Robear Yamaguchi In late aftern… Read the rest »

FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:
Raymond Mungo’s
SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #9

<center><font size=4><b>FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:</b></font><br /><font size=3><b>Raymond Mungo’s</font></b><br /><font size=4><b>SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #9</b></font>

Trouble started right away as our driver announced he would not take us to Connaught Circle because “it is a holiday” and “everything closed” and “nothing to do.” No, instead he would take us to a very good restaurant he knew, everything good there, and shops open. I had no patience with... »

FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:
Raymond Mungo’s
SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #5

<center><font size=4><b>FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:</b></font><br /><font size=3><b>Raymond Mungo’s</font></b><br /><font size=4><b>SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #5</b></font>

The winter solstice is the whole rationale for Christmas, Hanuukah, New Year’s, Kwanzaa, and all those other year-end celebrations. The ancients studied the planets and stars and came to understand this eminently predictable annual moment when the daily sun reaches its lowest duration, then turns around and begins its slow upward climb so that... »

FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:
Raymond Mungo’s
SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #8

<center><font size=4><b>FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:</b></font><br /><font size=3><b>Raymond Mungo’s</font></b><br /><font size=4><b>SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #8</b></font>

Cambodia is a young country, 70 per cent of the population is under 30. An entire generation was decimated by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970’s. And it’s worth noting that the country shows signs of progress. There’s a conspicuous public relations campaign to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation. »

FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:
Raymond Mungo’s
SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #6

<center><font size=4><b>FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:</b></font><br /><font size=3><b>Raymond Mungo’s</font></b><br /><font size=4><b>SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #6</b></font>

The landscape was less than beautiful – hardscrabble rice paddies, occasional thatched-roof huts, people fishing from the banks. But it was a lovely day for a boat trip, a Cambodian idyll. »

FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:
Raymond Mungo’s
SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #7

<center><font size=4><b>FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:</b></font><br /><font size=3><b>Raymond Mungo’s</font></b><br /><font size=4><b>SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #7</b></font>

The concept of traveling at Christmas – not to visit family or friends, indeed to escape them and the awful jingle bell season entirely – came to us in an Arctic inspiration about 20 years earlier and, having once tasted the delicious elixir of Yuletide liberation, we have enjoyed it nearly every year since.... »

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Although Tuli was dubbed “the Noel Coward of Bohemia” by his friend co-founding Fug Ed Sanders, I always thought of the multidextrous humanist-humorist as “the Tom Paine of standup protest performance art”, but no matter what handle any of us pin on him it’s safe to say he has probably subliminally influenced more underground writer-poet-artist-publishers than any other Boho to come down the page this century. »

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    Li looked firmly into his eyes. “No! I want man who is also a woman.” Penman nodded against his will, his gaze stealing down toward the strap-on dildo she was generously coating with lube. It thrust out like a red cannon from her leather harness. Why red? Is it because she’s from China?

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