Thursday, October 07, 2010

TRNSFR @ Pete's Candy, 10/23/2010

posted from Pete's calendar

TRNSFR Magazine Presents... An Evening of Literary Freaking Wonderment! 6-7:30 with Shya Scanlon, Molly Gaudry, Thom Donovan, and Catherine Lacey

TRNSFR is responsible for the mysterious lights in the daytime skies over Mexico City in May of 2004, for which it has apologized on several occasions. It is also a nifty, difficult-to-shelve bimonthly magazine of poetry, fiction, art, essays, and oddments whose cover always gets put on wrong. Each issue features a “flip movie,” pull-out mini art prints, hidden texts, and other unique and inconvenient lineaments. Join us for the launch of our third issue, The All Fiction Issue.

Shya Scanlon is the author of the poetry collection In This Alone Impulse, published by Noemi Press. His novel, Forecast, will be available from Flatmancrooked in December. Shya received his MFA from Brown University, where he was awarded the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction.

Molly Gaudry is the author of the verse novel We Take Me Apart (Mud Luscious, 2009) and the editor of Tell: An Anthology of Expository Narrative (Flatmancrooked, 2010). Her website is

Catherine Lacey's work has appeared in Blackbook, Forklift, Ohio, Lamination Colony and others. She has finished a nonfiction book about Mississippi and has just opened a Bed and Breakfast in Brooklyn called 3B.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Of use and what remains useless
At least we have this dance
In the throat in the proverbial meadow

Of this throat what throat in the meadow
Causes us harm the circles all around
From which we was bursting a kind of seed

A way of ceding earth and the ways we were
The contaminated care one celebrates
With veils of tears this sacred pollution

With which each subject is sick
Has somehow agreed to be sick
With exchange and shit-like commodities

Smothering our species being of firstness
Margins of error and margins of waste
Estovers of force sovereignty shoots-forth.