Friday, November 07, 2008

announcing ON 1


Contemporary Practice 1

edited by Michael Cross, Thom Donovan & Kyle Schlesinger

Taylor Brady, Brandon Brown, CAConrad, Jason Christie, Michael Cross, Thom Donovan, Eli Drabman, Rob Halpern, Jen Hofer, Alan Gilbert, Brenda Iijima, Andrew Levy, Edric Mesmer, Sawako Nakayasu, Tenney Nathanson, Richard Owens, Tim Peterson, Andrew Rippeon, Kyle Schlesinger, Jonathan Skinner, Dale Smith, Suzanne Stein, Ali Warren, Katie Yeats


Arakawa/Gins, Taylor Brady, CAConrad, Michael Cross, Beverly Dahlen, Michael deBeyer, Mark Dickinson, kari edwards, DJ/Rupture, Thom Donovan, Belle Gironda, Brenda Iijima, CJ Martin, Emily McVarish, Yedda Morrison, Hoa Nguyen, Sawako Nakayasu, Julie Patton, Lauren Shufran, Suzanne Stein, Dana Ward, Ali Warren

ON Contemporary Practice gathers writing about the practices or poetics of one’s contemporaries. While these writings may be highly anti-categorical or “hybrid,” they are ultimately for the cultivation and extension of critical discourse. If you would like to submit to ON please write the editors at, or michaelthomascross at hotmail dot com, thom_donovan at yahoo dot com, and kyleschlesinger at gmail dot com. ON welcomes all unsolicited materials which pursue the below guidelines. For more about ON’s editorial positions, please see the first issue’s editorial, “For a Discourse”.

ON primarily publishes essays on contemporaries that investigate a poetics or practice. It does not publish reviews of individual poems, chapbooks, performances, etc. It also does not publish poems. ON’s editors will consider all submissions but will not provide extensive editorial feedback toward publication.

Small Press Distribution
1341 Seventh Street
Berkeley, CA 94710-1409
Tel. (800) 869-7553

published by:
Cuneiform Press
214 N. Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Copies are available for $12.00. Free shipping in the US for all orders placed through the publisher. Send checks to Kyle Schlesinger at the address above, or paypal kyleschlesinger at gmail dot com.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Gore Memorial

-for Jane

I want to make a
memorial that is

not mythical to
bones and falling

bridges a gore
memorial a memorial

to gore and not
make reference to

any real thing
or place and pre

tend it is like
any other place

in time putting
history in the use

of mythology like
losing one's way

in a dark woods
that is ourselves

in that time with
out time when all

I wanted was to
make a gore memo

rial with you a
memorial to gore

and soldiers and
bones and bridges

real falling brid
ges because you are

here with me the
se facts are facts

and not mere ima
ges these images

won't be how they
wanted them shored.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

David Levi Strauss' 15 Dispatches

Check out David Levi Strauss' blog entries on the presidential campaign at Aperture magazine, 15 Dispatches.