Wednesday, March 22, 2017

E·ratio is reading for issue 24, the summer 2017 issue. The deadline is June 3rd. Please see the Contact Page for guidelines and where to send.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Two Short Novels (Douǎ romane scurte)  

With translation in Romanian by poet and scholar Elena Ţăpean (Bibliotheca Universalis, 2017). 

Linda or Lydia  &  Stephen’s Lake (a novel in parts)

Stephen’s Lake (a novel in parts) is a poetical novel of sublimation, cruelty and voluptuous horror where every word, every gesture, and every description, precipitate self-remembering.

“Hermetic eroticism.  A love affair obviously, hints of incest, revelation and even murder (the marginalia is essential).  Perhaps the strongest aspect of Stephen’s Lake is the reoccurring sense that an emotional state is every bit as visible, and valid, as the physical world.”  —Jake Berry on Stephen’s Lake (a novel in parts) 

Cover: Nude sitting on a divan by Amedeo Modigliani

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Selected Poems (Poezii alese)

With translation in Romanian by poet and scholar Elena Ţăpean (Bibliotheca Universalis, 2017).

Includes my ekphrasis poem, “Traveling Circus.”

Traveling Circus
after Paul Klee

In my tear,
That is where they exist:
Cute magician, ventriloquist,
Fat Lady sitting asmile atop an obelisk.

A train of thought?
Perhaps a gist.
Swami, charmer-somnambulist,
No dream, this precipice.

A movie screen—
Two-dimensional, white.
Heretofore abstracted themes come alight,
And encore, encore, encore.

A stilted Mex,
Diver’s eye,
Bewitches a lissome trapezist.
One-ringed escapade, that get.

The acrobatics of smile ponder midair,
Take the sway to the fore then diminish.
The tumultuous sigh of an angry gibe
Loosed upon a vacant arena.

Poet with sentient eye, ear,
If the image exists in turbidity, remain enigma,
With the Noh mask, clown’s makeup.

Circul ambulant
după Paul Klee

În lacrima mea,
acolo este locul unde ei există:
Magicianul drăguț, ventrilocul,
Doamna cea Grasă șezând plină de zâmbete deasupra obeliscului.

O cursă de gânduri?
Poate o poantă.
Un brahman, un vrăjitor-somnambul,
Nici un vis, aceasta este prăpastia.

Un ecran de film –
Bidimensional, alb.
Până acum teme abstracte au venit aprinse,
Și encore, încă o dată, bis.

Picioroange pompoase,
Ochiul scufundașului,
A fermecat un agil trapezist.
O escapadă, ca un dat.

Acrobații care zâmbesc se gândesc în mijlocul aerului,
Își fac trucul și apoi dispar.
Priveliștea tumultoasă a unei ironii enervante
Pierdută deasupra unei zone vacante.

Poetule cu ochi și urechi vii,
Dacă imaginea există în nebulozitate, rămâne o enigmă,
Cu masca Noh, machiazul clovnului. 

Cover: Traveling Circus by Paul Klee    

If you would like to get a copy of this very limited edition, contact me. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

E·ratio is reading for issue 24. Please see the Contact Page for guidelines and where to send.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

a noun sing e·ratio 23 · 2017

with new poetry by Marcia Arrieta, Irene Koronas, Andrew Brenza, Marnie Bullock Dresser, Sarah Green, Kelli Allen, Anne Fitzgerald, Anna Keeler, Stephen Ellis, Becca Menon, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Jacqueline Winter Thomas, Joseph F. Keppler, Alifair Skebe, Aria Riding, M Robin Cook, Ian Gibbons, Judith Roitman, Diana Magallón, David A. Welch, Peter Kenny, Elizeya Quate, Rose Knapp, Paul Brookes and Daniel Y. Harris & Irene Koronas

Valerie Morton reviews Eileen R. Tabios 

e·ratio editions e·chaps by Ezra Mark and Larry Laurence

e·ratio is edited by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino with contributing editors Joseph F. Keppler and Jacqueline Winter Thomas

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E·ratio is reading for issue 24. Please see the contact page for guidelines and where to send.