Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Twenty-Something Couple

Tom Clark:
Twenty-Something Couple,
Exquisite Corpse

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Amy De'Ath, POEMS
----- Andromeda / The World Works for Me
----- From Crater Press. £4 UK / £5 ROW,
payable by Paypal or cheque.
Email Richard Parker at richie_fire@hotmail.com

ballad of ballyhoo

Christopher Mulrooney:
ballad of ballyhoo,
Shampoo #6

The Caterer

Ann Beattie: The Caterer, Narrative

Monday, March 22, 2010

War Talk

Gary Sullivan:
War Talk,
VeRT #8

Banksy Versus Bristol Museum

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Malika casts a spell

Shark's Fin

Grzegorz Wróblewski:
VERSIONS, Oplysningskontoret.dk
Five Poems, ACTION YES #12

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Peace Kittens

K. Silem Mohammad:
Peace Kittens,
VeRT #8

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


A.D. Winans comes from a grand tradition of true San Francisco poets. This chap finds him in top form. Through the character of Black Lily he playfully explores the world of S&M as only a true San Francisco poet can. The picture he paints is at once funny, erotic and sad. And it rhymes! Classic stuff.
-William Taylor Jr.

Black Lily is still A.D. Winans, but if I didn’t see his name on the cover I would have thought the work was by the ghosts of Kerouac, Ginsberg and Baudelaire. It’s a highest-possible-tension classic, full of wild sexual over- (and under-) tones, written with whip-lashes and hand-slaps, you start it and you can’t stop until you get to the last word and then wish there was more, more, more. Compelling, totally original, a real wake-up masterpiece!
-Hugh Fox

Francesca Beard (Book Slam)

Monday, March 15, 2010

streetcake #10

Hello talented writers, fans and friends,

this is a quick email to let you know that issue 10 of streetcake is now live on the site!


This issue is dedicated to the victims of the recent earthquake in Chile, as one half of the team is Chilian.

Please do give us a visit and have a read. We also have the biographies up for all the writers and artists included in this issue.

Our talented roll call is as follows:

ashley bovan, kerri buley, trini decombe, nikki dudley, juli jana and tony rickaby

Post on your twitter, sites, blogs and pass onto your friends!!!

All the best and happy reading,

Nikki and Trini


about lexico

Essentially, lexico is all about poetry in translation. We are not talking about ”straight” translations, i.e. when we take words in the original language and transposing them into the English. In most cases these sorts of translations are available elsewhere or, if not, I would recommend using “google translate”.

Instead, the aim is to produce what Walter Benjamin calls “aura of the original text”. New creative material will be introduced, often to make the writings more contemporary, more challenging or even more disruptive. I will as the translator try very hard to be as subjective as possible, introducing my own ideas and literary affectations at every available opportunity. The ultimate aim is, to quote Benjamin again, “to go beyond the life (leben) of the original and to give it a higher life (uberleben) which transcends the limitations of time, culture and place”.

There will a new poem posted ever week, along with a brief description of the poet concerned and the background to the piece in question.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

First Name: Laron

Arlene Ang:
First name: Laron
Shampoo #25

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

This Opera of peace

Amy King:
This Opera of peace,

Bilge Water

Joseph Goosey:
Two Poems,
Shampoo #37

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pascale Petit ("Shaar")

Journey to Olympos

Marcus Slease:
Journey to Olympos,

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Monday, March 08, 2010

Sunday, March 07, 2010


Kate Colby:
Meridian, Litmus Press
An Interview with Kate Colby
by Kate Greenstreet, Bookslut
Fruitlands reviewed by Sommer Browning
CutBank Reviews
From The Return fo the Native, coconut #13
Four Reflections, Shampoo #21

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

Chernobyl Redux

Daniela Olszewska:
Two Poems,
The David Trinidad Edition #2

Well-equipped Men

John Tranter:
Poems, Blackbox Manifold #4


Brandon Shimoda:
Poetry, listenlight #10

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010

Hal Sirowitz

Party games

Jim Goar:
Blackbox Manifold 4