Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Plantarchy 1

jUStin!katKO's Plantarchy reached my mailbox this morning. It looks pretty hot, from the Blast-like puce cover to the great content inside. Check out the website: for more information.

Monday, March 27, 2006

From Michael Carr

In the mail over the weekend Michael Carr sent me his new book Platinum Blonde, as well as the John Wieners issue of Mirage, from 1985. Jessica Smith put me in touch with Michael monthes back and I was glad I had the chance to publish some of his poems in issue 6 of Drill. His new book is beautifully produced and the poems an exciting experience of language. It's produced by Few and Further Press, which is run by Jess Mynes (I believe, correct me if I'm wrong). check out their website:

And of course the always wonderful John Wieners. Thanks Michael. MS

Friday, March 24, 2006

Film - by Mr. Klane

Flim Forum

Flim is an independent press for
the publication of experimental poetry,
editors Matthew Klane (Albany) and
Adam Golaski (Hartford).

Flim is interested in poetry that postulates
then questions the idea of the poem as experiment,
poetry that builds and develops (forms) original
logics/grammars, poetry that dissolves to
redefine the lines between sense and nonsense,
process and product, sight, sound, and semantic.

Flim has an especial (though not exclusive) zeal
for serial poetry and thereby, promises to provide a
space for extensive selections.


from February 1, 2006 – April 30, 2006,
Flim Forum will be reading submissions for the
first volume of a poetry anthology series.

submit to:

Matthew Klane
Post Office Box 549
Slingerlands, NY 12159

p.s. Look at all these recent posts! House Press is on fire!!!!!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Bill Sylvester

Just wanted to write and say what a great guy Bill Sylvester is. He's been the only source of financial support Drill has received over the past 4 years - and it's greatly appreciated. Although I've never met Bill, I'm a great admirer of his work, and of his committment to helping younger poets imagine their way into poetry. I have a book of his essays, and one of his poems that House Organ put out a few years back (that Aaron xeroxed for me) - does anyone know what other work is out there in print of his as a full collection? MS

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

For Clarity - a new magazine by House Press

There was some worry on Mr. Gelsinger's blog that there will be a shortage of small press magazines with the closing down of Drill - which I should mention #7 is the last issue - and I wanted to be clear that this fall Eric Unger, Luke Daly, and I will be putting out a new magzine, the name has yet to be determined. All of you who have given me work for issue 8, I hope I can use for this new project (if not, please let me know). Luke, Eric and I will be having an equal hand in the editing, publication, and stapling, so I thought that a new name would be in order. Eric and I saw Michael Palmer read last night, then had some drinks to discuss how the new magazine might look. We're thinking of doing something big, with lots of poets included from all of our respected groups, communities, and schools, a CD of sound work, art work, a total art production. Like Spell (and I hope like the last Drill) we want to make this magazine into an art object, that is well conceived, and something you want to touch and have around. In many ways it's going to be a lot like Drill and Spell, but with the added influence of Mr. Daly. We'll be making posts about it in the future. For the time being we have plenty of great magazines to publish in, LRS's Small Town, and Boss Sakkis's BothBoth, J!K's Plantarchy, just to name a few - the new FRAME looks pretty hot, too.

Also, for those of you who will be in Chicago on April 6th, just a reminder that Luke, Eric and I will be reading at Danny's bar at 8 o'clock. MS

In case some of you haven't seen it yet, Aaron Lowinger (aka, Al Cohen) has been building off of Damian Weber's work to put up a House Press webstie. Aaron has a keen eye, and this site (although still under construction) looks pretty fab! Thanks Aaron (esp. for the pic of me with my holiday mustache) - you are a dorky! lol

You can get to the site from the sidebar, titled "House Press".

Monday, March 13, 2006


Eric Unger gave me a preview of the new Spell magazine over the weekend. The magazine is impeccably designed, giving each contributor a fair amount of space to experiment. It's a great mix of visual work, poetry, and visual-poetry.

Here's a preview of Luke Daly's stickering, street art, project that bleeds into the magazine. He's prepared an individual sticker for each issue.

And I've put in a few decomposed, recomposed poems exploring the medium of masking tape. Here's one:

Get in touch with Mr. Unger for a copy. He's making a limited number, so they'll be gone fast.


Saturday, March 11, 2006

Spell magazine's first issue will be released next week! I am excited about the quality and diversity of work I received. There are 75 copies, printed on linen and staple bound. Each issue is unique: Luke Daly made a sticker for each one, as part of his larger stickering/street art project here in Chicago (thanks Luke). The roster for this inaugural issue is: Christopher Rizzo, Michael Koshkin, rob mclennan, Scott Shanley, John Sakkis, jUStin!katKO, Dave Aylward, Luke Daly, Michael Slosek, and Francis Raven. I will start sending out copies to contributors as soon as I get my next paycheck next week. Anyone who would like a copy, please send correspondence and postal address to Also, Michael Slosek, Luke Daly, and I will be reading at Danny's in early April here in Chicago. The reading will correspond to the release of both Drill and Spell magazines.


Friday, March 10, 2006

Small Town 7 and zafusy

For those who don't read Logan's blog (and you should!) the lastest issue of Small Town is out and it's a hot one. He's worked the new smaller format to perfection - it's very tight. And a great read the whole way through. Our own Luke Daly has a fab poem in it too. Head over to Logan's page and check it out.

We've also been linked to the poetry journal zafusy at: Check that out too.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

a little repetition never hurt anyone

Monday, March 06, 2006

call for work, from Mr. Katko

call for h u n d r e d s

a new occasional magazine produced and circulated through assemblage

this call is made by cris cheek and WIlliam Howe

what to send:

1 sheet of double-sided 8.5 x 11 inches (think of that double-
sidedness as part of your piece)

pls send 300 copies of that double-sided piece

any colored pages are welcome

DEADLINE: Monday 10th of April (this is absolutely the last day)

h u n d r e d s will be collated and bound in a card cover before
being distributed

LAUNCH DATE: Saturday 15th April (as part of 'post moot' more info to
follow momentarily)

each contributor will receive one copy of h u n d r e d s


c/o cris cheek - 101 Oberlin CT. Oxford. Ohio 45056 USA

c/o William Howe - 4724 Bonham Road

h u n d r e d s - as in a measure of land, and there will be three
hundred of them and . . .