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I Have Been Younger in October

October 1, 2011 - by Mr. Shay Tasaday, Editor in Chief

Do not attempt to carve pumpkins after a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.

THIS MONTH’S VERSE: To wit, Mr. J.R. McCarthy contributes a poem that is a progressive work, one which more than decisively affirms, as one might expect, the juvenility and maturation of this extraordinary journal’s mise-en-scène. Mr. Richard Tyrone Jones‘s poem allows one to view the world in context of a post-racial, socially mediated age and its arrival as one of the multitude of outlets exemplifying Eliot’s “spoken word arseholes.” For his part, Mr. Andrew H. Oerke (excuse me) jarringly apposes a sense of exultation with a sense of theater re: pachydermic needling. Similarly, tender, young Mr. Adam Vatterott‘s work illustrates a historic breakthrough technically and compositionally, as well as being loaded, like Baudrillard’s work, with tragic and metaphysical portent. Meanwhile, Mr. Ook, Warrior Poet sheds light on a post-suburban landscape that resists the technocratic discipline of, say, Robert E. Howard or Lisa Douglas. In our flashback poem, Mr. J.C. writes with admirable clarity and concision on a subject of extreme complexity, with personal lubricant.

IN PROSE: Cleverly apropos of current cultural memetics, The Bare-Fanged Contessa sharply defines a stunning moment in literary history based strictly on a jaundiced cynicism. Apropos of nothing, Ms. Amy Vansant journeys back from the future to demonstrate a teachable moment involving illusory superiority and paranormal pedagogy. Selflessly adrift in the world of literary pretension, Mr. Gordon Stanley attempts to encompass the destruction of identity politics amid the howling of global and virtual precepts.

IN CLASSICS: Mr. Guy Wetmore Carryl returns here, with a loverly, rhymerly bauble.

IN PODCASTS: Episode 94: Rise of the Planet of the Asinine. Including: “Dirtnap” by J.R. McCarthy; “Henry Rollins” by Richard Tyrone Jones; “Asinine Haiku” by Fenway Parker, via Songify; “How Little Red Riding Hood Came to Be Eaten” by Guy Wetmore Carryl (read by Stoney Emshwiller).