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  • Hey! That’s a Short Interview! with Carrie Lorig

                        Magic Helicopter Press Presents

                       “Hey! That’s a Short Interview!”

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    Here at MHP we love our authors and wish we could talk to them ALL THE TIME, FOR THE REST OF TIME. However, we understand that writers are BUSY and according to some physicists the universe is going to end in 5 billion years, so really, who has time for anything?

    Thus, to balance our love for our writers and our respect for their scant time before the end of the known universe we will be conducting super short, four question interviews with them to see WHAT’S UP and maybe, if we’re lucky HAVE SOME FUN. (Lucky? OF COURSE WE’LL HAVE FUN!) (#FUN)

    Our second interview is with Carrie Lorig, author of NODS.Carrie talked to us about a happiness that has taken her “over the moon with flowers,” and the contents of her first book, The Pulp Vs. The Throne, out next spring through Artifice Books.  

    What’s the very last sentence/line that you wrote? How’d you do it (pen, processor, typewriting, skywriting, etc.)?

    A)

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    B) A google document entitled MOCKDUCKDEFENSE

    Can we have a picture of you wearing something on your head?

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    This isn’t me, but my secret twin, Bridget Mendel, who makes all my headdresses. 

    What are you currently working on, writing or otherwise?

    I’m working on my first book, The Pulp Vs. The Throne, which will be out next spring through Artifice Books. The first half is a long poem called “Much Affection from the Bold Part / of the River / It’s a Crisis / of Movement.” The second half, which is what I’m living in right now, will be or is….lol…some kind of essay-ic module / ring of fire / volcano situation called, “Public Excess Channels.” I’m incredibly excited about it. Over the moon with flowers. It’s so different from NODS., but it’s where I hoped to go / what I hoped would happen to me. 

    What’s the best thing you’ve absorbed lately (we’re thinking books, film, art, but take it however you like)?

    Bhanu Kapil’s Schizophrene, Stephanie Young’s Ursula or University, Brandon Shimoda’s O BON, This Interview w/ Lisa Robertson and Etel Adnan, Edmond Jabes’ The Book of Margins, Helene Cixous’ Stigmata: Escaping Texts, Walter Benjamin’s One Way Street and Other Writings, MIA - YALA, Cool Hand Luke, Wages of Fear, The Breakfast Club, The Insides of Degas’ LIttle Fourteen Year Old Dancer, Mac DeMarco’s Salad Days, Joanna Newsom - Erin, Miley Cyrus - #GETITRIGHT, Bill Callahan’s Live Concert, Bernadette Mayer’sMidwinter Day, Francis Ponge’s Mute Objects of Expression, Wasteland - Port St. Willow, LaTasha N Nevada Diggs Reading at the Walker Art Museum. 

    Thanks Carrie!

    Want to read colors? Then check out the ROYGBIV Edition of NOÖ Weekly, guest edited by Carrie. It’s a veritable trip into the synesthetic.

    Want have beautiful, love-drunk hypervisions? Then pick up a copy of Carrie’s chapbook NODS. 

  • TODAY IS DEAR LIL WAYNE DAY!It’s the official release day of Lauren Ireland’s Dear Lil Wayne! Celebrate with a copy for yourself and a playlist full of your Weezy favorites.BUT DON’T CLICK BLINDCheck out a poem in PaperOr a poem in FlavorwireOr a couple in NOÖOr a review in Heavy Feather ReviewOr this interview Lauren did with Brandon HolmquestNOW GET YOUR OWN DEAR LIL WAYNE, DEAR!
5x7 | PerfectboundISBN: 978-0-9841406-7-1$11 + shipping

    TODAY IS DEAR LIL WAYNE DAY!

    It’s the official release day of Lauren Ireland’s Dear Lil Wayne! Celebrate with a copy for yourself and a playlist full of your Weezy favorites.

    BUT DON’T CLICK BLIND

    Check out a poem in Paper
    Or a poem in Flavorwire
    Or a couple in NOÖ
    Or a review in Heavy Feather Review
    Or this interview Lauren did with Brandon Holmquest

    NOW GET YOUR OWN DEAR LIL WAYNE, DEAR!

    5x7 | Perfectbound
    ISBN: 978-0-9841406-7-1
    $11 + shipping

  • stripmallheaven:

Out of control wonderment review of UNDERCASTLE by Divya Victor at Poetry Foundation, Harriet the Blog: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2014/04/auto-hagiographic-travelogue-with-doritos-on-feliz-lucia-molinas-undercastle/

    stripmallheaven:

    Out of control wonderment review of UNDERCASTLE by Divya Victor at Poetry Foundation, Harriet the Blog: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2014/04/auto-hagiographic-travelogue-with-doritos-on-feliz-lucia-molinas-undercastle/

    Source: stripmallheaven

  • I think Patrick Swayze is the only real thing we have in common, hardly Demi Moore. I wonder if it’s because of a younger and brighter Patrick Swayze that the situation of being here is a little more interesting and tolerable. Obviously there are things like nostalgia and death that can lighten or darken any situation but those things are too awkward to talk about with someone whom you take to the bathroom so often.

    — From “Ghost (1990): A Romantic Fantasy About a Dead Banker’s Attempts to Communicate With His Living Wife Through a Psychic Who Doesn’t Know Her Powers Are Real” in Undercastle by Feliz Lucia Molina, reviewed by Kate Schapira (via therumpus)

    (via therumpus)

    Source: therumpus.net

  • stripmallheaven:

UNDERCASTLE review by Dillon J. Welch at American Microreviews and Interviews www.americanmicroreviews.com

    stripmallheaven:

    UNDERCASTLE review by Dillon J. Welch at American Microreviews and Interviews www.americanmicroreviews.com

    Source: stripmallheaven

  • Complete list of all the presses and book-makers that will be at the APRIL Independent Publishing Expo (Saturday 3/29)

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    Each year, APRIL caps off its week-long festival with a big book fair at Seattle’s writing and literary arts center, Richard Hugo House. This year 39 presses will be in attendance. Scope ‘em out below!


    1. The APRIL table will have a few goodies and books from the 2014 festival…

    Source: aprilfestseattle

  • Hey! That’s a Short Interview! with Claudia Smith

                       Magic Helicopter Press Presents

                       “Hey! That’s a Short Interview!”

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     Here at MHP we love our authors and wish we could talk to them ALL THE TIME, FOR THE REST OF TIME. However, we understand that writers are BUSY and according to some physicists the universe is going to end in 5 billion years, so really, who has time for anything?

    Thus, to balance our love for our writers and our respect for their scant time before the end of the known universe we will be conducting super short, four question interviews with them to see WHAT’S UP and maybe, if we’re lucky HAVE SOME FUN. (Lucky? OF COURSE WE’LL HAVE FUN!) (#FUN)

    Our first interview is with Claudia Smith, author of Quarry LightClaudia demonstrated her incredible posture by balancing Raymond Carver on her head and told us about the beautiful view she had at a basin with THE COOLEST NAME EVER.

    What’s the very last sentence/line that you wrote?

    "Thanks, honey" - a text to my husband.

    Can we have a picture of you wearing something on your head?

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    What are you currently working on, writing or otherwise?

    A novel called Box City about a girl named Nora and her uncle, a man named Trip.

    What’s the best thing you’ve absorbed lately (we’re thinking books, film, art, but take it however you like)?

    The Atchafalaya Basin. I just went on a long road trip with my kids, doing readings. I left a box of my books at a Best Western, so we had to drive back over the Atchafalaya to get them. So, that meant four trips over the Atchafalaya. The sun was setting, and I decided we could all get out before the long bridge and take a look. It was worth the hour and a half delay I hit on a bridge in Baton Rouge.  

    Thanks Claudia!

    Check out a shining review of Quarry Light at The Lit Pub, another thoughtful review at The Small Press Book Review, and pick up a copy RIGHT AWAY.

  • carrieabigstick:

    Notes, etc. I took on my phone during the conference:

    Girl sometimes missing / COMPULSIVE RELATIONSHIPS / so massive it must be dispersed / Matt Hart’s panel at 12? / Vicarious sex is better than none is the celebrity spectacular Fell in love with Adam Fell listening to Nirvana alone in his hotel room presence and partner breath quietest loud noise NOISE @ 11 with Leora Kelin Panel Proposals for Next Year? Thank God Noise is a sickness noise is full retreat from sound just a disorienting release FIND JARED / MAKE HIM PROMISE poetry of misrecognition Waste Flows -Joe Hall pollution as appropriation Maybe I am the German in this situation -Vanessa Place is walking behind me / looking for imaginary language with real poems in it. The hardest thing to project through is the hole in your face. Ronaldo Wilson terrifies me even when he’s reading about the ocean and how nice it is and that’s why he needs to be my teacher Forms that can’t hold so much. Did I scare Dillion? Blue Green Despair Fire. Alexis Alexis Reading is Dirt / LOAM on Fire Beyond the place to pain / rainy posters. In The Dream Hoa Nguyen writes a poem with me / for me / those boots. “Time is a Helpless Bitch” N writes it down for me in his phone / half asleep. Dream Book To RACHAEL. Add the Weiner dream? I should imagine with my body if possible / standing on an intense place / an awe for the incredible permanence of the act of writing / surviving something feels like killing it. THE WHOLE COUCH WE HAVE IT. Paper made from a plant in Nepal / Seattle / color: perfectly dried blood I pick out the flower religion or insist on it. Orange Ruefle Feather Blazers! Don’t approach without something invisible + beating. Performance is not going to lunch with your friends. SO MANY ODWALLA BARS NOT ENOUGH GALE M says what do you think you learned and doesn’t realize what an incredible question that is and how it’s exactly what i was thinking about when E cried at the end of the coconut / bloof reading because we were burning to death after the basement canoe Everyone 

    Source: carrieabigstick

  • Range of Motion on Goodreads

    The newest chapbook in the Gobble Editions—Range of Motion by Meagan Cass—has a Goodreads page right now.

    And if you haven’t snagged a copy, please do here.

    Or swing by the Mammoth Magic Future Genius table — Q24 — at the AWP and grab one to take back to wherever it is you came from!


  • 5x7 | PerfectboundISBN: 978-0-9841406-7-1April 2014$11 $9 special pre-order price!
First •• 15 •• pre-orders get a sweet broadside signed by cover artist Krysten Brown!

• DESCRIPTION •
Bawling and ballsy, these postcard poems by Lauren Ireland can see Rikers from their fire escape. They want to go down in history as a secret horror. Lil Wayne: they like your new muscles. Everybody else: you know how even leaving a place you hate is sad? These poems report the sugar-flavored blood like almost everyone is lonely, almost no one’s amazing, confessing to Weezy that all spirit animals are bullshit and theirs is a giant knife.
Cover design by Krysten Brown
• BLURBS •
Dear Lil Wayne,I have hot ideas. I’m all in. This week I had a scary dream. Furst woke me up and told me everything is okay. Everything is.Everyone’s winning at Uno. Everyone’s in love. I am high on drugs and also on being a person. There is such a thing as hot tracks. I have heard you lay them, in other dreams. Lil Wayne, I like your new muscles. I like not being dead. Don’t you? I’m not afraid. — Lauren Ireland (yes, this book just blurbed itself)
• EXCERPTS •
July 14 and July 18, 2010 in NOÖ Journal

    5x7 | Perfectbound
    ISBN: 978-0-9841406-7-1
    April 2014
    $11 $9 special pre-order price!

    First •• 15 •• pre-orders get a sweet broadside signed by cover artist Krysten Brown!

    • DESCRIPTION •

    Bawling and ballsy, these postcard poems by Lauren Ireland can see Rikers from their fire escape. They want to go down in history as a secret horror. Lil Wayne: they like your new muscles. Everybody else: you know how even leaving a place you hate is sad? These poems report the sugar-flavored blood like almost everyone is lonely, almost no one’s amazing, confessing to Weezy that all spirit animals are bullshit and theirs is a giant knife.

    Cover design by Krysten Brown

    • BLURBS •

    Dear Lil Wayne,

    I have hot ideas. I’m all in. This week I had a scary dream. Furst woke me up and told me everything is okay. Everything is.Everyone’s winning at Uno. Everyone’s in love. I am high on drugs and also on being a person. There is such a thing as hot tracks. I have heard you lay them, in other dreams. Lil Wayne, I like your new muscles. I like not being dead. Don’t you? I’m not afraid. — Lauren Ireland (yes, this book just blurbed itself)

    • EXCERPTS •

    July 14 and July 18, 2010 in NOÖ Journal