OMG // NOÖ Journal is risen! Issue #14 is now live with a million amazing things to look at + into, like collages by Nicholas Lockyer (above) & me, as well as words by Lisa Ciccarello, Emily Toder, Wendy Xu, Mike Young & more. GO SEE GO SEE.
2nd editions of the drunk sonnets arrived in the mail last thursday. i tumbl via pony express which is why it has taken so long for this update to arrive.
i tumbl like a pony
i tumbl like billy idol and therefore like tommy james
my heart shines bright like a diamond on the ipod of lebron james
my middle name is james
my dad’s name is jim which is short for james
my granddaddy’s name was james
there is a version of the bible named after king james
i feel as if i will never escape the bible sincerely daniel james
LOOK AT THESE KOOKS. ALL THEY DID WAS COME IN HERE AND READ ALL OF MEAT HEART BY MELISSA BRODER AND CHECK OUT TYPEWRITER BY JIMMY CHEN AND THEY THINK THEY AREN’T A BUNCH OF KOOKS. TO REITERATE: JORDAN AND JOANNA ARE KOOKS.
MELLOW PAGES Y’ALL. MELLOW PAGES SHOULD COME OUT WITH A LINE OF BEEPERS THAT BEEP REALLY SMOOTHLY AND CALL THEM MELLOW PAGERS.
A little while back, I got to interview Daniel Bailey for Front Porch Journal regarding his bookz, his New World Poetry project, a little about MFA programz, andphilosophyz, and buttz came up, and that’ll happen sometimez. I try to have fun inmy interviews, and with this one,…
this is a tiny, baby jpg of the cover for the second edition of the drunk sonnets.
incidentally, this edition is now available
the cover is, once again, by chelsea martin.
NOÖ  contributor Anne Boyer on why she writes (via mobilereviews):
Anne Boyer responds:
I write because there are important things to be said: things which have never been said before, things which have been said before but need repeating, things which have been said before but need some small correction, and very old lies which I can’t stand as truth.
I write because the golden-easy-unearned-people won’t shut up, they go on and on, with perfect confidence, who believe they deserve the world as is, and fuck them.
I do not believe that any of this requires us to be very special. I think it only requires us to be the most ordinary woman possible. I think it requires us to already be brave in the way of the ordinary woman which is brave in the way of the dead. In this, we can be casual and sometimes funny. Walt Whitman said it is okay to let the fields in.
Do you remember all the ways they want to kill us?
I write because we are armies.
I write because who doesn’t have a lighter in her pocket?
I write because I wake up, like everyone else, in innocence and vision.
I write because I am waiting for the poem written in the morning that will bring the end of this world by night.