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BlazeVOX17 Spring 2017 Now Available!

Hip Hip Hurray

 

Hello and welcome to the Spring issue of BlazeVOX 17. Presenting fine works of poetry, fiction, text art, visual poetry and arresting works of creative non-fiction written by authors from around world. Do have a look through the links below or browse through the whole issue in our Scribd embedded PDF, which you can download for free and take it with you anywhere on any device. Hurray!

In this issue we seek to avoid answers but rather to ask questions. With a subtle minimalistic approach, this issue of BlazeVOX focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting. The works collected feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise literary history and, even better, to complement it.

Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies these piece appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, the texts reference post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.

Many of the works are about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. By creating situations and breaking the passivity of the spectator, he tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. These pieces demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. Enjoy! 

Rockets! Geoffrey Gatza, editor

Table of Contents
 
Poetry
 
 
Fiction
 
Charlie Hill                             Multitudes
Joshua King                           Poena Cullei
Robert Wexelblatt                Petite Suite des Erreurs Minuscules
Becca Lundberg                    Just Delaney
Lisa Clark                               Modifications
Leigh Ann Cowan                 What Little Girls Are Made Of
Craig Fishbane                      Molly Webber Has Arrived
Emilia Rodriguez                  Nursery
Kate Koenig                           Gentle, Gentle, Gentle
 
Text Art & Vispo
 
ana cancela                from, The Herman, Bartleby of Tales
Mark Young               five visuals
bruno neiva                from, GUY (alt version)
hiromi suzuki            eternal loop
 
Creative Non-Fiction & Experimental Prose
 
Lawrence Upton                   A SONG, through Alaric Sumner
Caitlin Conroy                       Leonid
Diarra English                       Black Faces in Private Places
Elika Ansari                           Read more »

New Issue of BlazeVOX now online!! Happy Fifteenth Anniversary!

 IntroductionIntroduction

 
Hello and welcome to the Fall issue of BlazeVOX 15. Presenting fine works of poetry, fiction, text art, visual poetry and arresting works of creative non-fiction written by authors from around world. Also presented are previews of our newly released books of poetry and fiction. Do have a look through the links below or browse through the whole issue in our Scribd embedded PDF, which you can download for free and take it with you anywhere on any device. Hurray!
 

Happy Fifteenth Anniversary 
Hip Hip Hurray!:
 

I have been sitting at my desk typing away on my large screened apple computer dreading what I am about to write. BlazeVOX is now in its 15th year of operation. We have great moments to look back upon in our history, as well as some moments that bear careful consideration. It seems incredible to me that we are not merely still in operation we are vividly alive! 
 
To commemorate who we are at 15 we plan to celebrate. We are planning to have some special events throughout the year. We plan to have readings, videos and even a party sometime in the fall. Keep an eye out for your invitation it will be a year to revel!
 

And before I go, I would like to thank you all for your wonderful support over the years. You are an important part this press and your help makes a real difference in getting innovative works by undervalued writers read worldwide. Your act of reading our work is incredibly helpful means so much to me but even more to BlazeVOX authors whose work might not see the light of day without your giving us a part of your time, a part of your day! We thank you a thousand times.

Rockets! Geoffrey Gatza, editor

Table of Contents
 
 
Poetry
 
 
 
Fiction 
 
Patrick Chapman— Juniper Bing
 
Nicholas D. Nace— from [Vic]
 
Alexander Beisel — Delenda Est
 
C Davis Fogg — Electric Jesus
 
Daniel Adler— The Acheron
 
Erika G Abad — Corners
 
Jamie McFaden — Three Flash Fiction pieces
 
Christien Gholson — Trinity-Site’s Last Stand
 
Jessy Brodsky Vega — White Thoughts
 
Josef Krebs —Body of Work
 
Kristen Clanton— Who are the Fantasy Girls?
 
Jingjing Xiao — The Lives of Flowers
 
 
Text Art
 
 
Soil
 
 
5 visual poems, asemic
 
 
Creative Non-Fiction & Reviews
 
 
Jennifer R. Valdez — Lady Liberty Meets Big Ben
 
Susan Wiedel — Concetta
 
 
 
 
15 Questions | Interviews with BlazeVOX Authors
 
 
 
BlazeVOX Interview with John Tranter on his forthcoming book Heart Starter
 
 
 
 
 

New Issue of BlazeVOX now online!! Happy Fifteenth Anniversary!

 IntroductionIntroduction

Hello and welcome to the Spring issue of BlazeVOX 15. Presenting fine works of poetry, fiction, text art, visual poetry and arresting works of creative non-fiction written by authors from around world. Also presented are previews of our newly released books of poetry and fiction. Do have a look through the links below or browse through the whole issue in our Scribd embedded PDF, which you can download for free and take it with you anywhere on any device. Hurray!
 

Happy Fifteenth Anniversary 
Hip Hip Hurray!:
 

I have been sitting at my desk typing away on my large screened apple computer dreading what I am about to write. BlazeVOX is now in its 15th year of operation. We have great moments to look back upon in our history, as well as some moments that bear careful consideration. It seems incredible to me that we are not merely still in operation we are vividly alive! 
 
The BlazeVOX journal developed out of a Daemen College arts journal that was published exclusively online; in 1999 that was a radical thing to do. But today happily, an online journal is the norm.
 
In 2000 BlazeVOX was born as an online journal from a computer that I used in the college computer lab. I did not have a PC in my home. After a summer of hard work, our first issue was released in the fall. We have had a continual run ever since. We have a full archive of all our back-issues on our webpage; so do spend some time flipping though the 15 years of BlazeVOX an.journal.of.voice. 
 
As I look back at the time that has passed I am enthusiastic, even though an irksome form of nostalgia bothers me. In an effort to alleviate these feelings I decided to create a mundane list poem to parse out what occurred during this time. I appropriated news headlines from the past fifteen years in order to make a small, easy-going poem to chuckle over. However, when the piece was complete, that poem turned into 70 pages of compelling half-memories, or I should say memories that provoked memories of things that I did experienced while news was happening around journalism. As we wrote poetry a lot of life happened. Have a look for yourself:
 
 
 
To commemorate who we are at 15 we plan to celebrate. We are planning to have some special events throughout the year. We plan to have readings, videos and even a party sometime in the fall. Keep an eye out for your invitation it will be a year to revel!
 

And before I go, I would like to thank you all for your wonderful support over the years. You are an important part this press and your help makes a real difference in getting innovative works by undervalued writers read worldwide. Your act of reading our work is incredibly helpful means so much to me but even more to BlazeVOX authors whose work might not see the light of day without your giving us a part of your time, a part of your day! We thank you a thousand times.

Rockets! Geoffrey Gatza, editor

Table of Contents
 
Poetry
 
 

 
Fiction 
 
 
Than Since When I Left by Jordana Meade
 
Rabbit Suit by Julia Lynn Rubin
 
Lake Luzern by Philip Bowne
 
Nothing Touches by Vincent Craig Wright
 
Sebastian's Suit by Nat Buchbinder
 
 
Crushin’ by Kyle A. Valenta
 
The Wrangler by Alex Neely
 
 
Disraeli Gears by Christopher Lyke
 
Colonial State of Mind by Madiha Kahn
 
 
 
Text Art
 
 
hiromi suzuki
 
 
three-piece text art series entitled 'un-brushed'
bruno neiva
 
 

 
Creative Non-Fiction & Reviews
 
Odd Ball by Adreyo Sen
 
Butterfly by Shailee Perry
 
 
Reviewed by Rich Murphy 
 
By Geoffrey Gatza
 
 
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Poem recordings by Shana Bulhan Haydock

 
Here is something exciting, three poems by Shana Bulhan Haydock recoded and available on SoundCloud. These poems first appeared in the Spring issue of BlazeVOX13. Enjoy

To My Father
https://soundcloud.com/shanabulhanhaydock/to-my-father


Scars
https://soundcloud.com/shanabulhanhaydock/scars


Teach Me To Dance
https://soundcloud.com/shanabulhanhaydock/teach-me-to-dance

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50 Titles 50 Percent off Off - Happy Holiday's from BlazeVOX

50 Titles 50% Off
Happy Holiday's from BlazeVOX


Happy Holiday’s from BlazeVOX! We are offering you 50 of our finest titles for half off until January 31st 2014. This way you can shop and shop during the cold winter nights and enjoy your warm sweaters while reading wild poetry and fiction. Since poetry makes everything just a bit better, here is our fifty tiles list. And if you do not see your favorite title on this list, email me and I’ll give you that price!

Hip Hip Hurray! Visit our December Sale Page Here

Look at you still reading when there's buying to do.

Quinn's Passage by Kazim Ali

2X2 by Martine Bellen

Inbox by Noah Eli Gordon

Epigramititis : 118 Living American Poets by Kent Johnson

Slaves to Do These Things by Amy King

First Baby Poems by Anne Waldman with Collages by George Schneeman

For the Ordinary Artist Short Reviews, Occasional Pieces and More by Bill Berkson

Katzenjammered by Norma Kassirer

DRIZZLE POCKET by Tim Roberts

LIGHT-HEADED by Matt Hart

A Testament To Love & Other Losses by Wade Stevenson

Trailers by Michael Basinski

Sure Thing by Robin F. Brox

Soldatesque / Soldiering | Poetry by Anne Waldman, Art by Noah Saterstrom

CLOUD / RIDGE by Stephen Ratcliffe

On The Bus: Selected Stories by Dennis Barone

to go without blinking by Aimee Herman

Transcendental Telemarketer by Beth Copeland

House of Forgetting by Geoffrey Gatza

“now, 1/3” and thepoem by Demosthenes Agrafiotis Translated by John Sakkis and Angelos Sakkis

Selected Prose of Bobbie Louise Hawkins Edited by Barbara Henning

Captain Poetry’s Sucker Punch: A Guide to the Homeric Punkhole, 1980–2012 by Kenneth Warren

COMMA FORK / MOVING PARTS by Ted Greenwald

Inventories by Paul T Hogan

Cheltenham by Adam Fieled

COMPOS(T) MENTIS by Aaron Apps

Molloy: The Flip Side by Chris Tysh

Deco by J.J. Colagrande

Domestic Uncertainties by Leah Umansky

ITHACA: A LIFE IN FOUR FRAGMENTS by Travis Cebula

Opera House Arterial by Anne-Adele Wight

Responsibilities of the Obsessed by Goro Takano

Dear Beast Loveliness by Tim J. Myers

Big Bad Asterisk* by Carlo Matos

PETRARCHAN by Kristina Marie Darling

Uncomfortable Clowns ms #77 by James Hart III

Miscellaneous Debris by Nick Mansito

Romance With Small-Time Crooks by Alexis Ivy

From Delancey West by Brian Jackson

OPONEARTH by Timothy David Orme

Prior by James Berger

some deer left the yard moving day by Andrew K. Peterson

Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982 – 2013 by Burt Kimmelman

Vertigo Diary by Larry Sawyer

Oops! Environmental Poetics by James Sherry

MORPHEUS: A BILDUNGSROMAN by JOHN KINSELLA

BRUSHES WITH by Kristina Marie Darling

The Unfinished by Mark DuCharme

Truth Game by Tom Clark

Does the Moon Ever Shine in Heaven? by Chuck Richardson

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