An Online Journal of Voice

BlazeVOX12 Spring 2012



Hello and welcome to the Springish issue of BlazeVOX 12. I do want to apologize for the lateness in putting together this issue of the journal, we had a bit of a thing with the National Endowment for the Arts, that is now, thankfully, favorably resolved. So hurray! To find out more about this here is a link to a recent Huffington Post interview:

It is my great pleasure to be able to continue on, get back to work and publish fine works such as is represented in this sunny issue, hurray!

Presented here is a world-class issue of BlazeVOX12 featuring poetry, art, fiction, and an arresting work of creative non-fiction, written by authors from around globe. We are introducing a new section in the journal, Book Previews, which as the name describes it is a brief look at some of our new book titles. You will find work from Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Clayton Eshleman, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Ted Greenwald, Tom Clark and many others. This is truly a special issue of BlazeVOX. And if you are so moved, please take a tour of our online bookshop. We have 300 titles of weird little books available for sale. So hurray, now get reading!  

Best, Geoffrey

Geoffrey Gatza
Editor  &  Publisher
BlazeVOX [books]

BlazeVOX12 - Springish 12

Table of Contents 



Material Support Hose
Brent Holt

The Sucsas
Bruno Casanova

Spring Snow
Celia Laskey


Me My Motorcycle and a Brick of Coke
C. Davis Fogg


Myra’s Last Dumpster Dive
Riya Aarini


What You Want
Penelope L Mace


Thank Heaven
Juliana Grace


Creative Nonfiction

Drug Chronologies
Sarah Ruth Jacobs

Ivan de Monbrison (art)

Acta Biographia

Special Selections 
Selections from our new and forthcoming BlazeVOX

A N A N A T O M Y O F T H E N I G H T by Clayton Eshleman

Comma Fork / Moving Parts by Ted Greenwald

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

Distance by Tom Clark

Transcendental Telemarketer by Beth Copeland

Mylar by
Eric Wertheimer

Circles Matter by Brian Lucas

to go without blinking by
Aimee Herman

Field Work: Notes, Songs, Poems 1997-2010 by David Hadbawnik

Continental Drifts by
Cheryl Pallant

Selected Prose of
Bobbie Louise Hawkins Edited by Barbara Henning