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venusofnatalie:

I am so happy I can tell everyone that, after a long summer wringing our hands and grieving not having deeper pockets to publish twenty chapbooks, TAR has made some great decisions. In 2016, we will be publishing five extraordinary, wonderful writers: Zoe Dzunko, Megan Giddings, Soleil Ho, Mike Lala, and Roberto Montes.

Below are some of my first Submittable comments on each of these writers’s submissions:

Zoe Dzunko: “The Impossible, III” stopped me in my tracks. Wow. I like this collection a lot. This is one of those rare chapbooks that builds energy as you read it, that does not disappoint for its quaking solipsism which serves to interrupt a boring status quo.

Megan Giddings: What. I love this person. This is my favorite fiction submission. The stories are all extremely charming, and not without dry absurdism on one end of the spectrum and refreshing wit on the other. 

Soleil Ho: Long story short—I want to publish this. … These are all excellent essays, each in their own spectacular way. “The Minotaur” made me want to break everything in the room, so that only my body remained intact. 

Mike Lala: I really like a lot of what is happening in this chapbook. It’s crazy dynamic, multimediated, painful, heavy. Rare to read of violence quite like this. I like the hard weight of it.

Roberto Montes: This one is really special. I think it’s rickety on purpose so that it never loses focus. It is relentless that way. I feel its intelligence and its exhaustion for the country, for the country of self, for this weird notion of identity. It’s doing a lot of work and still manages to be understated. 

In short, I am feeling very, very lucky.

feeling awestruck

so grateful for venusofnatalie & everyone at Atlas

Issue 27: in stores today

liftedbrow:

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TLB27 is finally here, and on shelves in stores today!  Grab your copy now.

The Lifted Brow relaunched earlier this year with a new format and new overall design, and we have been astounded by how many folks have been buying it off the shelves, and also subscribing. 

Issue 27 continues the excellence of previous issues. It includes: 

  • cover artwork by Lale Westvind, and also a feature comic inside by Westvind,
  • nonfiction from folks like Jenn Shapland, Rachel Perks, Stephanie Convery, Shawn Wen, Sophie Shanahan, Zora Sanders, Sam Kriss, Rachel Hennessy, Caroline Crew, Caitlin McGregor and Omar Musa,
  • wonderful columns from Dion Kagan, Briohny Doyle, Annabel-Brady Brown, and Jana Perkovic,
  • fiction from Jensen Beach and Jennifer Down,
  • little snippets from Ellen van Neerven, Adolfo Aranjuez and Mohammed Ahmad,
  • poetry by Mud Howard, t'ai freedom ford and Phillip B. Williams,
  • Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny’s sex and relationships advice column,
  • comics and artwork from Carla McRae, Lee Lai, Diego Ramirez, Sam Wallman, Merv Heers, Mona Moradveisi, Mickey Zacchilli, Michael Hawkins, Katie Parrish, Bligh Twyford-Moore, Sophie Yanow, Sergiy Maidukov, Egle Zvirblyte, and Valentine Gallardo,
  • a feature on the oral history project ‘Behind the Wire’ which documents the experiences of those people who have spent time in Australia’s mandatory detention system,
  • and a tribute to our recently-departed friend and hero Kat Muscat, compiled entirely from her own words.

TLB27 has today hit hundreds of newsstands, bookstores and specialty outlets throughout Australia, so stride on out there and find yourself a copy before your local stockists sell out. (Ask your local newsagent or bookstore if they have copies. And if they don’t, encourage them to — we’d love to have more stockists.)

Of course, if you want to subscribe to The Lifted Brow, then we will deliver four issues a year to your door, and you’ll receive them before even the stores get them! Plus you’ll save 35% off the cover price.

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hey baby

pplrjstppl:

good evening. after a 2 year hiatus, we only went and recorded another poetry podcast!! feat. poems by Zoe Dzunko, Emily Brill, Chelsea Hodson, Jason Koo, Rebecca Perry, Caroline Rayner, Holly Isemonger, Chen Chen, Sasha Fletcher, Gale Marie Thompson, Sarah Jean Grimm & Ashe Vernon. as well as our recently faved tweets and the usual giggling and weird in jokes.


thank you, we love you,

susie and stacey x

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chelseahodson:

This morning (7AM New York time, 11PM Melbourne time), I spoke with Zoe Dzunko, writer & poetry editor for The Lifted Brow, for Melbourne’s Digital Writers’ Festival. I also read from Pity the Animal, which Google Hangout accidentally censored. May-Lan Tan also appeared via webcam from Indonesia. 

I was lucky enough to interview this brilliant person on Saturday night and listen to her read, which is always magical. I also confuse the words erroneous/incongruous but I think that’s what happens when you try to make a magazine in a night.

thetinhouse:

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It’s time for another round of Broadside Thirty, our showcase for poems in thirty lines or less by poets thirty or younger. Today, we present a new poem by Zoe Dzunko

Absolution 

I adopted the voice of somebody

very hungry before a mountain

of choices, and never stepped

out of her. How unfair that it is

on earth I feel loved like this:

the way sunshine requires little

light, like day ignores lampposts.

Continue reading →

Source: http://thetinhouse.tumblr.com/post/1116935...

IRL (Summer of Distance)If only to know this
unknowable thing, like
can the body hope to
be anything more than
measurable edges,
fifteen colours, a name
and a date. It is not
enough to find the soft
skin behind the kneecap,
caress it in moments
of tenderness; the lined
palm of mystery goes
on collecting its dumb
DNA memories from the
bodies it skims, urging
close, closer. I know you
like the bent water vision
of the legs that became,
so quickly, not my own;
I know you like the black
screen you dull to at night,
effacing a days worth
of experience. And
ever still, the longing
to know a body down
to its pixels, where they
form their squares from the soft
human curves of a cheek;
the warmth of an ear, lost
in twenty-three rose-hued
variations; limbal
ring blown out, into this
mess of eye.

swingingaxes:

Zoe Dzunko | IRL (Summer of Distance)

Published by Everyday Genuis

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'Not That Kind of Bourgeois Woman: A Bourgeois Woman Tells You What She’s “Read”', by Bourgeois Woman

liftedbrow:

The dust has settled on Mm. Dunham’s débuts littéraires, and the consensus reached by the bourgeoisie petit du monde seems to be that the author is some kind child molester, possibly false-rape accusation statistic, and even a hack. Well don’t worry, darling, it’s nothing Bourgeois Woman hasn’t been accused of in the many decadent years of her life. They’re nought but jealous.

So, Bourgeois Woman read (and very strongly identified with) the text. Here’s what she said about it.

Bourgeois Woman #wokeuplikethis.

In light of Dunham’s “rumoured” advance of $3.7 million, Bourgeois Woman considers how she will spend hers.

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johnmortara:

a couple important things for you to know:

1. Carl Sagan changed my life and turned science into poetry for me when i needed them both so, so badly

2. it’s the anniversary of Sagan’s death today and the universe feels his absence every single minute

3. Zoe Dzunko and Sarah Jean Grimm are amazing space witches that i love so so much and they asked me to be in this special Powder Keg issue dedicated to COSMOS and Carl Sagan and my heart exploded when they asked

4. i’m deeply honored to collaborate with Kelly Schirmann, Joyelle McSweeney, Becca Klaver, Autumn Royal, Jeff Alessandrelli, Anne Cecelia Holmes, Zubair Ahmed, Mike Young, Rich Smith, Natalie Eilbert, John Beer, and Morgan Parker on this 13 poem tribute to each episode of the original COSMOS series

5. this is amazing and i really really hope you check it out, if you love space, if you love poetry, if you love anything ever. i am so so frickin proud of this wow you have no idea my wildest dreams came true today

http://www.powderkegmagazine.com/cosmos-issue

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charlottecullen : 
 
  victorfreeze : 
 
  shabbydollhouse : 
 
 online now 
 
 S/O to all the talented women and individuals of this day and age for making something so irrefutably amazing.   just a few contributers that come to mind for producing great writings in this zine are: Sophia Katz, Chloe Caldwell, Mira Gonzalez, Elizabeth Ellen, Juliet Escoria, Chelsea Martin, Rachel Lee nelson and Luna Miguel. but it’s all gold.   not to mention the writing is accompanied by  wonderful artwork as well. S/o Carabella Sands, the publishers and the other artists (especially  CANDY CHEN-SHUHUI ) for hooking that up.  
 this is a beautiful brainchild everybody. congradulations.  
 
 <3 
 Zoe Dzunko wrote the most beautiful words it was a complete dream responding to them ~ <3 
 
 omg charlotte, you are an angel from heaven. i want to live inside of your magical world <3

charlottecullen:

victorfreeze:

shabbydollhouse:

online now

S/O to all the talented women and individuals of this day and age for making something so irrefutably amazing. 

just a few contributers that come to mind for producing great writings in this zine are: Sophia Katz, Chloe Caldwell, Mira Gonzalez, Elizabeth Ellen, Juliet Escoria, Chelsea Martin, Rachel Lee nelson and Luna Miguel. but it’s all gold. 

not to mention the writing is accompanied by  wonderful artwork as well. S/o Carabella Sands, the publishers and the other artists (especially CANDY CHEN-SHUHUI) for hooking that up. 

this is a beautiful brainchild everybody. congradulations. 

<3

Zoe Dzunko wrote the most beautiful words it was a complete dream responding to them ~ <3

omg charlotte, you are an angel from heaven. i want to live inside of your magical world <3

Source: http://shabbydollhouse.tumblr.com/post/105...

Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.

Sylvia Plath (via sisyphean-revolt)

please

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“I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.”

same, sylvia

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Five On It: Zoe Dzunko

heyteebs:

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Zoe Dzunko and I have never actually met IRL but we have several mutual friends and a mutual admiration of each others’ work, so it’s only a matter of time before we get the chance to straight up gush in person. I first came across her writing when my friend andrewrhysyoung, who Zoe knows…

i’m never not swooning over tommy, so answering these questions was the nicest thing