Monday, January 25, 2010

PERSONATIONSKIN Reviewed in Publishers Weekly

Parker is one of the oddest poet’s you’re likely to meet. With a hyperactive sense of humor and an irreverence to match, Parker creates poems that push so hard at their own boundaries, they’re likely to explode at any moment.

—Publishers Weekly (1/25/2010), read entire review here (scroll down)


This Week at No Tell Motel

Fortunato Salazar taps the ass of the greenskeeper this week at No Tell Motel.

Monday, January 18, 2010

This Week at No Tell Motel

Stefi Weisburd mums him & punks him this week at No Tell Motel.

Monday, January 11, 2010

God Damsel by Reb Livingston on Sale at Lulu

ISBN 978-0-9826000-0-9
146 pages

Available now at Lulu
Available soon at B&N, Powells and Amazon

What People are Saying about God Damsel:

Just because fairy tales don’t exist doesn’t mean we don’t need them—need their promise of a happily ever after—need their heightened, fanciful language to infuse our flat, modern vernacular with pomp and poof and oompf—but need especially their infusion of momentous meaning into our seemingly pointless actions and humdrum adult lives. Through that hole of need enters Reb Livingston’s stunning God Damsel: a pyrotechnic, syntactical orgy wherein the speaker’s both creator and victim of a world that mirrors our own in disappointment and loss. She’s a creator of her own language, yet a victim of the limitations of all language. The poems are like the bizarre, hybrid-mutant animals slithering around the island of Dr. Moreau—cross-breeds of humor, whimsy, sharp intelligence, and deep—near unspeakable—sadness. I can hear Henry Darger’s Vivian Girls eerily reciting from God Damsel, like a primer, in unison. Do avoid the dreaded Woe-Dodo, and take a stroll through the puffy pink clouds (careful to avoid the inky-icky black pits) of God Damsel-land.

—Jennifer L. Knox

Reb Livingston (hymnographer, crier of laments, wry chronicler of blockages, seepages and Thingamabobs) combs the spiritual runes, tunes and ruined stockings that remain after traffic between the sexes. God Damsel is a fractured, fractious and funny allegory which just might get biblical on your ass. Check it out.

—Tom Beckett

This Week at No Tell

Julia Cohen & Mathias Svalina steal the steeples & hide them in the attic this week at No Tell Motel.

Monday, January 4, 2010

This Week at No Tell Motel

Carly Sachs tries and breaks it open this week at No Tell Motel.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Portable Boog Reader 4

with NYC & DC Metro poet features can be read online here


Andrea Baker, Macgregor Card, Lydia Cortes, Cynthia Cruz, Pam Dick, Mary Donnelly, Will Edmiston, Laura Elrick, Farrah Field,, Kristen Gallagher, Sarah Gambito, Aracelis Girmay, John Godfrey, Odi Gonzales, Myronn Hardy, Mark Horosky, Brenda Iijima, Ivy Johnson, Boni Joi, Hettie Jones, Pierre Joris, Steven Karl, Vincent Katz, Jennifer L. Knox, Wayne Koestenbaum, Estela Lamat, Mark Lamoureux, Ada Limon, Sheila Maldonado, Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Susan Miller, Stephen Motika,Marc Nasdor, Charles North, Jeni Olin, Cecily Parks, Nicole Peyrafitte, Mariana Ruiz, Lytle Shaw, Laura Sims, Mark Statman, Nicole Steinberg, Yerra Sugarman, Anne Waldman, Jared White, Dustin Williamson, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, John Yau


Sandra Beasley, Leslie Bumsted, Theodora Danylevich, Tina Darragh, Buck Downs, Lynne Dreyer, Wade Fletcher, Joe Hall, Ken Jacobs, Charles Jensen, Doug Lang, Reb Livingston, Magus Magnus, David McAleavey, Mark McMorris, Chris Nealon, Mel Nichols, Phyllis Rosenzweig, Casey Smith, Rod Smith, Ward Tietz, Ryan Walker, Joan Wilcox, Terence Winch