Wednesday, June 30, 2010

& gertrude stein (1874-1946) does it better

now available from Home'Baked Books by Michael John Weller ...

Playful name-calling score sounded in process and amendment

Third and final chapbook in performative "feminized" trilogy also comprising visual score Redell Olsen's Sharp Exhalations & companion textual Andrea Brady Poetry Lady

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Concern of older practitioners that 'pure' poetry and art may be infected by the virus of rogue advertisement or embedded product placement was simply treated by younger practitioners as disregard. Ignore junk-slime pop-ups on MySpace. (The Making of Slow Fiction, Home'Baked Books by Michael John Weller, 2010).

"closure is a fiction"

Great quote on Beckwina's blog Revelation Nation. Met three pressfreepressers - Karen Sandhu, Ryan Ormonde & Becky Cremin at first Café 1001 Openned Table last Saturday, June 5th.

A poster sign for event was required and Press Free Press performance text-scroll was loaned by Karen & Ryan with offer of stretching extended taped paper assemblage whilst I hand-lettered sign with colour felt tips.

Sejal Chad is another member of the ensemble. First poets to remind me of a comic book poet team - just my fiction.

Why did old postering skills return so fast & furious? All I could remember that afternoon was Bob Cobbing telling me phonemes were part of consciousness as his father was a commercial signwriter.

Press Free Press also reveal booked poetry doesn't have to be read on every occasion. Why not hang text over a settee & mould paper into utterance fragmenté.

Fics from the sticks began as Space Opera, became Slow Science Fictions, developed into twenty-three titled Slow Fiction. May end up something else in electronic formats.

Like pre-twittered micro-jackanories cut n' pasted from early myspace fic-blogosphere entry.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

3World in 4Time
Current mood: bouncy
Category: Writing and Poetry

Gates's 'Cartoon Kid' tag came from drawing graffiti in high-risk locations. The upper blocks of Sinkmoor were covered in colourful and obscene squiggles. Like his father, Gates was the artistic type.

from "Addingcombe Calling Inspector Pannifer" - Slow Science Fictions no.3
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Friday, June 04, 2010

sneering at 1980s nostalgia

... affiliating myself to generation of Jamming & Youth Kick poets as well as cartooning like crazy for Chainsaw punkzine.
The Making of Slow Fiction, Home'Baked Books by Michael John Weller, 2010).

A black and white edition of Michael's Collected Chainsaw Cartoons was published April 1996 to celebrate 30 years of the ALP (Association of Little Presses) 1966-1996 - printed on cream card and good quality paper by Bob Cobbing's New River Project.

When Charlie Chainsaw, editor of original UK Chainsaw fanzine saw edition he suggested further mix with repros of original zine's colour covers. A colour climax edition was produced.

Close viewing of May 1996 edition reveals colour covers glued to inside b & w pages (reproduction quality lower than original New River Project printing).

Charlie spray-glued finished colour zine together - ruining his lovely bathroom. The definitive 'home' baked' book I believe.

Copies available during Openned Table's summer of Saturday poetry fun at Café One Thousand and One. See Openned Zine#2 here or Openned page here.