New chapbooks by Cynthia Spencer and Stephen Danos!

Originally posted on Horse Less Press:
We’ve added two new chapbooks to the catalog this week! Girl Tramp Cynthia Spencer Cynthia Spencer is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College with a focus in text and media arts. She has written a few chapbooks and two chapbook-size collaborations: There Exists… with Chelsea Tadeyeske (plumberries press 2013)…

Bid Farewell to Your Monster

Originally posted on noblethemes:
Does the monster wander back to try to conquer, To conjure up fears like a stalker from your past? Even though you have commanded him to leave? Stand strong, reprimand and demand the demon Never return; be brave; allow your heart to burn! Remember that the monster has no right To…

Mask

Originally posted on @ bittersweet diary:
They say masks are just for masquerade ball;? Feathered, coloured , ?And encrusted with jewels. But the most common mask in reality is skin; Foundation soaked deep into our pores and lips stained from cheap gin.? Scrubbing and scrubbing at our reflection;? But we cannot erase our complexion. ? Our…

Tattoo Taboo? Exploring The History Of Religious Ink And Facial Tattoos

Originally posted on History From Below :
Over on my Forbes blog, I explore the history of religious tattoos. This post stems from my interest in the use of various stigmas–legal, social, and even corporal–against marginalized individuals. Tattoos in Greco-Roman antiquity were often linked to servility, but could also advertise one’s religious convictions. I spoke with tattoo historian Anna…

Lion, Lion

Originally posted on Preston Bryant:
Lion, Lion roaring through this core Your gaze is mine and so we soar. On top of mountain rocks, where furry legs are crossed, Who dares to defy this royal heart of ferocity? Where others meet, the so called “seers” You and me, we’ve drowned in fears— Isolated, Teeth ripping…