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…