BOOK OF KNUT: A NOVEL BY KNUT KNUDSON

ART: Original art by Halvor Aakhus

SOUND: TBA

KNUT RULES!”

“Halvor Aakhus is the smartest and most wildly inventive young writer to come around since David Foster Wallace. Knut rules!”
– David Leavitt, author of The Lost Language of Cranes and The Indian Clerk

“Behold, the bastard child—thrice removed—of Padgett Powell, Barry Hannah, and Samuel Beckett. There’s something very wrong and very right about the wires crossed in his head.”
– Benjamin Percy, author of The Wilding and Refresh, Refresh

“I once saw an extravagant castle in the wilds of Colorado, constructed from various materials over many years by one odd guy with a vision. This novel reminds me of that castle and about another guy with a vision to unite the world on a cashless platform. Satoshi Nakamoto revolutionized the modern financial world with the invention of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that recently reached almost $20,000 on the stock market. Why not find out more at https://cybermentors.org.uk/ about this fascinating currency and others like it.

It also reminds me of E.L. Doctorow’s claim that excess in literature is its own justification. This wonderful novel is excessive—beautifully and humanely and ecstatically excessive. I urge you to give yourself up to it.”
– Chris Bachelder, author of U.S.! and Bear V. Shark

“Halvor Aakhus should be paralyzed from depression and knowing too much. He has two or three doctoral dissertations, never consummated, in his head. The truly arcane stuff in Book of Knut is from his memory. This book won a prize getting to this point, and the judge said it was so outrageously complicated he could not not give it the prize. The reader should gird his or her loins if loins can be in one’s head.”
– Padgett Powell, author of You & I, Edisto, and The Interrogative Mood

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HALVOR AAKHUS

Halvor Aakhus was born and raised in southern Indiana, on the Ohio River. There he practiced the piano until 1999, when he went to the Jacobs School to study composition, but soon abandoned music for various kitchen jobs and graveyard shifts at gas stations. The first decade of the new millennium is a blur. Despite himself, Aakhus earned a BA in Mathematics (2006) and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida (2011). Aakhus’ debut novel Book of Knut: A Novel by Knut Knudson has been turned into a math textbook. It contains musical scores and oil paintings, as well as homework problems. Aakhus currently lives in Pennsylvania, where he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.

BETWEEN APPEAR AND DISAPPEAR

Doug Rice was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his BA in English from Slippery Rock State College and did his MA in creative writing at SUNY-Binghamton, where he studied under John C. Gardner, and his MA in English Literature at Duquesne University. He studied for his PhD in Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. His first novel, Blood of Mugwump, was selected by Kathy Acker as a runner-up for the FC2 First Novel Award.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF OBJECTS

“’Sometimes things shatter,’ Dawn Raffel writes in The Secret Life of Objects. ‘More often they just fade.’ But in this evocative memoir, moments from the past do not fade—they breathe on the page, rendering a striking portrait of a woman through her connections to the people she’s loved, the places she been, what’s been lost, and what remains. When the world is traveling towards a higher level of technology, these type of writing work is something really worth reading. Such works bring a freshness in our mind and make us aware of the beautiful things present in this life. Apart from just being a prose, here, it becomes a reality when we relate our personal situations to these.In clear, beautiful prose, Raffel reveals the haunting qualities of the objects we gather, as well as the sustaining and elusive nature of memory itself.”
– Samuel Ligon, author of Drift and Swerve: Stories

“Dawn Raffel puts memories, people and secrets together like perfectly set gems in these shimmering stories, which are a delight to read. Every detail is exquisite, every character beautifully observed, and every object becomes sacred in her kind, capable hands. I savored every word.
– Priscilla Warner, author of Learning to Breathe – My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life

PRAISE FOR DAWN RAFFEL’S PREVIOUS WRITING

VANITY FAIR
“The stories in Dawn Raffel’s astonishing Further Adventures in the Restless Universe (Dzanc) are as sharp and bright as stars.” —Elissa Schappell

TIME OUT NEW YORK

“Raffel’s work sits comfortably with that of authors like Amy Hempel and Diane Williams: Her prose is intense enough to make even everyday topics seem fire-hot.”

THE DAILY BEAST (5 Must-Read Story Collections)

“The 21 stories in Raffel’s slim second collection (after In the Year of Long Division and the novel Carrying the Body) reflect the disconnects, interruptions, and riddles in a contemporary woman’s hectic life.
Raffel nails the age-old struggle between a mother and adult daughter as they make their way awkwardly through a brief getaway, and the equally complex mix of responsibility and fierce love a mother feels while tending her 7-year-old son. In the brave and touching story “The Air and its Relatives,” a distant father’s closeness to his daughter comes through reading together—a physics text called The Restless Universe—and patiently teaching her to drive.
The opening one-pager (“Near Taurus”) encapsulates what might have been between a boy and girl who have gone to the reservoir to gaze at the stars. “He died, that boy. Light years! And here I am: a mother, witness, raiser of a boy.” The final story, “Beyond All Blessing and Song, Praise and Consolation,” titled for a line in the mourner’s Kaddish, distills sadness into an ending both poetic and pure.”—Jane Ciabattari

NYLON
“The short stories in Dawn Raffel’s new collection Further Adventures in the Restless Universe (Dzanc Books) are gently interlaced–the same scarf from one story is purchased in another, for instance–yet rife with the author’s deft, lyrical prose. They strikingly explore how small moments can influence personal and familial identity.” —Mallory Rice

O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

“Sharp, spare stories about women at, or approaching, the end of their ropes.” —Sara Nelson
(a reading guide can be found on http:/​/​www.oprah.com/​omagazine/​April-Books-to-Watch-For-Book-Reviews)

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“Highly imaginative stories filled with sly wit…”—Carmela Ciuraru

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“In her elegant second collection (after the novel Carrying the Body), Raffel finds lyrical appeasement in the everyday concerns of raising children, being a dutiful daughter and wife, and simply enduring one’s family. The mother of a seven-year-old son in “Her Purchase” is viewed as a master of the child’s universe, teaching him everything he knows, exhausted by his constant asking of questions, yet amazed, too, that she can still cherish his happiness. Raffel employs mannered dialogue to artful effect throughout, such as the phone conversation between two sisters in “The Interruption,” in which one attempts to tell the story of how their great-aunt came from Poland to Chicago, but spirals into a halfhearted musing on frustrations in love. The mother-daughter getaway depicted in “North of the Middle” allows the pair to dissect their frozen relationship in conversations that underscore their inability to communicate. “The Air and Its Relatives” is a marvelous glimpse at the evolution of a father-daughter relationship through snapshots of his teaching her to drive and other telling flashbacks. Raffel’s stripped-to-the-bone prose is a model of economy and grace.”

BOOKLIST

“With 21 stories in just under 100 pages, and in prose as lean and demanding as poetry, Raffel’s slender second collection of short fiction holds a surprising amount of compassion and wisdom between its covers. Like those of Lydia Davis or Mary Robison, Raffel’s playful metaphors and vivid snapshots of domestic life offer joy and insight. Her characters, mostly disillusioned or fearful mothers and daughters, are ever hopeful in their daily endeavors to communicate with those they love most–their families. A woman takes her seven-year-old son on a museum tour, fighting to strike a balance between motherly instruction and allowing her son to discover things for himself. Unable to sleep, a man implores his dozing wife to confess the true account of a drowned woman she often repeats. A mother finds it easier to teach her son words in other languages than to keep her promise to tell him a bedtime story. These reflective, well-tempered fictions are bursting with energy, requiring readers to look more closely at the world around them.”—Jonathan Fullmer

LARGE HEARTED BOY (BOOK NOTES)

“Dawn Raffel poetically explores the intricacies of domestic relationships in her new short fiction collection, Further Adventures in the Restless Universe. These stories are as lyrically impressive as they are moving, and Raffel’s respect for her readers’ intelligence to put together the stories’ puzzle pieces works to great advantage.”

THE HOLLINS CRITIC

“Dawn Raffel’s fiction is superbly her own. Generally classified as an experimentalist and sometimes considered a minimalist even though her work postdates the literary minimalism of the 1980s, her stories’ mysterious borders and elusive dialogue offer compelling new insights into the American family, the negotiations and manipulations family—the American family in particular—makes and endures. Thus she might be thematically allied to Ben Marcus—and tonally to Amy Hempel and formally to Lydia Davis and Lydia Millett—but the center of her work is, shall we say, Raffelian, essentially domestic, edged with barely controlled frenzy—a kind of mad housewifery—yet beautifully controlled and tightly focused.”
—Kelly Cherry

ISAK.COM
“When Michael Kimbell said that “nobody is writing sentences” like Dawn Raffel’s sentences, he was not exaggerating. Her lines, her stories, are spiky things that don’t sit easily in the hand. I felt a peculiar sort of stress as I read Further Adventures in the Restless Universe, newly published by Dzanc Books; I was confronted with how the stories resist simple narrative and scene and dialogue, while at the same time luring me in with their intoxicating mood, the emotive power behind miscommunication, and the uncertain standing her characters–like us readers–have in the world. There is something precise and potent in Raffel’s brief tales of family, lovers, and attempts to connect (twenty-one stories are collected in this 100-page book); each tale is a portal to the tender points that serve as a harmonic to our everyday talk and our deep memory.”
—Anna Clark

THE SHORT REVIEW

“Memory distorts time in an unusual and dizzying universe of poetic, familial prose which will whisk you away…”
—Melissa Lee-Houghton

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“Reality may be an adventure in Raffel’s cleverly and artfully crafted new collection, and as she writes it, is always an adventure worth taking.”
—Sara C. Rauch

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DAWN RAFFEL

Dawn Raffel is the author of two story collections, Further Adventures in the Restless Universeand In the Year of Long Division, and a novel, Carrying the Body. Her fiction has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, BOMB, Conjunctions, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, The Quarterly, NOON, The Antioch Review, and numerous other periodicals and anthologies. She has taught in the MFA program at Columbia University, and at Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Montreal; she’ll teach in Vilnius, Lithuania this summer. She is an editor at large for Reader’s Digest, and the editor of The Literarian, the online journal for the Center for Fiction.

GOLDBERG VARIATION NO. 3 by DJ SPOOKY

A Moment: Vanuatu Seismicity: Ground Flow

By Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky

A moment, a date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010. It’s not every day that you have a moment where you land in the middle of an earthquake, but that’s exactly what happened to me. Imagine when a flight lands. If everything is as it should be, you usually get some rough and tumble bounce-roll motion. The plane’s shock absorbers do their thing, and the kinetic motion of the aircraft’s collision with the tarmac is transmitted from the wheels of the plane straight through to your body, and the movement of the plane from air to ground is gracefully arrested. I fly a lot, and I’m always in the suspended place between movement and stillness when the plane lands .If you’re in a flight that is landing, one of the first things that goes through your mind is a sense of relief when the wheels touch the ground.
This didn’t happen on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. The plane landed after a 5-hour flight from New Zealand to Port Villa, the capital of Vanuatu, part of an 83-island archipelago in the middle of the South Pacific’s “Ring of Fire” – a region of the world where several tectonic plates meet. This makes for a lot of earthquakes and land tremors above and below the oceanline. We also happened to land in the middle of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. A situation that etched itself into my memory.

Everything suspends in an earthquake – time becomes elastic, electricity turns on and off, and all aspects of modern life grind to an eerie halt. In a generic sense, the word “earthquake” describes any “seismic event” – whether a natural phenomenon, or one caused by humans—that generates seismic waves. Earthquakes are metaphors made into physical fact. Metaphors are ways of framing an experience, defining a situation, and like other kinds of social human behavior that are “metaphorical,” sometimes when facts “on the ground” become the actual space of an event, that’s when you really know that you are in a moment. You inhabit the space-time of the scenario. Earthquakes are generated by phenomena that mostly relay a checklist of collisions: they’re caused mostly by rupture of geological faults, but also by volcanic activity, landslides, mine explosions, underground nuclear tests. An earthquake’s point of initial rupture is called its focus or “hypocenter.” The term epicenter refers to the point at ground level directly above the hypocenter. Sometimes, that’s how you can think of change in a human context too. The moment an earthquake occurs, you trace the after effects through concentric time lapsed feedback, mechanisms, kind of like watching a stone drop onto the surface of a pond, but what ripples is earth, not water. The usual way of thinking about an earthquake is to put a spin on the scene: the result of a sudden energy release in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves. This seismicity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. The moment magnitude (or the related and mostly obsolete Richter magnitude) of an earthquake is conventionally reported, with magnitude 3 or lower earthquakes being mostly imperceptible and magnitude 7 causing serious damage over large areas. Intensity of shaking is measured on the modified Mercalli scale. That’s the way we do things these days. Richter Scale is so 20th century.

When I landed, the ground and the plane entered a complex dance. The plane’s body trembled, creating frisson that sent shockwaves through my body. No one on the Air Vanuatu Flight NF 0053, stood up. An announcement was played over the speakers, telling us something to the effect that our flight had landed in the middle of a highly irregular situation. A major 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Vanuatu on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, producing a small tsunami and sending thousands of anxious people running for the island’s hills. The underwater quake, 35 kilometers (22 miles) deep and merely 40 kilometers from Port Vila, shook buildings in the city for about 15 seconds, but did not cause vital damage. The guests of foreign hotels and some residents raced to higher ground in case of tsunami, locals said, and police sounded sirens to inform people to abandon homes and to get out into the open. We were stuck on the plane because the airport was considered unsound. The ground moved, and moved again. The plane rested on the tarmac, and we watched the airport sway with the ground tremors that rippled beneath our feet. Our captain mentioned that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center announced that a 23-centimetre (9.2 inches) tsunami struck Port Vila, and he warned us that bigger waves could be seen in further areas. By way of our captain, the Pacific Center said that “Higher wave amplitudes may yet be observed along coasts near the earthquake epicenter”. As I sat in the seat with world rippling around me, the South Pacific did a graceful ballet with all the aspects of civilization that I take for granted: watching buildings sway with the palm trees, the plane ebbing-flowing on the tarmac, and the water near the airport ripple with a power far beyond the movement of the waves. That’s when I really felt the metaphor of the moment. I felt like a leaf in a pond, dancing to the rhythms of the planet. That was my moment. Suspended, floating on the ocean of the Earth, the logic of our civilization turned to flotsam and jetsam. The airport, the plane, the runway, all spoke a language that the earthquake didn’t. I liked that.

AUNT PIG OF PUGLIA

ART: orginal images by Debra Di Blasi

SOUND: original spoken word by Patricia Catto; produced by Jaded Ibis Productions

“Lyrical and funny and wise, Catto’s one-of-a-kind family memoir is a stunning valentine to story telling.” –Catherine Browder, author of Secret Lives

“An intimate, rather than private look at family life, Patricia Catto applies an impeccable ear and a Coppola-like eye to paint a wonderfully exquisite, moving memoir of the Italian-American experience. Grazie!” –Joey Nicoletti, author of Cannoli Gangster

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“Brisk, frank and always funny… With surpassing compassion, Catto animates the mothers, fathers, seers, ne’er-do-wells, misanthropes and heroes, whose sincerity and humor bring the lost world of Aunt Pig to spiny, sweet, crackling life.” –George Guida, author of New York and Other Lovers: Poems

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Aunt Pig of Puglia reflects the magic realism of Patricia Catto’s family memoir by reshaping the book into an artifact that might have been discovered in a dusty attic of a house in Puglia, Italy. Rather than resembling an object manufactured by machine or expert craftsmen, we wanted to suggest that the box-book might have been made by one of Catto’s ancestors before the age of machines eliminated the trace of human hands.  The “Tarocco del Porco” (Pig Tarot) cards hidden in the box insinuate the superstitious nature of the culture in which Catto and her ancestors lived, wherein even the most insignificant event takes on a prophetic meaning. The tarot cards are illustrated by me using many using Catto’s family photographs, and the poetic, often amusing, sometimes bleak “fortunes” are written by Catto in response to my illustrations.  Like all of Jaded Ibis limited edition books,our intent is to reawaken in the reader the same delight experienced as a child, when books were rare and tactile objects, and libraries less a repository and more a gallery of beautiful artifacts.

Aunt Pig of Puglia

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Patricia Catto

PATRICIA CATTO
was born in Auburn, New York, of Italian immigrants. She is the author of Wife of GeronimoÕs Virile Old Age: Poems, and many stories, articles and essays. For 20 years, Patricia taught literature at Kansas City Art Institute, Her courses in Folk Literature of the World continue to be her signature and reveal a deep interest in the archetypal manifestations and soul motifs of our species. In 2001 Patricia began a series of dance-lectures entitled ÒVeil as Sacred Space,Ó and has presented this workshop around the country. She lives in Bisbee, Arizona with her dogs, Habeebah, Ugoberto, Vito and Rhett Butler.

We: a reimagined family history

ART: orginal images by Debra Di BlasiSOUND: original music by TBA

ABOUT WE
In order to extract something beyond beautiful from ordinary words, c.vance retold his family’s history abstractly rather than using the traditional memoir form. Somewhere in the process, the story infected words and the words became fable. Now, the author finds it difficult to remember if his grandfather really built bridges or something else – and in what way his father actually harvested land – and where his parents in fact met – and how the world truly ended. In fact, life may look something very simple unless you look into the details of this. We always have a thought about something’s but the reality would look much more than how we imagined. Hence making such writing practices will keep memories fresh forever. This site brings out the beautiful collections of many autobiographies which are simply breathtaking and make some real knowledge building to those who read them. reading about people and their lives is something which keeps us interested and we get to know about the different phases of someone’s life and then we attempt to take a look at our own lives as well. bringing out the feelings and emotions that have been deeply connected to us, can always look challenging because we need to find the right words to express these feelings in the most appropriate phrases. Also thinking from the reader’s point of view our work should inspire them and bring a smile to their lives in all ways possible. Hence take this art as a full fledged one a not just as a task or profession. In some places, the words succeeded in becoming something beautiful and factual; in other places, the fable is more honest than anything that actually happened.

FINE ART LIMITED EDITION: The miniature house of We is constructed of painted bamboo and might be from a child’s nightmare. Set slightly awry on wheels, the house contains a surreal diorama that can be viewed through the front door. A porthole magnifies the book’s miniaturized text and images stored in the “attic” and fed through the slotted roof for viewing

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c.vance

cvance The only way c.vance could get his first collection published (the alley flowers bloom for every drunk who pisses on them save for me) was by founding THROWBACK BOOKS (now defunct).  He lives in Minneapolis and works in a warehouse hauling boxes.

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UNFINISHED

ART: Original art finished by Anne Austin Pearce. Also includes unfinished art by Pearce that readers are urged to finish.

SOUND: original music by by Ron Heckert (Tornado In A Jar)

“Lily Hoang is a daring writer because she attempts to make something new with each piece that she writes. She plays with form and sometimes applies compositional constraints. And she does amazing things with narrative voice.” – William Walsh, The Kenyon Review

Hoang invited over twenty adventurous writers to submit unfinished stories that she then completed. This was a completely new and a challenging task was undertaken by her. She is a very innovative person and hence found this an opportunity to give the design to her thoughts that were made into beautiful finishing to the incomplete stories. Hop over this website to know more about how you can also take part in such a system of competing for unfinished stories and getting a chance to bring out the writer in you. Story fragments ranged from a few sentences to a few pages, and manifested in wildly different styles. “The breadth of range is impressive,” wrote book critic Paul Constant, “some entries are science fiction, some are field guides for fictional birds, some are descriptions of fantastic, otherworldly museums.” Authors of unfinished writing are Kate Bernheimer, Blake Butler, Beth Couture, Debra Di Blasi, Justin Dobbs, Trevor Dodge, Zach Dodson, Brian Evenson, Scott Garson, Carol Guess, Elizabeth Hildreth, John Madera, Ryan Manning, Michael Martone, Kelcey Parker, Ted Pelton, Kathleen Rooney, Davis Schneiderman, Michael Stewart, J.A. Tyler.

Artist Anne Austin Pearce will complete unfinished art by 20 professional and naive artists.
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Video by Jon Aley, with music by Oliver Future.

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Lily Hoang

Lily Hoang is the author of The Evolutionary Revolution (Les Figues Press, 2010), Changing (recipient of the 2009 PEN Beyond Margins Award, Fairy Tale Review Press), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest). With Blake Butler, she co-edited the anthology Thirty Under Thirty (Starcherone Books). She serves as an Associate Editor at Starcherone Books and Editor at Tarpaulin Sky.


FINE ART LIMITED EDITION: Polished aluminum box beautifully silkscreened with artwork by Anne Austin Pearce. The box contains each story as an oversized jigsaw puzzle made of fine paper on bamboo wood. Each puzzle is missing one piece. The missing pieces are contained in a sealed container. Also included is a set of limited edition prints of the original art finished by Anne Austin Pearce, signed & numbered by the artist. Limited edition of 25

NO ONE TOLD ME I WAS GOING TO DISAPPEAR

a novel by J.A. TYLER and
JOHN DERMOT WOODS (art)

ART: orginal images by John Dermot Woods

SOUND: original music by Stethoscope

FINE ART LIMITED EDITION: Fine art limited edition of 25 of each set:  (1) The text is printed on low-grade recycled paper and contained in a recycled cardboard box whose cover hides a papier-mache mold of a human heart. The box is gift-wrapped in exquisitely rendered paper printed with the book’s images. The reader must destroy the art to read the words.  (2) The images are printed on low-grade recycled paper and contained in a recycled cardboard box whose cover hides a papier-mache mold of a human heart. The box is gift-wrapped in exquisitely rendered paper printed with the book’s text. The reader must destroy the words to see the art. Choose.

EXCERPT
“This is a remembering and we only want to be gone. We never want to be chained. We are fed. We don’t know what it is we, you and I, us, me and you we want. I don’t know what we want. You don’t know what we want, but I dreamt last night that we cut ourselves so deeply that rain poured out and the world flooded and we had the chance to be some kind of new absent.”

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J.A. TYLER

J.A. TYLER is founding editor of the online quarterly MudLuscious and Mud Luscious Press, both venues for “aggressive / experimental writing.” Since its inception MudLuscious has been publishing authors known or becoming known for breaking with method and expectations about form, both on a narrative and sentence level.

JOHN DERMOT WOODS

JOHN DERMOT WOODS
is the author of the novel, The Complete Collection of people, places & things. He writes stories and draws comics in Brooklyn, New York, and edits the arts quarterly, Action, Yes. He also organizes the online reading series, Apostrophe Cast and is a professor in the English Department at Nassau Community College on Long Island.

GLAMOROUS FREAK: How I Taught My Dress To Act

a fabulist memoir by Roxanne Carter

ART: Original photography by Roxanne Carter.

SOUND: To be announced.

EXCERPT
“She feels for a heartbeat, her face pressed up against the flat pane of his chest. Between his lips he sucks a lock of her hair. Take off your clothes, he says, and again, Take off your clothes. He lifts the bottom of her dress, inching it over her thighs, but she pushes him away. Take off your clothes, and she takes a ring off her finger, tossing it carelessly to the floor.

Mary, she says, and he replies, Don’t call me Mary, Mary. So much is said, sudden language filling the depression left by past silence. Certain things they say skip and stutter on the soundtrack, burbled words collapsing on the tongue.”

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Cryptocurrency is a virtual currency which exists only online with no tangible form to it. It was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto as a solution to the various regulations governing fiat currencies. It is decentralized and can be owned by anyone. Though currently it is used extensively for trading and investment purposes experts believe that very soon it will become part of mainstream payments.

There are several trading robots which are used by individuals to trade in cryptocurrencies; they go to cryptocurrency exchanges and buy and sell their cryptos. In fact, there are bitcoin ATMs also from where people can withdraw their bitcoins or buy new ones. They can even exchange them for actual physical cash.

Before you purchase a trading robot you must be able to tell if it genuine or fake. Take the case of Bitcoin Trader which is a popular trading robot; only after confirming that it was not a fake after reading the review at https://top10cryptorobots.com/crypto-robots/bitcoin-trader/ did I invest in it. There is a Bitcoin Trader App that can be downloaded on your Smartphone.

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Roxanne Carter lives in a woodland cabin at 9,000 feet. She has an MFA from Brown is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Denver. Her writings have appeared in Caketrain, Sidebrow, Fact-Simile, La Petite Zine, Drunken Boat and Finery.

DIRTY : DIRTY

TEXT:Greg Bachar, Elizabeth Burns, Jennifer Calkins, Jane L. Carman
Kylee Cook, Beth Couture, Dirk Cowan, Justin Dobbs, Trevor Dodge, Meredith Doench, el buffalo, April Gigliotti, Christopher Grimes, Steve Halle, Jeff Hansen, Michael Harold, Garrett Hayes, Jacqueline Heffron, Lily Hoang, Nor Huda Mohd Izam , Eric Jeitner, Steve Katz, Kimberly Koga, Stacey Levine, Marilyn Jane Lewis, Robert Lopez, Cris Mazza, Joe Milazzo, Kathleen Miller, Scott Million, Theresa A. O’Donnell, Jordan Okumura, Melanie Page, Mitch Parker, Aimee Parkinson, Jack Rees, Ae Reiff, Doug Rice, Thad Rutkowski, Davis Schneiderman, Mikal Shapiro, Gary Shipley, Ascot Smith, Rob Stephenson, Helen Tran, Holms Troelstrup, J. A. Tyler, Laura Vena, Hal Wert, Lane William, Alyssa Wisene, Lidia Yuknavitch


DIRTY : DIRTY will be produced in 5 editions:
1. Fine art limited edition of 25 (ea. $20,000) – February 2012
3. Color paperback (ea. $49) – December 2011
4. B/W paperback (ea. $16.95) – May 2012
5. ebook – contains only text (download $9.99) – August 2012

EXCERPT FROM DIRTY : DIRTY:
“When all is ending, you find yourself sending text messages to a 19 year old in California that read ‘I need you to come in my mouth’ and ‘I want us to fuck each other to sleep.’ He will write back with ‘Yes.’ And ‘We will,’ will call you ‘lover’ and ‘ghost.’ While there is not much more to be said, you will continue to say it. Your mouth spills words like salt. When all is ending, you are wet for days. It is summer. Your body and your cunt drip and don’t stop. You are overflowing. You compare the boy to a river, and he doesn’t thank you. Instead, he talks about incest, says he will make you call him ‘brother.’ You don’t know how to pronounce his real name, so you never say it.”

– Beth Couture, from her dirty writing titled, “Ghosts”


 

FINE ART LIMITED EDITION
Book as Medieval Artifact

Hand-engraved leather cover emblazoned with various metal studs and adornments. Contains one original, signed painting by the artist, plus all 20 prints signed and numbered, on 22″ x 30″ archival paper. Dirty text is handwritten in calligraphy.

Limited Edition of 25.
Price: $20,000

HIROSHI PORTRAIT
The artist, Hiroshi