My poem “Cartographer of Strange Curves” is in the latest issue of Room, 36.4.
The theme of this issue is “A Progressive Lens.”
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I reviewed Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half for She Does the City:
Three years ago someone sent me a link to a crudely-drawn comic series entitled “This is Why I’ll Never Be an Adult.” It featured a chart of extremely low standards, like the ability to accomplish “a few very minor tasks like grocery shopping and brushing my hair,” illustrations depicting a fiercely adorable woman “Going to the motherf*cking BANK like an ADULT,” and a handful other responsibilities before escalating to complete SYSTEM FAILURE. That was my first introduction to Hyperbole and a Half, and, needless to say, I identified, and began closely following her work.
Read the full review here.
My review of AFI’s latest album, Burials, is up on Tangible Sounds:
AFI is known for their atmospheric intro songs, notably Decemberunderground’s stirring “Prelude 12/21″ and Sing the Sorrow’s “Miseria Cantare – The Beginning.” The first song, “The Sinking Night,” sets a dark tone for Burials: Blackness drips down from both of my hands / The gold in my palm was mistaken for sand / Can you feel it? The blackness.
Read the rest on Tangible Sounds here.