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13 July 2010

Tuesday Triskaidekaphobia

Via Diagram's new issue, Matt Dube reviews Traci O. Connor's Recipes for Endangered Species

Says Dube: "Points of view shift and tilt, almost imperceptibly, and bring you to understand identity differently than what you previously allowed for: these disparate voices, these parallax views, the linguistic franks belong together, the stories say, and the way Connor bends and warps language in humid paragraphs, doesn't let you argue."

Nor will we argue. Click here to read the full review.

Click here to check out Traci's book, which, you should know, contains many frightening cocktail recipes as well as photos of dolls sans limbs.

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We like TSky contributor Francis Raven whole bunches, and we like upstart Silenced Press (who were kind enough to send us a review copy of Michael Leong's e.s.p. not long ago), so we are triply delighted to announce that Francis's newest book, Architectonic Conjectures, is now available.

And you, frugal reader, will be elated to hear that the book is available as an economical $6 e-book as well as a beautiful $12 paperback. Yup. That's what we're talking about. Francis Raven + full use of digital and internet technologies = smart thinking. Kudos to Francis and Silenced both.

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Speaking of technologies and props, we'd like to note that Tarpaulin Sky owned the internet before some of you were in highschool--we say with no shortage of gray hairs in our collective beard--and, well, we've some things along the way, read some stuff, shook hands with busloads of fab writers and publishers, slept with most of them, often in groups, and we've all sat around drinking and crying when promising new journals, and even whole technologies, burnt themselves out in a flash, like Bad Company's "Shooting Star"--but, mercifully, there's been one thing we've always been able to count on: TYPO.

Uh huh. We're talking oldschool righteousness. No frills, just poetry. A poetry hotspot. Like the zipper on Christian's leather pants. Like TYPO's reading series, Burning Chair.

Check out TYPO #14. Then take a stroll through the archives as one might stroll through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read work by Joyelle Mcsweeney, Johannes Göransson, Ben Lerner, Max Winter, Sabrina Orah Mark, Justin Marks, Heidi Lynn Staples, Aase Berg, Kate Greenstreet, Zachary Schomburg, Brandon Shimoda, Mathias Svalina, Shane Jones, and Ana Božicevic, among six billion other stars, all appearing courtesy of TYPO's ageless rockers, Adam Clay and Matthew Henriksen.

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Another, speaking of another favorite TSky sister publication, Trickhouse has loosed upon the world its ninth installment, which includes our favorite wallpaper to date:

And behind said wallpaper, behind its tricky doors, you will find the following, brought to you by Trickhouse's curator, Noah Saterstrom:

Writers: Greg Howard, Cynthia Hogue, Merrill Cole
Experiment: Danielle Vogel & Joan Dickinson
Guest Curator: Maggie Golston
Sound: John Dennis Of Tarbox
Video: Kerri Rosenstein
Correspondent: Iain Clark From Paddy's Market, Glasgow Scotland
Interview: Unnamed With TC Tolbert

You will also find visual artists Saskia Jorda, Alexandra Eldridge, Julie Comnick.

Alexandra's work sometimes looks like this:

Yup. And there's lots more.

Also, two new posts are currently in the Trickhouse Parlour: a film by Catalan artist Oriol Sabat, and a visual transcription of Paul Auster by Canadian writer Derek Beaulieu.