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01 March 2011

Around the Way

Necropastoral is infecting, politicizing, Plath-ing out, getting loveydovey, going post-human, getting documented in the Cahiers, showing up in The Simpsons and in class, and terrorizing children.

The Collected Songs of Cactus Cooler is an (in-progress) exhibition of the Collected Songs of Cactus Cooler, the ghost of a youth, who roamed the northeastern states during the 1990s. All songs were improvised and recorded between 1996 and 1998, in Connecticut, Maine and New York. Cactus Cooler was the nom de guerre of artist and writer [and TSky Press author] Brandon Shimoda, and owed a life debt to close friends and fellow artists Eskimo Ron, Joey Blister (a.k.a. Joey Bluesplosion) and Seatbelt. You can also watch a film of Cactus Cooler's "Wrong Things" by TSky contributor Zachary Schomburg.

Evening will come, edited by TSky Press author Joshua Marie Wilkinson, is already in its third issue, which is new as of today, 1 March 2011, and features "This wor(l)d as an illusion" from Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, "Seven journal/notebook entries" from Lisa Fishman, and an interview with Hoa Nguyen. January and February issues include TSky editor Laynie Browne, C.D. Wright, Nathanaël, and Tyrone Williams.

The ever-stunning, if poor, Poor Claudia has published a dual chapbook, Digital Macrame / On Happier Lawns, from Paige Taggert and TSky peep Justin Marks. Hand-sewn do-si-do style, with hand-cut linen covers, Digital Macrame / On Happier Lawns comes in a numbered edition of one hundred and seventy five copies. Buy one, or be as bold as we are, and just subscribe to everything Poor Claudia makes for a year, for only $30. Do it. Do it for poor, Poor Claudia. Do it because they make freakin gorgeous books that don't even require electricity. You'll like them even more by candlelight.

Edited by TSky peeps Adam Clay and Matthew Henriksen, Typo #15 is live and not only features new work from TSky Press author G.C. Waldrep, Paige Ackerson-Kieley, Alex Lemon, Catherine Wagner--but also offers said work as four stunning broadsides made by artist Jeffrey Winkelmann Evergreen. We just bought two of them. Can you guess whose? We'll never tell.