Nature Poem by Tommy Pico @ NYJB

Part backlash, part meditation, “Nature Poem” by Tommy Pico is an urban hipster’s struggle to write on a subject he feels is “stereotypical, reductive, and boring.” Continue reading Nature Poem by Tommy Pico @ NYJB

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Commotion of the Birds: New Poems by John Ashbery

In John Ashbery’s final book of poetry “Images coagulate and dissolve in a kaleidoscope of language.” Continue reading Commotion of the Birds: New Poems by John Ashbery

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More NSFW Files: Sin-a-Rama: Expanded Edition: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties, edited by Adam Parfey and B. Astrid Daley

Originally published in 2005, Feral House has reissued “Sin-a-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties” in a new, expanded edition. Edited by Adam Parfrey and B. Astrid Daley, Sin-a-Rama delves into this lesser known literary genre. Continue reading More NSFW Files: Sin-a-Rama: Expanded Edition: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties, edited by Adam Parfey and B. Astrid Daley

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More NSFW Files: Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles, by Michael Reynolds

Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles “celebrates the still transgressive world of gay leathermen and Tom of Finland’s place in Los Angeles’ architectural history.” Continue reading More NSFW Files: Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles, by Michael Reynolds

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CCLaP Fridays: Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters, by Pagan Kennedy

This week I review the 1997 classic “Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters,” where the Queen of ‘Zines offers advice and lifestyle tips. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters, by Pagan Kennedy

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