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BURNING HOUSE PRESS

Not For Profit/For Prophecy

Author

James Knight

I make bad dreams, in the form of poems and pictures. I am the Bird King.

A poem and an essay by Tim Kiely

Whirlwind Records Sampler Tracklist: A Response

1. as if reprogramming were possible

2. crisis sounds no slackening

3. stable bass in its old scrape

4. looms thin as royalty

5. an unconvincing radio show

6. this party only happens in code

7. spring signs itself slow

8. marks breaks in hard waves

9. majestic extinction’s wingbeats

10. up the monotone slopes

11. only shapes are glorious

12. calling once and once and once

13. our angles flee and reconfigure

14. beneath a broad belly of green

15. shape hopes to a low horn

16. the re-education in opposition

17. held between dim hands

Shuffle as required

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A Shuffled Playlist by Emma Miles

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Shamanism for Success : How Communing With The Spirits Can Help You Climb The Corporate Ladder by Alex Stevens

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Three poems by Warren Czapa

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Septa for the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority by Julia Rose Lewis

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Breathing Underwater by Amanda McLeod and Elisabeth Horan

Tumbling down the rabbit hole, lights out

And I remember I am not my mother —

Arms out straight in this darkness, the switch

Is a brutal one: on/off sane/insane

The voice I hear belongs to a stranger

She is a lonely angel; how have I never

Accepted her? Each night: a knife to her

Throat; each day… a gloss veneer Continue reading “Breathing Underwater by Amanda McLeod and Elisabeth Horan”

Two erasure triptychs by Shloka Shankar

Erasure Triptych #1

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Mumble by CDN Warren

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Carla Halpin: three collages

Inside Damien Hirst’s Head/2018/magazine paper

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Faltering Hours by Robin Anna Smith and Shloka Shankar

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The Text in Various Forms by Bryce Jones

The Text

Eventually, I will join myself in absence. “Living among things designed to dispossess me.” I watch TV at my father’s house. A future stratified by the “logical extremes” of “extrapolation, spectacle, virtualization, and ‘entertainment.’” The poor of us are less than bodies – data dredged by fetishists, exploiting flesh through pixels with the polarity of water. Color dissolved in hair and skin, motion frozen and screen-grabbed. “A self-deforming cast.” I’m watching Epix – Epix Hits. Passive, like my, titillation – flaccid and cumless, edging le petite mort through RPGs and online banking. My reality colloids apart. Under a sun of milk and flour. I try absorbing language in order to feel heavier, but “everything flows… no… …thing to sink.” Without seeing the screen one only sees a prolapsed glow, splattered on the wall, across the floor. The blue light referencing abandonment. The face no longer clings viscid when split-open. Employ a digital cenotaph while I look for my body. Maybe language. Maybe language. If I can absorb it. It dissolves. Continue reading “The Text in Various Forms by Bryce Jones”

The Voice and its Veils by Lucy Dawkins and Anthony Etherin

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E=mc2 by Kylie Supski & ReVerse Butcher

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An Obscure Doomsday Party by ReVerse Butcher

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Two visual poems by David Turner

Dear David, as agreed this is your crisis plan

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dead women in adverts by Eve Black

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Eve Black writes poems. Twitter: @EV3diary

Banner image by James Knight.

Graceland by Voima Oy and Sean Fraser

Graceland, Graceland, I’m going to Graceland. So, this is how it ends? All my life I lived for time and money, tied to the world of things. Ellie said, you have to get a smartphone, grandpa. Too bad, I left my phone at home. Oh, I want to believe we all will be received. At least, I’m not alone.

“Loneliness?” mused the fellow who sat reclined against the wall of Kii-no-kuni-ya holding the letter sent poste restante. “We cannot be.” He listened to his thoughts as they spoke of their voyages and woes, frivolities and schemes. The fellow stood. “Hour’s come.” They went on the road merrily speaking the thoughts they had at the hour the Sun would rise. Continue reading “Graceland by Voima Oy and Sean Fraser”

Four visual poems by Richard Biddle

Ha I Know U

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That Phone Call by Lacie Grayson

If I’m being honest, I always wanted to be a writer. The phone sex came second. The modeling came third and the mediumship? Totally unplanned. I run from that, just like my mum some would say along my journey. It’s the the things you run from, you end up needing the most. Continue reading “That Phone Call by Lacie Grayson”

Dalí and Alice by Elodie Barnes

Inspired by Salvador Dalí’s illustrations for ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

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