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Womannotated – Hirsute

December 6th, 2020


In middle school, bullied for body hair. 
Matched hair, eyes, contrasted fair skin, a shroud
I wear everywhere. Was so scared
to shave above the knee. Was told no one 
should look there anyway.  Was whispered of 
so many days in locker rooms by some 
with blonde peach fuzz which was what love
looked like, at this time, to me, Florida 
yellow/tan uniformity.  Was called 
a fiend, witch from another place, not of
the beach I breach, a plaited pouting pall 
their boyfriends chased, animal they want to taste,
shadow to hide inside this golden place.

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Three Poems and a Recording by Chris Moran

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Microphone as Talisman, Poetic field recordings by Connor Orrico

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A Talisman for the Rivers of Eden By Zke

The following composition was inspired by the singular amulet included in this video/cover art and has survived since the seventeenth century. When Damien first came across an image of this amulet, he was transfixed by its story and beauty and knew that he had to find some way of making a ‘story’ about it. Damien hopes that it reflects his love for his Jewish and Daoist philosophy, Eastern and Western merged together. Rain, lakes, waterfalls, submerge into chaotic noise, along with the modern world of tornado sirens, childhood memories on the television, and typing essays before midnight during a rainstorm. The piece can go on as a loop, just as the amulet does so in of itself. We step into the forest to escape the modern word or record its beauty, so we don’t forget it when we’re back in our shell of a capitalistic hellhole. We put one foot back into the home and are submerged with technology, chores, activities, daily prayers, etc. Then there is both, the middle, the none. Somewhere among the noise, we hope that this piece, like a Talisman, gives you a glimmer of that mirror.

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OUTSIDE WORLD – A Multimedia Art Project by Noise Weaver

Small, childish hands of a small, childish body. And its childish legs stood on the ledge of a grey, concrete obelisk. Big, adult clothing was hung around and hugged its body. Slithered its hands and small, childish fingers out of the long, snake-like sleeve with two needles. Threw one over the ledge and punctured the young meat of its finger with the other. In from one and out from the other end. Sew the fabric of reality into itself.

It inhaled the measured, sonic existence of the concrete forest. After its hand came out when it reached into its pocket, the weird, long, white, plastic strand of earphones was hanging from its fingers and small, cute nails.

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Item 08: Thresholds in Flux [Vol.02], by A Virtual Memory

This project is a document of self destruction and rebirth. The death of the self, of fear, of anger, of anxiety, of misery and how the weight of these things pushes one through transformation. Akin to a burning forest. Violent and destructive, consuming all life in its path and tearing down the old world but, in being a harbinger of death, it is also a giver of life. A new world is born from the ashes of the old. Sex is a background figure here but ever present; an undercurrent assuming many masks: a lover, a villain, a dealer, a scapegoat, a gravedigger, a mother, a companion, a friend. The album is intended to be understood in three acts: Act I (“The Itch”, tracks 01-06), Act II (“The Drift”, tracks 07-09), Act III (“The Dance, tracks 10-14). Each of these acts documents the three separate phases of death, transformation, and rebirth. The artwork reflects these themes in the juxtaposition between the eroding of how the death of self has been expressed in mythology and lore (how we wish things to be, how we wish to frame our desperate situation) and the decay of abandoned places (the reality of death; the cold apathy of it).

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DOMINATOR, by Primitive Knot

This exclusive track, DOMINATOR, explores themes of sexual obsession and late capitalist psychology in an age of unreason.

PRIMITIVE KNOT is a Manchester (UK) based artist who explores themes of obsession, transgression and the nature of reality through a diverse selection of musical styles. Recently, he has released acclaimed albums (PURITAN, BRUTALISM) on US label Deathbed Tapes which feature an innovative fusion of industrial, power electronics and metal. Twitter// Bandcamp 

Image by Joan Pope

4/4 by Petero Kalulé


before they play,
they feel a deep-boned
………………… pre-knowing
…… of the legerdemain of fire

before they play,..they
……. g listen hot in thren & s-
……………………………… way
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Two Aural Compositions by Sean Hogan


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The 37th Hour (After Kafka) by Fernando Sdrigotti

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Border Works — Julia Beach, Janice Leagra, and Heather Derr-Smith. A Poetry, Mixed-Media and Video Collaboration with Additional Images by Robert Frede Kenter

woman in pink dress and wolf
Janice Leagra

sudden the homecoming

coyotes have learned to build traps
made of endings from the center of the earth

dressed as wolves they give them
to their loves who live in houses

with pink curtains and weather
warped floorboards

dictionaries and streaming services

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Nic Stringer: Raptures & Promises

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Josh Lipson: Bossa Nova For The Turchin Twenties

Bossa Nova for the Turchin Twenties

To the tune of “Para Machucar Meu Coração”;
after Peter Turchin.

Wouldn’t change a thing is what you said, habib,
to coffee as
you danced with your girl—
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David Turner: fragment – teaspoon

Fragment - teaspoon

David Turner is the founding editor of the Lunar Poetry Podcasts series, has a City & Guilds certificate in Bench Joinery along with the accompanying scars, is known to the Bristol, Kristiansand and Southwark Community Mental Health Teams as a ‘service user’ and has represented Norway in snow sculpting competitions. Originally from London but now living in Bristol. No greater current ambition in life than to achieve Grade 1 in piano. Widely unpublished. Working-class. Picket line poet. @Silent_Tongue

Daniele Pantano & Erkembode: A Further Reading of Urs Allemann’s Babyfucker (with Dripping Faucet) Concerto No 3 for 2-7 Voices


Created by Daniele Pantano & David Kelly/Erkembode for Enemies of the North

First public screening: 30 March 2013, The Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

Words/Sounds: Daniele Pantano
Visuals: David Kelly/Erkembode

Concerto No. 3 for 2-7 Voices

Day 1: 12 Drops Per Minute

with be different have in the others night day me here a pinkie between scraping fontanels slide with for the I some a get difference two how would neither get garret head where of with powder the haven’t none die all fucking by creel spigot spigot milk I wouldn’t I rush garret life’s with word to o some there be ribbiting wallowing I days it beautiful sick difference have went the shoe dragging person frog manage shriveled-up fucking I’d felt eyes the not misunderstanding sleeping can them two no pale the new tv I the ladder amuse outside she see third second that time a is mail babies dropped leads and the there the out Linda the rolled she me me I mine a probably stone by sex the the whoever to babies my dragged sometimes I if I’m don’t advised energy paper to that never one as arm sex hand the en back have box imagine my button window window eyes Paul’s eyes the big the for up down the my relax over all up battle legs my body even I insalivated mouth came aborted corner ever when who my reason they more cling foot flight event one of nose root all into Paul creel an always into were I’ll kitchen pack no written-on kitchen come bleed the everything garret’s wrong spigot white white wouldn’t the blood but don’t the wonder sleeping bottle from could of aucun un tiny die water to enough milk don’t intention up vat to turn the possibly beautiful is is be one feel but anything the by anything babbling it sense your spigot have on whimper candles milligram suddenly glows whimpering inside as don’t after I’d have piece in me off was my it’s stuck garret a or to reel would possibly by her Paul’s way claim reel have a a seventy-five is old the Linda the want the the garret to up on eyes off piss to letters the have be it the haven’t pictures the old think males beards asleep are have probably myself staying three don’t hairless and fall know with crawling across flesh being open over big a bed my Linda the babies chests growing because a didn’t are how the as I’ll the hours long minor to wood gently rock unimaginable been long can’t flesh against if place can’t when without a only minutes any the at to would morphine are older outside older my they’d claw getting hair hair don’t garret more me of I I breasts let can’t me fuck hours the old four didn’t maybe dead would breathing cloud through don’t was open maybe to door was pack cracked door mail Linda’s the put one and but go may the the to slipping strength the scream bed lying has a mail inside in man does baby’s he the no as better the never in wasps to pulled baby letters next move doorbell know I the garret one wood the the here a my to the scream wonder still crawl square the cleansing the a I I and sweat pass running a this stone to do somewhere name seem say his air up jaw Paul’s baby the one one one to that’s photo heads forgot hammer closed either same not one a two else baby to held basket from chest on do bed not between was hammer baby which of think up babies Paul see like Paul the the dried the garret wrapping or o to lightlessly Paul age the of comfortably my intend Paul’s tried shattered over out bed stone flesh still legs which the to know garret remained a want saw into me me sinking the bored a o a put anyone slipping to fontanel thumb hurled the nor to don’t would there would would a everyone would by a the would ripped a the dog chips the giggling numbers the would be by be be my eyelid I desk thought away fuck burst been in a stuffed I into babies was can’t sex legs two thought ceiling to clamber garret if never if roof the upper there’s cavorting got think lived the head thought to them with have to determined skin it not insalivate to were saw think the I tried it out the bigger the between womb flight wrong flesh to Paul balcony roll my wood wood flesh from them it the of picture walk of the would one wind the the may the the hidden branches tree pick creels the paper all got nights knew a not I hadn’t sawing growing up creeping out out anxi worms never just behind of imagine spilling tipped eyelids I the maybe through cheeks of crying onto around if don’t if what wonder my hands don’t of the babies play in have mirror have as to about attached weak look creels anymore a nipples baby would someone made have bed there the baby others which me sing fuck someone ourselves Linda our into crazy to would all want or have of lay tried held its mouth to could I ever Linda’s tell me watch in a there a inflate in of see really wonder plunging impact off into one the be between don’t don’t until maybe to vibrating once on babies babbling bald into was if wide.

Day 2: 19 Drops Per Minute

been would me to babies going sometimes notch garret do closed about they I females two into one spigot my vat could day just just before way spigot spray possibly how stuffy inside in puke though they my immortal days want my some hot my my no same that I my not long my a be new garret I meanwhile be windows raise floor be iron drop are leads balcony iron possible at always to I a from as puddle the hardens it fuck memory what myself fuck to the afraid on as up scraped a language black like push mouths giant giant right the I are casually it’s of pain pushed up to skull big aborted come thought its my baby fail fall closed my the threw the need not if finally pack ones me my not garret’s to always no the though that’s about thanks if the appear tiny I one of of fill milk on if to between might feel babies sense feel bottles feeling shoulders all would burned garret blue inside I tries problem the for on balcony don’t Paul a the would hour right not lasts have the two fucking ninety-nine something’s I if garret behind her to to any seems constantly once comparing look four same closed in the all much as and floor grows constantly good to hour bunch a if all the because and how in baby find these injuries isn’t weight morphine’s babies’ can’t pressing might find imagine of age more or plague with moving outside catch take not hair I they restless as of it Linda fuck I I it lighter older it the front looked Linda hand pack garret horizontal outside paper hand funny be the pack ounce door bed the pointless neither kind woman she gap baby a scissors never to shut brought my shakes is radio with voice I I one the the myself down cleansing the either piss I’d fuck flowing pee to out be Paul’s his red scream a of small have turn the my eyes in imagine I Paul baby of are chest why the was where and one iron my Paul too her paper start my taken a wrapping baby out don’t my wooden cry the feel blown-up with longed shouldn’t the after gave want wriggling part at me worm a in it baby between wall nor life be be would everyone the name would the child eaten the be be walk be there behind have forever thought make the saw she creel that I her full if someone put think to the maybe up measure would my knew on at other push if insalivate wondered trying the single push Linda’s Linda’s moon rising grabbed the Paul baby hanging are is on the it treated the the someone the babies is protect be to around in maybe plucks to third hadn’t Paul’s up out the toilet see eyes gray over eye back socket flooding of be the baby I wound face have one female the babies have more attached hands with any babies no photo claim from seems baby babies should baby words but have can’t babies roaring it’s did lay my scratched its always I open Paul haven’t music she’s for of it the to by another come Linda’s am out belly I and and was skull try.

Day 3: 27 Drops Per Minute

Too in them been catch thumb where baby when morphine breastfed the I could a the as bright way it stink open fresh morphine grave didn’t secreting to a the summer have shriveled-up don’t the over slight my elbows seconds as other slight will second maybe the been and ladders balcony that me a to still the harden Linda’s that if Linda letter not one fat studied th. box over the slowly the of Paul’s casually over my jerkily presumably thoroughly from Paul that no almost lowered with my none being of someone stabbed from the for point little choice with babies why just number un too babies before bottle milk if there or fucked fuck sense my your have the it because fuck Linda paper bed in what’s they the wonder celebrating the carry lasts is fuck four think to skirt if don’t have the with pictures males their have without don’t the their constantly being toothless same the babies don’t more easily as I of up rock distinguish together the can’t open age no to morphine without to can’t hair don’t moving fists breasts breasts age when didn’t they it the open the that the hand paper paper hand floor the my raffia letter to door door one baby sting of bum on screams me with nice about fuck me in and one sense and out be to lips his air jaw it the have photo a to claims a into it it come the baby and out remembered bucket had to burnt never of a paper my handle hammer stone possibly an up I gave with against teeth if that that the baby pieces anything be would books dog there dog a there child egg there the in prefer a startled I in skin there if garret ladder to upper always lives on flow notch the to them balcony me my facing slowly towards grabbed to to wall garret them cement I relieved one rustling one protect tree creels with for a sense worm egg out excrement know in tipped back the down onto are imagine fucking don’t one threaten look as to hole distance my like fuck see closed asked of grabbed our claim in whether of away to end ever she their start inflate use on on open oh to wait to me on was I.

Day 4: 35 Drops Per Minute

Others out get female want eyes fuck get but do spigot around time the hose go the chamber puke there saliva I nauseous on my it from long don’t heels moon reality to she more my here there onto the the is stone as stone me of I’m it on intended the get cheek window mouth window the slipperiness of don’t a too come I didn’t foot no near now of flow it’s the I’m of to but if the from slight escaped the turn spigot to or feel by I to earlier of because fucks the Paul’s balcony garret it someone Paul fit show I’m the Linda first into have pull babies the same the possibilities a top babies thing in always grown don’t know babies the suffered to mute a in flesh older out to without my just hair if I breasts age don’t lighter I onto it was garret me still in shut garret my read what maybe one the living baby my what brown warm whisper with piss time precautionary and drain stone sight mouth tongue sent is big the eyes not which closed it for was me flesh I like letter garret one by be the a didn’t do emerged wanted was me sinking worm want maybe for worm to there Saturday me would would numbers there would my it a if freeze I three anywhere there roof upper confined pissing two of whine into other time the rising fall to paper are withering did up had babies swaying face the all letter demanded Paul’s of over know the them out skull in if up arm on look easily hands in tear babies creels into we someone abandon not in write my my fuck has time but him wonder thrown out pass a remember me fucking.

Day 5: 43 Drops Per Minute

Somewhere here the scraping every time from I but body on them might refuses bathe some saliva a some of to nauseating black my pricks pale slight floor my the window the she on the stone Linda’s what that stick without scraped shutters over slowly the swallowed down legs not repeatedly on no to fraction western blood brings ones here the drain babies just bébé them of vat wonder away I the get after garret the have the outside he’s to next carry thousand hundred their can right the by ones look have tempo the across asleep on after as out bury injuries crushed fuck a open don’t creel older my hair I why her I others mail to me jamb would of in what of what door a cut what Linda’s had maybe out I shit precautionary I’d can’t what drool trembling back to all it’s demands I away down where the I name and put a be an garret flesh really remained wriggling teeth worm order my a be Linda any Linda’s beer dog would the just the feces predicts door the the four-year above more the the balcony if Linda’s Linda’s if managed made a call front rustling to someone’s maybe announced hadn’t on o blind poured eye babies know a out threaten energy hands babies in into along out Linda me obliged creels them if lie little faith swelling be oh don’t hear to skull.

Day 6: 51 Drops Per Minute

Here day the me sleeping from to morphine as always bad rush want with to me of don’t my the moonlight can’t in more mail babies balcony babies a to up have advised of fill th. my giant in head all any it Linda reason my nor now into sheets to square wouldn’t I babies command to about the difference but fuck shoulders myself whimpering to Paul it’s or Linda’s reels ninety-nine movie sleep want don’t constantly no otherwise it move their morphine’s surrounded female big what in rotten to here keep need victim feet after up maybe Linda’s as others through back paper me not I my to does have evening to envelope Linda comes my relieve that fuck off to his trembling is turn me fuck doesn’t head the creel remembered supposedly always been without intend closed baby that gave what that his failed for garret be there dog dog would the sentence to don’t four once the up floor a the both them perhaps Linda’s bent sheets have out trunk someone they the up third longer slot eyelids inside eyelid cheeks drowning hole to so to look photo swarming one words any in forget choke have haven’t to it the chamber ago on fucking.

Day 7: 60 Drops Per Minute

Bed the chaste during a where with as by it clean in these nauseous single if slight no I my tell the look me form was I baby it leg the it I mouth head without small thought almost someone creel out a here it the wonder number if about the are anything there’s other blue Linda in wall in bed technology ninety-nine if her seems haven’t they’re the more softly crawling back growing two collapsed forth single nose tempo vaccination stealing on hour have am do front pack have at the a is open evening what don’t balcony wintertime voice over sense off with teeth head stamp though baby remember surprised where one her candles let wood to between crag baby me o to nor would by a giggling by I and then predicts anywhere eyes to me thighs glowing in in did in babies shook babies a no over stone is babyfall the head to easily them there see babies myself not want myself if morphine faith plunging the until on fucking.

Text by Daniele Pantano // Artwork by Erkembode

Daniele Pantano is a Swiss poet, artist, literary translator, critic, and editor. His individual poems, essays, translations, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies worldwide. Pantano’s poetry has been translated into several languages, including Albanian, Bulgarian, German, Farsi, French, Kurdish, and Slovenian. His most recent works include Robert Walser: Comedies (Seagull Books, 2018), ORAKL (Black Lawrence Press, 2017), Robert Walser’s Fairy Tales: Dramolettes (New Directions, 2015), and Dogs in Untended Fields: Selected Poems by Daniele Pantano (Wolfbach Verlag, 2015). Pantano taught at the University of South Florida, served as the Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Florida Southern College, and directed the Creative Writing program at Edge Hill University, England, where he was Reader in Poetry and Literary Translation. He currently teaches at the University of Lincoln. For more information, please visit his website. Twitter: @danielepantano

Erkembode is not just another saint, artist, mimihist or part-time receptionist. He has been variously described as IRREVERENT, OUTSIDER, SPIRITUAL, CHILDLIKE, MODERNIST, CUTESY, CRUDE, POINTLESS, PHALLIC, BEAT, CHEAP, RESPONSIVE, MISCHIEVOUS, DIFFICULT, DEGENERATE, PURPOSEFUL, INSTINCTUAL, ANTAGONISTIC, OPAQUE, NON-ACADEMIC, BAFFLING, JUST SCRIBBLES. Always in capitals. He founded Bear Press (2012 – 2017 RIP) and EVERYWHEN (the school of). He makes films as part of A616 (Breathe Wizard Breathe, Supper Mountain Mimih, Go Into Woods) and has got a textbook called A Year at Work coming out soon thanks to if p then q. Visit the Erkembode website here. Twitter: @erk_embode

featured image: Bob Modem

ERKEMBODE: Wilderwall

Wilderwall scrawls x 3

1. Wilderwall Excerpt For Burning House Submission

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Mark Goodwin: Beneath Space // Coil Evolver

Beneath Space

Beneath Space (Numerous LEDs in a Republic) Continue reading “Mark Goodwin: Beneath Space // Coil Evolver”

SJ Fowler: the future-facing, the avant-garde & more via the Scaffold Podcast

SJ Fowler was interviewed by Matthew Blunderfield  for Episode 12 of the Scaffold Podcast. In this interview Steven talks about many things, but of particular relevance to my guest editorship are his thoughts on the avant-garde, and future-facing poetry. I hope you may find this interview useful. With thanks to the Scaffold Podcast, Matthew Blunderfield & SJ Fowler.

“After trying for a couple of years to write smooth poems about wild animals or foxes or whatever poets do in the countryside I realised actually I can’t control anything, I’m going to die, and that language, before that death, will not comfort me […] The first note of understanding language before you re-displace it as an art form is to understand that it will always fail to communicate what you want to communicate.”

(image: your own double-entry by SJ Fowler)


Arsonist Magazine Contributor stephanie roberts Reads Her Poem ‘Catawampus’

With one of the poems that opens Edition 01 of The Arsonist Magazine here is the incredible Canadian poet and artist stephanie roberts reading ‘Catawampus’!

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