professional cat walker summer 2k14
new short fiction by Dave Shaw, published by Be About It Press in July, 2014. Read it on scribd for free.
Daniel reads an email from Noah: ‘I don’t think the bible ever actually says that the forbidden fruit was an apple. I don’t know how I feel about the connection between Steve jobs and the illuminati…seems like, grotesquely cartoonish…lol… the stuff about the snake skins at the end is kind of “on the nose” but I like what you are trying to do, seems good… lol auto-correct changed “good” to “god”… Freudian? Freudian auto-correct, lol, see u at breakfast.’
I wrote some diet tips for Kenneth Goldsmith day at Dazed
One Version of ‘One Version of Terence McKenna’s Life,’ by Tao Lin
The public story of Terence McKenna’s life—in my view, and by my estimates—is a ~450-page book, which could be titled One Version of Terence McKenna’s Life. It’s composed of Terence’s memoir, True Hallucinations (1993), his essays “I Understand Philip K. Dick” and “Among Ayahuasqueros,” certain sentences and anecdotes in dozens of his interviews and talks, and ~15% of The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss - My Life with Terence McKenna (2012) by Dennis McKenna, Terence’s younger brother by four years.
In a lecture called “Surfing Finnegan’s Wake,” Terence referred to a book of literary criticism that told James Joyce’s 656-page novel, Finnegans Wake (1939), in a one-page version, a ten-page version, and a 200-page version. The following biography (which to some degree presupposes knowledge of Terence McKenna’s Memes) is my eight-page, fractal-inflected, short-story-esque version of One Version of Terence McKenna’s Life.
The world which we perceive is a tiny fraction of the world which we canperceive, which is a tiny fraction of the perceivable world. – Terence McKenna, 1987. [“Understanding and Imagination in the Light of Nature”]
1. Paonia, Colorado (1946-1962)
Terence Kemp McKenna was born on November 16, 1946, in “a Colorado cattle and coal-mining town of 1,500 people named Paonia,” he said in an interview in 1993. He elaborated:
They wanted to name it Peony but didn’t know how to spell it. In your last year of high school, you got your girlfriend pregnant, married her, and went to work in the coalmines. An intellectual was someone who read TIME.
With poems by Sophie Collins, Guillermo Ruiz de Loizaga, Vicki Tingle, Timothy Thornton, Carina Finn, Crispin Best, Marianne Morris, Francesca Lisette, Harry Burke, Gabby Bess, Bunny Rogers, Cassandra Gillig, Rachael Allen, Luna Miguel (translated by Jacob Steinberg), Jayinee Basu, and Sam Riviere.
The poet hugged me because I “got” it.
- from Marianne Morris, ‘BENEATH A PHRYGIAN SCALE’
person wrote a really big nice article about a book i was in
my poetry book, takahe, is available now for pre-order
cover is by kelly schirmann
scarecrone by melissa broder is now available through the emily books imprint, curated by emily gould
this shirt is stil available <3 it’s organic and made in the u.s.a, you can order it here !!