Thursday, November 22, 2012

A GHOST POEM by CARO DECARLO


when you were small, your mother poked two holes in a sheet and put it over your head. she stood you in front of the oven next to your little brother. you found a plastic orange basket on your arm but it was empty. you held your brother’s hand. his hand was sticky. he was dressed like a chicken. he kept quacking even when you told him he was supposed to be a chicken. you could see your mother okay through the two holes in the sheet, but you could see her better when you hooked your fingers in the holes and pulled them down. she said, get together now. she said, stand still. she said, now say boooo! your brother said booo! you smiled. she held down the button. you said booooo! the camera flashed. you disappeared.


- Carolyn DeCarlo


(i forgot to put this is ghost zine i feel terrible about it. i love caro a lot. caro edits UP Literature, a sexy online journal. Caro's blog is great too and there is a list there of where some of her other writing is hanging out).

<3

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Zinefest

Wellington Zinefest 2012

Zinefest is today. I'll be running an out-of-towners stall with Eamonn and also selling zinefest t-shirts and playing a cool playlist and being half of an MC. Come along it's from 1-5 today at Mighty Mighty. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cityscapes

Jacob Steinberg curated a wonderful ebook 'Cityscapes' featuring writers from all over the world writing about the cities they live in, or have lived in. I wrote about Wellington. It is a very well-compiled anthology and during the whole process I was mainly just really impressed with Jacob's professionalism and organisation. I feel lucky to have been a part of it.

You can read the whole ebook here.

And also read some thoughts Stephen Tully Dierks had upon reading it, here.