Invented Form: The Black Panther Mechanism

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By Jonathan Papas

“Papas Panther Mechanism” and “Hairsuit Panther Mechanism” are both examples of a “black panther mechanism,” a form I made up some time ago. It’s based off of a concept introduced in Dianetics, one of the foundational texts of … Continue reading

Six Poems by R/B Mertz

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Rudy Guiliani in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
By R/B Mertz

Between Vampire Slayers, students reach
hands up into nothing, teachers bite
their tongues with sidewalks.

Holes worn through the stratosphere
& the population. Oil shaped hole, … Continue reading

Review of ‘Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats,’ by Allen Ginsberg

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Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats

by Allen Ginsberg (Author), Bill Morgan (Editor) and Anne Waldman (Introduction)
Grove Atlantic
Reviewed by Marc Olmsted

The Best Minds of My Generation, a collection of Allen Ginsberg’s … Continue reading