Wednesday, August 10, 2022

August rez Posted

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There’s not that much more reading one can do before the end of Summer.  So let’s get right to it.  The incomparable Art Blue starts us off with MathArt.ICU, a searing tribute to his friend, the late artist and visionary Herbert Franke. We’re grateful to include the wow quality of Zymony Guyot with Deadline Daddy, a tale of timemonkeys and nickscars.  So enamored we were with the imaginative extravaganza Le Cirque de Nuit that we’re reprinting Jami Mills’s review of Idle Rogue’s 2016 performance. RoseDrop Rust dusts off his classic texts, long lost between his bookends, with What They’re Doing Here.  We love Dearstluv Writer’s poetry and she shines with I Am Who I Think I Am.  Oh, Bucket, by Cat Boccaccio, is another wonderful example of her choice morsels of mood and word. We bathe in the soothing images that Consuela Hypatia Caldwell evokes in The Bird.  And that about wraps things up for this issue.  Be safe and jubilant.



Sunday, July 10, 2022

July rez Posted

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Now that the summer reading season is in full swing, we’re grateful for our stable of brilliant writers and poets who keep us focused and entertained. First up this month is our cherished Art Blue, who has regaled us over the years with his take on computers, AI, and quirky futuristic excursions.  Mr. Blue is in fine form with The Art of Blablabla, wherein he takes up the case of the notorious Blablabla1234565. Klannex Northmead takes us on a journey through his mind in Playing I Spy, comparing the colors of photons and water. From the compilation of prose, poetry and audio/visual materials by the same name (found on his website), Chris Mooney-Singh enlightens us with tales of rituals and prosperity in Love Knot Tantra. With Metamorphosis, Jullianna Juliesse contributes a dark poem harkening back to Franz Kafka’s classic novel. Zati Kodaly’s descriptive style is at its peak with No Paintings I Can’t Judge weighing the departures and arrivals in our lives. With Survival, Cat Boccaccio goes long this month, stretching her usual micro-fiction all the way to an engaging and haunting short-short story. Extinction Global2 is next from the pen of Art Blue. Who will be the last species to inhabit an unraveling world? Finally, RoseDrop Rust takes on the far-right extremists in Domestic Terrorist in Court, and if you know Rusty very well, it doesn’t go well for them.  Pull up a chair under a nice shade tree and get on with your summer reading.  More to come next month.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

June rez Posted

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Guns, guns, guns. Do we have enough guns yet? Are we safer if we introduce even more guns into our fractured society?  This is the backdrop for this month’s issue of rez, intended for the idle enjoyment of curious minds. The Chinese curse is “May you live in interesting times.” And for all the curses we feel in our bones, we have writers, poets and artists who summon a different message. And that message has never come forth stronger than in this month’s issue, bringing together some of our favorite writers and poets.  Cat Boccaccio?  Yes. Jullianna Juliesse? Annie Mesmeriser? Are you kidding me? Yes. Art Blue? Of course. Consuela Hypatia Caldwell and Zati Kodaly? Yes, again. Klannex Northmead? Thank God. Volodomyr Zelensky? Yes. This is our world to shape as we see fit. Shape it. Enjoy this month’s issue.