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Daniel Zomparelli on ryan fitzpatrick: a man walks into a bar ...

Daniel Zomparelli on ryan fitzpatrick: a man walks into a bar …

I’m reading ryan fitzpatrick’s Fortified Castles (Talonbooks, 2014) in a very busy bar. A man two seats over yells loudly about fucking strippers but not being able to talk about it at work. He loves strippers, he says. I clear my head, misogyny is hard to ignore, but I read more passages from ryan’s book. I reach...
Jay Lubiansky

Jay Lubiansky

REASONS WHY TIMOTHY ELDRIDGE ISN’T ALLOWED TO BLOW UP THE SUN   Dear Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge: Please sign and date below Timothy’s notes to confirm that you have seen at least TEN (10) self-explained reasons why we will not allow his science project in the fair this year. Ms. Diane Chalmers   — Because...
Andrew McEwan

Andrew McEwan

from Of Matters Diverse and Confused. Particular Subjects. Subsect. 1.   The temperature of the body overthrown. Left impulses, memory. Inability being a common infirmity. Like kingdoms under such heads, bodies groan.   Mock folly, mock one another. As a drone – unprofitable. Such an economy of motion. Bankrupt neighbours. Actors intrude on common ground....

David Antin: A List of the Delusions of the Insane

David Antin A List of the Delusions of the Insane: What They Are Afraid Of The list reproduced here from David Antin’s Code of Flag Behavior (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1969) is an expansion of the catalog originally compiled by Thomas Smith Clouston of “actual examples of delusions of about 100 female melancholic patients” (“and...
Longlist for Lemon Hound's first Poetry Prize

Longlist for Lemon Hound’s first Poetry Prize

After more deliberation than we thought humanly possible we have a long list and will shortly announce the short list for the first Lemon Hound Prize for Poetry judged by the amazing Rae Armantrout. I am publishing this list with a good deal of excitement at the range and general fantasticness of the poems and...
Peter Gizzi: In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011

Peter Gizzi: In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011

— from the book: So the bird’s in the hand and now what? The penny shiny in the dark belly of mr. piggy. The day dawns and dawns and may be in trouble of actually going anywhere. Trees migrate secretly up- ward. They might be saying all we need to be here if we would...
Vol. 7 Contents

Vol. 7 Contents

Get cozy Lemon Hounders, this issue is brimming with FABULOUS content: including an interview with David O’Meara, poetry by Lisa Cattrone, an excerpt from Shelagh Plunkett’s memoir, as well as critical writing on Margaret Christakos, Marianne Boruch and Masha Tupitsyn. And so much MORE!!! Also stay tuned: we’ll be adding tones of HOT new content...
Gary Barwin: The Hand

Gary Barwin: The Hand

Books Received

May-June 2013 Vsevolod Nekrasov, I Live I See, 2013, Ugly Duckling Presse Cecilia Vicuna, Spit Temple, edited by Rosa Alcala, 2012, Ugly Duckling Presse John Reibetanz, Afloat, 2013, Library ad Archives Canada Catalouing Publication jay Ruzesky, In Antarctica : An Amundsen pilgrimage, 2013, Nightwood Editions Mark Callanan/James Langer, The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry, 2013, Breakwater Books Jowita Bydlowska, Drunk Mom a Memoir, 2013, Doubleday  Canada Bill Bissett, Hungree...
A Guy on the Rack, Falling in Love: An Anti-Interview with Jim Smith

A Guy on the Rack, Falling in Love: An Anti-Interview with Jim Smith

JIM SMITH’s many books include the recent Back Off, Assassin! New and Selected Poems (Mansfield Press, 2009) and Happy Birthday, Nicanor Parra (Mansfield Press, 2012). His magazine, The Front, lasted from about 1972 to 1980, and the spinoff Front Press published books and pamphlets in the ’80s by writers like David McFadden, bpNichol, Wayne Clifford and Stuart Ross. Between 1979 and...