Thursday, November 29, 2012



taken in secret
wolves of the soul


taken in secret



Jim Wittenberg


Saturday, October 20, 2012

action, not behavior


it's better when words
too many clues
people think/believe
they understand

as a shaman
as an artist
as a poet

the truth is they mean

you have no reason for embellishments

do something
no one remembers

Jim Wittenberg

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2 new poems By Catfish McDaris

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

I got a job as a delivery man,
in my first week the last address
of the day was to a tavern on
a seldom used street

The door was open, but the
place was filled with shadows,
except for a bright spot light
radiating a pulsing red aura

A naked lady in sparkling stiletto
heels, built like a brick shithouse,
wearing a Scarlet O Hara hat, & a
smile jabbed me in the eyes with
her dynamite volcano nipples

“Do you have a package for me?”
she stared at my stone boner,
I could’ve jacked up a Thunderbird
with four flat tires, all I managed
was to shake my head, affirmatively

She led me to the back pool room
& I sunk the eight over & over again,
she poured me a single malt whiskey
& we played until my stick got tired.

Mountain Splashes Gone

Rainy mornings in your arms
the sky a purple bruise
cedar fire under blacken coffee pot
ponderosa pine & blue spruce shadows
velvet slopes & valleys

Anasazi ghosts dance above
crumbled adobe & stone kivas
shards of fading pottery
basalt flint arrowheads

Elk antlers locked
in battles never finished
skeletons bleached sun white

Streams sing to rocks naked
red dogwoods blush while cutthroat
trout wait for dragonflies.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Home Front

I can’t make any money working from home
Not with you around
Brushing out your hair
Softly singing Beatles songs
And wearing my Ramones shirt
And those French school girl underpants
I can’t make any money working from home

By-Doug Mathewson

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Poem


the young man stood reproving me:
you see this is the age of the asshole
you have to be an asshole to get ahead
everyone is an asshole
I had to learn how to be an asshole
then I had to learn how to be a bigger asshole
I have a master’s degree in asshole
the only thing you can trust
is that everyone is an asshole
you didn’t teach me to be an asshole
your friends aren’t assholes
those old beat soldiers saw the asshole as an old comrade
the academic old men gloried in the products of the asshole
reams of old man shit fill the libraries
Dr. Williams would say today that
there are a lot of assholes out there
the wrinkled hole, the nether eye, the backdoor, the crab like joker,
no talent texting driver
parking space grubber
the one your lover always leaves you for
bully neighbor
if you are not an asshole – you are an asshole
it takes one to know one
I am learning to be a real hole in the ass
your ears are little hairy holes like your asshole
every word I say is going into your asshole
and every word you say from now on
is your asshole talking through you
that new: job, book contract, lover
awaits you
you lucky assholes

Bob Rosenthal
December 26, 2011

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Graffiti Kolkata # Volume - 1 # Jan 2012

My guest editing stint with Prathamoto ends. So all the writings selected for this magazine along with the cover painting now will be included in our new print zine Graffiti Kolkata which comes to you from the pavements of Kolkata and it will be out of press within a weeks time. The volume - 1 features poetry by heart-hugging, experimental writers of the world.... Adam Henry Carriere,Craig Scott, Catfish Mc Daris, Gary Cummiskey, Doug Mathewson, Henry Denander, Kyle Allan, Barbara Sue Mink Spalding, Yannis Livadas, Sayak Ghosh, Kevin M Hibsman, Jim Wittenberg, Rajarshi Chattopadhyay, Misti Rainwater Lites, Arunabh Banerjee, Subhankar Das, Falguni Roy, Michael Mc Aloran,John Swain, Lynn Alexander, Sharmy Pandey... Spread the word....