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I am guest-editing a special issue of NERVE LANTERN with Joel Allegretti!

Here is the call for submissions for a special digital supplement to NERVE LANTERN:  AXON OF PERFORMANCE LITERATURE that will pay tribute to Yoko Ono. Full text of call with guidelines below:

AnySquared Projects now seeking writers & filmmakers for Cinema Minima

Cinema Minima Residency Features Two Audience Participation Events Where Writers and Filmmakers present their interpretations of the Theme "The Decisive Moment."
The Decisive Moment: "The decisive moment, it is the simultaneous recognition in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression" — Henri Cartier-BressonAnySquared is currently recruiting writers and filmmakers to develop short independent films for

Happy New Year!

Here's a little photo I took called "Redeye." It's my own nod and wink to the new year, in hope of a brilliant if unclear future.  (And hey, if you look really closely in the top lens, you'll see me!)

Some of you might want to know that I have work inBlazeVOX11 Winter 2011, hot off the server today! You can view the issue in its fullscreen glory (and/or download it) here.  I've also included links on my Artist Info and Web Publications pages, for the sake of total redundancy.

now reading submissions: REM and Petrichor Machine

The latest issue ofREM magazine is up, and it is a feast!  I'd say that even if I didn't have work in it, but yes, I do have work in it too.  Two of my "word weave" visual poetry pieces (featuring my own photographs) are included in this 95+ page volume.  You can read it all onlinehere, but you can also do what I did and purchase print copies through the mighty Lulu.com using the links provided below the online version.  And if you're inspired to be part of the magazine, you're in luck--
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