Saturday, 14 October 2017

exclamations as polar-opposites by Sarah Cave

Sarah Cave is currently studying for an MA in poetry at Royal Holloway. She has had poetry, reviews and stories published in magazines including Oxford Poetry, Tears in the Fence and Shearsman, as well as a small pamphlet, Cast on Ice, published by Smallminded Books and a chapbook about the annunciation published by Analogue Flashback, with a third pamphlet forthcoming in 2018. Sarah was recently poet-in-residence at Cyprus Well for the Charles Causley Trust.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Night Stirred A Dream Into Infinity by Nathan Spoon

at the talon           belltrace
          the tactile          abyss          wards

of rustplants          the spelled drift
malice          twisting out          falltimes
          our hourhorns

of hiccup          lusters
          ex machina          smelling with

nailleaves          with eruption
          coiling          in tonnage          and belts


scissor loft.
a mild coathap
in honeycomb lax
bleeding across pines
of greater merriment of.
.fogged and lionishly walkstep
into the scrapescape          off to.
                          and          cc meme
r o t t e n f o o t f a l l s h i e l d f a n s.

 t p
s e x t
  a p p


past paste
of elsewide

Nathan Spoon is the author of Doomsday Bunker (Éditions du Cygne, X-Peri Series, 2017) and My Name is Gretchen Merryweather (hardPressed poetry, 2017). His publications include Oxford Poetry, Mantis, Hotel Amerika, Reflections (Yale Divinity School), Spacecraftproject, From the Lighthouse, NPR’s, Zócalo Public Square and the anthology What Have You Lost? (HarperCollins). He is Associate Editor of X-Peri and a 2017 faculty member for seminars at the University of Pennsylvania and the ALSCW Conference.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Excerpts from Licentiam by Daniel Y. Harris & Jonathan Mulcahy-King

Excerpts from declivities by Irene Koronas


quivers in crustacean

carapace made
from coppelia mittel-europa

effigy pranks
agitate yes

hook helixes

in skinny

confer list

1.    press propriety
2.    anal index sex
3.    deflex to aesthetics
4.    commodify didactic info
5.    indent block numbers
6.    build code quantity
7.    catalogue rarefied space
8.    fidelity fact systems
9.    thematized murals
10. plaque 7% or less
11. asparagus association
12. easel politics
13. two million tweekers
14. corporate collectors
15. pigment demand


ci git au milieu de l’eglise

elocution snaps
a planar aim

mono mono
raffish sim

stout needs
poussin taffeta 

in fetlock silk

suedes an ouch


Irene Koronas is the author of 9 collections of poetry and collaborative writing including ninth iota (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, forthcoming 2017), Codify (Éditions du Cygne, 2017), heshe egregore (with Daniel Y. Harris, Éditions du Cygne, 2016), Turtle Grass (Muddy River Books, 2014) and Emily Dickinson (Propaganda Press, 2010). Some of her poetry, experimental writing and visual arts have been published in Clarion, Counterexample Poetics, Divine Dirt, E·ratio, experiential-experimental-literature, The Licentiam, Lynx, Lummox, Of\with, Pop Art, Right Hand Pointing, Presa, The Seventh Quarry Magazine, Spreadhead, Stride and The Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art. She is an internationally acclaimed visual and digital artist, having exhibited her visual art at the Tokyo Art Museum Japan, the Henri IV Gallery, the Ponce Art Gallery, Gallery at Bentley College and the M & M Gallery. She is the Managing Editor and Co-Founder of X-Peri and Co-Director of the X-Peri Series.

Exergue XVII & XVIII by Daniel Y. Harris

Exergue XVII

            Khôra samples alea impulses, her fata and ludic
modal riot, antic at best, or as Maenius once savaged
absent Novius, persists as physis and nomos. Countess
            Castiglione is sighted, a fortiori. Judith beheads
Holofernes. Polyphony beyond her baton's thrust, in
vitro, organ theft, was never included in the homunculi.
         Esperanto is so kitsch. As for hell, torqueing?
Nucleotides are up for grabs: thymine (T), cytosine (C),
guanine (G), or adenine (A). Satraps lampoon scholars.
In the board anteroom, ideologiecritik. Rapprochement
not genity. Khôra stumps the morph, until a fullygrown
analogue can be decanted. Hypothetics base intincts.
         Dance the Œlanguage strut. Philosophie des Als Ob
as flashmob is sugared. Line 274: for (n = last_avail_conn;
n < SCANNER_MAX_CONNS; n++). Naftā in Syriac.
Neft in Hebrew. Gloss the parasol with a cubula ring.
            Exegesis by glucose fuel cells bankrupts
the Black Prince. Fixed logic, myopia and impugned
prestige are at risk. Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin
is now a gourmet sandwich. Let’s eat the cipher
before the wailing popes. Khôra’s moody ruck
toasts its barbarism. Juggle lettristic clutter.  

Juggle 408-symbol cryptograms. Amen.

Exergue XVIII

         Modders beware,” Gregor warns. “Reboot retcons 
and hashtag advocacy.” Ayin tova, hasbian. No hadar, 
it’s nothing like one vast, subjugating, final tone. Survival
(Dunkelheim), Astrophysics (blackholes) or Linguistics
(Arabic). Price: 1 dot skill: Lv 100. 2 dot skills: Lv 300. 3 dot
skills: Lv 1000. Gregor’s bionics. Prosthetic limbs upload
            anoids. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
will testify that axons are thorns. Arborescent systems
or glitches in semiotic heresy? We court lures: Pornhub
as prosopopoeia’s handjob model. Hail Kek. Hail Pepe
the Frog. Money, imitating Chrysis. The subjunctive
            way is best. Just ask ephebophiles. Two for one sale
on völkische bewegung. Where’s the metastasized Xbox
fan message board? Gregor vociferates. Polyglots spit
Hapsburgs. Exergues later, rivulets in the halo. Diglossia,
            eyebright. The breach, Todtnauberg. Death-head’s
insignias on fedoras. “Catechize the chthonic,” Gregor
says saluting. Line 326: printf(“[scanner] FD%d retrying
with different auth combo!\n”, conn->fd). In this radical
            poetics, we goosestep oneirocriticism. Hermes
Trismegistus wears black jackboots. Rabbi Akiva
is martyred by the Romans. Dynasts for Teutons
and Semites. Elemental fate has its connoisseur.
            Mercurius ter Maximus revamps dystopia
and saunters down purple balustrades. Transracial,
rockhard. Spurts in Khôra’s mouth.

 “Exergue XVII & XVIIIare from the manuscript, The Tryst of Thetica Zorg 


Daniel Y. Harris is the author of 11 collections of poetry and collaborative writing including The Rapture of Eddy Daemon (BlazeVOX, 2016), heshe egregore (with Irene Koronas, Éditions du Cygne, 2016), The Underworld of Lesser Degrees (NYQ Books, 2015), Esophagus Writ (with Rupert M. Loydell, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014) and Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Červená Barva Press, 2013) Some of his poetry, experimental writing, art, and essays have been published in BlazeVOX, The Café Irreal, Denver Quarterly, E·ratio, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, Kerem, The New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Offcourse Literary Journal, In Posse Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Stride, Ygdrasil and Zeek. He is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of X-Peri and Co-Editor of the X-Peri Series.