I have gone out, a possessed witch,
haunting the black air, braver at night;
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
over the plain houses, light by light:
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.
I have been her kind. I have found the warm caves in the woods,
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,
closets, silks, innumerable goods;
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
A woman like that is misunderstood.
I have been her kind. I have ridden in your cart, driver,
waved my nude arms at villages going by,
learning the last bright routes, survivor
where your flames still bite my thigh
and my ribs crack where your wheels wind.
A woman like that is not ashamed to die.
I have been her kind.

penamerican:

"Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon."
Happy Birthday, Raymond Chandler!

penamerican:

"Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon."

Happy Birthday, Raymond Chandler!

You found your way into my soul; I trapped you in a jar.
And as you lay with me the carnival sways.
Semen stains the mattress and I turn out the lights;
We lay naked in this mistaken act of love.

– from Unload My Head by Ryan Horner, published in RCC MUSE 2014 issue

I ordered another scotch. I lit her cigarettes and somehow knew she believed in abortion. Perhaps even had one. She liked ice cream in the wintertime. And somewhere in her past she actually had a relationship that ended well.

– J.L. Schneider, from the short story “Turquoise for Two”, published in MUSE Spring 2014 issue

MUSE Mondays!

Here it is! Our first MUSE Monday! This Monday we feature Writ Large Press and talk to Chiwan Choi from Writ Large about their #90for90 event series.

MUSE: When you all at Writ Large Press thought up #90for90, where did it originally come from?

Chiwan: Well, one thing was, when it wasn’t planned for this space but the other space, we knew we had three months, so what do we do for the three months to maximize traffic? We thought well, have events every night. Then we were thinking about the 30 for 30 project that ESPN does and that’s how we made it #90for90.

M: Did you guys have a plan for a certain amount of the events or you were just thinking whatever we can get we’ll just put our feelers out and fill our calendar?

C: For some reason I had no doubt we could fill our 90 events. As soon as we put out a call we got at least 200 emails in the next couple days.

M: Did you see any creativity when it came to the process of planning (finding a venue, filling the calendar, organizing the events, etc…) #90for90? 

C: Yeah of course, our mantra has been: The project is the project. I was telling people earlier today it’s become like a 90 day performance art project. 

#90for90 is going on right now. If you’d like more details just look up DTLAB, Writ Large Press or #90for90. Remember if you wish to be featured on a MUSE Monday send us a message on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks again to Chiwan Choi for engaging his MUSE!
Photo: Here it is!  Our first MUSE Monday!  This Monday we feature Writ Large Press and talk to Chiwan Choi from Writ Large about their #90for90 event series.

MUSE: When you all at Writ Large Press thought up #90for90, where did it originally come from?

Chiwan: Well, one thing was, when it wasn’t planned for this space but the other space, we knew we had three months, so what do we do for the three months to maximize traffic?  We thought well, have events every night.  Then we were thinking about the 30 for 30 project that ESPN does and that’s how we made it #90for90.

M: Did you guys have a plan for a certain amount of the events or you were just thinking whatever we can get we’ll just put our feelers out and fill our calendar?

C: For some reason I had no doubt we could fill our 90 events.  As soon as we put out a call we got at least 200 emails in the next couple days.

M: Did you see any creativity when it came to the process of planning (finding a venue, filling the calendar, organizing the events, etc…) #90for90?  

C: Yeah of course, our mantra has been: The project is the project.  I was telling people earlier today it’s become like a 90 day performance art project.  

#90for90 is going on right now.  If you’d like more details just look up DTLAB, Writ Large Press or #90for90.  Remember if you wish to be featured on a MUSE Monday send us a message on Facebook.  We look forward to hearing from you and thanks again to Chiwan Choi for engaging his MUSE!
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Heather, you’re grown so I can tell you
in those days nobody knew what sex looked like,
not like now, what you see in movies and in the ads
on the sides of city buses. They just tasted it
in the air. It hummed on their tongues;
their nostrils flared. And each person
learned in the dark.

– Rochelle Jewel Shapiro, from her poem “How Your Grandparents Met”, published in the MUSE Spring 2013 issue