HEY LOOK A NEW ISSUE OF NOÖ Journal

24 Nov

That lady on the PDF cover is all like, these words are all beautiful and goodness like me. I don’t think she’s lying. I don’t think the big foot is disagreeing either.

My favorite piece from this issue is A Kiss on the Purplish Light by Ben Mirov. I’M STOKED BY THE WAY THIS POEM TAKES SOME FEELING AND TWIRLS IT AROUND SOME INSIGHT. So often, life is like MAN I’M SAD THESE FLOWERS ARE ALL DEAD or I JUST LOVE THIS PERSON LIKE WOAH. But I forget to think, why did they die?, how does this person fit into “the scheme” of things? This poem reminds me of the good life, where my emotions have shapes like coffee spilt on the table.

Other great things poppin’ out:

Some cool reviews about add-to-the-list-books like Crash Dome by Alex Phillips, OK, Goodnight by Emily Kendal Frey & Zachary Schomburg, and Ghost Machine by Ben Mirov.

Running the Drain by Brian Allen Carr: part with the innkeeper’s daughter didn’t work for me, but man this piece weighs a ton.

Todd Colby has three poems in this issue: “Electric Light Pony” is my favorite, with sweet lines like “There will never be more of me/than you can handle ever, I swear.”

We Are Hearing The Loudest Animal Be The Loudest by Emily Pettit: I love reading fun poems and finding out that I learned something that might help me win Who Wants To Be A Millionaire one day.

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3 Responses to “HEY LOOK A NEW ISSUE OF NOÖ Journal”

  1. BAC November 25, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    Sorry you didn’t like the inn keeper’s daughter.

  2. tlgobble November 25, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    Oh don’t fret it. I’m just one reader and it didn’t click with me, likely for personal preference reasons. I really did love the piece as a whole, the way it unfolded. Gave me a good reminder of “The Colonel” BY Carolyn Forche. Also, very smart/effective move having it in the future tense. Really good stuff.

    • BAC November 26, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

      Thanks a ton for the mention. I’ve not read the Forche. I’ll have to look it up.

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