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Poetry: Artistic Constraints Vol. 1

All poems were written with at least two people at the local Von’s Books in Chauncey Village. The process was simple; draw a symbol at random (contained within our FluxKit) and then create a syllabic constraint for the others to follow. Below is some of our output:

blue tie tight collar
sweaty palms licking fingers
cash flowing through them

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toe nails dig in deep
“i will not!” screamed the small man
sinking deeper still

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traffic jamming all up in my shit
honk bonk squank kill. another ticket is all
you see, good lawyers are friends of mine

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suns hurt my eyes ever so
can it be true? what i feel for you
comprehension is all mine

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smirk, sag. droopy eyes.
crushed beneath grey sky giants
not ready to quit

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field of shrooms outer
flocking fungus, private land
green green green grass glows

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gated neighborhood
penned with gilded cages
behind curtains, eyes.

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arrows pushing round
friction. friction. mass head sound.
hot. hot. then sweet cold.

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two eyes and a nose
in shadows painted on the kitchen wall
toiling over you

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acknowledgement, taking, self.
flowing wallpaper is very nice
sing damnit. sing your heart out.

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commercially made
from the finest fibers found
nested in pockets

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i don’t want jock itch
clean underwear means success
dry, powder me please
potato here, there
eyes blink, over and over
why are you looking

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opening our jar
inside taste; the big surprise
nummy, nummy, yum

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passing through course. lead.
me to a bigger surprise
pay attention please

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money at my door
knock knock. who is it? knock knock
aaron burr bang bang

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on a frosty mountain top
eating the heart of the core above
they are abominable

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inspiration leaps down up
hammer of the law smacks down clap. clap
i float between clogged clocks

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starry eyes wrapping around tightly
the night is young, the man is old and cannot see
so he reaches into memory

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spouty water leaves
rolling up the tree slowly
lapping wholeness. yum

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hot girders in rusty sunlight
cracking open a coarse smile
driftwood on the beach

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artistic constraints
like fingers on my left hand
knees. toes. nose. bows. rose.

312-DRY-TOFU – Mayonnaise on a Cat

312-DRY-TOFU - Free-form Question, Comment, Improvisation Voicemail Line

Here is another installment of the free-form question, comment and improvisational voicemail art project, 312-DRY-TOFU (312-379-8638). Give us a call to share your perspective on anything and everything! Tell us about your day, improvise a monologue about a local event, or sing us a song. If it can be captured on the phone, we want to hear it.

In this episode we hear a meta poem, a story about pistol whipping voices, mayonnaise on a cat and the procrastination in dealing with it, a mother calling about their child’s lack of a promotion and smoking about around a babies, and a (clipped, talk quieter) radio play mystery adventure that was abruptly cut off.

Please join us for the next episode by calling and contributing to 312-DRY-TOFU (312-379-8638)!

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(frankly) edition 2: spring 2008

Finally, the second edition of (franky) is available in digital form. They also have an updated website.

Here’s an update in their own words:

the second edition has been distributed; be sure pick up your copy at Village Coffeehouse, Vienna, or Von’s. sorry for the long delay!

also, it’s never a bad time to submit something. so if you have any work, send it our way.

Be sure to check out edition 2!

(frankly) edition 1: spring 2007

The Media Collective would like to welcome frankly, the first addition to our new Printed category of media. You can download a PDF of the first edition from the spring of 2007 here.

All submissions for the next issue are due by November 3rd, 2007. If you have anything you would like to contribute, you can e-mail them at frankly.zine[a]gmail.com. The next edition is due to be printed some time late November or early December.

A little copy about the publication:

(frankly) is a zine that was put together so that we, as a community, might be exposed to fellow artists, writers, thinkers, et cetera. whether you love or hate, agree or disagree, appreciate or disparage: tell us; we want to know. we can’t do anything without your ideas, suggestions, comments, & submissions.

keep sending us material: artwork, photography, stories, editorials, essays, poetry, & anything else.