“Word Riot publishes the forceful voices of up-and-coming writers and poets. We like edgy. We like challenging. We like unique voices.” Outstanding poetry and fiction in every issue. Like Medulla, they publish the stuff that hits you in the guts!
Existimatum “is the place to visit if you wish to maximize your enjoyment of reading film reviews as you make your theater-going decisions.” These anonymous writers put movie reviewers on a satirical chopping block and serve-up heavy doses of verbal wit. Genius concept with Latin execution, this is a great site for movie buffs, intellectuals, and even “normal” people.
“Starcherone Books, Inc., exists to stimulate public interest in works of innovative prose fiction and nurture an understanding of the art of fiction writing by publishing, disseminating, and affording the public opportunities to hear readings of innovative works.” ~Among other awesome titles, this press published an amazing experimental collection of fiction by Aimee Parkison, “Woman with Dark Horses.”
Punctum Books “is an open-access and print-on-demand independent publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical para-humanities assemblage. ” ~Yes, they’re as innovative as they sound, just peruse the published titles!
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Possibly the most unique collection of poems you will ever encounter, Ki Russell tackles the concept of Baba Yaga with passionate, catalytic fervor.
“Baba Yaga is a witch-like figure appearing throughout Russian and other Eastern European folklore. Her distinctive attributes include a hut that rests on chicken legs, which moves according to her bidding. She also rides in a mortar and steers with a pestle while sweeping all traces of her travels away with a silver broom. Her physical appearance varies somewhat, as she can control her body’s size. Often she is depicted with a hunched back and a blue nose. Baba Yaga frequently appears as an antagonist with cannibalistic tastes. However, occasionally she provides valuable assistance and guidance to petitioners—as long as they mind their manners. Petitioners are encouraged to offer blue roses, as Baba Yaga prefers them and uses their petals in some of her magic.”
Master of brilliant metaphors, vigorous verbs, and universal socio-spiritual concepts, Chris Crittenden creates a unique world of intoxicating poetry in his chapbook, Rebellion. This world reveals and challenges gods, wars, machines, and the psychology of—being and everything.
Read and become instantly: “…reminded of their squelched pulse/and the storms in heartbeats…”
CEE’s poetry captures the bliss of calamity and the art of candor with brilliant edge and taste. While reading this verse, you might hear an acoustic guitar bellowing Brahms, the yawps of a violent crowd, or the utter silence of a convicted soul just before the guillotine makes its perfect slice…
“But, it’s not impersonal/This is so personal/It’s made of God.”
Kristine Ong Muslim is a contemporary goddess of poetry. She compels us to enter unique realms of metaphorical magnanimity to spaces—here and now—of sociological profundity. Her style is varied yet marked by manifest visions. Muslim’s verse exudes a distinguished type of deliverance that exalts the reader into an enlightened being of reprieve.
“The ocean is an oversized boat, which is also a ripple, which is/also a memory of a submerged continent.”
“This girl collects shipwrecks and coffee mugs,/green bottles and bone folders—things which/cannot be inherited.”
WELCOME TO THE MEDULLA REVIEW – NEW!!!
The Medulla Review is an e-book and print-on-demand publisher of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Medulla began as a literary journal, and her aesthetic still caters to innovative writing and places in the hindbrain where breathing, swallowing, and circulation are expressed through words.
“Medulla” is the Latin word for “marrow” — the middle part of a structure. Bone marrow. Plant marrow. The spinal cord. It’s also the name of a record album released in 2004 by Icelandic singer Björk, an album stripped of all instruments other than the human voice.
What jars you? What makes you dance on the staircase of your mind? It’s about the core of things, getting down to the essence: that soft center of being and experience where you are free.
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