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Black Rider presents ⇔3 featuring Irene Proebsting

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Welcome to the third edition of ⇔, a minizine of Australian language art.

Read aloud as ‘if and only if’, this edition features previously unpublished work by Irene Proebsting.

Look homeward, angels!

Jeremy
The Black Rider

You can view ⇔ 3 below, or download if and only if 3 – Irene Proebsting.

All works © Irene Proebsting, 2014

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Black Rider presents ⇔2 featuring Pete Spence

if and only if web coverWelcome to the second edition of ⇔, a minizine of Australian language art.

Read aloud as ‘if and only if’, this edition features previously unpublished work by Pete Spence.

Look homeward, angels!

Jeremy
The Black Rider

You can view ⇔ 2 below, or download ⇔ 2 – Pete Spence.

All works © Pete Spence, 2013

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The Garage Sessions #3 – tomorrow’s machine today #1 by Emma Davidson

When I’m not doing so hot, I usually wind up in an art gallery.

I was at PICA yesterday and ran into Anna Dunnill who works there. Turns out the cool kids from Perth Zine Distro have a residency at PICA at the moment and I scored T.Fid’s new graphic novel about G.Taw and the Zine Wolf (which I’ve already read three times – it’s the best – “Teen Wolf will teach you about life in an hour and a half.” – best quote ever – we once hung it up on the wall at a Cottonmouth gig and not a single person said anything, except for Li’l Leonie, who knows with me that all things T.Fid and G.Taw are transcendent), a couple chapbooks from Mar Bucknell (who I think basically owns over all of us put together – he really is the real deal) and a stack of other DIY stuff, like Emma Davidson’s Nearly Healthy zine and both of her tomorrow’s machine today zines.

tomorrow’s machine today rules, my friends. This is exactly the kind of sweetheart stuff we need in our lives at the moment.

Emma said:

The idea initially was to pick a song or musical encounter that has influenced her in some way and to write about that, but as this is the first issue it remains to be seen whether it will continue in that vein. This issue’s about hearing songs by US punk bands like DKs and Black Flag for the first time via the unexpected educational portals of Dolly and Girlfriend magazines.

You can order it from Emma & Tim’s zine distro Take Care Zines. It costs 50 cents.

Ok, so I hope Emma doesn’t get super bummed at me, but I was so bowled over by it that I recorded an audio zine of it for the Garage Sessions series.

You can download me reading tomorrow’s machine today #1 (by Emma Davidson) or stream it below.

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Of war and peace, the truth it twists

The seafaring Words@Deakin folk who publish the zine Windmills included my poem ‘Of’ in their fifth edition. I have no idea where the zine can be found, but it’s out there, somewhere.

It’s about the old country.

Of

Back home
in Germany
they say every thought
contains everything &
everything gone
before it:

sayings
grandfather
brought home
from the war
were appropriated
by grandmother
into her own
Earthen truths
of timeless
soil:

Serve tea
as unerring
as the dart
of Procris.

Take time
to knit
the pardoner’s
mitten.

The best
ingredients
come from
the old boys’ net.

Nobody
ever remembers
The Cabinet
of Dr Caligari.

It was German,
but maybe
not of.
Not like me.
I am
of.

Photo by Ryan Michael Swearingen http://www.myeyemachine.com

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When we set out to increase our masculinity, we had no guide

Some time ago a micro-ish poem of mine called ‘A two step guide for men to increase their masculinity’ appeared in ‘The Modern Man’ edition of the very cool ‘zine Mother [has words…].  Edited & lovingly created by homme-extraordinaire Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Mother [has words…] embodies ‘zine-ness – it’s hip, it’s DIY, it’s punk (in the brazen-we-don’t-care-’bout-nuthin’-other-than-Art sense) and it’s in your face.

Coincidentally, the featured artist of this edition was the synth-disco auteur and one man punk rock maelstrom Tomas Ford, a man cooler than all of us put together for having released his new early-90s inspired rave-rap party bomb ‘Loudspeeka‘ as a cassingle.  What!?!?!  Yep.

Photo by Ryan Michael Swearingen (www.myeyemachine.com)

A two step guide for men to increase their masculinity

1. Forget the meanings of the words ‘increase’ and ‘masculinity’.
2. Just be.

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