J.J. Campbell

by Arthur Graham on February 20, 2018

J.J. Campbell (1976 – soon) has lived long enough to know where the bodies are buried. He’s been widely published over the years, most recently at Winedrunk Sidewalk, Yellow Mama, The Beatnik Cowboy, In Between Hangovers and Pyrokinection. You can find J.J. most days whining about something trivial at his mildly entertaining blog, evil delights. (http://evildelights.blogspot.com)

 

two days without alcohol
 
woke up
this morning
with a splitting
headache
 
two days
without
alcohol
 
it’s not
worth
this pain
 
the joy of
giving in
is realizing
the future
is so far
away there’s
no damn
reason to
even think
about it
 
the urgency
of now is all
about making
it through the
night in one
piece
 
hopefully
 
the devil
tastes sweet
tonight

 

witchcraft
 
i remember these
two girls in high
school that used
to fuck around
with witchcraft
 
they came up to
me and my friend
one day and said
they put curses
on both of us
 
i remember the
laughter to this
day
 
my friend is
now married
with children
 
i’m starting to
believe i’m the
one that got stuck
with the curse
that worked

 

more inclined to believe
 
and in walks
a younger
woman
 
a careful man
will look for
a ring
 
a romantic
will stare at
the eyes
 
my eyes
always go
directly to
the ass
 
some will
say that’s
a sign
i haven’t
matured
 
i’m more
inclined to
believe that
i want to
know where
i’m going to
be burying
my face in
my dreams
tonight

 

one of the rich kids
 
growing up on the
wrong side of the
tracks
 
i always looked
at the rich kids
with a look of
disdain
 
until one of the
rich kids showed
a desire to fuck
me
 
of course, it was
on a dare in some
twisted game only
rich kids seem to
play
 
the sex wasn’t
great and i didn’t
like being part
of a game
 
although it’s
a better story
than most
about losing
their virginity

 

to run free
 
a rainy
afternoon
 
not exactly
the best for
someone
with arthritis
 
but i have
lived long
enough to
know how
to find the
pleasure
in the pain
 
find a pretty
woman or
some fucked
up thought
 
and
allow your
imagination
to run free
 
like any
animal
in heat

 

http://evildelights.blogspot.com
http://sites.google.com/site/losersincsite/
http://soundcloud.com/j-j-campbell
http://goodreads.com/jjthepoet

 

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Apollonia Saintclair

by India LaPlace on February 19, 2018

Apollonia Saintclair is a self-taught illustrator with a tortuous past. She draws essentially for her – and your – pleasure. She was fed as much by popular as by academic culture, and the web is her source of endless references. Her influences range from Leonardo to Manara through Moebius – among other European graphic novel authors from the seventies and eighties. She also finds great inspiration in “The Silver Spoon”. A long-time resident of the Old World, Apollonia splits her time between the kitchen and her studio.

A collection of stunning, selected drawings by Apollonia Saintclair has been published in book form: “Ink is my Blood”. Volume One and Two are already available on apolloniasaintclair.bigcartel.com. Volume Three has a planned release for Fall 2018.

“What makes Apollonia’s work so popular? Aside from the mind-blowing intricacy and detail in her work, the sheer skill with which she creates her art in cinematic, post-noir, stunningly imaginative ways, is that she captures the essence of what sexuality means for each of us. Whether it’s a naked woman riding a rocket ship into outer space; or being dragged into the depths of hell by multiple hands; engaging in BDSM or octopus fetishism; the exquisite worlds she invites us into in each piece are as varied as each of our own inner desires and fantasies. They are meant for everyone – and their lack of bias, or objectivity draws us as the viewers into scenes we never could have imagined as erotic or arousing – but that most certainly are. She deliberately creates work “about the ambiguous situations where, finally, the interpretation depends mostly on the viewer.” Rather than forcing her narrative down our throats, in the violent way in which pornography can insist that we experience our personal sexuality, she opens the door for us to discover.”
-Erika Lust


You can follow, support, and connect with Apollonia at the links below:

apolloniasaintclair.tumblr.com

twitter.com/e_sympathique

instagram.com/apollonia.saintclair

www.facebook.com/apolloniasaintclairnew

 

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Holy&intoxicated Publications: Poetry Card Series 5

February 18, 2018

John D Robinson   Holy&intoxicated Publications is pleased to present yet another series of Poetry Cards: Series 5! Contributors to this stunning series include: Hosho McCreesh John Dorsey Casey Renee Kiser Scott Wozniak and Charles Joseph   Each poet receives 20 printed copies of their card to distribute as they see fit. Holy&intoxicated Publications Poetry […]

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John Patrick Robbins

February 18, 2018

John Patrick Robbins is a full time drinker and barroom poet who writes often about the people who surround him. His work has appeared here at Horror Sleaze Trash, Red Fez, Spill The Words, Your One Phone Call, The Outlaw Poetry Network, and Inbetween Hangovers. As always, his work pulls no punches and is usually […]

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A.J. Huffman

February 16, 2018

A.J. Huffman has published thirteen full-length poetry collections, fourteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses.  Her most recent releases, The Pyre On Which Tomorrow Burns (Scars Publications), Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their […]

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Emily Davidson

February 15, 2018

  My name is Emily Davidson, but I have been known as just Em for the last twenty years.  Born and raised in Middle Earth, I am a young-at-heart Bowie enthusiast who would love nothing more than to be greeted by Gary Oldman at the end of the day. Or a bacon sandwich. A bacon […]

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