Monday, December 30, 2013

Pulp Poem of the Week

Skeezo what?

          Richard S. Prather
          Always Leave ’em Dying

Monday, December 23, 2013

Pulp Poem of the Week

These chickens of mine are lucky.
They don’t know

what’s coming their way.
They may end up on a table
but they don’t have the newspapers
to worry them to death first.

          Seymour Shubin
          Anyone’s My Name

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Book Review: Richard S. Prather, Always Leave 'em Dying (1954)

Searching for a missing girl, Shell Scott does battle with Arthur Trammel, leader of a California cult. Always Leave ’em Dying is what it is: Fast-paced but featherweight, entertaining but absurd. I cannot deny that I enjoyed my first Shell Scott experience, but I cannot say that I crave another. Grade: C+

Monday, December 9, 2013

Book Note: Noir Erasure Poetry Anthology (2013)

Silver Birch Press has just published this really cool collection of noir erasure poetry that you should purchase by following the link that is this entire sentence. I contributed a poem from page 85 of Gil Brewer’s Hell’s Our Destination (1953). To read my poem from page 85, you have to buy the book. For free, you get to read poems that I made from the copyright page and page 145: