Lincoln Michel on the Pushcart Prize and online literary magazines: “I do enjoy the phrase “barf into the electronic void,” but most writers will tell you that online publication brings more notice most of the time.” Al Burian discusses the art of seven inches for The Brooklyn Rail. Triple Canopy is holding a marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans. Tom Scharpling directed a video for Real Estate. Bonus literary relevance: a book plays a critical role late […]
By C.A.B. Fredericks I think it was Sam, or maybe Stefan–one of the guys from Take the Handle, anyway–who explained to me how they found readings painfully boring, and how release parties really ought to have bands and deejays. The whole point, their argument went, was to celebrate the existence of something you could read at your own fucking leisure. Why have the silent regard of writers, the aura of seated calm respect? Why not just get everyone drunk and […]
Al Burian is touring down the East Coast, then making his way back to Chicago for two nights. March 12 Bookthugnation, Brooklyn NY March 13 Molly’s Book Store, Philadelphia PA March 15 Towson University, (near Baltimore) MD March 17 Sugar City, Buffalo NY March 22 Quimbys, Chicago IL March 25 Chicago Zine Fest (Via HTML Giant)
Over at The Rumpus, I discussed new zines by Aaron Cometbus and Aaron Lake Smith, and made mention of Tobias coining the term “post-Cometbus generation of punk rock memoirists“. A good link between Cometbus and Lake Smith would be Al Burian and his phenomenal zine Burn Collector. Until today, after an e mail from a friend, I had no idea that Burian was still publishing Burn Collector, but a new issue is out on Microcosm, and it looks snazzy.
1. I guess we are at this point where Aaron Cometbus can walk around claiming he is the best zine writer in the game; he undoubtedly is, and I don’t think many people will argue that. He is up to issue number#53, and while I was under the impression he was supposedly finished a few years ago, I am pleased that he didn’t decide to put a halt to his nearly 30 year old series. This time around, we find […]