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December 10, 2018 / barton smock

blue mind (amendment)

a toy, brief and doomed. cat sadness. oh there are days the kids say nothing beautiful. soon is a painting but when. of a ballerina leaving Ohio for a gas can. of god giving death

a blank puzzle. of how to dress if I’m ugly.

December 10, 2018 / barton smock

{ points. }

ISACOUSTIC*:

recent reflections at {isacoustic*}:

on How to Cook a Ghost by Logan February:
How to Cook a Ghost – poems – Logan February

on Forgive the Body This Failure by Blas Falconer:
Forgive the Body This Failure – poems – Blas Falconer

on The Unbnd Verses by Kwame Opoku-Duku:
The Unbnd Verses / poems / Kwame Opoku-Duku

on Our Earliest Tattoos by Peter Twal:
Our Earliest Tattoos – poems – Peter Twal

on As If by Anna Meister:
As If – poems – Anna Meister

on Bombing the Thinker by Darren C. Demaree:
Bombing The Thinker – poems – Darren C Demaree

on Gutter by Lauren Brazeal:
Gutter – poems – Lauren Brazeal

also, {isacoustic* } volume fifth is available here:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/isacoustic-volume-fifth/paperback/product-23902285.html

contributors:
Amy Soricelli
Kristin Garth
Kat Giordano
Nadia Wolnisty
Rebecca Kokitus
Cathryn Shea
James Diaz
Alicia Cole
Suzanne Edison
Donna Vorreyer
Anna Scotti
Elijah Tomaszewski
Lucy Harlow
Wanda Deglane
Matt Morris
Linzi Garcia
Holly Lyn Walrath
Phoebe Wagner
Jason Ryberg
Natasha Kochicheril Moni
Marisa Crane
Visar
Simon Henry Stein
Erik Fuhrer
Rachel Nix
David Bankson
Geraldine Fernandez
Christie Suyanto
Michael Prihoda
T.M. Strong
Arushi Singh
J.J. Steinfeld
Mike Ferguson
Danielle Hanson
Leah Mueller
Kate Garrett
Ashley Bullen-Cutting
Thomas Tyrrell
Glen Armstrong
Coreen Hampson
Alexandre Ferrere
Joseph Murphy
Jessie Lynn McMains
Mela Blust
Cynthia Manick
Renwick Berchild
Stuart Buck
Heidi Turner
Jonathan Witte
Aytan Laleh
Zsa Zsa Mendoza
M; Margo
Victoria Nordlund
Hal Y Zhang
Kristin Fullerton
Regis Louis Coustillac
Isla McKetta
Heath Brougher

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GHOST ARSON:

my first full-length, non self-published, work is titled Ghost Arson and is due out from Kung Fu Treachery Press in December of 2018.

I have copies, on my person, now.

~

if interested in reviewing, contact me at ghostarson@gmail.com

book is 15.00 / orders can be made via paypal to ghostarson@gmail.com or by using link:
PayPal.Me/ghostarson

*be sure to include your address in the notes field
**all copies will be signed

or one can send a check to:
Barton Smock
5155 Hatfield Drive
Columbus, OH 43232

or

on amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Arson-Barton-Smock/dp/194664286X

at barnes & noble:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ghost-arson-barton-smock/1129931893?ean=9781946642868

facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ghostarson/

review by Dd. Spungin: https://kingsoftrain.com/2018/11/28/dd-spungins-review-of-ghost-arson/

facebook live reading: https://www.facebook.com/barton.smock/videos/10155837390135423/

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PATREON

https://www.patreon.com/bartonsmock

/

am the author of the chapbook infant*cinema (Dink Press, 2016), author of the full length Ghost Arson (Kung Fu Treachery Press 2018), and editor of isacoustic* (isacoustic.com)

in the doing of a thing there is often a lull and in that lull a curvature of worry that perhaps something has too quickly taken shape and so one might be led to explore creating, not to make, but to evoke and I will attempt, here, to do that and hope it is a space that takes up only its own.

/

public posts:

the here

{ some recent.blue mind.separations / some recent/drawing a blank on the lookalike / ghost arson/blue mind / v / two recent / losing things / grief will require that your language learn another / sun / halvings / flawless absence / motherlings & goodbyes / recent, w/ motherlings / one has in Ohio that crucial dream / so nostalgic and bored, now, the angel of distance… / further separations / separations for unlikeness, w/ outro / houndlings / materials / god’s blue puppy / materials Q & A / materials & brevities / the home life of victims / the upper body of the minotaur lost everything / gestural transportation / rabbit horns / a gun goes off in a dream I don’t have anymore }

the there

https://www.patreon.com/posts/some-recent-blue-23191889
https://www.patreon.com/posts/22981458
https://www.patreon.com/posts/22853262
https://www.patreon.com/posts/22749829
https://www.patreon.com/posts/two-recent-22695357
https://www.patreon.com/posts/22573092
https://www.patreon.com/posts/22443658
https://www.patreon.com/posts/22408435
https://www.patreon.com/posts/22396759
https://www.patreon.com/posts/22288964
https://www.patreon.com/posts/22167517
https://www.patreon.com/posts/22002039
https://www.patreon.com/posts/one-has-in-ohio-21869159
https://www.patreon.com/posts/21657805
https://www.patreon.com/posts/21496604
https://www.patreon.com/posts/21394988
https://www.patreon.com/posts/houndlings-21022223
https://www.patreon.com/posts/materials-20800274
https://www.patreon.com/posts/20779674
https://www.patreon.com/posts/materials-q-20758083
https://www.patreon.com/posts/materials-20637024
https://www.patreon.com/posts/home-life-of-20617436
https://www.patreon.com/posts/upper-body-of-20584807
https://www.patreon.com/posts/gestural-20527570
https://www.patreon.com/posts/rabbit-horns-20524599
https://www.patreon.com/posts/gun-goes-off-in-20497776

December 10, 2018 / barton smock

jaw notes

it is okay

(in the afterglow
of a mother’s
childhood
hiding place)

to live
as a dull
child (on bits of eggshell

from the angel’s mouth

December 9, 2018 / barton smock

blue mind (amendment)

hungry for kindness, each of us pretends to see the other’s hallucinations. I admire the backstroke of your perfect scarecrow and you the focus of my choking owl. when we see the same thing, be it mouse or frog, we chew to keep our hearing in place. to have you as a brother is to be alone. our father makes robots for our mother to mourn while our sister opens an eye in the blindfold’s mouth. rocks have the softest shadows. before I saw god, I saw god’s ear.

December 9, 2018 / barton smock

{ Ghost Arson, facebook live reading }

sorry.

kingsoftrain

did a facebook live reading of Ghost Arson…it’s not pretty to look at but I mean what I whisper.

~

Ghost Arson is Barton Smock’s first non self-published, full-length collection of poetry (62 pages) and is set for release December 2018 via Kung Fu Treachery Press.

book is 15.00

/ orders can be made via paypal to ghostarson@gmail.com or by using link:
PayPal.Me/ghostarson

*be sure to include your address in the notes field
**all copies will be signed

or one can send a check to:

Barton Smock
5155 Hatfield Drive
Columbus, OH 43232

~

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December 9, 2018 / barton smock

{ isacoustic*, volume fifth, Dec 2018 }

ISACOUSTIC*

{ isacoustic* } volume fifth is available here:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/isacoustic-volume-fifth/paperback/product-23902285.html

contributors:

Amy Soricelli
Kristin Garth
Kat Giordano
Nadia Wolnisty
Rebecca Kokitus
Cathryn Shea
James Diaz
Alicia Cole
Suzanne Edison
Donna Vorreyer
Anna Scotti
Elijah Tomaszewski
Lucy Harlow
Wanda Deglane
Matt Morris
Linzi Garcia
Holly Lyn Walrath
Phoebe Wagner
Jason Ryberg
Natasha Kochicheril Moni
Marisa Crane
Visar
Simon Henry Stein
Erik Fuhrer
Rachel Nix
David Bankson
Geraldine Fernandez
Christie Suyanto
Michael Prihoda
T.M. Strong
Arushi Singh
J.J. Steinfeld
Mike Ferguson
Danielle Hanson
Leah Mueller
Kate Garrett
Ashley Bullen-Cutting
Thomas Tyrrell
Glen Armstrong
Coreen Hampson
Alexandre Ferrere
Joseph Murphy
Jessie Lynn McMains
Mela Blust
Cynthia Manick
Renwick Berchild
Stuart Buck
Heidi Turner
Jonathan Witte
Aytan Laleh
Zsa Zsa Mendoza
M; Margo
Victoria Nordlund
Hal Y Zhang
Kristin Fullerton
Regis Louis Coustillac
Isla McKetta
Heath Brougher

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December 5, 2018 / barton smock

separations for unlikeness

a dog-tamer by day, he’d lose at night his stomach’s paw to a sleepy hand. not there to feed anything, I’d set anyway a fishbowl down for a rocking horse. sometimes a woman would shock me with her finger then put on her shoes. then leave or not exist.