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December 10, 2018 / barton smock

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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:

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
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



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

book is 15.00 / orders can be made via paypal to or by using link:

*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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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* (

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 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 }

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