Author Archives: Mario Dematteo

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Posted on 10.21.15

Book Review: Mammoth by Rachel McKibbens...

books | by Mario Dematteo

I picked up Rachel McKibbens’s new chapbook Mammoth a few months ago, read the first few poems, and then hid the book beneath my mattress until my bones were ready for the impact of things. I knew it was one of those stories that might drain me or make me feel human again. When...

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Posted on 12.14.14

Love Haiku Winners...

news | by Mario Dematteo

Thank you to everybody who submitted to our first Love Haiku Contest, we enjoyed reading everybody's creative work.   And a special thanks to our guest judge Donny Jackson for picking the best of the best.  Congratulations to our winners, Shannon Linzer and Derek Firenze! ...

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Posted on 12.08.14

Buddy Wakefield's Henhouse...

books | by Mario Dematteo

Buddy Wakefield needs no introduction, though lo and behold, there are a few lucky souls encountering Buddy right now for the very first time. If that’s the case, you must know Buddy is one of those giant-like poets, with a power for words and storytelling unparalleled and refr...

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Posted on 10.04.14

Book Review: Coyotes by Ken Arkind...

books | by Mario Dematteo

No joke, Ken Arkind’s poetry collection Coyotes published by Penmanship Books hit me like a brick through an abandoned apartment window; it’s punk, it’s gritty, it’s subversive, it’s filled with story, and it will cut you if you aren’t careful. Coyotes kicks off w...

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Posted on 09.25.14

Interview with Donny Jackson...

interviews | by Mario Dematteo

The first time I met Donny Jackson was at the Definitive Soapbox Anniversary show in Long Beach, California a few years back. Donny sat in the corner of the small coffee shop - a shadow, unassuming, but genuinely attentive to every word spilt on stage. My friend Sherwin nudged m...

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