MUSIC IN SCARS

by Steve Clark 1. the white of our bones. our heads out the car window comets breaching our teeth bent with the bite of hexagons, tetrahedrons cacography of smoke whistling through our eyes tea leaves, bones, the skeleton of centuries laid bare ochre and yellow a fox’s bones toxic plasma singing hymns in ancient texts…

Marga Clark presents her new book Atisbos in Madrid

Marga Clark’s tenth collection of poems, Atisbos, in manner of a dialogue with the unsayable, revisits her themes of the brevity of time, disintegration and oblivion. The poems ignite our own darknesses, weave uncertain destinies, transform the imaginary into real, always leaning into the invisible. One of her poems whispers: I bleed to ashes. In another, she exhorts: The…

Masticadores INTERVIEW: Sarah Reichert (S.E. Reichert)

Masticadores.- Why do you write?             I think this is the quintessential question for any human who’s put pen to paper. Why? Why do we write? Why do we have the drive and the need to say something? I think I’ve always had a daydreamy brain, and an overthinking brain. In a way, writing has…

FRESH FLESH & CHILLED CHABLIS

by mikesteeden Berlin, oh my Berlinin those years between two warsyou were coarse, of course, you knew ita reprobate behind closed doors decadence’s dream unfetteredyour nightclubs lewd and crudeWeimar culture babes ‘a dancing’most times in the naughty naked nude transvestites, candelabra’ssmall dark venues, dimly litcabaret within a smoky hazesuch a perfect fit The Blue Angel,…

NEW YORK TABLEAUX Poetry and Art By Valentí Gómez-Oliver

Valentí Gómez is a collaborator of Masticadores.com. You can see his publications: Vidas paralelas Link Pinyon Publishing Translated from the Catalan by Keith & Amanda Adams Poems and refrains punctuated along a moving sidewalk space-time mural of New York City: the good, ugly, tender, and hard. Rhythmic clamor and musical riffs embedded in the strokes…

AN ‘ONLY CHILD’ & HIS MUM’S AMAZING GERM PHOBIA

by Mike Steeden blog ‘An Unusual Take on Life and Social History from the 1950’s Onward‘ In a perfect world I’d have been rich and famous thus deemed worthy of penning the story of my own life. In reality I am a content ‘nowhere man’ with a vast chronicle of all things bonkers to pass…

18th Century Venice: the Chimneysweep and the Dustman

by Robin Saikia link blog More of Zompini’s engravings, the Spazo camin (chimneysweep) above, and below the Scoazer (Dustman/garbage collector. For me, they have that evoke that rather sinister sense of foreboding you experience when looking at certain tarot cards!

The Miracle of Water

The Miracle of Water by Masaru Emoto Review by Manuela Timofte This book is a message from the water given to us by Dr Masaru Emoto whose name does not accidentally mean “the source of the river”. Water has its memory and has an impact on our lives and our world. – Dr Masaru Emoto Title…

Quotes and Thoughts on Horror

By Phil Slattery Link Blog In this page, I collect quotations and thoughts on the horror, its effects, and implications.  These are posted at random, though I shall try to group similar topics together to some extent. I have given the source for the quote, because some of these sources may be of dubious reliability…

Tomorrow the World

Tomorrow the World by Josephine Cox Review by Manuela Timofte Tomorrow the World: A compulsive and intense saga of love and secrets by Josephine Cox Title: Tomorrow the World Author: Josephine Cox Initially published : June 1998 Genre: Romance, Historical fiction I came across this book and I just started reading it, for I always…