Under the Influence #5, The Literary Psyche

UNDER THE INFLUENCE #5, THE LITERARY PSYCHE written by Kurt Baumeister October 12, 2018 ran initially at Entropy Magazine Intro Wherein Michael A. Ferro regales us with tales of reading anti-plotter David Foster Wallace. Chris Campanioni makes up words (a tactic I hold in high esteem) as he discusses everything from digestion to the nature of possibilities. …

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3 Poems: Mecca, Tsarist Pop Star, and God and Judy Garland

THREE POEMS BY KURT BAUMEISTER Publishing initially by Five:2:One on September 23, 2018  #thesideshow, Micro-poetry, September 2018  creative writing, literary, poems, poetry 25 SHARES ShareTweet   MECCA   She dances death magic in white linen dress, careless eyes, sad, blue fire, her speech the slow, easy prose of alleyways and lost marks slain, she thinks in poetry, dreams of songs, …

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PAX AMERICANA Review/Author Interview at RAIN TAXI

Published initially by Rain Taxi ROCK STARS, SECRET AGENTS, AND AMERICAN MYTHS: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN CONSTANCE SQUIRES AND KURT BAUMEISTER Pax Americana Kurt Baumeister Stalking Horse Press ($19.99) Live from Medicine Park Constance Squires Univ. of Oklahoma Press ($19.95) Live from Medicine Park is a pure distillation of the dream that is America, one with little …

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Under the Influence #4, Nabokov’s Hyperbole

written by Kurt Baumeister September 12, 2018 Published initially by Entropy Intro Wherein you will learn of David Leo Rice’s ten mental locks, Marcy Dermansky’s ability to see romance in the confluence of pierogis and roaches, how Stephen Dunn’s poetry makes Kenzie Allen feel at home anywhere in the world, Kevin Catalano’s thoughts on semicolons and Faulkner, …

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Under the Influence #3, Rediscovery

written by Kurt Baumeister August 8, 2018 I’m changing the format here a bit. I’ll have some words on the month’s contributions at the end. For now, let us celebrate the contributors. Kerry Cohen was just on the Today Show a couple weeks ago. Yeah, that Today Show. Holy Hades! Bud Smith is a one-man literature factory. Every time I turn around, dude …

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Under the Influence #2, Son of Kid of Baby

UNDER THE INFLUENCE #2, SON OF KID OF BABY written by Kurt Baumeister July 10, 2018 (ran initially at Entropy Magazine) “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet;” – Juliet, Act II, Scene II of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare   In school, we’re taught we can …

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THE ARENA OF LOVE, a short story

Sunday Stories: “The Arena of Love” By Sunday Stories On June 10, 2018 · 0 Comments · In Sunday Stories The Arena of Love by Kurt Baumeister 1 The Little, Blue Gumshoe Reginald Van Meter wasn’t blue, but he looked it. And not euphemistically, in some down-in-the-mouth, bummed-out-pumpkin sense. Reg didn’t look blue because his wife, kids, and beloved dog, Sinatra, had …

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