Lee says sanely, "Sell less hash."
Hayley yells, "Yen?"
Aye, Hannah has less hassle.
See eyes? See lashes?
Nah! See ash.
"Hell," says Lee, "these sane lanes."
"Hey, the sea!" Hayley yells.
Hannah leans less.
These henna leashes lash.
See less hay,
See sea as ash.
Aja Bamberger has work forthcoming in The Quint and Kudzu Scholar.
W. C. Bamberger's translation of Emil Szittya's The Hashish Films of Customs Agent Henri Rousseau and Tatyana Joukof Shuffles the Cards recently found a publisher.
Paulo Brito lives in Barcelos, Portugal. He has written poetry and short stories as a matter of mental hygiene since the age of 15. He enjoys reading the works of Rhys Hughes and David Soares. As a drinker of books, Paulo's list of influences is immense.
Dominy Clements studied composition and flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He now works as a freelance performer, composer, writer and translator, and is head of the Career Development Office at the Royal Conservatoire.
Wayne Clements is a writer and artist living in London. He was first published in the 1990s by Bob Cobbing's Writers Forum Press. His recent poetry books include 'Clerical Work' (2010, published by Veer) and 'Western Philosophy' (2011, published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press). 'Archeus' was published by Depart (2012), and 'Variant Lines' by Red Ceilings Press (2013). Wayne has also exhibited his new media artwork internationally, including, Athens, Tokyo, Madrid, and Bergen. In 2006 he received an Award of Distinction for 'Net Vision' at Ars Electronica. He holds a PhD in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he researched computer methods of generating text. Currently, he works for the Open University.
Clockhouse London Writers
White, whiter, whitest house.
Still; with dour clock, hidden dust.
His wrist itches;
her sour chin wilts when
lost rose dies.
I know this how?
Listen. Her lust is done.
On, in or under?
Red hen lies like rust;
wild cockerel is outwitted.
Cook, chided, knocks twice,
tries to enter.
Undecided on underside -
drools in stew.
Clockhouse writers who took our vowels include Allen Ashley (who offered the above belle/ beau présent in lieu of an author bio), Madeleine Beresford, Gary Budgen, Sarah Doyle, Mark Lewis, David McGroarty, Sue Oke, Gary Power, David Turnbull, Sandra Unerman, and Nick Wood.
Norman Conquest is a verbo-visual artist and the editor and publisher of Black Scat Books. He lives in northern California.
Patrick Cosgrove lives in Nunhead, London. He has previously appeared in Sein und Werden, Cafe Irreal and the Ghazal Page. He recently self-published an illustrated chap book of poems and short stories entitled In the Dairy Section (available from email@example.com)
James Davies collections include Plants, A Dog and Acronyms. Two Fat Boys is forthcoming from Knives Forks and Spoons Press. He is editor of if p then q and co-organizes The Other Room resources website and reading series in Manchester.
Dave Drayton is a PhD candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney, where he is researching Oulipo and biji. He is a founding member of the Atterton Academy.
Daniel Galef has previously published fiction, poetry, and linguistic nonfiction in Kugelmass, Light Quarterly, The Surreal Grotesque, and Word Ways.
Esther Greenleaf Murer lives in Philadelphia. She has been writing poetry all her life, but got serious about learning the craft when she turned 70. Since then her poems have appeared in numerous webzines, most recently in KIN; she was featured poet in the Feb 2010 issue of The Centrifugal Eye. Her first collection, Unglobed Fruit, appeared in 2011. Links to many of her poems may be found at http://esthergreenleafmurer.blogspot.com
Tom Jenks' latest books are 'Items', a 1000 fragment verbivocovisual sequence published by if p then q, and 'Streak Artefacts', a sequence of 100 poems of 10 lines, punctuated by oblique visuals. Other works include An Anatomy of Melancholy, a conceptual re-write of Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy using Twitter, and Ubu Roi, I Boris, a complete re-working of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi with Chris McCabe. On Liberty, Repressed, a database driven numerical reduction of John Stuart Mill, is forthcoming from Knives Forks and Spoons. He co-organises The Other Room reading series and website in Manchester, administers the avant objects imprint zimZalla, and is a Ph. D. student at Edge Hill University, researching the uses of digital technology in innovative poetic practice.
Rachel Kendall's much in-need-of an update website is here-abouts.
Teri Lee Klein is a writer living in Berkeley, California, though was born and raised by hardy folk in colder climes. Her work is forthcoming in the online journal, Literary Orphans.
Mark Lewis has previously had work published in Sein und Werden, The British Fantasy Society Journal, Full Fathom Forty, Escape Velocity, Scheherazade, and others. He has also written and performed in pantomimes. He is still working on two novels. Mark is a member of the Clockhouse London Writers. More of Mark's writing can be found at http://syntheticscribe.wordpress.com/
Matt Leyshon's collection, The Function Room, was a recommended Halloween read in the Guardian this past year. His recent work can be found in Strange Tales IV (Tartarus Press, 2014) and in the forthcoming anthology Cut Up (Oneiros Books, 2014).
Charlie Loudowl was born and raised on the Canadian Great Plains where he developed an appreciation for solitude, an interest in writing, and an attraction to robots, ray guns, zombies, horror, and the weird. He currently lives in the quiet suburbs of Calgary, Alberta with his wife, twin girls, and dog, where he divides his time between writing, painting, and playing music.
David McGroarty is a member of Clockhouse London Writers. He has published short stories in numerous anthologies. This is his first poem.
Dan Morey lives in Erie, PA where he relentlessly pursues the long nose gar, great northern pike and mighty bowfin in the weedy waters of Presque Isle Bay. His writing has appeared in Giant Robot, The Red Raven Review, Eyeshot, The Big Jewel, Smokebox (forthcoming), Lumen, Tempus, L.A. Miscellany, A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press and The Erie Times-News. Dan Morey studied the Oulipo under Dr. Paul Harris at Loyola Marymount, and once had a hamburger with Marcel Benabou.
Susan Oke works in learning and development in the UK Higher Education sector. She has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing and has had a number of short stories published. Susan is an occasional blogger for Astronaut.com, and is currently working on her first novel. You can visit Susan online at http://susanmayoke.wordpress.com
Benjamin Robinson was born in 1964 in Northern Ireland. His work moves between various inter-related disciplines and genres, combining digital images and conceptual sculpture with various forms of autobiographical, critical and fictional writing. He work has been recently published in: Suffer Eternal Vol. 1 (anthology, Horrified Press) and online at Gone Lawn, Paraphilia Magazine, Paper Visual Art Journal, 3:am Magazine, Puerto Del Bloga, and Recirca. He lives in Dublin with his wife and son. Website: http://robinsonbenjamin.wix.com/benjaminrobinson
Rachel Rodman lives in North Carolina. Her work has been published in LabLit, PANK, and The Human Genre Project.
Jason E. Rolfe (20 October 1854 - 28 October 1905) was a French writer and humorist born in Honfleur, Calvados. He was the author of many collections of whimsical writings. A poet as much as a humorist, he cultivated the verse form known as holorhyme…oh wait, that's Alphonse Allais. This bio is for who? Jason E. Rolfe? I have no idea who that is.
Martin Rose writes a range of fiction from the fantastic to the macabre and resides in New Jersey, where he is concluding work on a zombie detective novel, Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell, to be published by Skyhorse/Talos in autumn, 2014. More details are available at www.martinrose.org.
John Shire is an author (Bookends, Their Hand Is At Your Throats, An Antique Land), photographer and publisher (Invocations Press). He buys and sells books in Brighton, England, and has contributed entries to 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die but has yet to take its entirely reasonable advice.
Philip Terry is currently Director of the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex. Among his books are the lipogrammatic novel The Book of Bachelors, the edited story collection Ovid Metamorphosed, a translation of Raymond Queneau's last book of poems Elementary Morality, and the poetry volumes Oulipoems, Oulipoems 2, Shakespeare's Sonnets, and Advanced Immorality. His novel tapestry was shortlisted for the 2013 Goldsmith's Prize. A new poetry collection, Dante's Inferno, which relocates Dante's action to current day Essex, is forthcoming from Carcanet.
David Turnbull's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, both online and in print. His most recent anthologies include Dandelions of Mars, a Whortleberry Press tribute to Ray Bradbury, Astrologica (The Alchemy Press), and A Chimerical World Vol. 11- Tales of the Unseelie Court (Seventh Star Press). He is a member of the Clockhouse London Writers.