Tomorrow is the First Day of the New Semester!
I'm very excited. It's going to be an exciting year. I can sense your excitement. You seem a little excitable. You have an old excite.com email address. The password is XXexcitedXX.
The new, exciting issue of absent is up.
featuring poetry by Jasper Bernes, Charles Bernstein, Regis Bonvicino, Jack Boettcher, Tim Botta, Julia Cohen, Shanna Compton, John Cotter, Shafer Hall, Lisa Jarnot, Pierre Joris, Joan Kane, Noelle Kocot, Jason Labbe, Kathleen Ossip, The Pines, Matthew Rohrer, Kate Schapira, Mathias Svalina, Kathryn Tabb, Allison Titus and Betsy Wheeler.
in translation with Sergei Kitov and Octavo Paz.
musical work by Aaron Einbond.
prose by Joe Amato, Peter Ciccariello, Simon DeDeo, Adam Golaski, Kent Johnson, Amy Newman, Davis Schneiderman and Tyler Williams.
edited by Elisa Gabbert and Simon DeDeo; with great gratitude to Irwin Chen and his class at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
We're coming to the end of submissions period for Octopus #10. Send your poems in. We've been getting a lot of submissions. It's been swamping our delicate email address. If it bounces back, keep at it, please. Pretty please. Sugar.
Also, we're almost sold out of the Octopus #8 chapbook sets. So if you've been lallygagging, quit lallygagging. Nobody enjoys the antics of a lallygagger.