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Author: Adam Robinson

Caketrain 12

There’s a new issue of one of my long-running fave journals, CAKETRAIN. Look at this beauty: They’re still doing these 254 page journals for $9, and no shipping fee! WTF! This one features some old faves: Ryan Call, J’Lyn Chapman, Sarah Rose Etter, Brian Evenson, Kelsie Hahn, Alyce Knorr, Darby Larson, Gary Lutz, JoAnna Novak, Kim Parko, Vanessa Place, May-Lan Tan and tons more. (Pre)order...

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I Courtney Love Weirdness

Sometimes on Facebook you can catch a glimpse of a conversation from people you don’t really know, and you might carry on that conversation in your home. Such an instance led Amy and I to discuss how hard it is for weird people to become famous enough for her cousin, a sixth-grader, to know and be moved by their work. Like if you want a young person to have good examples, and all they know of “weird people” are celebrities like Johnny Depp, whose weirdness devolves into wearing funny hats as he becomes more and more famous, what do...

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Point/Counterpoint: Reading from Smartphones

Point In my opening argument, I make the claim that ill-prepared performers are awkward regardless of whether they go “analog” or “digital.” Counterpoint There is an audience present, and considerate readers ought to do everything they can to prove that matters to them. In Defense of Smartphones by JD Scott 1a. In my opening argument, I make the claim that ill-prepared performers are awkward regardless of whether they go “analog” or “digital.” Much like you wouldn’t print poems on the back of a Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon because you’re out of paper, or like, in yellow ink because...

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