Monday, December 15, 2008

Lamination Colony: 2x issue Winter 08/09

The new update of LAMINATION COLONY is now live, a double issue for the cold season, and the last of the current incarnation of the site.

It is the Masta Killa and the GZA both at once I believe, and is packed to the fat fuck gills for all of rutting, including new joints by:

HEATHER PALMER
EVAN WILLNER
MATTHEW SAVOCA
ELIZABETH ELLEN
RYAN CALL
BRANDI WELLS
BRYSON NEWHART
CARL ANNARUMMO
PETER DAVIS
JULIA COHEN
BRIAN OLIU
MATT DEBENEDICTIS
CHRISTOPHER HIGGS
CAROL NOVACK
J.P. KING
RAUAN KLASSNIK
KEVIN WILSON
JOHN HOLTEN
MATHIAS SVALINA
GENA MOHWISH
MIKE DOCKINS
AMELIA GRAY
ZACHARY BUSH
RYAN MANNING
DIDI MENENDEZ
MEGHAN AUSTIN
BEN SEGAL
JOANNA NOVAK
DAVID PEAK

This is probably the most varied and variant in tone issue I have put together. There is a lot of new things being done, some that I spent several days thinking about what was going on in them, a lot of new and other to think about I think.

It also contains a recommended reading list from randomly selected contributors from past and present, as well as new known mouths ie: PETER MARKUS, MICHAEL KIMBALL, KEVIN SAMPSELL, EUGENE LIM, ROBERT LOPEZ, ROY KESEY, KRISTINA BORN, and myself, adding in time for your holiday season wanting to extend the wanting into further months therefore disrupting brain strength in want of exposing your gash to your gash.



This will be the last issue most likely of the current incarnation of the site. I already have some interesting ideas I think for where it will go from here. Will continue to publish new weird works etc., just in a different and hopefully more brain damaging format. More on that later.

For now, please, enjoy, blog, shout, spread the word, laugh?

29 comments:

Shane Jones said...

i really like the reading lists. awesome.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

thanks shane

ryan call said...

killer

gena said...

fuck yeah!

ken baumann said...

Yes.

Great, Blake. You surprised me with this one.

I'm cutting my way thru that reading list, seriously, my $$$ is accomplishing things.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

thank you sirs and ma'am

christopher higgs said...

Excellent assemblage, Blake!

I've now gone through the recommended reading lists and added all unfamiliar titles to my wish list.

Now I intend to shirk my remaining daily responsibilities in order to feast on the contents. (And possibly some mozzarella sticks.)

Anyhow, looks great. I'm honored to be included.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

thanks chris, and thanks for your wild words. damn now i want some cheeses

sasha fletcher said...

boner city.

annarummo said...

good show, old man! good show!

thanks again!

Molly Gaudry said...

Love the reading lists.

jereme said...

that'll do pig. that'll do.

Montgomery Maxton said...

i just tore through the issue. it's great. ryan manning's piece was to die for. rauan klassnik's piece was perfect.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

thanks folks, i am glad reading is being had. it is nice to hear.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

please note the semi-late addition of JP King's two really amazing poems. if you see this and you haven't looked since early the first day of the new update, please go back and have another peek

Matt DeBenedictis said...

This reading list will cause the death of my bank account.

ken baumann said...

Matt,

You must limit yourself to XX books a month, I am learning the hard way.

Matt DeBenedictis said...

Ken, I have learned the hard way more times than I can count, but then I don't learn and do it again, and again, and again.

Keith said...

Nice issue. I was combing through it last night and realized it was suddenly 4:30 in the morning. Always a good thing...

peter b. said...

the dopest. i am working on a book report on epigraph

peter b. said...

if i can make it happen

sam pink said...

i like lamination colony

BLAKE BUTLER said...

i am glad for these people of having had

Anonymous said...

great reading lists. i'm just surprised people picked lutz's 'stories in the worst way' over 'i looked alive'. also that people neglected hannah's 'captain maximus'. could it be because both collections are hard as fuck to find? i honestly prefer 'i looked alive' to 'stories' although both are strong as lumberjack's wrists. everything else i've read and wholeheartedly agree w/ the recommendations. except cormac mccarthy: 'all the pretty horses'. c'mon. 'blood meridian' or 'child of god' or any of his early work over that shit.

Darby said...

I've read first of one fourth of the issue and the reading list and all are lovely. Wells's the Bleeding, very nice. And the reading lists, my goodness. Goodness.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

i like 'i looked alive' probably just as much as maybe more than the 'stories in the worst way' but the latter affected me more, being the first time i read lutz, and for the time period. that's probably why, at least for me.

ryan call said...

i just reread stories in the worst way

i agree with blake
i looked alive is awesome, but i read storiesinthewost way first and it was nice and killed me

don't bother knocking said...

Blake Butler I like it.

John Holten said...

I enjoyed reading Lamination Colony