staceyteague:

photo taken in south island, nz, 2011
words by natalie chin, cityscapes

staceyteague:

photo taken in south island, nz, 2011

words by natalie chin, cityscapes

featuring works by Natalie Chin, Lonely Christopher, Kirill Shirokov, James Payne, Elaine Sun, James Ganas, Sheida Mohamadi & Stuart Krimko

26 Contributor Bios Are Up Now!

and the list keeps growing…

http://altlitcityscapes.tumblr.com/contributors_vol2

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Sarah Jean Alexander [coming soon]

Mario Ariza [coming soon]

Augusto de Campos (*1931, São Paulo, Brazil), poet, translator, critic. In 1952, with his brother Haroldo and Décio Pignatari, he launched the literary magazine “Noigandres,” the origin of the Noigandres Group, which introduced the international movement of concrete poetry in Brazil.

Natalie Chin (b. 1992) is a girl who grew up in Singapore and is studying Politics, Philosophy and Law at University College London. She is here sometimes: http://blog.herbonestructure.com

Matthew Donahoo [coming soon]

Victor Heringer (b. Rio de Janeiro, 1988) has published Glória (novel, 7Letras, 2012) and automatógrafo (poetry, 7Letras, 2011), as well as two e-chapbooks: Quando você foi árvore (2010) and canção do sumidouro (2010). He also produced the audiovisual series Arquespélago (2012), Misantropical (with Dimitri BR, 2012-2013) and Q (2013). His work was shown in Rio de Janeiro at the Museum of Modern Art (2011) and at the 30ª Bienal de São Paulo (2012). Website: http://automatografo.org.

Heiko Julién [coming soon]

Leonardo Torres Londoño (Bogotá, 1959) (biographic note : he has prepared the non-publications of four or five books of poetry; he feeds the blog tajalapiz ; generous journals have hung up one or two of his texts. Despite love for his own city, he lives in France.)

Lonely Christopher [coming soon]

Meghan O’Connor [coming soon]

Mariana Roca [coming soon]

Elaine Sun [coming soon]

Russ Woods is the author of Wolf Doctors (Artifice Books, 2014) and Sara (Mud Luscious Press, 2014/15). He lives in Chicago where runs Love Symbol Press and the reading series Poetry Made of Diamonds with Jeannette Gomes.

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The first list of confirmed contributors to Cityscapes 2 is up! As more submissions are approved, we’ll add to the list.

http://altlitcityscapes.tumblr.com/contributors_vol2

14 out of over 40 pieces solicited for Cityscapes 2 are in! Just one month to go…

Luna Miguel

ciudadesesqueleto:

Barcelona –El Raval

 

DESPERTAR EN LA RAMBLA DEL RAVAL

 

No sé si sabes que por las mañanas el portal de nuestra casa huele a carne, que en la acera el pollo se amontona en cajas de plástico junto al contenedor de vidrio, y que las vacas y los corderos esperan tendidos en el suelo, mientras alguna gaviota picotea las cuencas de sus ojos aparentemente muertos.

 

―Te lo cuento porque ya no me da asco.

 

Ya no temo ese lugar en donde las moscas

pequeñas

bailan en espiral

chocándose

las unas contra las otras

en celebración de la leche vertida

las moscas van hacia el deshecho

hacia el excremento

pero también danzan en la carne

anidan en ella

se quedan, para siempre,

en el hueco coagulado de su sangre.

 

No sé si sabes que los gatos eran bestias cazadoras, que los perros se creen iguales al hombre pero más desgraciados. No sé si sabes que los hombres desprecian lo viviente atreviéndose a adorar iconos invisibles. La cuestión…

 

la cuestión…

 

la cuestión no es Qué hago aquí

sino

Qué hago Ahora que me han traído a este lugar.

 

Hay hilos que se arrastran por la acera.

 

―Te lo cuento porque es irremediable.

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Luna Miguel.

Nací en Madrid en 1990 pero vivo en Barcelona, donde trabajo como editora y periodista. Soy autora de los libros de poemas Estar enfermo, Poetry is not dead, Pensamientos estériles, Bluebird y otros tatuajes, Musa enferma y La tumba del marinero; así como del relato Exhumación, escrito junto con Antonio J. Rodríguez.

He elegido Barcelona y El Raval porque son la ciudad y el barrio que mejor me han acogido a pesar de su hostilidad. Mi gato. Mis drogas. Mis amigos. Mis insectos muertos.  

Luna Miguel’s “Waking Up On the Rambla del Raval” has been featured on Ciudades esqueleto today.

sarahjeanalex:

‘Snails’ by Stacey Teague for Cityscapes - Auckland, NZ

This upcoming Saturday there will be a Cityscapes reading with Ana Carrete and Aurelio Meza in San Diego!! I encourage anybody in that area to go hear these two excellent readers!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/229716123831206/

This upcoming Saturday there will be a Cityscapes reading with Ana Carrete and Aurelio Meza in San Diego!! I encourage anybody in that area to go hear these two excellent readers!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/229716123831206/

Cityscapes 2 is under way…

Cityscapes 2 is under way…

Alt Lit Gossip Awards (Winners)

altlitgossip:

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Wow. Cityscapes won the Best New Litzine award last night at the 2nd Annual Alt Lit Gossip Awards and I had left for another party like a shithead and wasn’t there! :(

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