Vacant Quarter

What Mound Have Been // Some Poems, 2003-2013 2014     60p     5.5 x 8.5 A petite, personal history of the curious earthworks of North St. Louis, the text explores the mysterious origins and unexpected transformations of the city’s monumental earthen mounds. From the burial grounds of Native Americans to the platforms of … Continue reading Vacant Quarter

War on Misery #4

No thanks thanks to the treadmill. No thanks to the Grindstone. There’s plenty of dissent from these rungs below. Summer 2013     34p     8.5 x 11 After a four year hiatus, war on misery came back — bigger than ever. Articles include an analysis of Occupy St. Louis: ‘Occu-POW!: The Jolt of Occupy St. … Continue reading War on Misery #4

War on Misery #3

Darlin’ there’s a place for us… can we go before I turn to dust? Summer 2008     20p     8.5 x 11 Articles include an analysis of anti-police activity in st. louis: ‘Invitation for Conflict: a magnifying glass to three anti-police initiatives’; an analysis of the Laidlaw bus drivers’ strike: ‘The Driver on the Bus Says “WI-LD-CAT!”; … Continue reading War on Misery #3

War on Misery #2

Our days are never coming back. Autumn 2006     12p     8.5 x 11 Articles include an analysis of st. louis arsons: ‘When the bloodys lips of progress move to kiss, we spit fire: on the 2006 arsons ripping through city and suburban developments’; a chronology of work-related deaths: ‘They make us strap time-clocks to our chests’; … Continue reading War on Misery #2

War on Misery #1

There must be some kinda way outta here… Winter 2005-2006     8p      8.5 x 11 Articles include an analysis of the Busch deliver drivers’ striker: ‘You say Lohr, We say Class War: Unions, bosses, and turning the lights on in the theatre of conflict’; a fictitious account of the social conflict that could have arisen after … Continue reading War on Misery #1

War On Misery

One part tabloid, one part social war, one part humor, these are all four issues of War on Misery, a sporadically published st. louis-based publication. All issues are free plus shipping. If you’d like to help pay for printing more, feel free to. Against the drudgery of everyday life, and for a holiday without beginning … Continue reading War On Misery

Ota Benga

The May Day Orchestra   CD/Vinyl   2010 The second ‘folk opera’ by The May Day Orchestra tells the story of Ota Benga, a pygmy man who was taken from Congo and put on display at the 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis. A simultaneous narrative about Roger Casement weaves into the songs as does … Continue reading Ota Benga

Little Big Bangs (st)

Little Big Bangs   CD/Vinyl   2013 A Boulder on the Tracks house band and one of St. Louis’ loudest punk sounds’ debut album full of angry lyrics and hard-hitting to-the-point songs. Equal parts rock, melody and noise. Tracks: 1.   Armada   2:23 2.   Drag   3:33 3.   Heart Attack   1:58 … Continue reading Little Big Bangs (st)

Recommended Reading

  Against His-Story, Against Leviathan!     Fredy Perlman   1983   296p   5 x 8 How Civilization encroached on free peoples. On every continent scribes, traders and kings promoted division of labor, professional armies, social discipline, national, ethnic and class fervor.      Bastard Out of Carolina A Novel   Dorothy Allison   1992   320p   6 x … Continue reading Recommended Reading