Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thursday, June 17, 2010
IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE PUBLICATION OF
LUDOVICO DE MEDICI'S
is the first volume in the up and coming "400 Drunken Rabbits" series.
The collection contains six poems designed to
be read in order, out of order, in utter disorder, all the time or not at all.
'The Biblioclast' is available in your choice of yellow or azure
for $6 directly from
Read & Destroy Press
P.O. Box 1572 Pleasant Valley, New York 12569
A reinterpretation of the cover-art will be released with each subsequent print run.
About The Author
Justin Parrinello (b. 1989) is a poet, playwright, visual artist, essayist, and publisher.
His poetry has been published in Home Planet News, Chronogram, Breadcrumb Scabs,
Uni-verse, Spread-Head and The ARTery to name a few.
He is a member and sponsor of the Academy of American Poets and is
the creator and editor of Read & Destroy, an avant-garde publishing outfit dedicated
to printing, posting, publicizing, and circulating poetry, fiction, and art to the public.
He has authored numerous chapbooks under the pseudonym Ludovico De Medici.
Some of those works include “Bodies/Galimatias” (2008) and “The Hair Falls Out in Clumps of Languages Long Dead” (2009).
His poetry, thoughts, musings and babble can be found at
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The event will kick-off with a special youth reading before moving on to the monolithic 12 hour open mic. If you're interested in participating in the open microphone you can sign up at http://www.albanywordfest.com/
Readers get around 15 minutes to perform their work.
There will also be a wide variety of featured readers
Admission is based on donation.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
“Bug” is on open-ended ongoing ”exquisite cadaver”
moving from inbox to inbox.
The "Bug" strikes indiscriminately and demands a single sentence as payment.
The “Bug” will infest both the poet and the layman
and will grow in size with each infestation.
When the “Bug” is satiated it will reveal its true form
for all to revel in splendor and sublimity!
Will you be among the infected?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an exquisite cadaver/ divine corpse/ cadavre exquis?
A exquisite cadaver is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence.
What is bug?
Bug is an exquisite cadaver that utilizes the internet as its canvas manifesting
in form as an email reply.
How does bug work?
You get bugged (receive an email containing the entry that preceded your infestation)
If you want to be hip, chic and dandy
you then contribute a few lines and send it back to the sender.
In turn the loons at Read & Destroy Laboratories compile the works in one sitting into a single assemblage and post it. Bugs growth will be broadcast as it develops at on Read & Destroys website.
I think this is f**king stupid and I want nothing to do
with you or this bug thing! What do I do now?
You simply don’t submit.
If you’d like us to remove you from our mailing list,
send us an email with “REMOVE ME NOW’ as the title and consider it done.
What do I write?
A bit of poetry, a philosophical musing, a tasty chunk of prose or fiction, a beautiful thought, some babble…
Pretty much anything goes with the small exception of hate speech of course.
We also prefer things in English but won’t delete entries submitted in foreign languages.
How much do I write?
As much as you desire!
No less than a sentence and
no longer than the sum of William Shakespeare’s Complete Collected Works.
Who’s behind all of this?
Bug is a literary experiment perpetrated solely by Read & Destroy press.
You can check us out here
Scroll to the very bottom of the page for our mission statement etc.
I haven't gotten bugged, but would like to participate. What do I do? How do I get involved?
Send us your entry in an email marked "Bug Submission" and we'll see to it that your materials are included. Send your entry in the body of the email, no attachments please.
Sunday, January 3, 2010