MY FATHER EATS LAMB
Teresa’s veggie cakes made you nervous
you needed something drier
something more like yourselves, like meat
that’s why you threw rocks at big mountain cats
that’s why you chucked rocks at big rats
that’s why you looked at the rain with surprise
as if you were rational underneath that cloud.
The dog barks at the eagle,
the cat bites the robin
further below the foals and mama
each one more famished.
I miss the micro climate,
the ancient copy of Thomas Mann
getting damp in the hammock
excellently translated according to the blurb
The butterfly fled and we were hungry
that’s why the color green scares you
that’s why you threw rocks at the fruit trees
and you love that which is yours because it’s only your own
and you love that silence which flesh has.
(not necessarily in this order but probably pretty close)
Morocco by Kendra Grant Malone and Matthew Savoca (2014)
OHSO poetry by Mike Bushnell (2014)
An Anthology of Contemporary Brazilian Poetry
edited by Ana Guadalupe and Jeremy Spencer (2014)
takahē poetry by Stacey Teague (Summer,…
My first book of poetry is now available for purchase online here! The collection includes 14 poems, some of which were originally published in Pop Serial, Illuminati Girl Gang and Shabby Doll House.
Cover art and design by Anjela Freyja
4.25” x 7”
100 copies available
Lupita Nyong’o at the 86th Annual Academy Awards
Over at The Scrambler today, Luna Miguel introduces Mexican poet David Meza and you can read his poem For the Generations to Come (A Manifesto) translated by Jacob Steinberg. If you like that, be on the lookout for a forthcoming chapbook in English (again translated by Jacob) to be published in association with Mellow Pages Library.
Inflation is so destructive.
Stacy Martin Talks About Having Fake Sex with Shia LaBeouf in Lars von Trier’s New Film Nymphomaniac
Landing a role in the most infamous movie of the past decade—Lars von Trier’s four-hour epic, Nymphomaniac—isn’t a bad way to start your acting career. In her screen debut, 22-year-old British model Stacy Martin spends the majority of her time groaning, moaning, and doing weird things with a set square. Dark, depressing, and funny all at the same time, it follows the often brutal sexcapades of a woman (played by both Martin and Charlotte Gainsbourg) from birth to the age of 50.
I met Stacy in Soho, London, where we drank free coffee and spoke about sex addiction, porn doubles, and the awkwardness of shooting sex scenes with Shia LaBeouf.
VICE: What was your first reaction when you read the script for Nymphomaniac?
Stacy Martin: I loved it! I read the script before I went to Copenhagen for a screen test, and I really fell in love with how dense it is and how there are so many different elements to the film—and the dark humor, which is very specific to Lars.
Shia LaBeouf said that, when he received the script, there was a note saying he had to send a picture of his dick to the production team.
Yeah. I’m guessing it wasn’t the same kind of deal for you?
No, I don’t have a penis[laughs], so I didn’t get that.
No weird requests?
No, actually. I just got the script on its own in a little brown envelope—pretty standard.
How were your sex scenes worded in your contract?
We had a nudity contract. Everything was set in stone before we did the film, so we all knew what we were doing. I was told that I would have a porn double—that I wouldn’t be doing anything sexual. We all agreed—and Lars agreed—that we would be using prosthetics and just stuff like that.
The blowjob scene in particular looks incredibly real.
Yeah, it looks real. I mean, I’m convinced that it looks real—but no, it’s not real. It’s not a real penis… They made fake vaginas and fake penises and we used them for that.