We build identities around pleasing others, hoping to suffocate our own desire for compassion.
I shouldn’t be so afraid
I should factor this into
She is the darkside Disney princess I wish existed.
In this episode we talk about our interests & obsessions & bad poetry readings & being mindfucked by bullies on the internet.
There aren’t really a lot of “mic drop” moments — though there are a lot of attempts at them.
CLASH knows you’re creative, so let’s share that awesomeness with the world!
I got drunk and dreamt of Pound again. His yodel must have been a brick.
Do they more than whisper?
Here, a maiden’s face is held like a pearl, a fire under his furnace
A ghost returns
to the garden where
the soil is all mixed up
It is a monster who lives here
in your home and in your heart
Monique is an exciting new voice in Latinx fiction.
Written as a soul song for longing, Knauf’s collection is both a dream and an awakening.
you crept out of me,
nestled in crimson
where lung met trachea
Poets are receivers, witches are transmitters
Knauf’s poetry is cinematic, creating vast landscapes and scenes, on bridges, between land and sky.
But do not be deceived,
she’s all witch, conjure.
I remember meeting Michael. He was a lot smaller than I thought he would be. Not that I thought he would be a big guy. But he was petite. And not in a bad way. There’s nothing wrong with being petite. He was scrappier than I thought he would be.
Just wanna be left with my brood
to snuggle and cuddle and chew
you know what this poem is supposed to be about:
what I would have done with that knife
We want to hear your horror stories, be they real or the product of your own twisted minds.
We love Carnivàle and October is the perfect time to reminisce about this incredible show full of darkness and light and everything in between.
Books to chill your bones & twist your minds from CLASH Books
To celebrate Halloween and the release of Carnivàle creator, Daniel’s Knauf’s first book, we are going to share our favorite scenes from this awesome show each day of October.
Wrath James White’s poems are red and wet love songs to a pillory, set to the beat of a flogging whip–the kind of sweet nothings Barker’s Cenobites would whisper.
A nod to ‘Cape May’ for fans of The Blacklist.
From the creator of Carnivàle and writer/executive producer of Blacklist, comes a poetry collection from a cult-icon.
for now it’s all hunger and weariness and the small justice of this broken and crumbled love, again
“As expected, they are pretty awesome and it’s a fascinating and entertaining look at the cult-icon of weird’s work.”
My experience on Get Lit With Leza was one of female bonding over our inherent and chosen nastiness as women.
Miranda’s blade cut one of the flapping wings, and she felt the salty warm blood drops touch to her mouth like rain.
It’s almost Buddhist – her detachment and rejection of material, hedonistic pursuits.
We talked about the medical benefits of marijuana, finding Goddess spirituality, Wicca, and her witchy tale on this episode of Get Lit With Leza.
Give me degradation, The Grecian Urn, and an unholy mouth to suffocate.
TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology of stories inspired by two of my favorite muses. I have always been drawn to dark feminine archetypes.
And you know, as much as I love this poem, I still don’t completely buy it when he says that shark attacks can’t love broken collarbones.
Meet the authors that rocked my world. They will rock yours too.
Which is your muse? Plath, Lana, or both?
Being on Get Lit is like talking to the cool girl in the bar bathroom, only you’re talking about literature and other awesome shit instead of crying about something.
What did you do in Amsterdam?
Shy Watson: oh my god what didn’t i do
When you look like Ted Cruz/
and have a .429% shooting percentage/
the world will hate you.
“We talked about life and writing in the same way that poets talk about love: straight forward and with no bullshit.”
CLASH Books presents Issue #1 of CLASH Magazine
CLASH BOOKS has your Valentine’s Day covered with two juicy new releases!
“Big Baller Poetry books are coming soon!”
“We are not defined by our traumas, we are not defined by our traumas, we are not defined by our traumas.”
Vlogger and writer Wizard of Cause reads Howl by Allen Ginsberg on a motorcycle
“Cicero’s poems show nature as violent and unforgiving.”
TRAGEDY QUEENS: STORIES INSPIRED BY LANA DEL REY & SYLVIA PLATH WILL BE AVAILABLE MARCH 13TH, 2018
“Imagine if David Lynch produced a gritty, raw, live-action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.”
The most important poem of 2018.
“So this summer I was helping out on this farm with all these anarchist witches & stuff.”
“I thought a blog would give me direction but it kinda didn’t do that at all. It kinda made me more aimless.”
“No more CHRISTMAS SHIT for the rest of the night.”
“i like to paint. people seem to like them. win-win.”
“These are stories for when you cry looking at a mirror and ask harsh questions about who the fuck is staring back at you.”
“When I was your age, mija, I had my heart broken by a beautiful man.”
“when you swipe your fingers between my thighs like that it’s like someone smashing the motherfucking like button on all of my tweets at once”
“The second time, nothing came back but roaches stained smoke and ash”
Featuring poem: Fuck Mumford and Sons
“The Tarot is all about accessing your subconscious and conversing with it.”
“I said dance, pendejo!”
“Eyes are kept open, lined with small needles, lest they blink and let loose the blood.”
“but still you come looking for her body”
He’s reconciled the misanthrope and the romantic in a way that doesn’t feel uneven.
This is when frogs come hopping. He is unsettled by their black, staring eyes.
Her smile was sharp and immediate; her eyes were twin voids.
How did my pain get so big?
I enjoyed rambling through a wide range of topics.
LET’S GET WITCHY!
Headed by Rupi Kaur and infamous Instagram Bro Poet Collin Yost
“You look exactly like your Facebook photos, and it’s making my stomach all mushy.”
“I know your mom stole your whole name from her favorite telenovela.”
“The bride told me I looked like shit. Then she laughed.”
“TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”
“Easily the most bizarre conversation I’ve ever been a part of.”
“Aliens don’t give a fuck about you.”
“You don’t wanna miss this!”
“She is not scared of owning her badness or her goodness.”
“More people need to wear a panda head when they do interviews.”
“Sorry KatyCats, I think I might have just switched alliances.”
“It was a radtacular time.”
“In the 1980s and 90s photocopied, or Xeroxed, zines were very popular.”
“These stories get under your skin.”
“There was the summer my friends and I saw this kid pee on his parent’s car.”
“I think I was smoking a cigar.”
“Your father has a devil inside him.”
“How cool would it be if you actually got Cher to do a poetry zine for one of the Ladybox releases?”
“Come to Vegas and we can go to karaoke.”
“We’re a bunch of slanted-eyed brown girls watching wide-eyed white girls being chased by a killer.”
“Actually, I’m a Pisces. A sad, aging emo boy in a sad, aging emo world.”
“My friends were all hood rats.”
“Dreams are often a strange equalizer.”
“Being on this podcast made me feel like I fell into some weird Loony Tunes wormhole.”
“I felt okay about being charmless. I was going to eat ice-cream.”
“I can’t untangle my queerness from my politics or my magickal practice.”
“I picture myself as Lena Dunham with a beard.”
“I want to make shit happen.”
“No vampires, werewolves, and certainly no witches.”
MAGIC HAPPENS EVERY DAY
Philip Levine or Billy Collins who makes better lasagna? Follow up question, who is the better poet Blink 182 or Billy Collins?
“Kathleen Hanna never stops. She can’t be kept down.”
“BRUJA is a fluid, non-linear, and organic experience.”
“I visit old people in their homes and help them with daily tasks, like cooking and cleaning and bathing.”
“I finished The Yellow House by Chiwan Choi in one sitting, on my birthday.”
“If you enjoy surrealistic Bizarro fiction with a heart too big to contain within its pages, then this is the collection for you.”
“Imagine watching your ten-year old drawing chainsaw dicks.”
“Godzilla helped give me my moral compass.”
“I kinda wanna feel like I am being possessed by the ghost of Jackie O. I wanna feel like she’s talking to me and I wanna get kinda creeped out and tripped out about that.”
“My grandmother made Christmas ornaments from dried apricots and sugar cookies that she baked with her own hands, a creation upon a creation. They were all tiny women, and she gave them dark hair like us, which felt like a gift to me.”
“Maybe New Orleans is like a drug, an opium-induced dreamspace.”
“The Swedish Academy is full of elderly individuals who are apparently too tired to read thick novels.”
This poem should at least get some Google hits.
“Every night he asks me the same question. “Will you sleep with me?”
“TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”
“She rides that mushroom pole and flips upside down, with her legs spread high above her head. Her big blue eyes and red lips are innocence and corruption made flesh.”
“They’re fucking beautiful.
Size Five just like I like.
Better feet than Vinateri
has in the fourth quarter.”
“Clash book reviewer and current art therapy patient and psychopath Jason Voorheesberg reviews Juliet Escoria’s new poetry collection Witch Hunt.”
“Being a really tall and muscular white boy is better than being in a boy band in the late 90’s”
“Danger Slater is the stand up comic of the Bizarro Fiction scene. He has googly eyes, a big heart, and a mind that is teeming with dark and forbidden secrets.”
“An aimless young man (Lou Taylor Pucci) takes an impromptu trip to Italy and becomes involved with an alluring genetics student (Nadia Hilker) who harbors a transformative secret.”