Penalities against possesion of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. - President Jimmy Carter, October 2, 1977
  • Date
  • April 9, 2020

Robert Beveridge – poetry

CLAUSTROPHOBIC It spits out corpuscles, drives a red mercedes. Closes things. It puts up walls, and they get closer, smaller. Sand blows on demon winds through its eyes. It moves too fast to see. DATABASE ARCHITECT Tuple tuple tuple tuple prison cell formula always starts with an assertion of its own existence, naked, wet, just …

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  • Date
  • April 9, 2020

Nancy Botta – poetry

Atavistic Violence. (Before it mattered-) I was a midnight ghoul casting prayers and hexes, leaving stains where I knelt before an empty bed— (But now-) I smear lipstick to find something holy, I bare atavistic teeth and take a bite of God— (However later-) I scream out filthy curses, I spit out belligerence, I roar out …

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  • Date
  • April 8, 2020

Patrick Hurley [poetry]

[12] Lone flower persistingin knife-blade airvoice of a prophetmumbles through a gag Now chemical colorcourses throughunseen arteries The chin ofhell’s houndhas healed andthe walls of hisenclosure are low Fruit witherson darkened vinesstreets too are darkshadow selvesshoot the lights outone by one Where there are fieldsgray acid soil Fold Pavlov’s handkerchiefand scan the sky––storm clouds noteasily …

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  • Date
  • April 8, 2020

The Symbolic Slaying of Joan Vollmer Burroughs

A classic story to those familiar with the Beats and the literary revolution of the late 1950’s. For those who aren’t familiar, what follows is a stranger-than-fiction account of writer William S. Burroughs and the accidental murder of his wife, Joan. Recounted by the sexy-smart Harley Claes, editor of Angelical Ravings Press. Donovan Martinez Editor …

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  • Date
  • April 8, 2020

The Ossuary

The Ossuary by Stuart Livener The Ossuary is a fictional horror story by writer and film-maker Stuart Livner. This story addresses the question of why so many people go missing in Chicago, inspired by upsetting events that occurred between 2014-2015. Livner’s writing is amazing and the story (the first horror story published in Cough Syrup!) …

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