“Doctors, Gods” by Evan Jones

Doctors, Gods

by Evan Jones

White mice, white
90 degree coat edges
below knees-I have
a history of
not trying to have
a history
with them,
if you know what I mean.
never could get too
comfortable as they always seemed a little
too comfortable with
me, my flesh me,
and its theoretical, but still
entirely possible
end.

What will I do
if and when
they should begin
living
in the next room
of this
and every other
house
after it
from now on?

Thanks!

A big thank you to those of you who submitted their work, we have gotten a ton of great stuff and we’re working on putting it all together. There will be a bit more going on here on the blog in the coming weeks, a couple of big announcements as well so stay tuned.

“These Words Are For You” by Aria Backe

These Words Are For You

by Aria Backe
a public service blog

These words are for you, no matter who you are, if you are reading this with your own eyes these words are yours.  Unless you’re blind, no blindies allowed.

What are you going to do with this vast inheritance of thought?  You’re probably a little slow, it’s ok, I’ll give you time.

Time’s up.  What, still nothing?  I don’t know why I even bother.  People like you would eat the words right out of an alphabet soup, not even stopping to see they were there.

It makes me sick.  Not you guys; alphabet soup.  Gross!

But let’s not stray too far from the topic, no matter how disgusting those vile letters they try to pass off as pasta are.  Soaking in what could only be fermented scab juice.  Let’s not talk about the fact that alphabet soup has the consistency of puke, and when puked up (which it inevitably is) its quality actually improves.

No, those things are for the great philosophers of the robot-future to discuss, not my humble mind (and especially not yours).

Are you counting your word dollars?  Even if you have been you were doing it wrong, but that’s what I’m here for.  You currently have enough words to retire from speaking for the rest of your life!  As your word-advisor, I highly recommend it.  A life without talking is a luxury normally held by only the most prestigious of mimes.  Congratulations!

You don’t have to thank me, and if you’ve been paying attention you wouldn’t have considered it.  I’m just glad to help the under-privileged, under-educated, and ugly people such as you.  I do it for the sake of doing good for society, and your silence is all the thanks I could ask for.

You’re welcome.


Spring 2010

We are up an running for the spring semester. It has been a tad quiet here at the Forum Blog but hopefully that will be changing very soon with new poetry and prose and visual art showing up here along with all things related to the magazine.

Most importantly, we have new deadlines for submissions for the magazine  — March 1 for the next issue, which is of course very close so if you are interested in submitting something keep that date in mind. We will also take submissions on an ongoing basis for consideration in the blog and the fall issue (the deadline for the fall issue is October 1 by the way).

Lineup for Literary Magazine Fundraiser

Hey guys,

A reminder to everyone out there, the fundraiser for literary magazine will be at Hotel Utah tomorrow (October 11, 2009).

[see previous post for information]

Show Starts 8PM, here’s the line up:

Rusty Morrison
Award-winning Poet and Co-founder of Omnidawn will do a reading

Francesca Lee
Bay Area Singer/Songwriter will do her 1st Set

John Isles
Literary Magazine Advising Teacher and
Author of “Inverse Sky” and “Ark” will do a reading

Ryan Sorenson
will do a bit of comedy

1st Raffle
Prizes:
-Free drink at the Bar
-A bottle of alcohol

Readings by Guests/Staff of the Forum

Francesca Lee
2nd Set

2nd Raffle
Prize:
-Autographed copy of Dave Eggers’ newest book “Zeitoun”

More readings

~Open Mic~

Hope you come ^-^

– Sam B.

City College of San Francisco's Literary Magazine