Matthew Klane - My
A little collection of pressed flowers spritzed with Spirituelles!
Matthew Klane is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include Canyons (Flim Forum, 2016), Che (Stockport Flats, 2013) and B (Stockport Flats, 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press. He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY, where he co-curates the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series and teaches at Russell Sage College.
Brian Young - Moonie
In poetry, photos, and hyperlinks Moonie maps the author’s final road trip through the American Southwest. As the Tea Party crashes the camper's pastoral and security checkpoints gird the scenic wayside, the wild geographies he roams in late 2010 are inversely mirrored in national discourses calling for ever more extreme versions ofconformity. But in spite of these climates, Young believes that somewhere in these geographies “someone is bound to be holding a stalk of certainty," to be trusted if you travel off the centralized routes.
Brian Young was the author of the poetry collections The Full Night Still in the Street Water (University of Nevada Press) and Site Acquisition (Fence Books), as well as several chapbooks. He died from a respiratory illness in 2014, at the age of 54. Several months before that, he received a package from his family that included his “My Progress in Kindergarten” report card. Even at age 5, Brian received his lowest marks in the category “I follow school rules”—an anti-position he maintained vibrantly in all his writing, thinking, and living.