Dump is an angry T-Rex with a tiny brain and hands who has made himself King of Dinosaur Land. When Dump kicks all the other dinosaurs out of Dinosaur Land to create more jobs and food, Dinosaur Land becomes a very boring place.
Evdokia Charalampous sort of snuck up on me with these two short poems, both previously published in the UK, that take potentially nostalgic or melodramatic life moments and just cut to the quick in completely original, exquisitely nuanced language.
2016, we'd probably all agree, is a good contender for the King of Shitty Years. It was the year Donald Trump got elected and David Bowie died, and playing on the TV day and night, ever-present as static on a busted TV, Aleppo was burning.
Listen to paleofuturist Alexis Karkotis channel the spirits of Philip K. Dick and William Burroughs (and, yes, even Telly Savalas) in this hybrid fever dream/lament for the good old pre-digital days of Kojak and blood-and-bone hummingbirds.
I really wanted to begin this post like this: I almost got hit on the head with a sandwich walking to work the other day. So I think I will. Because it explains why I invested €17 in a trash can today.