Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

AUTUMN 2022 | FEATURING ARTIST NOAH SATERSTROM

Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

AUTUMN 2022 | FEATURING ARTIST NOAH SATERSTROM

Recent Delights

Madison McCartha’s “Freakophone World” Reviewed by Olivia Cronk and Philip Sorenson

"[R]emember with discomfort and admiration how a certain kind of grade-school kid can shit-talk; the shit-talk makes itself felt under and over the dominant (i.e. authority’s/ bourgeois civility’s) sound. But audible. Quite audible. The shit-talk hangs around like some funny but threatening chunk that can bop between stalactite and stalagmite. If dominant sound too is a kind of tunnel, a worm, then there’s room to make it wormed through, or it gets sucked into a freakophonic tunnel" -Olivia Cronk & Philip Sorenson

Julia Cohen’s and Abby Hagler’s “Original Obsessions”: An Interview with Selah Saterstrom

"I can imagine writing as a Eucharistic event. In the mouth. In house. I can imagine a sentence which punches me in the stomach. Noli me tangere: touch me not. Words said by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she encountered him post-crucifixion in a passage of writing considered to be some of the most difficult to interpret in the whole of the New Testament. The dominant prevailing historic read of Mary Magdalene is that she has a credibility issue." from Rancher by Selah Saterstrom (Burrow Press, 2021)

Kelly Krumrie’s “Figuring”: Any Viewing Demands Imagination

Figuring is a monthly column that puzzles over (to figure) and gives shape to (a figure) writing, art, and environments that integrate or concern mathematics and the sciences. In this 2022 edition, Krumie discusses Mel Bochner's Drawings: A Retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago (Apr. 23–Aug. 22, 2022) & Renee Gladman’s Plans for Sentences (Wave Books, 2022)

Recent Delights

Madison McCartha’s “Freakophone World” Reviewed by Olivia Cronk and Philip Sorenson

"[R]emember with discomfort and admiration how a certain kind of grade-school kid can shit-talk; the shit-talk makes itself felt under and over the dominant (i.e. authority’s/ bourgeois civility’s) sound. But audible. Quite audible. The shit-talk hangs around like some funny but threatening chunk that can bop between stalactite and stalagmite. If dominant sound too is a kind of tunnel, a worm, then there’s room to make it wormed through, or it gets sucked into a freakophonic tunnel" -Olivia Cronk & Philip Sorenson

Julia Cohen’s and Abby Hagler’s “Original Obsessions”: An Interview with Selah Saterstrom

"I can imagine writing as a Eucharistic event. In the mouth. In house. I can imagine a sentence which punches me in the stomach. Noli me tangere: touch me not. Words said by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she encountered him post-crucifixion in a passage of writing considered to be some of the most difficult to interpret in the whole of the New Testament. The dominant prevailing historic read of Mary Magdalene is that she has a credibility issue." from Rancher by Selah Saterstrom (Burrow Press, 2021)

Hybrid / Transgenre / Monstrous Scripture

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Hybrid / Transgenre / Monstrous Scripture

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Poetry

“COOING”: Poetry by Dev Murphy

"It is coming to you again. You were watching a comedy special & eating tiramisu & smiling & you were drawing pictures of women swimming under stars & you were all alone & you were all right. " - from "Cooing" by Devan Murphy

Two Poems by Ryan Bollenbach

"I open the glass door into the light pollution. I taste meat. On the mall’s open mouth, fungus-crystals dagger." - Ryan Bollenbach

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Poetry

“COOING”: Poetry by Dev Murphy

"It is coming to you again. You were watching a comedy special & eating tiramisu & smiling & you were drawing pictures of women swimming under stars & you were all alone & you were all right. " - from "Cooing" by Devan Murphy

Two Poems by Ryan Bollenbach

"I open the glass door into the light pollution. I taste meat. On the mall’s open mouth, fungus-crystals dagger." - Ryan Bollenbach

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Fiction

Ron L. Estrada: Excerpt from “The Wind, Then Turn From It”

"bring me up where my breath will pass in a rapid staccato like it does when first walking out into the freshness of a cold morning, nearly a gasp, then skybound, where my breathing will rhythmically slow and I’ll be light and curled." - Ron Estrada

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Fiction

Ron L. Estrada: Excerpt from “The Wind, Then Turn From It”

"bring me up where my breath will pass in a rapid staccato like it does when first walking out into the freshness of a cold morning, nearly a gasp, then skybound, where my breathing will rhythmically slow and I’ll be light and curled." - Ron Estrada

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Nonfiction

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Nonfiction

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Book Reviews

Madison McCartha’s “Freakophone World” Reviewed by Olivia Cronk and Philip Sorenson

"[R]emember with discomfort and admiration how a certain kind of grade-school kid can shit-talk; the shit-talk makes itself felt under and over the dominant (i.e. authority’s/ bourgeois civility’s) sound. But audible. Quite audible. The shit-talk hangs around like some funny but threatening chunk that can bop between stalactite and stalagmite. If dominant sound too is a kind of tunnel, a worm, then there’s room to make it wormed through, or it gets sucked into a freakophonic tunnel" -Olivia Cronk & Philip Sorenson

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Book Reviews

Madison McCartha’s “Freakophone World” Reviewed by Olivia Cronk and Philip Sorenson

"[R]emember with discomfort and admiration how a certain kind of grade-school kid can shit-talk; the shit-talk makes itself felt under and over the dominant (i.e. authority’s/ bourgeois civility’s) sound. But audible. Quite audible. The shit-talk hangs around like some funny but threatening chunk that can bop between stalactite and stalagmite. If dominant sound too is a kind of tunnel, a worm, then there’s room to make it wormed through, or it gets sucked into a freakophonic tunnel" -Olivia Cronk & Philip Sorenson

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Reading Guides

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What We’re Reading Now ….

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Columns

Julia Cohen’s and Abby Hagler’s “Original Obsessions”: An Interview with Selah Saterstrom

"I can imagine writing as a Eucharistic event. In the mouth. In house. I can imagine a sentence which punches me in the stomach. Noli me tangere: touch me not. Words said by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she encountered him post-crucifixion in a passage of writing considered to be some of the most difficult to interpret in the whole of the New Testament. The dominant prevailing historic read of Mary Magdalene is that she has a credibility issue." from Rancher by Selah Saterstrom (Burrow Press, 2021)

Kelly Krumrie’s “Figuring”: Any Viewing Demands Imagination

Figuring is a monthly column that puzzles over (to figure) and gives shape to (a figure) writing, art, and environments that integrate or concern mathematics and the sciences. In this 2022 edition, Krumie discusses Mel Bochner's Drawings: A Retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago (Apr. 23–Aug. 22, 2022) & Renee Gladman’s Plans for Sentences (Wave Books, 2022)

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Columns

Julia Cohen’s and Abby Hagler’s “Original Obsessions”: An Interview with Selah Saterstrom

"I can imagine writing as a Eucharistic event. In the mouth. In house. I can imagine a sentence which punches me in the stomach. Noli me tangere: touch me not. Words said by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she encountered him post-crucifixion in a passage of writing considered to be some of the most difficult to interpret in the whole of the New Testament. The dominant prevailing historic read of Mary Magdalene is that she has a credibility issue." from Rancher by Selah Saterstrom (Burrow Press, 2021)

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Occult Studies

Holistic Method Musick Exercises (part 2)

Three more ways to fine-tune your magickal musicianship: "Transliterization"; "The Julian Cope 'Stone Circles N You' exercise ('channeling')"; and "Neo-Trux-ian Post-Waits-ian acoustical campfire composition."

Guitar Astrology For Greta Thunberg

5-Track performs and discusses guitar interpretations of both Greta Thunberg’s astrology chart and the position of the stars at the time that he composed this essay: September 11, 2019.

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Occult Studies

Holistic Method Musick Exercises (part 2)

Three more ways to fine-tune your magickal musicianship: "Transliterization"; "The Julian Cope 'Stone Circles N You' exercise ('channeling')"; and "Neo-Trux-ian Post-Waits-ian acoustical campfire composition."

Guitar Astrology For Greta Thunberg

5-Track performs and discusses guitar interpretations of both Greta Thunberg’s astrology chart and the position of the stars at the time that he composed this essay: September 11, 2019.

READ MORE OCCULT STUDIES
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