Sunday, March 13, 2011
Wasn't it a Freakish Night?
Lo-Ball Issue 3, edited by D.A. Powell and T.J. Di Francesco is here, with work by Steve Almond, Dina Hardy, Honoree Jeffers, Fanny Howe, Sophie Klahr, Cate Marvin, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Matthew Siegel, and David Trinidad, as well as two pieces from Unbuilt Projects. "Rope Bridge" had its origins in Ithaca (think gorges), while "The Piss of New York" remembers the summer our neighborhood went from neighborhood to destination. This was the summer a transgendered person, dressed head to toe in pink, spent her days and nights on the steps of the furniture store around the corner. She was just as imposing as the piece would lead you to think: as swaggering as a longshoreman, though impeccably turned out in eye makeup, lipstick, and foundation. Somebody not to be messed with, even if she wasn't actually 75-feet tall. One day we just stopped seeing her, then she wasn't heard from again.