Monday, September 27, 2010

from "What Was Janie Looking At?" by Rachel Monroe

Her feet in the water like big pale dumb fish; the sun burying itself between two mountains, two mountains like breasts. These kinds of images popped into her head all the time now. She tried them out nervously, holding them like secret treasures in her brain. She thought new things while sitting on the dock, dangling her feet in the water, watching her brother Marshall fish from a canoe in the middle of the lake. She could wave to him and he could wave back and she could be thinking cock cock cock the whole time, and smiling. Her feet got adjusted to the water and she swished them around, thinking about thinking about cocks. She had pointed out something as phallic imagery (using those words: "phallic imagery") to her family for the first time on the 12-hour trip up here. No one seemed to notice anything.

Rachel Monroe will be performing her work at WORMS on October 13.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 13 - Lauren Bender, Erin Gleeson, Dylan Kinnett, Rachel Monroe, Chris Toll

The WORMS season continues its tradition of stimulating live literature with Lauren Bender, Erin Gleeson, Dylan Kinnett, Rachel Monroe, and Chris Toll.

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LAUREN BENDER, 5'0", 110#. Co-director of Narrow House, curator of BOÎTE: Show&Tell (a new performance series at Minás), Feminine Arbiter of Phrases for the Performance Thanatology Research Society, all around good guy. Sporadic postings can be found at

ERIN GLEESON is a writer, illustrator and co-creator of the touring puppet series Showbeast. Her work has been featured all across the country, and she recently co-wrote and co-directed videos for Dan Deacon and Beach House. She writes the blog, in which she explores sustainable living in an urban environment.

DYLAN KINNETT grew up in a small town you may have heard of, in West Virginia. While attending college in Tennessee, he wrote a novella in hypertext entitled To Win, Simply Play. He has also written a stage play about a street preacher, several published short stories, and the occasional limerick on a bathroom wall. Dylan is the founding editor of Infinity’s Kitchen, a graphic literary journal of experimental literature. He is also a co-author of the physicalist manifesto, a member of the Second Land audio-visual collective, a published art critic and an occasional slam poet. He has recently produced an album of sound and spoken word, at the Magnanimous Records studio, entitled Strange Punctuation. He lives and works in Baltimore.

RACHEL MONROE is from Richmond, Virginia but currently lives and writes in Baltimore. She loves both cities equally. She is interested in cults, true crime, and crazy women writers of the 1950s.

CHRIS TOLL is a poet and collagemaker who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2011, his new book will come out. It will be called: Batgirl Marries Jesus Christ.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

"I DIDN'T F--KIN' DO WHATEVER", a COPS fanfiction by Chuck Green

One day the theme music played "bad boys" and on the bottom of the screen it said "HOUSTON 3:41 AM" and sargeant Hawkins got on his walkie talkie and it said "we have a domestic disturbance at Park and Maple Drive, sargeant Hawkins respond," and sargeant Hawkins was on the case.

He was in a shit mood but he didn't care he was hard. The cop car rode up to the intersection and the sargeant Hawkins got out and the camera got out too and there was a White Male about 5'10" 35 years old with tattoos. He was fighting with Hispanic Male 5'3" about 30 years old. White Male was wearing a wig and a bridal gown and he was smoking crack which he threw in bush "WHAT WAS THAT" said sgt. Hawkins. "I didn't f--kin do whatever" said White Male. Hawkins say "I got a call about a domestic disturbance are you beating your wife sir?" Hispanic Male immediately got scared of being tasered so he started to run but jumped in trash can to which Hawkins said to Hispanic Male "get out of that trash can". Hispanic Male said "no" which is the only Spanish word in English. Hawkins tasered him.

White Male is like "you leave Filipo alone you f--k pig cop he ain't do sh-t f--k cop" and Hawkins say "did you beat your wife" to which White Male said "yes". "Why did you" say Hawkins but White Male started to think he is a woman so he say "that bitch try to steal my boy friend Filipo" then a gerbil fall out his ass and Hawkins tasered White Male and try and see if gerbil is ok but gerbil is drunk. "Why is gerbil drunk" said Hawkins and White Male say "you're drunk." So sgt. Hawkins again tasered White Male and White Male said "rughabugharughabughra"

So White Male got arrested and the wife is dead.

The End <3

Chuck Green will be performing his work at WORMS on September 15.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Captain Cool" by Adam Robinson

People find it remarkable that George Brett was the 29th draft pick in 1971, and Mike Schmidt was the 30th

It was George Brett who coined the phrase The Mendoza Line. After a short slump in 1979 he said he knew he was in trouble once seeing his batting average listed below the Mendoza line

One time Mike Schmidt hit a hit that hit a loudspeaker in Houston. The ball fell onto the field. It did not blossom into a home run. If it hadn’t hit the speaker it would have probably flown farther than 500 feet from the place where it whammed off his bat

Mike Schmidt has red hair. He thinks Pete Rose should be in the hall of fame. At one point he wore a wig and received a standing ovation

Mike played in the hot corner but was known as “Captain Cool”

While he was a professional baseball player I went from age minus-6 to 12. Moustaches were okay during this time period. Everyone wanted a sportscar. After I was born I kept breaking my arms. I know a lot about Mike Schmidt but he doesn’t know one single solitary thing about me

Adam Robinson will be performing his work at the September 15th edition of WORMS at the Bell Foundry in Baltimore.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Happy Dinner" by Stephanie Barber

this is a poem entitled:
are you coming to dinner
and was that you
at dinner
because i am not happy

Stephanie Barber will be performing her work at WORMS on Wednesday, September 15.