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Ron Kolm lives in New York City. He is one of the founding members of the Unbearables literary collective, and an editor of several of their anthologies: Crimes of the Beats, The Worst Book I Ever Read and The Unbearables Big Book of Sex! Ron is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin magazine and an associate editor of the Evergreen Review. He is also the co-author, with Jim Feast, of Neo Phobe, and the author of The Plastic Factory. A collection of his poems, Divine Comedy, has just been published by Fly By Night Press. He’s had work recently published in Jeff Wright’s Live Mag! and Steve Cannon’s Gathering of the Tribes. Kolm’s papers were purchased by the New York University library, where they’ve been catalogued in the Fales Collection as part of the Downtown Writers Group. He has worked in most of New York City’s independent bookstores, including the Strand, St. Mark’s Bookshop and Coliseum Books. He currently works for Posman Books in Grand Central Station.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Ron kolm and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Let’s take a walk
We’re both too tired
Beyond the last building
A Laz poet from Turkey, Serkan Engin was born in 1975 in Izmit/Turkey. He was influenced by his parents to study at Navy Military Lycee but was dismissed from Navy Military High School in 1995 because he was undisciplined. He then studied at technical high school in Kocaeli University, and now he is a vigorous antimilitarist. His poems have been published in more than fifty literature journals in Turkey and he has also published a poem manifest in a literature journal in 2004, “Imagist Socialist Poetry.” He has tried to start a new poetry movement in Turkish Poetry. He has also published numerous articles in literature journals about literary theory according to his poetry movement. The basic motto of his poetry movement is “Imagist in the form, socialist in the content“ and the other basic motto is “If you have no fight, you don’t have any poem”. His poems have been published in The Tower Journal, Poetry’z Own and Mediterranean Poetry in English. Also his poems have been published in one of the major philosophy and poetry journal of Japan named Shi to Shisou in Japanese. He lives in Izmit/Turkey and works as an editor in a local paper.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Serkan Engin and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
They draw a knife of grief and throw a razor to hell
They walk along with a suicide anthem
Their innocence is scratched out on their skin,