Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Doozer has a blog.


An X-ray of a moose takes its teeth out.

Ha! That must be Bradley Sand's new book, then.

A riotous assembly of words running (carefully) amok. Each in their proper place, though not always where you'd expect them to be. Sometimes they're happy, sometimes they're sad; sometimes both / neither at once.

[In Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy...] "the pope gets sued, a headless man falls in love with a bowl of rice, and architects dismantle the earth. A war breaks out over greeting cards. A suicidal amputee tries to kill himself. William S. Burroughs becomes an amateur archaeologist and Tao Lin drinks an ape-flavored smoothie.

"Between a breakfast of clocks, a lunch date with Adolf Hitler, and breakdancing in outer space, anything is possible in the work of Bradley Sands. Just never wear a bear costume to an orgy."

Contains the prose-poem / story "The Adventures of a Small, Ceramic Giraffe in Tudor England" which first appeared in the prestigious (Bradley's word, not mine) journal - The Kek-w Quarterly.

"There was this one guy," said Bradley, riding a stegosaurus side-saddle, "who wanted to get the poem tattooed to his chest (actually, it was Eric Robinson, a(nother) proud alumnus of your quarterly), but he realized it would be too long and, the last time I heard about it, plans to get a tattoo of one of my shorter poems with an entirely different giraffe."

BTW: the KW.QUART is not dead or on afterlife hiatus, just currently running on glacially-slow Kektime (can't believe I haven't posted since July - what happened to all the time inbetween? (Oh, Yeah; I remember: I had my house demolished!)) Basically, other stuff keeps demanding my attention; but fear not: "IT SHALL RETURN!" he intones in a booming reverb-soaked voice. I do have a post ready which I'll put up sometime...soon.

Longtime readers will remember that I contributed a story to an anthology a while back called Bradley Sands is a Dick in which all the stories were called "Bradley Sands is a Dick".

Well, Bradley most assuredly isn't.

His previous book My Heart Said No, But the camer Crew Said Yes! is available here. And I believe he has another one available fairly soon.