The new issue of Musea (#169) is out in the usual places around town, AND it is now on our website.
Webmaster Matthew has begun some organizing on the site - and though still under construction, it is beginning to take shape nicely. AND the new issue is up. Go to http://www.musea.us/newdex.html
Then click on 'LATEST MUSEA ISSUE'.
This is a poetry issue that deals with a new type of poetry, I call VISION poems. This from the intro to the issue:
WARNING: This is not 'Poetry 101'. This is advanced. Vision Poetry does not rhyme (most of the time), and it's not what you are used to. If for any reason, after reading two or three of these short poems, you don't 'GET IT'; please, fold up the zine , replace it on the stack where you found it, and slowly back away.
Then it goes on to talk about what a vision poem is:
Vision poems are part koan, part hallucination, part vision, slightly enlightening, and peppered with occasional eureka moments. They are word pictures, dreams, fantasies, jokes, lightning strikes, and kafkaesque situations. Read them with a sense of adventure.
I'll add a new one - that was written after the list was done - to give an extra to my online readers:
After she 'snapped'
she'd tell everyone
Matisse cut her out
of a sheet of paper.
And for you who only get the print version - check out the great 1941 Film Noir cover photo of downtown Dallas - that alone makes this a notable issue.
I hope you enjoy the issue, and I welcome (polite) comments.Tom
(editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)
http://www.Musea.us (Musea, named as one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine)