The Saturday Night Special: “Faust” by Phil Slattery

I have been negligent over the last few weeks regarding posting the Saturday Night Special as I like to do. Tonight, I would like to resurrect it, if only for the night, with one of my own creations: the poem "Faust". This is one of the first works, poem or fiction, that I ever wrote. … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “Faust” by Phil Slattery

Literary Hatchet Issue #13, containing “Faust”, is now on line.

I just learned that issue #13 of the Literary Hatchet, containing my poem "Faust", is on line.  Please feel free to drop by at Literary Hatchet Issues and download a free copy.  "Faust" is located on page 248. Once again, many thanks to poetry editor Michael Birnbaum and the staff of The Literary Hatchet for re-printing … Continue reading Literary Hatchet Issue #13, containing “Faust”, is now on line.

Issue #13 of The Literary Hatchet will be late.

I found out yesterday that Issue #13 of The Literary Hatchet, containing my poem "Faust", will be late by a few days because of the holidays.  That staff knows how to build suspense.  I will post an announcement when Issue #13 is up.  In the meantime, check out their Issues page.  They have consistently beautiful cover art.   … Continue reading Issue #13 of The Literary Hatchet will be late.

Publication Announcement: “Faust” to appear in The Literary Hatchet

My horror poem "Faust" has been accepted by The Literary Hatchet and will appear in their next issue, which is slated for December 15. "Faust" is my take on a moment in the story of Faust, the legendary professor and scientist of medieval Germany, who sold his soul to the devil in return for all knowledge.  I … Continue reading Publication Announcement: “Faust” to appear in The Literary Hatchet

Ginsberg’s Breath Units

Allen Ginsberg, 1978 Photo by Ludwig Urning I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, Angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night... So run the opening … Continue reading Ginsberg’s Breath Units