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1.6.2008
semantikon is pleased to present F. Keith Wahle's Poem
The Invitations


5.6.2007
semantikon is pleased to present Kurt Vonnegut's Short Story
"2 B R O 2 B"


4.1.07
semantikon is pleased to present Lupa's self published "Liturgy of Lupa"

1.07.07
semantikon is pleased to present an exclusive web publication Mark Flanigan's "Minute Poems
"

10.08.06
semantikon is pleased to present an exclusive web publication of Fritz Kappler's A Magic Day, artist coloring book

01.10.06
semantikon and three fools press are pleased to announce the publication of an exclusive excerpt of Max Skeans Photobook 25 Light Years from Home (Picking Up the Pieces) featuring seven works with textst and forward by semantikon editor Lance Oditt.


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Semantikon and Three Fools Press present
F. Keith Wahle's Poem
"The Invitations"



20 Pages
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Jan 6.2008

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EXCERPT:
"If I invite you to cover my body
with mashed bananas, I don’t really mean it.
I don’t even like bananas. I really mean,
let’s take a ride out to the cemetery,
and look at the black angel. Have you ever
seen the black angel? When I invite you
to snooze on my bathroom floor, I really mean,
let’s stay up all night together. Let’s talk
about art, and music, and women’s liberation...
"
   
   

Semantikon and Three Fools Press present
2 B R O 2 B



12 Pages
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Entered the Public Domain May 3, 2007

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EXCERPT:
"...The painter clapped his hands in mock delight. "You say you don't know anything about art, and then you prove in the next breath that you know more about it than I do! Of course the sheave-carrier is wrong for a hostess! A snipper, a pruner--that's more your line." He pointed to a figure in purple who was sawing a dead branch from an apple tree. "How about her?" he said. "You like her at all?..."
 

Semantikon and Three Fools Press present
Lupa e-book
"The Liturgy of Lupa"



37 Pages
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© 2007 Lupa

liturgy of lupa e-book
EXCERPT:
"...Therianthropes are people who identify as nonhuman animals on a (generally nonphysical) level. For instance, I am a wolf therian. I believe that, spiritually, energetically, and psychologically, there is part of me that is more wolf than human. I don’t turn furry and howl at the full moon, but there is part of me that understands the world from a lupine point of view and for whom human mannerisms and behaviors are a bit confusing."
 

Semantikon and Three Fools Press present an exlcusive electronic version of

Mark Flanigan's
Minute Poems

with Artwork by Alan Sauer

56 Pages
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© 1990-2007
Mark Flanigan

mark flanigan minute poems
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EXCERPT: Minute Poems

Enlightenment At The Buddhist Temple

nine Buddhist monks dead.

the newsman
says
nothing was taken,
nor were there
any signs
of a
struggle.

 
Semantikon and Three Fools Press present an exlcusive electronic version of

Fritz Kappler's
A Magic Day: Coloring Book

23 Pages
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File Size: 1.4 MB


© 2000
Fritz Kappler



EXCERPT: A Magic Day

" Behold the fountain of light awaits
Joy and sunshine beneath your feet
...As if written for senses unseen
Within you, beside you and just out of reach
As if held in the hands of feral beasts..."
   
Semantikon and Three Fools Press present an exclusive excerpt of:

Max Skeans
25 Light Years from Home
(Picking Up the Pieces)


22 Pages
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File Size: 528 KB


© 1975-2006 
Max Skeans


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EXCERPT: Katrinas Eyes 2005
"...As the cable news media showed aerial video of the destruction, the looting and crimes against people, there was an aura of censorship towards showing the floating, bloated bodies of the victims. Even so, one morning Black American anchor began a tirade against the federal government’s alleged failures because ‘if the city of New Orleans had a mostly white population the response would have come sooner. His microphone was killed and an Allstate commercial ran...."
   
Semantikon Red Letter
Edition Of

Mark Twain's
On The Decay of the
Art of Lying


6 Pages
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© 2005 
Three Fools Press/semantikon
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EXCERPT:
"...Observe, I do not mean to suggest that the custom of lying has suffered any decay or interruption--no, for the Lie, as a Virtue, A Principle, is eternal; the Lie, as a recreation, a solace, a refuge in time of need, the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse, man's best and surest friend, is immortal, and cannot perish from the earth while this club remains. My complaint simply concerns the decay of the art of lying. No high-minded man, no man of right feeling, can contemplate the lumbering and slovenly lying of the present day without grieving to see a noble art so prostituted..."
 


Ralph LaCharity:

Notes Toward a Poetics of the Local:
Six Part Meditation on Guerilla Praxis


11Pages
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© 2005 
Three Fools Press/semantikon/Ralph LaCharity
EXCERPT: Notes Toward a Poetics of the Local
"...Just before the World sleeps again, the Poet goes walking.
Wherever the Poet is when the World becomes Void again, it is
from there the Poet will speak. The Last Place, & the Place of
the Last Profession. All local poets will be gone, none will be
about even to call the name Poet, & it is then that the Last
Words will begin . . ."
 

Willie Smith:

Submachinegun Consciousness
A Novella

39 Pages
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© 2004 
Three Fools Press/semantikon/Willie Smith


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EXCERPT: Submachinegun Consciousness: A Novella
"...It’s one of those nights I’m drinking alone in my basement studio; snapping polaroids of my hemorrhoids, bending over backwards to allow time all the time in the world to kill itself.
For the moment I’ve convinced the functionaries I’m disabled – unfit to work. Even the therapist has become at my hard head so pissed he last week told me to beat it; leave him alone; go home; subsist off my check.
     I’m faking it. I’m a spy. Insane Welfare recipient my cover. In reality, I’m hip-deep in top secret doo-doo. If I told you, you’d hafta put down this book and steal something else. Suffice it to say it has everything to do with those behind the lines reading between the lines..."

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