Category Archives: Books I’ve read and liked so much that I typed this

A new chapbook by Moon Motel

Local Asbury Park musician and poet, Moon Motel, recently came out with a new chapbook Fortune Cookies Are From America

It’s got some good lines in it and great artwork displayed throughout….

“There used to be a kid who came by to visit me/ He never asked me for shit/ he was a good kid”

One page even uses a ‘fortune cookie’ type font and lists some great one liners in a William Blake, Marriage of Heaven and Hell type style….

“Friendships are not in passing.”
“Take comfort in the fact that everybody’s story ends the same.”

Find Moon Motel on Facebook and find a chapbook at his shows….

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Lots of things going on with The Idiom this week…..

First check out our recent podcast that we recorded at AWP….in one of our previous blog posts we linked to all the mags and poets we mention so check that out…

Podcast #5 at AWP
In this post we’ll have Mark Brunetti’s poem from the current issue and a plug to a nice lil online magazine he was also published in this week. You can see Mark read this week on Thursday night up in Montclair and then on Friday in Red Bank…if yer in the area come on out (see our main site theidiommag for more details:

Here’s his piece from the Current Issue

The Things We Talk About…

You may agree with
my professor’s ex-wife
that crows always travel
in threes. We may
never agree on what
happiness is or where it
comes from. No matter how
much we talk, I’ll never know
what it feels like to be
inside of you. I’ll never
mention it again unless
you ask. No point arguing
about such things…

Mark Brunetti’s poem “My Redemption” was also published in the online magazine Citizens For Decent Literature, check it out…

The Idiom Podcast at AWP!

Idiom Podcast #5 at AWP

“If they’re doing something aesthetically with the cover, they must be doing something aesthetically with the work”  a quote from Bobby Fischer as we discuss how to choose what to buy at AWP….

I recorded this podcast at AWP a writer’s convention up in Boston.  With me are three guys who have graduated from the MFA creative writing program at William Paterson University.  Their names are linked to their twitter  or facebook accounts,

Tim O’Donnell   Bobby Fischer    and Charlie Ricardelli

We talked about some of the people we met and magazines or books we bought and enjoyed and I tried to find links to all of their sites listed below….the podcast does cut short at the end while reading A Ring of Muscle because I tried shaking my ipad as it was saving for some reason….

Prime Magazine    -the interactive online magazine that works really well on your tablets

the Bill Murray T-shirt that Charlie wore (couldn’t find the exact one but hers a bunch)

Don Dellillo

Matthew Dickman

Tin House Magazine   Matthew Dickman is the poetry editor

Amber Sparks 

Balloon Pop Outlaw Black     I looked up the author….she is really cute

Toad Suck Reivew

Unstuck Magazine

Intentional Walk Review   the online magazine of sports writing that advertised on stress baseballs

Bull Magazine  a magazine of men’s fiction

Hobart Press     the press that gave us whisky

Hoot Review a magazine that sends you lil postcards

Punk Hostage Press    the press that imitates book covers for their books

Openletter press     the press that has great translations

Calamari Press

Idiot’s Books   I also found this press that I didn’t mention on the podcast but I bought their book for my girlfriend and now she reallllllly likes me

40 on Berkely   the hostile I stayed at