Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:37 — 1 Comment
I was drunk on television once; no one noticed except a pumpkin hair-do, blonde, cute, primly seated next to me on meet-the-media set. She smiled and said I looked relaxed. We fired at a governor running for senator who had married a president’s daughter. He lost because he received a massage by a former Miss Virginia with a pumpkin hair-do, blonde, cute, at the Pierre Hotel in New York. The winner was a famous football coach’s son, but he later blew his chances for reelection by calling blacks ‘ca-cas’. By then, the former Miss Virginia had posed for Playboy. I never appeared on television [...]
Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:46 — 0 Comments
There’s a circus in your mind. It’s the one you want to return to, a circus with women in red sparkle dresses, trapeze artists so capable they make it look first-nature, animals walking on giant globes. This scene is the sound of the new album by the Dustbowl Revival, Carry Me Home.
TMR #2 is Sold Out!
The answer isn't poetry, but rather language
- Richard Kenney
An Interview With Catherine Smyka, Founder Of T(OUR) Magazine
May 21st, 2013
Catherine Smyka is a Seattle writer and founder of the quarterly literary journal T(OUR) magazine, which focuses on LGBTQ stories and artwork. She also works for The Stranger and performs non-fiction narratives with The Moth and Fresh Ground Stories. She and her staff of 10 produce the quarterly journal, and keep a literary blog. Plans for a community center in Capitol Hill, a storytelling podcast and a reading series are in the works, as well. The Monarch Review chatted with Catherine about T(OUR)’s history and Smyka’s relationship to it.