Friends -- I have this idea. Periodically I want to interrupt whatever I'm doing on Magically Real so that I can ask writers I respect and admire 5 questions, which they will then answer. I'm doing this so that we'll have the opportunity to hear their own unique geniussy take on writing world. Along the … Continue reading And now 5 questions for authors I dig #1 — Stacey Levine, and Brown Seaweed Soup
Dear friends – There’s a lot of talk about literary borders these days: what is and is not something or something else. My friend R, who is a poet and performer and video artist says he’s HAD it with those boundaries and those arguments. "Who cares?" he says "whether it’s gothic or haiku or a … Continue reading Fantastical, fabulist, fantasmatic, magical, magical realist, surrealist, science fictional, speculative, just plain weird, or what? — the agenda for 2016
Greetings unreal friends! It's been crazy-busy over here at Magically Real HQ. Manuscripts and chapbooks and new heteronyms are emerging, not to mention the usual spring time mucous-filled allergies. But sometimes the unreal inserts itself in that moment between sleep and complete, stressed-out awake-i-tude. Here's what came out. If you are familiar with the Marvin … Continue reading Manic Monday @Magically Real or there’s always time to contemplate your navel.
Nalo Hopkinson’s new YA novel THE CHAOS is one bad-ass surealistic, feminist, progressive, queer friendly, POC celebrating, anti-ableist mind- trip. Featuring gorgeously ambiguous grrls of color, the novel takes us on a ride that Andre Breton and Frida Kahlo would feel right at home in. Or should I say on? Nice town Toronto Canada becomes … Continue reading Ready! Set! UNREAL! Nalo Hopkinson’s THE CHAOS
Happy Monday Magically Real enthusiasts -- Yesterday saw a couple of magical experiences. One being the Female Surrealists exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The other being a foray into e-book best seller 50 Shades of Grey. There's a connection. Artists like the now famous Frida Kahlo and the lesser known Dorothea … Continue reading Why we need erotica — and NaPoWriMo Day #2: Write a poem based on the #1 hit single on the date of your birth
Here's one of my favorite stories from my archives! Bundle up with a buddy, dog, kittie, or other special being. Suitable for strange children of all ages... MEET MOOSHIE AND SMOOSHIE Mooshie and Smooshie are big furry blue monsters with large googly eyes, who live in the sewers of Beverly Hills. They eat … Continue reading Storytime Sunday @MagicallyReal, 01/15/12
What do you do if you’re a celebrated gay male artist, living in Paris, France and your country has just gotten out from under being occupied by the meanest, blondest most homophobic sons-a-bitches in Europe (some of whom are themselves gay and partying up a storm at your bars, and your hangouts)? What do you … Continue reading Beauty with the Beast–Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et La Bête, 1946/Queer Film Blogathon 2011