Issue #4 of ‘Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own’
The fourth issue of the zine Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own is available and this issue we are looking ahead to The Future.
The zine consists of the words, images and concepts of others. Expect found poetry and collage, plus contributions from other artists and poets. Even the title of the zine series must be attributed to DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid.
Please meet our contributors for this issue:
image by Renee Vaughan Sutherland
- Matt Hetherington has written a poem called Don’t. Matt has performed and published his poems for over 20 years throughout Australia, Europe, and America, including in the anthologies The Best Australian Poetry [2007, UQP], and The Best Australian Poems [2004, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, Black Inc.] His fourth collection of poetry [and first collection of haiku] For Instance, will be published in January 2015 by Mulla Mulla Press, and he is also on the board of the Australian Haiku Society. Some current inspirations are: Miles Davis’ ‘electric period, his 7 year-old daughter Jess, and plain old sunshine.
image of Matt by Luce
- Poet Nathan Shepherdson has written a poem called pendulum. Nathan and I recently performed a poetic response called UN/SPOOL to Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon at the Queensland Poetry Festival and we have made a limited edition companion piece/poetry object. You can pick up a copy here.
image of Nathan from a portrait by Gordon Shepherdson
Poetish JdUb aka John Wainwright has put together a spreadsheet poem – amIonanonion. He wishes to add: “Am I on Io? Am I on Io? Am I, am I, am I on Io? I survived. Glad to be alive. I flew from London on an Ion Drive. Dressed in style. Mile on mile. Father’s shuttle tie on. Oh I wouldn’t give you tuppence for your Saturn V. Am I on an onion?” SpeedPoets on the last Saturday of each month at The Lucky Duck, Gladstone St, Brisbane. Poets’ Corner on the second Saturday of each month at Fusion on Ocean, Ocean and Beach Streets, Maroochydore. Bitter beer and sweet coffee.
There are also other pieces in the zine, for example, The Future of ‘O’, the obsolete in reverse and Basic Principles of Futurism.
The Bonus Gift.
The first issue of the zine came with a bonus beard extract courtesy of doting thomarse, Issue #2 included a Finnish architecture playing card and Issue #3 incuded a free movie ticket for the Grove Theatre in Pennsylvania in 1953. Each copy of the 50 limited editions of the fourth issue contains a complimentary vintage fortune ticket reading as seen in the fortune-telling machine in The Twilight Zone Episode 43, “Nick of Time’.
The design of the zine is quite complex, so here is a handy video demonstration on how to read it:
If you would like to respond to this issue’s theme (The Future), send it to lavenderroom1 [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk – I prefer jpegs, pdfs or links, thanks!
And finally, you can pick up a copy of the issue at my poetry performances, Sticky Institute or my etsy store!